SAGINAW, Mich. - Duro-Last Roofing Inc. announced the addition of Keith A. Gere as the Director of Engineering Services to accommodate the needs of contractors and provide the continued customer service that has made this company the leader in the roofing industry.
Gere reports directly to Duro-Last President Tom Hollingsworth and is responsible for the following: directing Duro-Last’s Quality Control Lab, Machine Build, and Engineering Services Departments; providing support to contractors and sales reps as well as the Duro-Last Sales and Quality Assurance Departments; interpreting and writing specifications and approving deviations to the Duro-Last roofing system; updating and publishing product specifications and in-house technical bulletins; acting as a liaison to industry organizations such as SPRI, CRRC, ATSM, and NRCA; developing and testing new systems to meet code and standards from regulatory agencies such as UL, FM, IBC, FBC, and Miami-Dade; providing technical support for tours at the various Duro-Last facilities; and training QA tech reps, Duro-Last sales reps, and other employees on the specifications of the Duro-Last roofing system.
Prior to Duro-Last, Gere was the Operations Executive/Senior Project Manager at Intec Engineering in Samaria, Mich., for over five years, where he managed the day-to-day operations of the civil engineering and survey consulting firm. He has over 18 years of experience in engineering.
Gere earned an Associate of Science degree from Monroe Community College, followed by a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Toledo. He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in both Michigan and Ohio. Gere is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He resides in Ida, Mich.
Duro-Last has corporate headquarters and a manufacturing facility in Saginaw, Mich., as well as other locations in Grants Pass, Ore., Jackson, Miss., and Sigourney, Iowa.