“He is an industry veteran with over twenty-five years of experience in architectural sheet metal, metal roofing, and coil processing,” said Brian Partyka, President of Drexel Metals. “Along with his extensive installation experience and product knowledge, Phil is equally knowledgeable with portable roll forming equipment. He is a welcomed addition and has the same customer philosophy as Drexel, that customer service and quality is always our number one priority.”
ABC Supply Co. Inc.has promoted 11 branch managers from around the country to managing partner. They areTom Beckwithof Richmond, Va., Tom Birdwellof Tyler, Texas,Todd Davidof North Little Rock, Ark.,Jeff Durrof Springfield, Mo.,Don R. Hardmanof Roanoke, Va.,Dick Howeof St. Paul, Minn.,Stan Millerof Cape Girardeau, Mo.,Don Obergof San Jose, Calif.,Robert Robinsonof Florence, S.C., Kurt Smithof Louisville, Ky. andTim Walkerof Fort Worth, Texas.
Founded in 1982, ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products. The 11 new managing partners will continue to oversee their respective branches and will take on additional responsibilities. They will become members of ABC Supply’s National Branch Advisory Board, which advises senior management on a wide range of topics, including strategic initiatives, branch expansion, product development, technology, branch operation and company policy. For more information, visitwww.abcsupply.com.
American Hydrotech Inc., provider of premium waterproofing and roofing products to the architectural and construction community, announced the addition ofChad Smithas the Central Regional Sales Manager, andCharles Loughreyas Garden Roof Sales Coordinator.
Smith’s responsibilities will include the promotion of Hydrotech’s products and assemblies at the architectural level and provide support to Hydrotech’s sales representatives and authorized applicators. He has over 17 years of experience in the construction industry with an excellent working knowledge of the products and assemblies specific to our markets. His industry relationships and former success as a regional manager set him apart.
Loughrey’s responsibilities will include promoting Hydrotech’s Garden Roof Assembly to the architectural community and educating and engaging owners, developers and installers in the design, installation and overall benefits of green roofs. Loughrey has over 22 years of experience in the Landscape Architecture industry. Charles has worked for prestigious firms such as Michael J. Dul & Associates, Inc. in the private, commercial, industrial & municipal sectors.
Also taking office were President Elect -Dave Cumming (Camp Rigby Roofing and Sheet Metal, Cape Coral), Vice President -Alvin J. Singleton(Alvin J. Singleton Inc., Sarasota), Secretary/Treasurer -Robert Mahoney(B&Z Custom Sheet Metal Inc., Orlando) and Immediate Past President -Billy Cone(Rooftech Roofing and Sheet Metal, Ft. Lauderdale).
The Bob Campanella Award, FRSA’s highest recognition for exceptional service to both the association and the industry, was awarded toJim CheshireofDimensional Roof Systemsin Winter Park. In addition, FRSA recognized the following awards: President’s Award -Ralph Davis(Streamline Roofing and Construction, Tallahassee);Charlie RaymondMembership Award - father and son, Morris Swope and Keith Swope, CPRC (Tampa Roofing Company Inc., Tampa);Bieler Family“Enthusiasm Gets It Done Award” -Burt Logan, Jr.(E.H. Engelmeier Roofing and Sheet Metal Co. Inc.- Orlando); and the Earl Blank “Heart” Award -Mark Zehnal(Miami/Dade County Building Commission- Miami). During the convention, a total of $18,000 in scholarships was awarded to 10 students. For more information, visitwww.floridaroof.com.
RoofConnectannounced the appointment ofKen Hunt, RRC, RRO, as Vice President of Technical Services. Hunt assumed the new position on June 23. He joins the RoofConnect team bringing 34 years of roofing industry experience with him. Hunt previously served as the Vice President; Technical Services for Performance Roof Systems Inc., of Kansas City, Mo. Hunt arrives at a time when RoofConnect works to expand its customer and member base. For more information, call 877-942-5613.
Polyfoam Products Inc.recently hiredJoe Danciuas Eastern U.S. Regional Sales Manager for its Commercial Division. According to Mike Harak, National Sales Manager Commercial Roofing Division, Danciu will be promoting Tite-Set, Polyfoam’s insulation foam adhesive for commercial roofing applications. In this position, Danciu will actively market Tite-Set through demonstrations, office seminars and roof start-up assistance and will be working directly with contractors, architects, consultants and specification writers to keep them current with Polyfoam’s commercial products and application processes. Danciu joins Polyfoam with extensive knowledge of the commercial roofing and underlayment market. Working for an independent representative firm for the past six years, Danciu has gained valuable industry and market knowledge. For more information, call 800-774-3626 or visitwww.polyfoam.cc.