July 7, 2009
Dan Piché has been named president of Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc., a supplier of premium-quality, high-performance, low-slope roofing products and systems. Piché brings nearly two decades of experience in the building products industry to his new role. Most recently he served as president of American Slate, the world’s largest supplier of natural slate for roofing, flooring, countertops, landscaping and other residential and commercial applications. Prior to joining American Slate, he spent 18 years with Owens-Corning in progressively responsible positions, including serving as general manager of the residential roofing products business. Early in his career he worked in sales at Domtar Construction Materials and Bristol-Myers. A native of Windsor, Ont., Piché graduated with honors from the University of Windsor where he earned a bachelor of commerce degree. For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.
Glen Turner has been named controller, business operations for ABC Supply Co. Inc. Previously he had been controller for the company’s Midwest region. In this newly created position, Turner is responsible for improving the overall financial performance of the company’s operating divisions. His responsibilities include developing and recommending new approaches and processes in business and financial analysis and reporting. Prior to joining ABC Supply in 2004, Turner held a series of plant controller positions for Owens-Corning. A native of Montreal, Canada, he has a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Montreal and a master’s degree in business administration from the Edinburgh Business School. He is certified as a Management Accountant in Ontario. For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.
Owens Corning‘s Molly Kwiatkowski was appointed to the board of trustees of the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Committee. Kwiatkowski, director of residential shingle products and programs for Owens Corning is one of 17 trustees on the board and brings 14 years of building products experience to the Alliance. In her current role, she is accountable for the Residential Shingle line, as well as our National Contractor Development program. Previously, Kwiatkowski was Owens Corning's Regional Sales Leader for the Great Lakes region and spent 3 years working with roofing contractors and distributors. Alliance members meet twice a year to analyze, select, recommend and provide oversight for projects addressing critical roofing industry issues. The Alliance was created in 1996 to serve as a focused resource for the roofing industry and its customers.
Masco Corporation of Taylor, Mich., has announced that Gary DuBoff has been named President of Arrow Fastener Company located in Saddle Brook, N.J. DuBoff joined Arrow Fastener from MASCO Bath where he recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales at their Moorestown, N.J. location. DuBoff gained extensive knowledge and experience in both the retail and wholesale channels. Prior to MASCO Bath, DuBoff served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for American Shower & Bath (A Masco Company) since 1992. Prior to joining Masco, DuBoff spent seven years with Joel Manufacturing as its Vice President of Sales. He is married with two children and has a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University. Founded in 1929, Arrow Fastener Company, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of manual and electronic staple & nail guns, glue guns, rivet tools and supplies for the building trade professional and do-it-yourself markets.
Drexel Metals announces that Gene Colleran, President Clopay Corporation, has joined its board of directors. Colleran rounds out Drexel Metals five member board. He has an extensive background in building materials and consumer goods with top brand name enterprises. In addition to Clopay, Gene has held senior executive positions with Newell Rubbermaid (BernzOmatic, Lee Rowan, and Anchor Hocking Specialty Glass) and USG Corporation. Joining Gene on Drexel Metals’ board is Michael Araten - CEO K’NEX Brands, L.P.; Michael Allen - Managing Director, Allen Search; Rob Waite – CEO Drexel Metals LLC and Dick Carroll – Chairmen Drexel Metals LLC.
“As we continue to refine and implement our business strategy of establishing regional manufacturers of metal roofing, I couldn’t think of a better qualified person to join our board than Gene Colleran,” said Rob Waite, Drexel Metals’ CEO.
The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) announced the hiring of Ellen Thorp as Associate Executive Director. Thorp will be responsible for the day to day operations of the association, tracking of state regulatory issues of importance to the roofing industry, and the logistics of committee meetings, as well as financial and administrative oversight. Thorp previously served in a variety of administration and management positions with associations and educational institutions in the Washington, D.C., area, including Assistant Dean of Students at The Catholic University of America.
“We are pleased to add Ellen to the ERA team,” said John Geary, ERA board chairman. “Ellen brings administrative, management and financial experience to her role with ERA and will be a key component in our relationships with members and other professionals in the building industry.”
With more than 40 years of success as a roof system of choice for low slope applications, EPDM is the leading roofing choice of architects, roof consultants and contractors for both new construction and replacement roofing projects, with more than 20 billion square feet of EPDM roof installed on more than 500,000 warranted roofs.