In conjunction with the company’s 60th anniversary, Burns & Scalo Roofing recently formed its first board of advisory directors. Lead by Jeffrey Sopp, this group will help continue the company’s expansion efforts and focus on customers, officials said in a news release.
Sopp is the CEO of PRIVIT, a company focused on providing secure web-based solutions for businesses and organizations to store health-related data. He also served as CEO of Expesite, a project and program management software company with international reach. Under Sopp's leadership, Expesite was named as one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America for six consecutive years. He was also recognized as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for "Realizing Business Potential.”
He’ll be responsible for guiding the research and development initiatives throughout the coming year.
"I am so proud to be a part of one of the largest, most customer centric roofing company in the country,” Sopp said in a written statement. “The rich history, experience personal deliver outstanding products and follow on services that are second to none.”
Joining him on the board is James Mitnick, president and CEO of Ironwood Learning LLC. Mitnick recently retired after 37 years with Turner Construction, where he managed locations in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Toronto, Cleveland and Detroit. Mitnick received several awards for his work in developing an integrated knowledge management platform for Turner and Channel Partners. He is also the Vice President of FASTTAC, Inc, a software company that specializes in the distribution of electronic drawings for owners, facilities managers, architects, and constructors across the United States.
Their addition to the board coincides with a major internal restructuring at the company. The 2015 RC Commercial Contractor of the Year promoted Michael Andreolli to Executive Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Andreolli’s promotion is strategically aligned with the growth plans of the Scalo companies. In his new role, he’ll be responsible for all finance, human resources, legal, insurance, and technology policies and decisions company-wide. Andreolli joined the company more than 20 years ago and has shown remarkable trust and dedication.
Mark Heckathorne was named Executive Vice President of Sales and Operations and Chief Operating Officer. The 26-year company veteran will have a greater responsibility for all operations and sales decisions made company-wide.
“I am very honored to have been given the opportunity to help lead the Scalo group of companies in achieving our next level of success,” he said.
John Lee was also elevated to general manager of the Ohio branch office in Columbus.
John Scalo Jr. (RC Young Gun, March 2016) was also promoted from project engineer to project manager for both the Sheet Metal and the Repair & Maintenance divisions of Burns & Scalo Roofing
With the leadership team in place and now the point people for daily company activities, CEO Jack Scalo can stay focused on moving the company forward.
“This allows Jack to step back and be a “true CEO” as he works more on the company than in it,” said Jesse Scalo, company spokeswoman.