WEST SENECA, NY – Kemper System America, Inc. added three new members to its NY metro area team to bolster service in New York City, the epicenter of the company’s success in architectural water and weatherproofing solutions in the U.S. Jae Horbacz was named Architectural Representative; Jeremy Naves, Contractor Representative; and Avi Siwlal, Account Executive. 

“Our roots are in New York City, and our products have stood the test of time on major landmarks from Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building to the New World Trade Center,” said Richard Doornink, President and Managing Director of Kemper System America, Inc. “We are now adding talent across key functions to help customers address challenges across the building envelope with our expanded product portfolio.”

The company acquired STS Coatings in December 2016, and Kemper System products now include: “GreatSeal® construction sealants, low-cost elastomer-based Roof Guardian® coatings ideal for Cool Roofs, plus one of the best values for weather protection -- our high-performance liquid-applied Wall Guardian® air barrier,” he said.

In her new role, Architectural Representative Jae Horbacz conducts seminars to educate architects and contractors about critical points in building envelope construction and the importance of vapor and water barrier systems. She is a LEED-certified architect with more than 30 years of experience, focusing on solutions for the exterior building envelope and façade construction. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Contractor Representative Jeremy Naves serves as company liaison with contractors throughout the construction process from bidding to project completion. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Redeemer University in Ancaster, Ontario.

Account Executive Avi Siwlal is responsible for business development throughout New York City. He is pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration in Marketing from Iona Business School in New Rochelle, NY, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from CUNY, Queens College in Flushing, NY.

For over 60 years, Kemper System has been a global industry leader in cold liquid- applied, reinforced roofing and waterproofing, having invented the technology and holding the first patents. Today the company offers a full range of Building Envelope solutions to protect against weather, preserve the integrity of surfaces, and enhance the comfort and value of buildings. This encompasses Wall Guardian® fibered acrylic air barrier, Roof Guardian® Technologies elastomer-based roof coatings, and HeatBloc-ULTRATM radiant heat barrier. Other high-value brands include COELAN® traffic coatings systems -- and the company’s flagship for exterior and interior waterproofing, Kemperol® reinforced membrane systems.