N.B. Handy LogoLong-time roofing industry veteran Paul Seufer recently announced his retirement from N.B. Handy, ending a career spanning nearly four decades.

Seufer retires as general manager of the machinery division, a title he held since 2002. But his time with the company way before that. He joined N.B. Handy, a leading wholesale distributor of commercial roofing products, HVAC equipment and sheet metal fabricating equipment, in 1981 in the sales department and quickly became an account manager. Over the next seven years he became an integral piece of the company’s transition from coal-tar pitch roofing systems to built-up, EPDM roofing.

He was also a big part of the CNC plasma cutters introduced for sheet metal layout. In 1992 – while serving as the regional sales manager for roofing and HVAC – he pioneered the development of N.B. Handy’s Machinery Division. It’s inception propelled the company into the new market of architectural metals with the addition of a sophisticated array of machines including the Schlebach Quadro Portable Metal Rollformer, Schectl folding machines, Tennsmith shears and sheet metal machinery, Lockformer plasma cutter, Trilogy iron worker and the Norlok clinching machine.

“Paul’s overall strategy in terms of the value proposition he sought and succeeded to bring to N.B. Handy’s customer base was the strategic competencies of excellence, speed and economy,” the company said in a statement. “By helping our customers be better, faster and cheaper, we truly help them building their businesses and become a partner in their success.”