FOREST HILL, Md. — The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is hosting its inaugural virtual Asphalt Roofing Recycling Forum on Oct. 29.

The forum, titled "Asphalt Roofing Recycling: Owning Our Future," is open to ARMA members, non-members, and students. The program will be divided into two segments. The first segment will feature a keynote presentation followed by 30-minute sessions from various industry experts. The second segment will host a panel discussion with various thought leaders from the manufacturing, academia, consumer, and recycling perspectives. The goal of the forum is to have attendees feel empowered about #RecyclingRoofs.

“Recycling is a priority for ARMA and our member companies. We are excited to bring experts and influencers from the asphalt roofing industry and beyond to engage and educate on this important topic,” said Reed Hitchcock, ARMA’s executive vice president.

Key highlights of the forum include:

  • Keynote Presentation: Recycled Asphalt Roofing Shingles in Asphalt: Challenges and Opportunities – Bill Buttlar, University of Missouri
  • Sustainable Materials Management in the Built Environment – Joanne Rodriguez, Mycocycle
  • AI's Initiatives in Asphalt Roofing Technology and Recycling – Mike Anderson, Asphalt Institute
  • Shingle Recycling: Where We Are Today and What We've Learned to Get Here – Kathy Powles, Falcon Green Resources

Industry panel discussions will feature: 

  • Tad Radzinski, Sustainable Solutions/Green Circle
  • Richard Willis, National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
  • Andy Hilton, GAF
  • Laurand Lewandowski, Owens Corning
  • Dennis Wilson, CertainTeed LLC
  • Wes Sullens, USGBC

Attendees will learn the latest within the fast-evolving world of asphalt roofing technology and recycling, connect with industry experts and experience ARMA's newest event featuring top industry voices.

There are several ways to become involved:

  • Register to attend – Sign up today for the inaugural Recycling Forum, a rare open-to-the-public opportunity
  • Become a Forum Sponsor – Join the growing list of sponsors
  • Follow along and share – The Recycling Forum snapshots will be shared on ARMA’s Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. Watch out for the event’s unique hashtag #RecyclingRoofs

More information about ARMA’s Inaugural Virtual Asphalt Roofing Recycling Forum, along with registration and sponsorship information, can be found at