The Fast Company Impact Council has invited Martin DeBono, president of GAF Energy, to join its exclusive collective of founders, CEOs, designers and artists, and visionaries, who come together to share knowledge, ideas, and perspectives on business, society, innovation, and design. 

GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company and a leading provider of solar roofing in North America, produces Timberline Solar™ at the company's R&D and manufacturing facility in San Jose, Calif. Timberline Solar, introduced last year, has been honored by Fast Company as a World Changing Idea.

"Joining Fast Company's Impact Council is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with leaders on the big ideas that can speed the clean energy transition," said DeBono. "I believe the next big wave of climate action will be triggered by entrepreneurs developing great products that people actually want, and Fast Company's team knows how to recognize and report on the new ideas and innovations making this happen."

According to Fast Company, the Impact Council is a collective of leaders and creative people in business that discusses the greatest opportunities and most pressing challenges of our time. The group is selected by Fast Company leadership and regularly convenes to discuss topics of global social significance and the role companies and council members can play in shaping the future.

Over 5 million new roofs are installed on U.S. homes each year. One out of every four of those roofs come from GAF, the sister company of GAF Energy and one of the largest roofing and waterproofing companies in North America. With access to GAF's national contractor network, GAF Energy is positioned to bring residential solar to the mass market.