The Roofing Supply Pro team proudly announces our inaugural advisory members:
- Julissa Chavez, Program Manager, Latino Sales and Marketing, SRS Distribution.
- Aaron Elliott – President, DW Distribution
- Curt Gomes – President/CEO of Pacific Coast Supply; Executive Director, Independent Distributor Alliance Corp.
- Todd Skaggs -- Vice President of Sales and Operations, Beacon Building Products
- Rich Thompson – Director, Marketing and National Business, ABC Supply Co., Inc.
- Sarah Weiss – Chief Culture Officer, CEO, Elite Roofing Supply
These veteran building materials supply professionals individually hold leadership positions within their respective companies. Additionally, each member is deeply embedded in the various trade and professional associations that undergird the roofing and building envelope supply industry.
Each individual is passionate about our industry’s future and is well respected for their talent and institutional knowledge. RSP will leverage those qualities to produce top-class content that is useful, informative and contributes to community-building.
“They provide the RSP editorial team with seasoned leadership and diverse perspectives on industry issues that our core audience – the building supply professional – can only get here,” said RSP Group Publisher Jill Bloom.
Bloom said further members may be added to the advisory board as RSP grows and evolves.
RSP’s Editorial Advisors At-a-Glance
Chavez is pioneering SRS Distribution’s multi-faceted approach to nurturing relationships with Latino roofing contractors nationwide. After crushing it in sales as a territory manager in the greater-Atlanta area, Chavez is now responsible for developing, measuring and executing sales and marketing initiatives geared toward the growing Latino roofing contractor demographic.
Elliott started his career handling building product sales in 1995 and has been with Dallas-based DW Distribution for 15 years, including the last eight as president. Though he admits to not getting much sleep, he says he sleeps comfortably knowing his “control what we can control” philosophy breeds success in both the short and long term for distributors.
Gomes currently serves in two leadership roles in the roofing supply industry as president/CEO of Pacific Coast Supply and executive director of the Independent Distributor Alliance Corp., a network of some of the country's best and largest independent roofing supply distribution companies.
Skaggs, based in Indianapolis, is vice president for all of Beacon’s Great Lakes region operations. He’s also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a Division I college football official, and a 14-year-veteran of the roofing distribution trade that writes about sales, marketing and leadership for RSP.
Thompson joined ABC Supply, Inc. in 2007 as a business manager of steep-slope products in the American Southeast. Today he’s responsible for all internal and external marketing, sales development and national accounts nationwide for the largest distributor in the marketplace.
Weiss started with Elite Roofing Supply more than a decade ago and is now responsible for the company’s finances, credit, marketing, IT, operations and human resources as it attempts to become the largest independent distributor in the West.
Together, the RSP advisors represent decades of practical business experience navigating the ups and downs of the roofing and building materials supply industry. Each member is also adept at cultivating the relationships that enable businesses to grow and help individuals strive for — and reach — goals maximizing their potential.
Bloom said RSP readers could lean in and gain benefit from the group's expertise, guidance, and knowledge as they help shape the editorial content provided on both RSP.com and the Roofing Supply Report eNewsletter.
“By writing articles, developing web-exclusive content, and promoting story ideas, this diversified team of roofing industry professionals will make it possible for RSP’s editors to provide superior information in innovative and engaging ways,” Bloom said. “We look forward to their contributions.”
If you have story ideas or topics to discuss with the RSP Editorial Advisory Board, please share them in the comments section below, or contact RSP Editor Chris Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org or group Managing Editor Bryan Gottlieb at email@example.com.