S-5!, the Colorado-based metal roof solutions producer, announced on Monday that it hired Ricardo Barroso as director of research and development, adding new leadership to its Colorado Springs corporate office.

As Director, Barroso is responsible for managing the product development, compliance and application engineering teams, ranging from implementing testing and product development procedures to deploying products internationally, the company said in a May 5 news release. 

Barroso, a Brazilian native, brings expertise to developing attachment solutions, primarily for exposed-fastened roofs specific to the Spanish and Latin American markets, S-5! said. He earned his bachelor of science, master of science and master of engineering degrees from Colorado School of Mines and Auburn University.

With more than 15 years of experience in product development, manufacturing, process engineering and application engineering, the company has lauded Barroso for his achievements in research and development for custom-designed, engineered and tested products. a background in metallurgical and materials engineering.

Before joining S-5!, Barroso worked in the oil and gas industry for the largest pipeline manufacturer in the industry, living abroad in South America, North America, Europe and Africa. Throughout his career, he held management positions in product development, engineering and manufacturing before moving into research and development.

S-5! Said Barosso is actively involved in the industry and represents the company as the Technical Contact for the ASTM E-06-57 Committee on Performance of Buildings, where he is the lead writer of the Metal Roof Attachments Specifications.

“I am happy to be part of such a collaborative team and a company whose core values align so well with my professional beliefs,” said Barroso. “My approach is, I do not give my team fish, but I enjoy helping them catch them."

For more information, visit S-5.com.