Astec Re-Ply Roofing Systems Hires Technical Director

Astec Re-Ply Roofing Systems, a manufacturer of seamless, fluid-applied roofing and exterior coating technology, hired Joseph Rokowski as its technical director.

“Joe brings a unique mix of chemistry expertise and a strong knowledge of the business of coatings to our company. We’re excited to have him on our team,” says David Ziebarth, president of Astec Re-Ply Roofing. Joe’s responsibilities at Astec include new product development, quality control, formulation science and assisting in business development.

Prior to joining Astec, Rokowski was the Global Elastomeric Roof Coatings group leader and principal research scientist in research and development for Dow Construction Chemicals. Joe has worked in the coatings industry since he joined Rohm and Haas in 1981.

Rokowski’s accomplishments include eleven patents, two Otto Haas Awards and a Roon Award from the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from St. Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania in 1988.

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