OMG Roofing Products Names New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

As part of its ongoing efforts to drive growth and value, OMG Roofing Products has named Monte Horst as vice president of sales and marketing.

Monte is responsible for developing and executing the division’s overall sales and marketing strategies to support the three business units – Fasteners, Adhesives & Solar, and Metal Accessories. In this role he will work closely with the company’s marketing communications and customer service departments. Monte reports to Peter Coyne, senior vice president and general manager of OMG Roofing Products.

“I am very pleased to welcome Monte as the new leader of our commercial organization.

Monte’s strong track record at Black & Decker, US Fence and Danaher Corporation brings significant expertise and experience to OMG Roofing Products. Monte is a strong leader with a proven track-record of developing teams that generate profitable revenue growth, drive brand awareness, and create long-term customer value,” said Peter Coyne.

Monte holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas-Arlington, and a master’s from the University of Nebraska.

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ARMA Names New Vice President of Technical Services

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has named Aaron R. Phillips as its new Vice President of Technical Services, effective November 1, 2020.

As Vice President of Technical Services, Phillips will serve as ARMA’s primary technical voice, assuring that asphalt roofing is accurately, equitably and appropriately represented in all scientific and technical discussions about residential and commercial roofing applications. He will manage all of ARMA’s technical-related activities and will also serve as the association’s technical liaison to organizations involved in the development of building standards.

“Aaron has been involved with ARMA as a volunteer for more than 25 years, and we are pleased to bring him fully onboard with the association in this role,” said Reed Hitchcock, ARMA’s executive vice president. “His expertise and comprehensive knowledge related to the technical aspects of the roofing industry will make him a valuable asset to ARMA.”

Phillips was previously the Corporate Director of Technical Services at TAMKO Building Products, and was employed by TAMKO throughout his career in the roofing industry. He spent 17 years in the research and development department before transitioning in 2005 to the technical services group to focus on technical support of all TAMKO product lines. Phillips has also served as the chair of ARMA’s Codes Steering Group.

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Lifetime Tool & Building Products Names New Vice President

Lifetime Tool announced that Ben Weber has joined the Lifetime Tool Team as its new Vice President. Weber brings years of experience in both sales and marketing having worked with and for international manufactures, financial institutions, and media outlets.

“Having founded three independent newspapers and a leading Marketing/PR firm, Ben’s experience in management and personal will be invaluable to Lifetime Tool as it continues to grow,” said Roger Cline, Founder and Managing Partner of Lifetime Tool.”  Cline went on to say, “Ben’s financial real estate experience in the banking & building industry gives us a great advantage with regards to planning for the future.”

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OMG, Inc. Names New Vice President of Supply Chain Management

As part of the continued effort to position the company for stronger growth, Brad Bedard has been promoted to vice president of supply chain management for OMG, Inc.

As vice president, Brad is responsible for overall management of the company’s global supply chain and distribution logistics. In this new role, Brad will work with his organization to develop and implement short- and long-term strategies that maximize operational efficiencies, improve supply chain and distribution performance, and manage costs. He reports to Hubert McGovern, president and CEO.

Brad has been with OMG since August of 2007, most recently as director of supply chain management. Earlier he had been the company’s director of distribution and sales inventory operations planning (SIOP), where he was instrumental in developing and implementing the company’s forecasting and operations planning process. Prior to joining OMG, Inc., Brad held various distribution and logistics roles for Bose Corporation and for Timex Corporation. Brad holds a BA degree in economics from Harvard University.

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Tilcor Roofing Systems Announces Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Tilcor Roofing Systems announced the hiring of Dave Mills as the company’s first Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his new role, Mills will manage all aspects of Tilcor’s marketing and sales efforts, establishing Tilcor as the highest-value roofing option for customers throughout North America. 

Mills is a long-time sales and marketing veteran, holding numerous executive positions with roofing manufacturers such as Boral Roofing and Eagle Roofing Products. In addition to his considerable experience in the roofing category, Mills has rounded out his marketing and sales expertise through executive positions in the healthcare and beverage industries. 

“We’ve been pursuing Dave for a long time and now that he’s a member of the team, we expect demand for the Tilcor line of products to take a significant leap forward,” stated Cameron Ross, Director, Tilcor. “Dave knows the industry, brings an infectious enthusiasm to the job, and simply gets things done, a perfect set of attributes for working at Tilcor.”  

Mills is well respected within the roofing industry. His accomplishments include twice being selected by his peers to serve as Marketing Chair of the Tile Roofing Institute, a non-profit association of concrete and clay-tile producers. While serving as Marketing Chair, Mills helped implement the innovative certified-installer program for roofing contractors, ensuring they meet or exceed industry installation guidelines

“Leading the Tilcor sales and marketing team is a truly unique opportunity to educate the market on one of the most pioneering roofing technologies ever invented,” said Mills. “The Ross Roof Group has a vision in perfect alignment with my beliefs, starting with putting the roofing contractor at the epicenter of our approach to advise and serve our customers.”  

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Metal-Era Announces New Vice President of Marketing

Metal-Era, Inc.announced the appointment of Richard L. Hein as Vice President of Marketing. Richard joined Metal-Era on October 15 and will lead Metal-Era’s strategic marketing activities including brand development, product management, product development and all promotional activities.

Richard comes to Metal-Era with more than 20 years of product strategy, product management and product marketing experience. Richard most recently led global product management for Adient, the world’s leading automotive seating supplier. He has extensive experience developing and implementing product strategies and has a proven track record of success across multiple different industries including automotive, building automation, electrical distribution and electronic materials. Throughout his career, Richard has worked for top companies such as Johnson Controls, General Electric, Cooper Power Systems and Honeywell.

“We are excited to have Richard on board,” says Tony Mallinger, President of Metal-Era, Inc. “Richard brings a wealth of experience in working with customers to identify needs and when we look to the future we know that our ability to deliver new and innovative products will be critical to ensure our customers success. Richard has the ideal background and experience to lead Metal-Era’s efforts in this area.”

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Firestone Building Products Names New Vice President of Sales

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC announced Jason Flack has been named vice president of sales. In this role, Flack will oversee domestic sales and new business development, carrying out strategies that drive global objectives and reinforce that “Nobody Covers You Better.” Flack will be based in Nashville.

“Jason has an exceptional background in sales planning and leadership that will help drive our strategic objectives and accelerate growth in key markets,” said Taylor Cole, president, FSBP. “He will play a key role in supporting the broader global vision for Firestone Building Products by advancing our culture of reliability and delivering customer-centric solutions and support to the market.”

Flack has more than 20 years of experience in management, sales and operations, most recently serving as west zone vice president for GCR Tires and Service (GCR), where he managed operations and market performance for the western United States. He worked closely with his teams in the field to build, execute and optimize strategic growth plans. Before GCR, Flack spent five years with FSBP as regional business manager and director of corporate accounts. He also spent 13 years with CertainTeed Corporation holdingprogressively responsible roles in field sales, business development, national account management and sales organization leadership.

Flack holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in advertising from the University of Kansas.

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ABC Supply Co. Inc. Names Chief Operating Officer

ABC Supply Co. Inc. has appointed Mike Jost, vice president of operations as chief operating officer. In his new role, Jost will be responsible for the performance of ABC Supply branches across the country. His operations teams will also support L&W Supply branches, which were acquired by ABC Supply in 2016.

Jost will continue to oversee ABC Supply’s marketing and merchandising groups, as well as its real estate, education, fleet and safety, and national business development teams.

Jost started in the industry in 1998 as a salesperson for Washington Roofing Products in Alexandria, Virginia. He joined ABC Supply in 2002, when it purchased Washington Roofing as part of the Cameron Ashley acquisition. Jost spent several years as a branch manager and managing partner, three years on ABC’s northeast regional team and was the district manager for ABC’s Mid-Atlantic District prior to his promotion to vice president of operations in November of 2013.

“Mike has been an integral part of ABC’s growth over the last several years. He and his teams have worked on initiatives that have further strengthened our position as the distributor of choice in our industry,” said CEO Keith Rozolis. “Mike’s field perspective, marketing and merchandising acumen, and passion for our business, combined with his high energy and ‘people first’ focus, will serve him well in his new role.”

Jost has a master’s degree from the George Washington University School of Business and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia.

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National Roofing Partners Hires David Adams as Vice President of Revenue

National Roofing Partners announced the addition of David Adams as Vice President of Revenue to the NRP team. Adams who has a record of achievement of 28 years and has demonstrated success leading numerous successful companies in facilities and construction related businesses will lead the NRP sales team.

Adams has a long history of working on the national account level including work with Tremco, CentiMark, RoofConnect, Facilities Solutions in his own consulting group as a Business Management Consultant. He has been extremely successful working with national accounts including multiple nationwide and regional companies along with lobbying at the state level. In his position as Vice President of Revenue, he now reports directly to the president of National Roofing Partners, Dale Tyler. He will be responsible for the company’s growth and revenue plans along with additional sales team recruitment, training and expansion into new sales verticals.

“The growth of National Roofing Partners has accelerated to a place where we need to bring in sales leadership that is focused on building revenue and driving sales strategy,” stated Steve Little, CEO of NRP. “With our focus on NRP as a technology company, the market continues to embrace the concept of a national network of contractors who are accessible with one call or click. This has created huge demand for our sales team as they continue to grow the company by double digits resulting in the overall need for additional senior sales management.”

Adams holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Kenyon College, Gambier, OH where he had a double major in economics and psychology. He continues to be involved on the national level as the current industry chair for the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence, a non-profit organization serving to educate and share best practices for the most utilized construction project delivery method.

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Behlen Building Systems Appoints VP of Business Development and International Marketing

Pat Kern is appointed as vice president of new business development and international marketing.

Pat Kern is appointed as vice president of new business development and international marketing.

Behlen Building Systems has appointed Pat Kern as vice president of new business development and international marketing. In this newly-established position, Kern will lead the commercial sales effort and project coordination for new building system projects in the eastern U.S. region and international sales opportunities.

“This appointment offers our design/build expertise to new customers in an expanded territory,” President and CEO Phil Raimondo says. “Pat brings decades of experience to the position both domestically and in international markets. He understands the entire building process from design, engineering, fabrication and erection. With Kern at the helm of our new market sales and marketing efforts, Behlen can meet the demand for metal building solutions.”

“I’m ready to hit the ground running leading both contractor/builder and international partner sales for Behlen’s eastern U.S. and world-wide international projects,” states Kern. “There is a commitment from the Behlen leadership to expand into new market segments and regions previously not serviced by the Behlen distribution channel. I am confident we can become a stronger player in the steel building systems industry.”

Prior to joining Behlen, Kern served as the VP and general manager at Steel Built Corp. and SBC Building Systems. Throughout the past three decades Kern held positions in virtually all areas of management and business development for metal building companies including SBC Building Systems, American Buildings, and Varco Pruden Buildings. Kern holds a BSIE from General Motors Institute and a MBA from Bowling Green State University.

Mr. Kern is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) and is active in multiple local/regional business associations in western PA and eastern Ohio where the Behlen eastern region and international sales office will be initially located.