Director of Sustainability, Intertek
Alan Scott, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is a registered architect and sustainability practitioner with over 35 years of experience and a lifelong commitment to the environment. Since 2000, he has creatively applied his skills as a facilitator, consultant, project director, and teacher in support of high-performance, sustainable building projects in North and South America. Alan’s project work focuses on boosting building performance, decarbonization, occupant wellness, and resilience. Alan served on the LEED Faculty for over eight years, delivering full-day LEED workshops, and he has also presented at dozens of conferences, workshops and webinars on numerous topics related to high-performance buildings, and healthy, sustainable, and resilient built environments.
Façade Program Manager, Kingspan
As the Director of Project Services for Kingspan Insulated Panels, Mandi has 20 years in the building industry, including 10 years of insulated metal panels’ experience. Currently leading the Project Services team at Kingspan, Mandi has held a variety of technical positions from drafting to engineering to managing technical teams as well as facades program management. With vast knowledge in product and sales engineering solutions, Mandi provides conceptual thinking, problem solving and unparalleled customer support on design assist and value engineered projects, including many high end architectural and façade projects in the marketplace. Karns earned a Bachelor of Science design in Civil Engineering in Technology from Point Park University and is Lean Six-Sigma certified. She currently holds the Chair position on the IMP Alliance Technical Committee of the Metal Construction Association (MCA).
Business Development Manager, Centria
Over the past decade Andrew has specialized in various segments of the rainscreen and building enclosure industry. He has assisted in the design and development of several innovative rainscreen assemblies, trained dozens of installers on how to handle, fabricate, and install various types of rainscreen materials, and provided hundreds of hours of continuing education AIA courses built around building science and rainscreen concepts. Andrew is currently in his third year serving as the Co-Chair of the RAiNA Definitions Committee.
President, AMS Controls, Inc.
Andy has been working in the roll forming industry for over 29 years. Before becoming president, Andy was the VP of engineering at AMS and was heavily involved in the development of high-performance length control systems as well as computer integrated manufacturing software. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Mizzou and a master’s in international business from St. Louis University. Andy is a member of the FMA Roll Forming Council.
Regional Sales Manager, Kingspan
Andy McIntyre, CSI CCPR is Regional Sales Manager for Kingspan | Benchmark. Andy has served the AEC industry for 23 years in various sales, marketing and technical capacities. He is actively involved in the Construction Specifications Institute, having previously served as President of the Indianapolis Chapter and is a Certified Construction Product Representative. He currently serves on the USGBC Indiana Market Leadership Advisory Board, and is a member of the Building Enclosure Council.
Director of Codes and Standards, Metal Construction Association
Andy has more than 40 years of experience in construction, codes, standards, project management and product development. Initially involved with building design/construction, he moved into curtainwall design and testing in the cladding industry. He has served and led codes and standards committees throughout the U.S. and spends a great deal of his time creating industry education modules. Now consulting on a full time basis, Andy uses his expertise to offer companies product and testing support through Panel Cladding Solutions LLC, and supports many different cladding initiatives including those of the Metal Construction Association. Andy holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Marquette University. He has received a number of recognitions for work throughout the industry and continues to support companies in the areas of codes and education.
Building Enclosure Solutions Specialist, Tremco, Inc.
Arty has worked in the design and construction industry since 2007 and has held positions with contractor companies and architecture firms from Boston, MA to Miami, FL. He is currently a Tremco Construction Products Group Envelope Solutions Specialist for their North America East Region, and managing member of his own Architectural practice, All Terrain Architect LLC. Arty is passionate about architectural design and building science. His strengths lie in analyzing the building envelope. With skills in master planning, project management, construction administration, understanding operations and maintenance, and post occupancy evaluation while delivering project documentation for a wide variety of building types, make Arty a major asset to any property development team. Arty stays committed to the industry by serving on boards for the American Institute of Architects and Society of American Military Engineers in Florida. He loves competitive sports, exploration, photography, and most importantly, spending time with his family.
Senior VP, Flack Global Metals
Ben leads the premiere ferrous trading desk in the world at Flack Metal Bank (FMB) and manages the company’s internal hedging operations as well as risk mitigation and hedging solutions for customers. As part of those solutions, his team provides in-depth, proprietary market research and analysis at a depth that is uncommon in the industry. Ben and his team also publish FGM’s Week over Week Report, a weekly analysis of economic and market factors influencing ferrous metal prices. In 2020, Ben was invited to present at conferences sponsored by the London Metal Exchange (LME), S&P Platts, and the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD) where he shared insights on the U.S. steel market, futures, and risk management strategies. Ben began his career as a Market Maker in equity and commodity derivatives in Chicago and spent three years on the floor of both the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Chicago and is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Charterholder.
President, Z-Tech Consulting
Bob Zabcik is general manager of the roofing business unit at Merlin Solar Technologies, a developer of innovative renewable energy technologies. He is a LEED accredited professional and a registered professional engineer with more than 25 years of experience. He is also an MCA board member as well as chair of the MCA Codes and Standards Committee. Merlin Solar Technologies develops and manufactures crystalline silicon based flexible and frameless solar modules with a patented gridding and interconnected system to extract more power compared to standard solar panels. These systems address demanding deployments on metal roofs and bulk storage tanks, auxiliary power for transportation, flush mounted residential solar and military applications through world class manufacturing partners, enabling customers to reduce their reliance on aluminum-framed, tempered-glass constructs for solar panels.
Regional Sales Representative, BETCO, Inc
Brandon Maurer is the Regional Sales Representative for IN, OH, KY, MI, and WV for Betco, Inc, with a focus of helping new developers enter the self-storage space. Brandon has been with Betco for 3 years. Brandon’s professional background encompasses technology, data-driven decisions, metrics evaluation, and other customer success stories. Brandon has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance from Freed-Hardeman University and is active in local non-profit organizations. When not helping people build the self-storage facility of their dreams, Brandon spends time with his wife and two children and occasionally sneaks in a round of golf.
Application Engineer, Formtek, Inc.
Brian began his experience as a roll form operator and realized he had a great interest in roll form methodology and entered an apprenticeship program to learn troubleshooting and department leadership. During the apprenticeship, his duties included new tooling tryout, troubleshooting of roll form processes, set up, and leadership. Brian became a supervisor with duties including scheduling and troubleshooting of 22 roll mill lines, 25 operators, and set up personnel. He then expanded into tool engineering where he focused on new tooling and continuous improvement projects. Additional duties included new tooling and equipment buy offs. Brian is a member of and a Past Chair of FMA’s Roll Forming Council.
Director of Solar Technology, ATAS International, Inc.
Christian has over 20 years of experience in the renewable energy business, mostly in solar thermal, PV and air heating systems. His work with engineers, architects and HVAC contractors led to the design, sales and installation of close to 2,000,000 ft2 of solar air collectors around the world, in a wide variety of applications: building space heating, industrial processes, institutional and commercial buildings, Armed forces facilities, produce and wood dryers, agricultural barns, residential heating and ventilation systems. He holds a Master’s in renewable energy engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia and has worked in France, Austria, Australia and Canada; making him the perfect product specialist for solar technology. He joined the ATAS team to provide strong engineering and sales support for promoting ATAS’ InSpire solar air collector, to all US and International sales representatives around the world.
Owner, Metal Roof Consultants, Inc.
Chuck Howard is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Engineering in 1973 with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently licensed as a professional engineer in nineteen (19) states, including NC. He has pursued a career in commercial construction since college graduation, with an emphasis on metal roofing from the start. In the late 1970’s he started a metal roofing company that specialized in both new and retrofit metal roof construction. He followed that career throughout the 1980’s, 1990’s, and early 2000’s, having one of the largest commercial metal roof contracting companies in the US. During that time, he owned/managed businesses responsible for approximately 30 million SF of metal roofs, including design. In 2003 he left the contracting arena and entered the professional consulting arena, where he is operating now as Metal Roof Consultants, Inc. He provides commercial metal roof consulting and engineering for contractors, architects, and building owners. He is accepted as a professional expert in metal roofing in legal proceedings. He is a member of NSPE‐NC and ASCE which provide excellent resources to support his consulting business. He can be contacted through his website at www.metalroofconsultants.net.
Technical Sales/Engineer, TEKFAB
Chuck has worked in the roll forming industry for 34 years with Ardcor and Roll-Kraft, serving in numerous positions in engineering and operations management. In the fall of 2014, Chuck began working with TEKFAB Inc., Albany, Oregon, and serves as a Technical Sales Engineer for roll forming systems, presses and material handling equipment. He works out of the sales/engineering office in Cleveland, Ohio. Chuck is a member of and a Past Chairman of FMA’s Roll Forming Council.
Owner, SafetyWorks, Inc.
Craig is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 28 years of occupational safety and health experience in the construction and manufacturing industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Penn State and is an authorized instructor for the construction OSHA-10 & OSHA-30. He also instructs Red Cross & American Heart Association 1st Aid & CPR/AED programs. Craig is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and is a Qualified Accident and Illness Prevention Service provider (PA Bureau of Workers Comp). For 14 years, Craig served on the Associated Builders and Contractors National Environment, Health and Safety Committee (2009-10 chair) and on the safety committees of local chapters. Craig has spoken at various national safety conferences as well as the PA Governor's Safety Conference. He co-founded SafetyWorks, Inc. in 1999, and prior to that was a senior loss control consultant for a regional insurance carrier.
Recognized for his inspired designs and commitment to innovation, Dan provides design leadership and project management expertise for projects in all of CSO’s market sectors. Dan’s passion for design helps foster the firm’s design innovation, quality assurance, and serves as a driving force for developing an understanding of clients’ goals and vision. Dan is especially talented at conveying design solutions through hand-drawn sketches and renderings. His ability to couple his talent for illustration with digital modeling and presentation formats helps ensure that clients fully understand the design intent for their project. As the President of Indiana Architectural Foundation, Dan plays a key role in supporting architectural education and awareness, while preserving Indiana’s architectural legacy. Prior to joining CSO in 2004, he was an adjunct professor of architecture for Ball State University. He continues to mentor young people through the AIA High School Architecture Competition. Dan became a Principal in 2020.
Market Development Director, AdFast Corp.
Dan Garnett is the Market Development Director for Montreal-based Adfast Corp, a manufacturer & distributor of high-performance sealants, adhesives, insulating foams, and grommets for use in construction & manufacturing applications across North America. Prior to joining Adfast, Dan worked in sales & marketing roles for organizations such as Indiana-based Koontz-Wagner and Lichtenstein-based HILTI. Having also served in the Air Force and in the Army, Dan has accumulated a versatile and broad span of experiences and technical knowledge that he now puts to work in the construction and manufacturing sectors. Dan is a lifelong learner and employs a consultative approach when exploring partnership opportunities.
Fire Protection Engineer, Jensen Hughes
Dan Martin is a licensed Fire Protection Engineer with over 6 years of experience at Jensen Hughes related to building code consulting, fire testing, passive fire protection engineering, code development, and fire investigation. Mr. Martin specializes in fire performance and flame spread analysis of exterior wall assemblies containing combustible materials for compliance with NFPA 285 by performing engineering evaluations and as a fire test consultant during qualification testing. Mr. Martin is also a member of the NFPA Fire Test Committee, NFPA Building Construction Committee, and participates in the ICC code development process.
President, Locked On Leadership
Dave’s biggest challenge as a Naval Officer didn’t come in the cockpit of his F-14, the fighter jet made famous by the movie Top Gun, but rather as a leader of people. It was under the pressures of combat where he grasped how the right words at the right time inspire and not merely motivate people. He thought it would be easier in the private sector, he couldn’t have been more wrong! Without the urgency of combat, he found it difficult to get his team to do more than go through the paces. He had to figure out how to recreate the culture of accountability he experienced in the military, where lives depended upon it. An engineer by education, Dave has trained in martial arts since the age of 13 and holds black belts in two different disciplines. He has been the President of four companies and in senior management of two others. In his 30+ years in leadership, he combined the systematic approach of an engineer with the disciplined learned from his martial arts to develop his Locked On Leadership system. Today, Dave share’s these secrets with companies and organizations around the world, guiding them to transform their teams into radically-accountable, high-performance forces that behave as if lives depend on it. He is the author of Locked On Leadership: The Tactical Business Guide to Creating a Culture of Consistency, Courage, and Caring as well as the co-host of the internationally popular podcast, Disarming Persuasion.
Chief Stylist and Manager of Color Science, PPG Coil & Building Products
David Story joined PPG in 2010 and has held the roles of manager, color services and manager, color science within the Coil & Building Products business for PPG for the United States and Canada. He was recently asked to lead a new team in the Center of Excellence that will focus on expanding global color capabilities for PPG’s industrial coatings business through color styling initiatives and new color platform developments. Over his 30-year career, David has become a recognized expert in color with extensive knowledge in infrared (IR) reflective pigmentation, polychromatic coatings, and color styling. David's achievements include development of the first color-changing coatings to be commercialized in the coil industry (now known as PPG DURANAR® VARI-COOL® coatings). He was also part of the team that launched ULTRA-COOL® coatings technology (now DURANAR® ULTRA-COOL® coatings), the first cool-roof coatings technology to be commercialized in the coil industry. David has also designed a number of award-winning color stylings for high-profile building projects. This successful track record has made him known to architects globally, who seek him out when they are looking for new and innovative color stylings.
Director of Marketing, Bay Insulation Systems
David Tomchak, Director of Marketing for Bay Insulation Systems (www.bayinsulation.com), holds a BS and MS in Engineering. With over 30 years in the Commercial Construction industry, he has held positions in Engineering, Sales, Marketing and General Management. Mr. Tomchak recently served on the Board of Directors for the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA). He now serves on the Board of Directors for the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA), and is the Chair of the Metal Building Laminator Committee for the National Insulation Association (NIA).
Founder/Consultant, Career Potential, LLC
Dr. Furman is not your typical “academic”. She served as the Assistant Dean and Professor at the Hull College of Business at Augusta University for 10+ years, but her passion for career, leadership, and organizational development inspired her to launch Career Potential, a consulting, training, and coaching organization. Her expertise include generational diversity, unconscious bias, leadership success, and emotional intelligence. She brings her background in higher education—particularly business, counseling, and psychology—to the conversation to help individuals and organizations achieve success.
VP of Research and Development, S-5!
Dustin oversees research and development at S-5!, including testing, product design and product development. With an extensive background in testing, codes and standards, he leverages his expertise as market developer and ambassador for S-5! in Australia and New Zealand. He is passionate about his R&D team, brainstorming new ideas together and making products more user friendly. He has collaborated and led many efforts in standards and codes development in the fields of metal roofing, roofing attachments, and PV racking and mounting systems with the ICC, UL, Intertek and universities/institutes, including the University of Adelaide and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Eric leads CSO’s interior design initiatives across several market sectors. With nearly 20 years of experience, his leadership has energized the firm’s focus on developing interior design solutions based on extensive user research. Driven to develop unique and innovative design solutions, Eric has perfected a collaborative strategic visioning process. Through this process, he is able to establish tailored solutions reflective of the client’s goals for culture, work process, business strategies, environment and technology. He is an extremely talented designer that skillfully weaves innovation, functionality, corporate branding, and style into his projects. Since joining the firm in 2007, Eric’s visionary approach to interior design has garnered recognition with multiple awards, and more importantly, created meaningful change for countless clients. His contributions to the firm resulted in him being named a Principal in 2016. Eric serves the community through his involvement in organizations such as United Way, The Milk Bank, and his church.
Specifications Manager, Building Projects, PPG Industries
Gary Edgar is specification manager, building products, of PPG’s industrial coatings business. Edgar has been with PPG for 22 years, including 17 years devoted exclusively to the company’s air-dry fluoropolymer and BRP (build restore protect) coating systems. He manages products such as factory-applied PPG DURANAR™ and PPG CORAFLON® Fluoropolymer liquid and powder coatings, along with CORAFLON® ADS field-applied coatings. Edgar is responsible for product recommendations, product training and warranty approval and is a NACE certified coating inspector
President, HB+A Architects
Hafsa Burt has been practicing architecture for 23 years. She has an undergraduate degree and a professional Master of Architecture from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Burt has been running her own studio, hb+a Architects since 2006. Her portfolio includes work at the San Francisco Airport, institutional buildings, multifamily buildings, hospitality, retail, and medical office buildings. She also founded a development arm for the firm called Box Lab which is focused on the development of zero energy/ zero carbon buildings. An environmentalist, Burt adopted the 2030 challenge a decade ago and is a huge proponent of high-performance buildings. Her focus includes eliminating toxins with indoor air quality as a specialty. She actively speaks on the topic of indoor air quality as it relates to the practice of architecture and is an industry expert on "Healthy Building Practices". She is actively involved with the American Institute of Architects and is a member of the AIA California Climate Action Committee which looks at legislative decisions as they relate to the building environment, and has been involved in advocating for de-carbonizing the built environment and is working with a group on policies that address Embodied Carbon and Life Cycle Analysis of projects. Burt has been awarded the title of ENR's 20 Under 40 Construction Professionals in California and the American Institute of Architects' coveted Young Architects' Honor Award.
President, RoofersCoffeeShop & MetalCoffeeShop
Heidi J. Ellsworth has worked in the roofing industry since 1993 and has held positions with Malarkey Roofing, Carlisle Construction Materials and EagleView Technologies. She is currently a partner with RoofersCoffeeShop® and owner of HJE Consulting. Working with both RoofersCoffeeShop and HJE Consulting, she focuses on supporting overall marketing strategies, sales success and content development for companies and associations within the roofing industry. With a passion for networking and win-win-win scenarios, she continues to provide consulting and progressive digital advertising opportunities for companies and associations building strong collaborations for business profitability and success. Ellsworth consistently writes for RoofersCoffeeShop and is a contributor to Professional Roofing, Florida Roofing Magazine, Carolinas Contact and Western Roofing, Siding & Insulation Magazine. She currently consults with the Roofing Alliance while serving on the board of Western States Roofing Contractors Association and Roofing Contractors Association of Washington. She is a founder and still very active with both Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) and National Women in Roofing (NWIR).
VP of Sales, Carport Central & American Building Network
Jay Lara is COO for both Carport Central (CarportCentral.com) and the American Building Network (AmericanBuildingNetwork.com), both of which are headquartered in Mount Airy, NC. He has over 20 years of experience in the light gauge steel building & metal roofing industries, and has been involved in every facet of the business, from engineering & design, to fabrication, to installation, to marketing, to business innovation, to leadership. One of Jay's current passions is helping both manufacturers and service providers bridge the gap from B2B to B2C. Jay loves to travel, and enjoys hitting the open road in his Tesla.
Co-Founder and CEO, CEI Materials
Jeff Henry is the CEO and co-founder of CEI Materials, a nationally known fabricator of architectural cladding systems with plant locations in Manchester MI and Salt Lake UT. Having spent the last 22 years in the construction industry, Jeff has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience focusing on the fabrication and installation of commercial and residential buildings. Jeff is a great believer in the future of technological innovation of materials and processes and its overall effect on architectural design. Currently, Jeff is a member of the MCM Alliance and the Metal Construction Association.
Jennifer has been with Heimburger Construction, Inc. since 1999. Her father, Bob Heimburger, started the family business in 1978. HCI has been affiliated with Butler Manufacturing since its inception. Both Jennifer and Bob have served on Butler's advisory council and Jennifer was the first female chairman in 2016. HCI achieved the AC478 accreditation in 2021 and strongly supports the efforts of the MBCEA to help other erectors attain accreditation. Jennifer is currently the president of the MBCEA.
CEO, Cotney Consulting Group
John Kenney is the Chief Executive Officer at Cotney Consulting Group. Prior to co-founding Cotney Consultants, John had 45 years of experience in the construction industry. John started his career by working as a roofing apprentice at a family business in the Northeast. He also managed many successful projects in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania markets before continuing his accomplishments in Florida. Because of his skill and hard work, he progressed from roofing laborer to foreman, estimator, chief estimator, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with his various companies. John has worked for multiple Top 100 Roofing Contractors and is intimately familiar with all aspects of roofing production, estimating, and operations. In his last role, John was responsible for the daily operations and performance of a large commercial roofing contractor. During his tenure, John ran business units associated with delivering excellent workmanship and unparalleled customer service while ensuring healthy net profits for his company.
Vice President, East Coast Metal Systems
John Trifonoff is the vice president of East Coast Metal Systems (ECMS), a full-service, quality fabricator of custom architectural metal for interior and exterior envelope systems. ECMS is one of only eight certified Premium MCM Fabricators in North America. Trifonoff started his career in metal fabrication in the HVAC industry and joined ECMS in 1994 as a sheet metal apprentice. He advanced steadily through multiple positions earning experience in all aspects of metal fabrication, production, sales, management, and plant operations. Trifonoff is now responsible for all aspects of the company's 60,000-square-foot fabrication facility. On top of his experience, Trifonoff also holds a contractor's license, a multitude of metal fabrication certifications, and has served on numerous industry related boards and committees. He is also a proud member of the Metal Construction Association, serving on their marketing and technical committees.
Driver, Team Penske
Since joining Team Penske prior to the 2017 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, Josef Newgarden has emerged as one of the true stars of INDYCAR, producing on the track and helping to attract new fans to the sport. Newgarden’s skills and hard work have produced series titles in both 2017 and 2019, along with 20 career victories that make him the winningest active American driver in INDYCAR competition. After earning two wins and a second consecutive championship runner-up finish behind the wheel of the No. 2 Hitachi/XPEL/Shell Fuel Rewards/Sonsio/Snap-on Dallara/Chevrolet in 2021, Newgarden will strive to secure his third INDYCAR title in 2022. After a difficult start to the 2021 season that saw Newgarden finish 23rd in the season opener at Barber Motorsports Park following an incident on the first lap of racing, the Hendersonville, Tenn., native rallied to remain in championship contention all the way through the checkered flag in the season finale on the streets of Long Beach. While he ultimately finished second in the series standings, Newgarden produced his third-consecutive top-two championship finish and he has either won the INDYCAR title or emerged as series runner up four times in the last five seasons. The results for Newgarden were remarkably consistent over the course of the 2021 season, beyond two rare finishes outside of the top 20. His two victories in the No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet – at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and World Wide Technology Raceway – paired nicely with his series-leading four NTT P1 Pole Awards. Three of the poles won by Newgarden and the team came in succession at Detroit, Road America and Mid-Ohio.
Principal, Building Science Corporation
JOSEPH LSTIBUREK, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., Ph.D., P.Eng., is a principal of Building Science Corporation and an Adjunct Professor of Building Science at the University of Toronto. He is a building scientist who investigates building failures and is internationally recognized as an authority on moisture related building problems and indoor air quality. He is an ASHRAE Fellow. The Wall Street Journal referred to him as “the dean of North American building science. Fast Company magazine called him “the Sherlock Holmes of construction”. Dr. Lstiburek is a noted authority on energy efficient construction techniques and heads one of the Building America program teams for the U.S. Department of Energy. He is the developer of ADA (the Air Drywall Approach to air barriers). He is a former Director of Research of the Housing and Urban Development Association of Canada. Dr. Lstiburek has written numerous books and technical papers on building construction and has conducted forensic investigations and served as an expert witness on building failures all over the U.S. He is an expert in the areas of rain penetration, air barriers, vapor barriers, air quality, durability and construction technology. Dr. Lstiburek received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and a doctorate in Building Science at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lstiburek has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 1982.
Editor, RoofersCoffeeShop & MetalCoffeeShop
Karen L. Edwards has been a marketing professional for 30 years focusing the past 20 years on the roofing industry. Having worked at both Carlisle Syntec and EagleView, she has led prominent industry marketing and contractor marketing programs. Edwards now owns her own consulting business, Casimir Group where she serves as the COO for RoofersCoffeeShop®, the director of the Roofing Technology Think Tank (RT3) and she supports contractors and manufacturers in their marketing efforts.
Partner, Hinge Strategy
Karl Feldman oversees Hinge’s service delivery. A former entrepreneur, marketer and engineer, Karl is uniquely qualified to lead our account teams, continuing to evolve and improve the value we deliver to our clients. In addition, he advises leaders in the architecture, engineering and construction industries on growth and marketing issues. Before joining Hinge, Karl was Director of Marketing at HITT Contracting, a top-50 US-based general contractor with 700 employees and offices nationwide.
Chief Commercial Officer, Flack Global Metals
Keith is responsible for raising market awareness of the financial tools available from Flack Metal Bank (FMB). A steel industry veteran with over two decades of commercial and procurement experience, he applies his experience and strategic thinking to help buyers implement risk management and hedging strategies to separate their metals supply from their metals price. Before joining FMB, Keith was the Chief Commercial Officer at Big River Steel and was instrumental in leading the company’s extremely successful startup and phase two expansion. He also spent many years United States Steel Corporation where he held positions of increasing importance in both the United States and Europe. Keith holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Alabama, with a major in Management Information Systems and a minor in Computer Science.
VP of Marketing, McElroy Metals
Ken Gieseke, Vice President of Marketing for McElroy Metal, has spent his entire working career around sales and marketing positions within the building materials industry. Currently, Ken serves on the Board of Directors of the Metal Roofing Alliance. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University – Shreveport.
Sales Support Manager, ATAS International, Inc.
Lee Ann M. Slattery, FCSI, CDT®, CCPR, LEED AP BD+C is the Sales Support Manager for ATAS International, and the Market Development Committee Chairperson for the Metal Construction Association. She has 30 years of experience in sales and marketing within the architectural building products industry. Lee Ann served as the Middle Atlantic Region Institute Director on the board of the Construction Specifications Institute for the past four years and was elevated to Fellowship within CSI in 2020. She currently serves on the education committee for National Women in Roofing and the planning committee for Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls.
Architectural Projects Manager, Sheffield Metals
From aluminum snow retention systems to steel, aluminum, copper, zinc and stainless steel on all styles of metal roof and wall systems, I have coddled, coached, prodded and even pushed architects to dream in metal and the results have been a blast. Designers now know the truth that metal IS one of the most sustainable building materials ever. In winter I am fine-tuning my luge run in the hills above Chelsea, VT or in my adopted Lake Placid, rubbing elbows with downhillers and bobsled junkies. In summer I tend to my organic gardens when not on my Victory Cross Country Tour with the kids in the leather basket behind me. I.LOVE.METAL.
Director of Solar Business, S-5!
Mark has 10+ years of solar energy experience and 20 years of engineering and management experience in various industries. Prior to S-5!, he held management positions at a mounting system company and with a solar project developer. His solar expertise includes product development, operations, installation, compliance, codes and standards, sales and business development. Mark is vice-chair of SEIA’s Mounting Systems Manufacturers Committee, a member of SEAOC’s PV Committee, and a founding member of UL2703’s Standards Technical Panel. Mark earned an MBA from Babson College and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Dartmouth College.
Sales / Marketing Manager, Sherwin-Williams
After 13 years of service in the United States Navy as a member of the SEAL Teams, Mark MacDonald joined Rockwell Collins to work in Marketing and Sales in the Aerospace industry. Mark quickly transitioned into Program Management where he managed everything from new product development to production, specializing in Research and Development. After a successful 12 years with Rockwell Collins, Mark transitioned to Sherwin Williams (formerly Valspar) where he manages regional sales while leading new product innovation for SherwinWilliams Protective Coatings Group, Coil Building Products North America.
Inside Sales Manager, The Bradbury Company
Matt Werner has been with The Bradbury Co., Inc. for 18 years. The first 10 years were in sales and product development with Bradbury’s trim manufacturing line of equipment, which includes hydraulic folders and light gauge slitting equipment. Currently, Matt is the Inside Sales Manager and Director of Marketing for The Bradbury Group of companies, which includes multiple locations around the world. All are involved in the manufacturing of coil processing and roll forming equipment for various industries. Matt is a member of FMA’s Roll Forming Council.
Founder & CEO, DroneDeploy
Mike Winn is the co-founder and CEO of DroneDeploy, the leading enterprise-grade site reality platform. The software converts job sites, structures, and assets into easy-to-understand digital representations, generating valuable insights for industries including construction, energy, and agriculture. Through mapping, 3D modeling, analysis, and reporting, it provides a detailed and accurate digital replica of any asset, enabling customers to take action, save time, and lower unforeseen costs. Beginning as a conservation-based project, the company now has global offices in the US and Australia and has raised $142M to date.
General Manager, 3A Composites USA
Nick Scheib brings a wealth of knowledge within commercial construction with a focus on wall applications. He takes pride in providing the best product experience for all stakeholders. As General Manager of the Architectural Division for 3A Composites USA, Nick has overall responsibility for their ALUCOBOND® business. Nick holds a Master of Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.
Editorial Director, Modern Trade Publications
Paul has more than 30 years of experience in construction as both a contractor and an industry thought leader. He serves as editorial director for Modern Trade Communications, publishers of Metal Construction News and Metal Architecture, the leading publications in the metal construction industry. He is responsible for audience delivery and content creation for the magazines and all editorial products at Modern Trade Communications. Paul is an award-winning writer and editor who previously was editorial director of Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Custom Builder, Housing Giants and HousingZone.com. He began his writing career at Remodeling magazine where he was editor-in-chief.
Director of Sales, Hill Engineering
Paul has over 35 years’ experience in the tool and die and roll forming industries as a toolmaker, field service technician, die design engineering, sales application engineering and director of sales. Paul received his schooling from the Tooling and Manufacturing Association in tool and die making and engineering, and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Paul has been with Hill Engineering since 1988 and has been a speaker and conference chairman for PMA, FMA and SME conferences, and has authored technical articles in leading industry publications. Paul served on the Fabricators and Manufactures Association‘s Board of Directors as an Associate Director during 2013-2014 and is a member and Past Chairman of FMA’s Roll Forming Council.
Insulated Panel Manager, ATAS International, Inc.
RC Antal is the Insulated Panel Manager at ATAS International, Inc. He has 19 years of experience in the building materials industry and manages the ATAS Insulated Metal Panel portfolio. RC’s experience in all aspects of customer service, sales and marketing, along with his extensive knowledge of the building envelope and thermal insulation, allows him to provide a multitude of solutions and support throughout the construction cycle. Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, walls and ceiling panel systems for commercial and residential buildings.
CEO and Founder, S-5!
Rob is a metal roofing expert who has worked in the industry for five decades―as a laborer, then contractor, forensic consultant, technical author, educator, innovator, and CEO and founder of S-5! He is a member of NRCA, ASHRAE, ASCE, CSI and ASTM and a lifetime honorary member of MBCEA and MCA. Rob holds 60+ patents and innovated the concept of seam clamps to attach roof accessories to standing seam roof profiles. He has served as faculty for the Roofing Industry Educational Institute, the Roof Consultants Institute and the University of Wisconsin. Rob is a recipient of numerous awards and was a charter inductee to the Metal Construction Hall of Fame. His presentations and technical writings have been translated and published in at least 10 languages, yet he is a down-to-earth, hands-on speaker who has a knack for making technical subjects easy for his audience to understand.
National Accounts Manager, Silvercote
Robert’s passion to create positive change motivates him daily. The Metal Building Industry is changing, and Robert is active in creating opportunities to forge a new perception by thinking well, well outside the colloquial “pre-engineered metal box.” As the National Accounts Manager of Silvercote - a leading laminator in custom insulation solutions, Robert leads foundation customer relationships in the USA and Canada. He drives interaction with the market, designer/specifiers, and end use owners as they are the critical connections to the future of our industry. As a fervent advocate of collaboration with industry associations, Robert connects his peers, and network as the VP of the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA), and the Chair of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) – Architects Committee.
VP of Operations, Metallic Products Inc.
Samuel Gray is a Pearland, Texas, native and U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served our country for more than 11 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Abilene’s Hardin-Simmons University. Samuel joined Metallic Products in 2014, first serving as control manager, but working his way through the ranks to vice president of operations. Today, he helps to oversee the company’s sales and production processes, seeking out ways to improve efficiency and customer experience while producing leading metal building ventilation accessories. Outside of work, Samuel enjoys spending time with his two children — Carolyn, age 8, and Andrew, age 4.
Senior Content Specialist, Cibirix
Scott Kyles is the Lead Content Specialist & Client Relationship Manager for Cibirix Digital Marketing (Cibirix.com) in Mount Airy, NC. Cibirix partners with companies of all sizes & types to attract more leads, engage more customers, and GROW their businesses. We’ve helped metal building manufacturers, metal building dealers, commercial playground providers, roofing & home exterior contractors, business technology providers, and more. We can help your business, too! Scott holds bachelor’s & master’s degrees from Wake Forest University, and has earned APTD & CCXP certifications. He brings decades of experience in content writing, marketing, training, CX, EX, and building healthy cultures.
Sales Manager, Beck Automation
Shawn Huffman has been with Beck Automation for twelve years, serving as the Sales Manager since joining the company. As a customer-focused manager, Shawn assists customers with technical support and the installation of software packages to ensure a service first approach. Beck Automation is a leading control system provider for the metal forming industry making production machines more efficient and profitable.
Architectural & National Accounts Director, S-5!
Shelly joined S-5! in 2018 with a successful career in the building industry stemming from design work, architectural sales and representing manufacturers since 1989.Today, she creates, manages and provides training through AIA CES presentations and manages the architectural specification programs. Her vast experience gives her a perspective and understanding of the various roles and expectations of the people with whom she interacts. She actively participates in industry organizations and trade shows. Her passion has always been working, learning, teaching and sharing knowledge in the construction industry. She keeps active remodeling homes or spending time with friends and family. She enjoys the outdoors, water, hiking, bocce, golf and bonfires.
Founder/CEO, SunnyCal Solar
Career has roots deep in the high tech industries of Silicon Valley, in San Jose CA. Steve has 40+ years of high tech experience. He worked as a Silicon Valley design and development engineer for several emerging companies, and later as VP of Engineering and Marketing. Steve was responsible product development and worldwide marketing for computerized testing systems used in semiconductor manufacturing. Currently he is founder/CEO of Jackson CA based SunnyCal Solar, providing design and installation of solar-electric systems. He established the SunnyCal Solar Store selling solar products directly to consumers, offering traditional components and internally-developed specialized products.
President, Roll Form Solutions, Inc.
Steve is the President of Roll Form Solutions located in Grand Haven, MI. His initial entry into the roll forming industry began as a machinist making parts for roll formers and presses. From there he worked in the tool room, assembled roll form machines, and put complete roll forming systems together. He has also worked in sales, helping his customers with product development and design, along with quoting roll form tooling and systems. For eleven years, he held the position of Chief Engineer with a large custom roll forming company. In that function, he was responsible for process and product design, tooling quoting, supervision of Tool Engineers, and overseeing the design, build, and purchase of all roll forming tooling and specialized equipment. Steve has a degree in Applied Science Industrial Engineering and over 47 years’ experience in the roll form industry, which enables him to incorporate fundamental principles as well as problem solving techniques to various levels. He is a current member and Past Chairman of FMA’s Roll Forming Council.
Engineering Manager, Fabral Metal Roofs
Steve Maule is the Engineering Manager at Fabral Metal Wall and Roof Systems, where he has worked as part of their engineering team for over 18 years. Steve has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and has spent his career building his expertise in the metal cladding industry. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE). Today, Steve is a cross-functional team leader managing product testing, project estimating, product training, warranties, new product development and more. He is an active representative and committee member of the Metal Construction Association (MCA).
ATAS International, Inc.
Steven Minunni is the Northeast District Sales Manager for ATAS International. He has worked for ATAS since 1998 and has over 30 years’ experience in construction sales. Steven has earned several industry certifications including the LEED Green Associate from the United States Green Building Council, Construction Documents Technology from the Construction Specifications Institute, and Metal Roof Installation from the Metal Construction Association. He recently headed up the creation of ATAS’ two-day seminar on Wall Panel installation that was launched in November of 2021.
Steven Gaynor is a Principal of Pivoth Corp providing consulting services for building product manufacturers seeking to enter or grow within the US Market. He has worked in the building envelope industry since 2003 with experience spanning building envelope installation contractors, general contractors and product manufacturers. Leading programs with several building product manufacturers, Steven has led multiple new products from conception through launch in the rainscreen segment. Steven Co-founded the Rainscreen Association in North America in which he now serves on the Board of Directors, and as Vice-Chair on the executive committee. He has also been a voting member of ASTM E06 since 2010. Today he helps his clients pivot and achieve growth by building and securing channels to market, training sales teams, and leading rainscreen products through the complicated maze of certification in North America.
CEO, TBA Studio
A licensed professional architect, Tim has over 22 years of design, development, and project management experience. Supervising the execution of complex projects, he works closely with client representatives, construction managers, general contractors and special consultants to ensure the successful completion of his clients’ projects.
President, Isaiah Industries
Todd Miller is president of Isaiah Industries, a manufacturer of specialty metal roofing geared for the residential, light commercial, and historical preservation markets. Celebrating his 40th year in the industry, Todd is often called upon for his expertise pertaining to roof and flashing design, and ventilation. He has a popular educational website pertaining to these matters at www.asktoddmiller.com.
Executive Director, InSeitz Strategies
Tom Seitz serves as the Executive Director of the MCM Alliance at the Metal Construction Association (MCA). He is responsible for proactively bringing together industry-leading, MCM manufacturers, fabricators, and suppliers to collaborate and promote their technical expertise to architectural, engineering, and building owner markets. He partners with and supports MCM members as they accomplish their goals, make an impact, and drive the industry forward, faster. His goal is to lead the acceleration of MCM panel system market demand with clear and concise education. Seitz’s ability to lead and grow the MCM is fueled by his 45 years of experience in the architectural facade industry. He has expertise in sales and marketing with steel, aluminum, glass, and curtain wall materials in a variety of North American markets as well as management experience with companies including: E.G. Smith, Flour City Architectural Metals, H. H. Robertson Company and 3A Composites.
General Manager, Metal Building Manufacturers Association
Tony Bouquot is the General Manager of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA). Tony has been a leader in the building products industry for over 30 years. A talented and engaging presenter, Tony brings life to topics through his vast knowledge and enthusiasm for metal building systems.
Senior Staff Engineer, Metal Building Manufacturers Association
Vincent E. Sagan, P.E., F.ASCE, Senior Staff Engineer for the Metal Buildings Manufacturers Association (MBMA), manages research and engineering projects, and interacts with United States code and standards organizations. He represents MBMA on the AISI Committee on Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and several ASCE 7 Subcommittees. He has over 30 years of experience in all phases of investigation, design, and construction of buildings and other structures.
District Manager, Therm-All
Bill Beals is the District Manager of Therm-All, is a 32-year veteran of several committees, including the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) Energy Committee and NIA's Metal Building Laminators Committee (chairperson). Mr. beals also belongs to the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and International Code Council (ICC), and is often invited to share his extensive energy code knowledge through presentations at industry conferences. Mr. Beals has contributed to many articles and reference guides, and authors bi-monthly commercial energy codes blog called "The Code Man"
After graduating Campbell High School in the summer of 1990, Zeke began his summer job as the chop saw operator in MillerClapperton’s newly formed shop. After seven months of working in the shop, he was moved into the office in a support role to anybody that needed help. Shortly thereafter, he began helping out with panel takeoffs and material takeoffs under the supervision of Dave Clapperton. It wasn’t long before he was handling the majority of the estimating duties and preparing pricing and quotes so that Ted Miller could travel the Eastern part of the United States selling Reynobond panels. In 1998, he was promoted to Sales Manager. In May of 2011, MillerClapperton began to execute its succession plan and promoted Zeke to President. In this position, Zeke handles all day-to-day business decisions and reports directly to the Board of Directors. Zeke currently resides in Smyrna, GA and has two children, Hanna Grace and Coleman.