What is your position within your company?
I am president and chief executive officer of DERBIGUM Americas Inc., Kansas City, Mo.
What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
A reroofing project our company did in Kansas City with one of our top contractors and key building owners. It included an ENERGY STAR® cap sheet, thin film photovoltaic system, a vegetated section and recycling of the torn-off roof—an excellent example of a green roof system.
Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
I have been associated with the building materials and construction industry my entire career, so my transition to the roofing industry was natural and an opportunity that excited me.
What was your first roofing experience?
Helping my father install a roof on a barn on my family's ranch when I was 12 years old