What is your position within your company?
I am vice president of Diamond Roofing, Manhattan, Kan.
People would be surprised to know
I live in Manhattan, Kan., where people bleed Kansas State University purple, but I graduated from the University of Kansas so I'm a huge Jayhawks basketball fan. I do bleed purple, but only by way of mixing crimson and blue!
What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
On May 4, 2007, an EF5 tornado devastated rural Greensburg, Kan., destroying 95 percent of the town. Faced with a massive cleanup project, Greensburg residents rebuilt their town using sustainable materials to serve as a model of green living. To support the town's initiative, I collaborated with local building owners and architects to help them incorporate reflective "cool" roofs, vegetative roof systems and photovoltaic roof systems into their rebuilding designs. The town now is classified as having one of the highest per capita LEED-certified buildings in the U.S.
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