Steve Kubicka


What is your position within your company?
I am Northeast regional sales manager for Polyglass U.S.A. Inc., Deerfield Beach, Fla.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
When I worked for a distributor many years ago, we sold a substantial job to ship materials to Plum Island, N.Y., which is accessible by boat from Long Island. The contractor chose us for the job because he believed we would be the best distributor to track and confirm each load (this occurred before widespread cell phone use). The only way to bring materials onto the island was by shipping two tractor trailers at a time on a Coast Guard barge. We shipped more than 20 loads of materials during a two-day period without a hitch. The contractor called us the second day to ask whether we could move up the timeline for the last few loads because his workers were ahead of schedule! It took a lot of planning and confirmation to get the job done right, and we did it.

People would be surprised to know …
After I graduated college, I accepted a position as a graduate assistant at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., in the math department. At 22 years old, I was a university professor who taught a basic calculus course to 18- and 19-year-old business and economics majors.