Dave Lawlor


What is your position within your company?
I am North American sales manager—roofing for ROCKWOOL in North America, Milton, Ontario.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
We currently are supplying materials for a 3.3 million-square-foot roof complex project for tire manufacturer Michelin in South Carolina. People often ask me to repeat myself when they hear the size of the project because it's unusually large.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
In 1986, I had finished my third year in college studying architectural technology and wanted to find a job that allowed me to stay in construction and the city. I took the first job I saw on an employment board at my school—a site laborer with a waterproofing company installing polymer-modified bitumen membrane on concrete decks. From there, I was offered a permanent position as a technical representative with the membrane manufacturing company.