Jim Hoff

What is your position within your company?
I am president of TEGNOS Research Inc., Carmel, Ind.

What is the most unusual roofing project of which you have been a part?
My most memorable project was more than 30 years ago when I was a project estimator. It involved the renovation of a 100-year-old bandstand that featured a formed copper roof system resembling ancient Chinese tiles.

What is your roofing industry involvement?
I am vice president of research for the Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing and a technical consultant for several other industry organizations. I also serve on the boards of the Cool Roof Rating Council and the RCI Foundation.

Why did you become involved in the roofing industry?
After earning a drafting degree, I started working as an estimator for a contracting firm that specialized in metal buildings. Metal buildings led to metal roofing, which led to a job at Firestone Building Products in the early 1980s—just when rubber roofing was taking off.