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  • Dick Bus

    Mr. Bus has over twenty years experience in the metal roofing and siding industry. Dick is President of ATAS International, Inc., a family owned manufacturer of architectural and residential metal roofing and siding. ATAS manufactures profiles in aluminum and steel for the residential and architectural roofing market. Panels are manufactured with high performance coatings. Dick was Chairman of the Residential Roofing Council for the Metal Construction Association (MCA). He Chaired the committee to write the Minimum Performance Guideline for Residential Metal Roofing. He is now the 2nd Vice President of the MCA, which is part of the Board of Directors and he is also, President of the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA), a consumer awareness campaign.

  • Todd Miller

    Todd has served as President of Classic Products, Inc., one of the country's leading metal roofing manufacturers, since 1996. Before that, he served for 15 years in various marketing-related roles at the company. Under Todd's leadership, Classic Products has taken an active role in educating homeowners across North America about the many advantages of metal roofing. Todd participates in various metal roofing industry associations, and is a Board Member of the Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) and Metal Construction Association (MCA).

  • Lynn Noesser

    Lynn Noesser offers over 33 years of residential metal roofing know-how. As a leader at Fabral, a premier supplier of residential metal roofing, Lynn has obtained direct product knowledge by learning the manufacturing process as well as material details. His extensive knowledge serves the industry and consumers well and positions him as an expert on the many benefits of metal roofing and online resources that allow homeowners to visualize what's possible. Lynn is active with the Metal Roofing Alliance and serves as a Board Director for the National Frame Builders Association. Fabral has been a leader in the metal roofing industry for over 45 years, offers nationwide coverage and provides some of the best warranties in the industry.

  • Eric Novotny

    Eric Novotny has served as the president of Windows on Washington, and award winning remodeler, since 2005. Prior to that, Eric served as an environmental consultant for large land and property development firms. Eric's extensive background in Environmental Engineering and Building Science are the foundation from which he draws to advise home and building owners on intelligent building material selections. Metal roofing is the perfect example of a building material that is both environmentally friendly and more energy efficient than its commonplace equivalents. Eric continues to consult and educate consumers on the benefits of metal roofing and how these systems can be used in both traditional and high efficiency construction while delivering vastly improved aesthetic appeal.

  • Brian Partyka

    Brian is a 20-year veteran of the metal construction industry and has been with Drexel Metals from its early days. Brian is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Metal Construction Association. He chairs the Statistics Committee, co-chairs the Codes and Standards Committee and sits on multiple task groups. Brian is also a member of the Cool Metal Roof Coalition, sits on the Industry Advisory Board for the NRCA (National Roofing Contractors Association) as well as the CEO Advisory Council for the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce. Brian has published and contributed to numerous technical trade-articles/white papers relating to metal building products, and presents nationally, internationally and regionally about sustainable design and the use of metal to reduce heat gain for industrial, commercial and residential structures. Brian invented the Drexmet® Paint Pen in 2001, an air dry Kynar touch up system, which today is the preferred touch up method of the industry.

  • David Stermer

    David Stermer is the Director of Engineering for Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation based in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been in his current position since 2005. David is responsible for product testing, product approval, product development, documentation and project design. Prior to joining Metal Sales, David worked for a major metal building manufacturer for 15 years in various roles, including Design Engineer and Engineering Manager. David is a Professional Engineer, has a Master of Sciences degree in Structural Engineering and is currently serving on the ASCE 7-16 Wind Load Subcommittee.

  • Georges Wakim

    Georges has spent over 25 years in the metal industry. He's a committee member of the Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute, as well as a member of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and the Order of Engineers of Quebec. Georges is Chief Engineer at Ideal Roofing in Ottawa, Ontario.

  • Dale Walton

    Dale Walton has been in the construction business for 26 years, and has spent the last 16 years with the CertainTeed Corp. He's held various jobs within the company and currently serves as a residential product marketing manager for CertainTeed Roofing, where his marketing responsibilities include CertainTeed's Metal Roofing product lines.


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