Asphalt roofing group names new officers
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association elected and installed their new officers and Executive Committee members at the 2005 Fall Meeting of the ARMA Board of Directors, held Nov. 2-3 in Napa, CA. ARMA's new president is Robert B. Tafaro, chief operating officer of GAF Materials Corporation, Wayne, NJ.
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association elected and installed their new officers and Executive Committee members at the 2005 Fall Meeting of the ARMA Board of Directors, held Nov. 2-3 in Napa, CA.
ARMA's new president is Robert B. Tafaro, chief operating officer of GAF Materials Corporation, Wayne, NJ. Tafaro's term, as are the terms of all of the ARMA officers, is for the two year period through November 2007. Tafaro also serves on the ARMA Executive Committee and the ARMA Board of Directors.
"I am very proud to serve ARMA during what I am sure will be a very interesting time in our industry. My goal is to look behind in two years at an association made more responsive, proactive and inclusive. An association that very clearly represents the value brought forth by the asphalt roofing manufacturers," commented Tafaro.
Other ARMA officers elected and installed at the ARMA Board of Directors meeting are: Vice President: Sheree L. Bargabos, president, Roofing and Asphalt, Owens Corning, Toledo, OH; Secretary-Treasurer: John K. Donaldson, president, Roofing Products Group, CertainTeed Corporation, Valley Forge, PA.
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