Beacon Roofing Supply Promotes C. Eric Swank to Chief Operating Officer

HERNDON, Va .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (Nasdaq: BECN) announced today that the company has promoted C. Eric Swank, Chief Commercial Officer, to Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) with immediate effect. As COO, Mr. Swank will lead Beacon’s $ 6 billion roof and exterior products business, with company-wide responsibility for sales, marketing and supply chain.

A 15 year veteran of Beacon, Mr. Swank held a number of progressive roles with the company that have given him an in-depth understanding of all facets of Beacon’s business. He started out as Vice President Human Resources in 2004 and was promoted to Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing in 2005. In January 2006, he was named Senior Vice President Operations for the Mid-Atlantic region, where he had been responsible for sales and marketing until then, he was named Executive Vice President of the East Division in 2007 and took on the additional role of Chief Sales and Marketing Officer in 2016 Marketing Officer. Following the Allied acquisition in January 2018, Mr. Swank was promoted to Chief Commercial Officer and took control of the company’s business strategy, including branding, marketing, sales, e-commerce, product management and pricing. Prior to joining Beacon, Mr. Swank spent thirteen years with Cintas Corporation in a variety of operational roles of increasing responsibility. He is a graduate of the Miami University of Ohio.

Paul Isabella, Company President & CEO, stated, “Eric’s promotion to COO today is an important step toward our future growth and profitability goals. His leadership and work ethic have been key to many of the initiatives we have implemented has a deep understanding of all aspects of our business and the respect of our employees, customers and suppliers, which is vital to the role of COO. ”

Mr. Swank added, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead such a great team and build on our history of operational excellence and profitable growth. We achieve this through the use of our multi-channel strategy that leverages our broad geographic presence and our industry-leading digital platform with Beacon Pro + and Beacon 3D +. Our goal is to be the partner of choice for our customers and suppliers and the employer of choice in the market. ”

About Beacon Roofing Supply

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., founded in 1928, is the largest publicly traded distributor of residential and commercial roofing materials and ancillary construction products. The company operates over 500 offices in all 50 US states and 6 Canadian provinces. To learn more about Beacon and its family of regional brands, please visit

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