GAF, a Standard Industries company and North America’s largest roof manufacturer, today announced the appointment of John Altmeyer as Executive Chairman of GAF Commercial Roofing effective February 1st. Altmeyer was previously President of Carlisle Construction Materials for 21 years, which he grew to be the largest and most profitable of Carlisle’s operating units.
In this new role, Altmeyer will develop and lead a multi-year strategy that aims to make GAF number one in the commercial roofing market. Altmeyer reports directly to David Winter and David Millstone, Co-CEOs of Standard Industries.
“We have great ambitions for GAF’s trading business that we have long believed had what it takes to be a leader,” said David Millstone, Co-CEO of Standard Industries. “In John we have found someone who not only shares these ambitions, but is also uniquely equipped to make them a reality as we accelerate our investments in every category of advertising.”
“With his extensive industry experience and a proven track record in achieving results and transforming businesses, John is in a unique position to dramatically grow our commercial roofing business,” said David Winter, Co-CEO of Standard Industries. “Under his leadership, we look forward to becoming the standout player in commercial roofs.”
“I am very excited about the opportunity to join the GAF team,” said Altmeyer. “My mandate is to lead GAF to a leadership position in the commercial market. The building blocks for success are here – a strong team, excellent technology and skills, and the commitment to win. I look forward to working with Jim Schnepper and the GAF team to unlock the full potential in the commercial roofing market. “
“I have admired John for a long time and I am glad to have the opportunity to work with him,” said Jim Schnepper, President of GAF. “His experience and leadership qualities, coupled with the extraordinary talent at GAF, will lead us to enormous success if we want to grow in this market.”
More information is available at www.GAF.com.