Keith Gere named Director of Engineering Services at Saginaw's Duro-Last Roofing Inc.

June 19, 2009 |

SAGINAW, MICHIGAN --- Duro-Last Roofing, Inc. has announced the addition of Keith A. Gere as the Director of Engineering Services to accommodate the needs of contractors and provide the continued customer service that has made this company the leader in the roofing industry.

            Gere reports directly to Duro-Last President Tom Hollingsworth and is responsible for the following: directing Duro-Last’s Quality Control Lab, Machine Build, and Engineering Services Departments; providing support to contractors and sales reps as well as the Duro-Last Sales and Quality Assurance Departments; interpreting and writing specifications and approving deviations to the Duro-Last roofing system; updating and publishing product specifications and in-house technical bulletins; acting as a liaison to industry organizations such as SPRI, CRRC, ATSM, and NRCA; developing and testing new systems to meet code and standards from regulatory agencies such as UL, FM, IBC, FBC, and Miami-Dade; providing technical support for tours at the various Duro-Last facilities; and training QA tech reps, Duro-Last sales reps, and other employees on the specifications of the Duro-Last roofing system.

            Prior to Duro-Last, Gere was the Operations Executive/Senior Project Manager at Intec Engineering in Samaria, Michigan, for over five years, where he managed the day-to-day operations of the civil engineering and survey consulting firm. He has over 18 years of experience in engineering.

            Gere earned an Associate of Science degree from Monroe Community College, followed by a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Toledo.

            He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in both Michigan and Ohio. Gere is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

            “It’s an exciting opportunity for me to be a part of this organization,” said Gere. “In its 30-plus years of existence, Duro-Last has developed an outstanding reputation for quality in all aspects of its operations, and I’m delighted to be part of a team that consistently brings exceptional roofing systems to the marketplace.”

            Gere resides in Ida, Michigan.

            With corporate headquarters and a manufacturing facility in Saginaw, Michigan as well as other locations in Grants Pass, Oregon; Jackson, Mississippi; and Sigourney, Iowa, Duro-Last® Roofing, Inc. is the manufacturer of the “World’s Best Roof”®.

              Since 1978, Duro-Last has produced a custom-fabricated, thermoplastic single-ply roofing system that is ideal for any flat or low-sloped commercial or industrial building. Energy-efficient and extremely durable, the Duro-Last roofing system is also leak-proof, virtually maintenance-free and resistant to chemicals, fire, punctures, and high winds.

                        In addition to the Duro-Last roofing system, the company’s brands include the Duro-Last Cool Zone®, the Duro-Shield® metal retrofit, and the Duro-Last Designer Series roofing systems – Shingle-PlyTM and Rock-PlyTM.

            For additional information about Duro-Last, please contact Marketing Communications Coordinator Jennifer Schindler at 800-248-0280, Ext. 2253 or by E-mail at: