Tom BowenChief Executive Officer
Tom Bowen brings nearly 30 years of facility service, energy solutions and construction experience along with a passion for organizational culture and teamwork as the CEO of North American Roofing. Tom’s track record of customer commitment along with profitable growth and employee development was formed through leadership roles in Fortune 500 as well as nimble entrepreneurial companies throughout his career. His background in business development, general management and executive leadership throughout North America combined with vertical market and industry specific knowledge provide the foundation for his leadership approach.
Most recently Senior Vice President of ABM’s Technical Solutions division, Tom was responsible for unprecedented profit and sales growth throughout the United States. He oversaw the core project and service offerings for Electrical and HVAC along with guaranteed energy solutions and a dedicated National Accounts platform. His career includes similar executive leadership roles at Honeywell International and Sempra Energy, and includes mergers and acquisition experience as well as speaking and teaching engagements. A longtime board member for the National Association of Energy Service Companies, Tom has written numerous published articles on topics ranging from sustainability to employee motivation. A graduate of California State University Long Beach, Tom subsequently received his Executive MBA at Wake Forest University.
Ed StachowiakVice President of Sales Operations
Ed brings a wealth of experience leading sales teams and comes to North American Roofing with a proven record of meeting sales revenue expectations. He spent 15 years with Otis Elevator Company, where he developed an outstanding sales career working through a variety of roles. As Director of Service Sales & Business Development, North America for Otis, Ed managed outside sales, inside sales, sales support, and marketing. During that time at Otis, Ed also led the training, talent acquisition, and project management departments. Ed has a BS degree in Business & Technology Management from Clarkson University, an MBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, and an MS in International Logistics & Supply Chain Strategy from Georgia Tech. He also earned Lean Green Belt and Six Sigma Green Belt certifications from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). As North American Roofing’s Vice President of Sales Operations, Ed oversees the Sales, Marketing, and Estimating departments.
Michelle joined North American Roofing in 1997 as a Cost Accountant and was quickly promoted to Assistant Controller in 1998 and then Controller in 2006. She’s been serving as Interim CFO for over a year. Her depth of industry and company experience have been invaluable to the financial backbone of the company. Before joining North American Roofing, Michelle worked in the retail industry as the Corporate Accounting Manager for a national fabric and craft chain. Michelle graduated with a BS in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Alex LissendenDirector of National Sales
Alex has a passion for the unification of sales and environmental awareness. He received his BFA from Guilford College, completing his thesis in wood-firing locally harvested clays in the coastal town of Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. His background ranges from the local production and sales of folk ceramics in Western North Carolina to selling LEED-certified roofing materials nationwide.
As an account manager for Campbell’s Ceramics, Alex managed 25+ regional distributors spanning from the northern borders of Maine to the Panama Canal. Upon moving back to Asheville, North Carolina in 2007, Alex was introduced to the Verble family and began establishing new corporate relationships as a national account manager for North American Roofing. After earning his stripes in the field, Alex was given the opportunity to design and implement the company’s business development team, which included the placement of NARSI’s strategic account managers as well as the inception of the company’s Lead Generation Department. Alex is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and stays involved with the company’s field sales through his secondary role as corporate sales trainer.
Dwight MarwedeTechnical Director
Dwight has spent his entire 36-year career in the roofing industry. While attending Cincinnati Technical College and the University of Cincinnati, he worked part time at a fourth-generation roofing company. He joined them on a full-time basis in the mid-seventies and became their VP of operations. While there, he was involved in some of the city’s most prestigious projects: the tile roof renovation of Cincinnati’s historic Music Hall and the design and installation of the stainless steel and nickel roofs installed on Procter & Gamble’s world headquarters.
Dwight joined North American Roofing in 1988 and has held several positions with the company including VP of operations and most recently VP of technical services and sales. His industry expertise and industry knowledge of all low- and steep-slope roofing systems is invaluable in providing innovative customer solutions. In addition, he holds numerous contractor licenses throughout the country, from Florida to California. He is also a member of RCI, CSI, NRCA, and ICSC.
Darin BlackwellTechnical Director
Darin has over 28 years of low-slope roofing experience. He started with North American Roofing in 1990 as a laborer on an EPDM installation crew. Within a few years, he had worked his way up to become a field foreman, managing multiple EPDM, TPO, and sheet metal installation crews. Darin has worked as a project manager in the commercial roofing industry, partnering with clients to help them realize their expectations when making the investment in the roofs on their buildings. Darin’s expertise and extensive knowledge elevated him to the position of assistant director of production and then, in 2016, as director. In April 2018, it was announced that Darin was promoted to the new position of Senior Director of Production.
Ryan CripeSr. Director of Production
As Managing Director of Production, Ryan Cripe uses his financial, accounting, and operations experience to manage our production staff from our headquarters in Tampa, FL. Ryan uses his leadership skills to guide and streamline the budgetary and financial aspects of installing commercial roofs as well as permitting, warranties, and construction operations. Ryan also works closely with our Senior Director of Production and Executive Leadership team to ensure strategic objectives remain at the operational forefront, both out in the field and the office. Before joining North American Roofing as Production Manager in 2017, Ryan Cripe spent 18 years at both private and publicly held companies providing accounting, finance, management, and operations leadership. Eleven of those years were spent in the construction industry and included the role of CFO of a commercial construction company in the West Coast. Ryan has extensive experience leading and overseeing the financial aspects of large commercial projects such as the construction of multiple highrise complexes throughout the West Coast of the United States.
Ryan attended Washington State University with a degree in Business Administration and Finance and is also a member in good standing with CFMA (Construction Financial Management Association).
Jill TackettDirector of Service
Jill Tackett joins North American Roofing with over twenty-five years of experience leading teams and departments across the Commercial Roofing, IT and Logistics industries. Jill’s accomplishments include the development of sales and service contracts and national account proposals. Her strategic planning skills also led to the successful implementation of strategic corporate objectives including data collection and integrity, purchasing and logistics, work orders, FCS software, and OSHA/Safety projects. As Director of Service for North American Roofing, Jill directs, manages, and assists in optimizing existing systems and bringing our technical roofing and service solutions to customers across the country.
Tony DoverDirector of Production
Tony graduated from Purdue University with a degree in building construction. He started with North American Roofing in 1990 as an estimator. After two years, he was promoted to assistant director of operations. In two more years, he was promoted to his current position overseeing the quality of installations but first and foremost the safety of North American Roofing’s most valuable assets, the employees. He is an OSHA construction outreach trainer and is a qualifier on several state contractors’ licenses. He manages several inspectors throughout the United States who help him keep North American Roofing one of the safest companies, as well as one of the industry leaders in quality installations.
Kyle SheltonDirector of Estimating
Kyle started as an Estimator with North American Roofing in January, 2012. During that time, he developed complex, technical scopes for some of the company’s largest projects. In 2014, Kyle was promoted to Estimating Manager and was responsible for managing the industry’s most advanced Estimating Department. With a team of estimators, CAD technicians, and Roof Techs, Kyle ensures that the company proposes the best roofing solutions for our customers.
Kyle graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with Minor in Business Administration.
Mary KasunickDirector of Human Resources
Mary joined North American Roofing in 2012 where she leads recruitment and staffing for the company’s office and field staff as well as oversees the payroll and benefit administration process. With over 25 years of Human Resources experience, Mary also leads the development of various corporate objectives relating to employee relations, team development and management support. Prior to joining North American Roofing, Mary spent nine years with The Cliffs managing the HR function for seven luxury, gated golf course communities with a total employee base of 750.
Mary is also a proud graduate of Winthrop University of Rock Hill, SC.
Clint RossDirector of Information Systems
Clint joined North American Roofing in 2014 with over twenty years of IT experience. As Director of Information Systems at North American Roofing, Clint manages and develops software applications along with strategically aligning technology with business processes and digital infrastructure transformation. At North American Roofing, Clint oversees a team of analysts, developers, and help desk employees, to optimize digital systems and to bring new opportunities and efficiencies across the organization.
Clint’s accomplishments include directing multiple program roll-outs for numerous start-up IT managed service providers. He has served in project management roles and developer capacities throughout his career. Clint has diagnosed and repaired servers for top Fortune 500 companies. He has developed and released a series of successful mobile applications and managed hundreds of successful IT business projects end-to-end.