North American Roofing Hires Solar Energy Expert to Head Up New Energy Services Group
Asheville, North Carolina – July 5, 2012 – North American Roofing, a national leader in the commercial roofing industry, announced today that it has hired renewable solar energy expert, Nathan Barba, to head up the company’s new Energy Services Group.
Mr. Barba brings significant expertise to North American Roofing. As a former Chief Operating Officer of Megawatt Energy Systems and the designer of a thermoplastic photovoltaic (PV) single-ply roofing membrane, Mr. Barba’s objective is to design and implement solar roof systems that reduce dependency on traditional energy sources. His professional accomplishments include consultant for the Charles Schwab Corporation, and extensive work on multi-megawatt solar PV projects throughout the United States and the Caribbean.
“I’m in the process of putting together a strategy team to identify the best way to implement our solar roofing offerings,” says Mr. Barba. “North American Roofing’s goal is to leverage cutting-edge solar technology and to partner with other solar integrators to install energy-producing roof systems.”
North American Roofing already offers solar roof systems to its clients, but with the development of the Energy Services Group, the company is looking to position itself as one of the nation’s largest energy integration companies.
The company is also expanding its RoofGuard Preventative Maintenance program to include solar energy roof systems. When a client enrolls a facility in the RoofGuard program, North American Roofing monitors the condition of the roof and provides ongoing maintenance to extend roof life, reduce the frequency and severity of roof leaks, and give facility managers predictable maintenance costs for budgeting. By adding solar roofs to the RoofGuard program, clients will receive professional care and maintenance of their energy-generating systems.
North American Roofing’s Executive Vice President, Kelly Wade, extends a warm welcome to Mr. Barba. “We’re very pleased to have Nathan join our team as manager of our Energy Services Group. His impressive accomplishments in the field of renewable energy complement and reflect North American Roofing’s strategic commitment to bringing the latest and best in roofing technology to our clients.“