GAF has announced the appointment of John Altmeyer as executive chairman, GAF Commercial Roofing. Altmeyer previously served for 21 years as president of Carlisle® Construction Materials, 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 focused on making GAF a leader in the commercial roofing market. Altmeyer will report directly to David Winter and David Millstone, Co-CEOs of Standard Industries.
“We have great ambitions for GAF’s commercial business, which we’ve long believed has what it takes to be the market leader,” said Millstone. “In Altmeyer, we have found someone who not only shares these ambitions, but is also uniquely equipped to realize them as we accelerate our investment across every category of commercial.”
“With his deep industry experience, along with a proven track record of driving results and transforming businesses, Altmeyer is singularly positioned to dramatically expand our commercial roofing business,” said Winter. “Under his leadership, we look forward to becoming the preeminent player in commercial roofing.”
“I am tremendously excited about the opportunity to join the GAF team,” said Altmeyer. “My mandate is to drive GAF to a leadership position in the commercial market. The building blocks for success are here, including a strong team, excellent technologies and capabilities, and a commitment to win. I look forward to working with Jim Schnepper and the GAF team to help realize its full potential in the commercial roofing market.”
“I have long admired Altmeyer and am happy to have the opportunity to work with him,” said Schnepper, president of GAF. “His experience and leadership, coupled with the extraordinary talent at GAF, will set us up for tremendous success as we look to grow in this market.”
GAF is North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer and a part of Standard Industries. GAF’s products include a comprehensive portfolio of roofing and waterproofing solutions for residential and commercial properties as well as for civil engineering applications. GAF provides end-to-end support for architects, specifiers, contractors, and property owners seeking high-quality performance and technical guidance. Through its innovative and customer-driven solutions, the company has protected homes, businesses, families, and communities for over 130 years.