Jeffrey W. Edwards
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Jeffrey W. Edwards is our President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman and has held these positions since 2011, 2004 and 1999, respectively. Mr. Edwards’ position allows him to advise the Board of Directors on management’s perspective over a full range of issues affecting the Company. Prior to joining us, he acted as an officer and strategist for several companies that he and his family have started, acquired or invested in over more than 40 years across a variety of industries, including multi-family and student housing development and management, industrial tool distribution, wholesale building supply, homebuilding, land and real estate development, and real estate brokerage. Since 1988, Mr. Edwards has been involved in the launch of many business ventures as well as commercial real estate developments in central Ohio and elsewhere. He holds a B.S. in Marketing from Miami University.
Michael T. Miller
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Michael T. Miller has served as our most senior financial officer since he joined us in 2000 as our Executive Vice President – Finance, has been our Chief Financial Officer since July 2013 and has served as a director since March 2004. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Miller held the position of Senior Vice President/Managing Director responsible for Corporate Investment Banking at Huntington Capital Corp., a subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares, Inc., a regional bank holding company. Before joining Huntington in 1991, Mr. Miller held various positions with Deutsche Bank and CIBC in New York. Mr. Miller began his career at First Union National Bank in Charlotte, North Carolina. He holds a B.A. from Wake Forest University.
Jay P. Elliott
Chief Operating Officer
Jay P. Elliott has been our Chief Operating Officer since August 2013. Since joining the Company in April 2002 as Regional Operations and Business Integrations Manager, Mr. Elliott has led our acquisition integration process and has overseen various corporate functions. Prior to joining us, Mr. Elliott worked with E&Y Corporate Finance, LLC in restructuring advisory services. Mr. Elliott’s experience includes ten years with Owens Corning in several roles including new business development, market management and corporate strategic planning. Mr. Elliott spent three years with IBM and began his career with Westinghouse Electric Corp. He earned an M.B.A. from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management, a B.E. from Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering, and an A.B. from Colgate University.
Todd R. Fry
Chief Accounting Officer
Todd R. Fry became our Chief Accounting Officer in April 2014. Mr. Fry was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Champion Industries from 1999 to 2014, where his responsibilities included SEC reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, risk management and debt negotiation. Prior to that, from 1997 to 1999, Mr. Fry served as Chief Financial Officer of Broughton Foods Company, where he led both the IPO and subsequent sale of the company. Prior to his multiple CFO roles, from 1991 to 1997, Mr. Fry served as a manager at Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. Mr. Fry holds a B.S. from The Ohio State University. Mr. Fry has served as a director of Summit State Bank since 2000 and as a director of the State of West Virginia’s venture capital fund since 2010.
W. Jeffrey Hire
President of External Affairs
W. Jeffrey Hire joined the Company in 2008 and was named President of External Affairs in December 2013. His responsibilities include working with our largest customers, our major suppliers and industry associations. Prior to joining us, from 1978 to 2008, Mr. Hire held numerous management positions at Owens Corning. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Director of Products and Programs for the Insulating Systems Business, developing product innovations and value-added customer programs. For eleven years prior to that, Mr. Hire was General Manager of the Insulation Contractor Segment of the Residential Insulation Division. He earned a B.S. in Philosophy from University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio and an M.B.A. specializing in General Management from The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business in St. Paul, Minnesota. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Insulation Contractors Association of America and has served as a Committee Chairman for the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association. Mr. Hire received the Insulation Contractors Association of America’s “Key Man” award for his leadership and dedication to the industry.