WAYNE, N.J. (May 5) – Roofing products supplier GAF Materials Corp. has elected Robert B. Tafaro as president and CEO, effective immediately.
Tafaro replaces Bill Collins, who left the company to join the Katrina recovery effort at Habitat for Humanity International and Samuel J. Heyman, who has served as acting CEO the last six months.
"We are very fortunate to have someone with Bob´s demonstrated leadership in the building materials industry to head our company as well as the strong and capable team of senior managers developed under Bill Collins´ leadership over the years," Heyman said in a statement.
Tafaro joined GAF in 1989 and over the past 17 years has held progressively more responsible positions; most recently, he served as chief operating officer. Tafaro currently serves on the company´s board of directors and serves as president and board member at the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association.