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Methods & Materials Expo

Grow your materials knowledge, get hands-on with new products and valuable face time with industry experts in the Methods & Materials Expo.

  • Quality Building Materials from Top Exhibitors
  • Spec products for your projects
  • Design Ideas and Inspiration
  • Make a Connection with Industry Leaders

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Participating Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

Vitro Architectural Glass is the largest float glass producer in the Americas, manufacturing a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses and VacuMax™ Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG). Committed to sustainable manufacturing processes and products, the company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. Upholding the values of “Together, We See Further”, Vitro strives to realize the power of partnership to ensure that projects meet or exceed ever-evolving sustainability expectations as well as glass requirements.

Steve Cohen National Architectural Manager

YKK AP America is a national manufacturer of award-winning commercial façade systems, architectural windows and residential doors and windows. Driven by a desire to provide exceptional service in our markets, YKK AP America builds upon our foundation of advanced engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing, and customer focus to deliver the highest level of quality at a competitive price.

Jamilla Walcott Director of Marketing and Product Management

Gold Sponsors

Eastman is a specialty company that produces a broad product range, including Saflex® and Vanceva® laminated glass interlayers. These interlayers can enhance glass capability in terms of safety, security, strength, storm resistance, colors, translucence, neutrality, solar performance, and acoustics. Architects/engineers count on Eastman’s expertise in identifying facade/interior laminated glass solutions.

Julia Schimmelpenningh Architectural Technical Engagement Manager

EQUITONE facades are designed by architects for architects. Our through-colored fiber cement panels can be cut, routed, perforated, or printed, and the material maintains its high-performance qualities. Available in sizes up to 4×10’ and with visible or invisible fixing, EQUITONE facades allow for limitless design possibilities.

Earl Mercado Project Manager

Two companies combine to create a platform with a more than 20 year proven track record of successful project delivery and commitment to excellence in roofing, waterproofing, facades, and windows. Held in the highest regard for its relationship with industry leading manufacturers, solid financial strength, and extensive repeat client list.

Anthony Wetterau Vice President

North Glass is the industry’s strongest and largest glass deep-processing equipment R & D and manufacturing enterprises. Its leading flat glass production products have ranked first in the world for 14 consecutive years. Its independent development of the Low-E coating production line has become a global leader in the coating industry.

Bob Zhang Sales Director | North America

Specified Technologies Inc. leads the industry in developing innovative fire protection systems that help stop the spread of fire, smoke and hot gases. For over 25 years, our team has worked hand in hand with the construction industry to create simple solutions to complex firestopping problems. Since firestopping is our only business, we concentrate all our resources on providing the highest quality, fully tested, innovative firestopping solutions.

Eric Lacroix Director, Strategic Accounts Construction

Silver Sponsors

AkzoNobel offers a complete range of products for architectural aluminum, including TRINAR liquid spray coatings and INTERPON powder coatings. Both meet AAMA 2605 standards for Superior Performance and are ideal for monumental projects as well as residential and institutional applications. Widely specified for their performance, durability and color and gloss retention, AkzoNobel coatings ensure the look you spec is the look that lasts.

Bruce E. Carriere Architectural Specification Manager

Altair is a leader in computational science that provides technology solutions in simulation, high-performance computing, data analytics, and AI.

Luca Frattari VP-Global Business Development AE

Axalta’s architectural powder coatings are available in many colors and finishes that meet or exceed AAMA 2603, 2604, and 2605, and will keep you at the forefront of architectural color trends. Axalta’s Dura Coat division produces liquid coatings that meet or exceed AAMA specifications and provide flexibility to customize colors.

Manuel Mayer Segment Leader Architecture & Job Coaters Powder Coatings North America

Automated Fenestration Inc (AFI) is North America’s leader in actuators & controls for windows and skylights for natural ventilation and smoke/heat exhaust. Automated Fenestration Inc is a fully independent UL Listed manufacturer with a long standing reputation in the industry since 1987

Walter Rodriguez Vice President

Boston Valley Terra Cotta is recognized as an innovative manufacturer of architectural ceramics, producing architectural terra cotta, roof tile and the only U.S. manufactured rain screen system, TerraClad™. BVTC has collaborated on numerous R&D initiatives with visiting artists, scientists, and architects, participating in construction projects from design development to completion.

John Krouse President & CEO

CENTRIA Innovations in architectural metal wall and roof systems are helping building teams around the world envision metal as the future of the building envelope. From inspiration through installation, CENTRIA provides the highest level of expertise including service and support from an elite Dealer Network. Based in Pittsburgh (Moon Township, Pa.), our metal architectural systems are the perfect combination of science and aesthetics, offering advanced thermal and moisture protection technology, the broadest spectrum of design options, truly integrated components, and superior sustainability. We invite you to explore the limitless possibilities metal provides for your next project at CENTRIA.com.

Andrew Ashton, CSI Business Development Manager

Cosentino Group is a global, Spanish, family-owned company that produces and distributes highly innovative surfaces for the world of design and architecture. This objective is possible thanks to pioneering and leading brands such as Silestone®, Dekton®, and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces that allow for the creation of unique designs and spaces for both commercial and residential projects.

Brendan Mercier National Facade Manager

CRL is the industry’s leading, full-service provider of architectural metals, glass fittings, and professional-grade glazing supplies. The company leverages more than 50 years of experience and a track record of industry firsts to offer a one-stop shop with a breadth of innovative product choices. Expert support from specification to installation, and fast, reliable service helps customers complete projects on time and on budget. CRL focuses on expanding opportunities for all to turn bold architectural visions into real world experiences.

Erin Lindsay Director of Architectural Business Development

CUPACLAD® is a natural slate rainscreen cladding system which offers a range of cladding solutions, from traditional to contemporary, offering architects and specifiers a wide choice, suiting any individual design.

CUPACLAD® uses high quality and durable slate and is installed using a new and efficient fixing system designed by CUPA PIZARRAS.

Tommy Nickoloff Regional Sales Manager

Dri-Design hits the mark where both form and function meet. Made from one single piece of metal, we manufacture 100% recyclable architectural metal wall panels. Each panel is created without any composite materials, are not laminated, and fully tested. Dri-Design offers nearly endless design possibilities, with an unlimited palate of colors, finishes, materials, textures, and custom perforations.

Jason Zeeff Vice President of Sales

Elemex manufactures superior architectural facade systems in our state-of-the-art facility and supports all aspects of your project from concept to completion. Our Ceramitex® panels are non-combustible, UV resistant, climate defiant and graffiti proof. Built on our proprietary Unity attachment technology, it provides seamless integration of a wide variety of surfaces.

Mallory Dow Business Development Supervisor

Front-Tek is a world recognized brand in the Architectural building market for superbly engineered and high performing facade systems. In partnering with Greco Gres, world leader and innovator of high end extruded porcelain panels, Front-Tek developed an ICC-Certified double ventilated rainscreen system that both maximizes design flexibility and simplifies installation.

Dotan Yeffet Director

GCP Applied Technologies is a leading global provider of construction products technologies that include high-performance waterproofing products and specialty systems such as PERM-A-BARRIER®, SILCOR® and PREPRUFE®, additives for cement and concrete and the VERIFI® in-transit concrete management system. GCP products have been used to build some of the world’s most renowned structures. More information is available at www.gcpat.com.

Kelley Panariello Senior Project Manager

Hydro delivers customized aluminum extrusions for your own building systems as well as complete branded systems for the building envelope. Our Sapa, Technal and Wicona brands develop and manufacture complete systems, while our local manufacturing plants produce the architectural extrusions that fit your own systems.

Paul Walker Business Development Manager

The ISD Group, one of the leading providers of 3D CAD Software, offers innovative solutions for the Façade Construction Industry. With over 40 years of experience in the Façade and Steel Sector, the company is an expert for 3D Modeling Software with Automation to Production Output and integrated Project/Drawing Management. Conceptualize your ideas at high speed with the extensive solution for engineering. To learn more visit www.isdgroup.us

Robert Wierts Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1906, Kawneer’s pioneering architectural solutions continue to advance modern design with resilient, distinctive buildings that promote well-being. With locations across North America and Europe, Kawneer offers global technical expertise, champions sustainable construction methods and is building legacies for future generations.

Sneh Kumar Product Management & Marketing

The PVB Division of Kuraray offers the widest portfolio of laminated glass interlayers on the market. Trosifol® ultra-clear, acoustic, and colored PVB interlayers and SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers provide safety, sound control, decorative, structural and security benefits. Recent security-glazing test results will be highlighted at the conference.

Mark Jacobson Market Manager - North America

Longboard® Architectural Products provides the design and construction community with inspiring architectural products for thoughtful spaces. Founded in 2005, Longboard manufactures top-quality extruded aluminum profiles that are offered in a variety of solid color and woodgrain powder-coated finishes for interior and exterior spaces.

Pat Whitehead Senior Account Manager

MegaKer American engineering company specialized in facades and high-tech mineral systems and materials. Classic and Innovative systems for natural and sintered stone with ingenuity solutions, when necessary associated with our patented composite materials.

Engineering new buildings and renovating old ones, interiors, exteriors, landscape and artworks design offering a prime selection from our own quarries and factories based all over the world. 40 years of history, references and expertise, proposing turn-key package, all included, from selection, top design and full assistance.

Exclusive range of natural stones tested through centuries of applications and fabricated with the most advanced robotized machinery. Fabrication made in USA and on time service throughout the country and abroad.

There is more but we will tell you face-to-face, we are not an internet link but a real person to person organization.

We do not promise the moon but the rocket to get there.

Giancarlo Pilotto CEO

Neolith® is a market leading Sintered Stone brand offering a high-performance architectural surface made of a 100% natural material. Composed of over 50 strikingly colored and patterned models, with extraordinary technical characteristics, making it the ideal material for any sort of application as furniture, kitchen countertops, flooring, cladding and facades.

Alvaro Lozano Head of Architectural Department - North America

Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow.

Drew Clausen AEC Team Leader, U.S.

The Permasteelisa Group engineers, designs and manufactures architectural envelopes for signature landmark buildings throughout the world, applying constant innovation in the fields of quality, safety and environment through the use of advanced technologies.

Kyle Faron Business Development Manager

Driven by innovation, color and sustainability, PPG has been changing what’s possible in architectural metal coatings since 1967. What started with revolutionary PPG DURANAR today includes infrared-reflective pigments, customizable powders and now, PPG CORAFLON Platinum, the newest addition to PPG’s world-class fluoropolymer powder coatings for architectural metal and aluminum sheets.

Gary Edgar Architectural Specifications Manager, Industrial Coatings

Pure + FreeForm is a metal design studio specializing in bespoke finishes and cladding products for exterior and interior applications. We work closely with design teams to create site-specific finishes. Our aluminum cladding systems are 100% recyclable, use a minimum of 20% post-consumer recycled content, are VOC free and Red List free.

Tom Gand Business Development and Strategic Accounts Manager

Q-VENT design, engineer, and manufacture architectural rainscreen systems for most cladding materials. We can develop bespoke solutions, provide full-scale engineering services or only manufacture and ship components. Manufacturing lead times are 2-3 weeks EXW Sofia, Bulgaria. The most common parts are in stock in our New Jersey, US distribution center.

Plamen Dimitrov Founder and CEO

Our goal is to increase the value of buildings and to enhance the living and working environment of people worldwide.

Reynaers Aluminium is a leading specialist in the development, distribution, and commercialization of innovative and sustainable aluminum architectural solutions. These include a wide variety of windows, doors, and curtain walls. Besides the extensive range of standard solutions, we also develop customized solutions tailored to the individual customer or project.

Damien Willems CEO

Rigidized® Metals Corporation has led the world in the development and production of deep-textured, three dimensional metals used in architectural, industrial and transportation applications. Rigidized® Metals products are known for their attractive, economical and functional appeal. The Rigidized® Metals deep-texturing process adds strength, impact resistance and the ability to hide scratches. It also allows for down-gauging, resulting in lighter, longer lasting products and reduced maintenance costs.

Kevin Porteus Director of Business Deveopment

The ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation. We offer a full range of high-performing and sustainable insulation products for the construction industry. Our insulation products are based on innovative stone wool technology and today we are the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation. The ROCKWOOL group also includes a range of sister companies delivering specialist solutions for the horticultural, marine and offshore sectors.

Rob Klein Regional Specification Manager

SAFTI FIRST has over 35 years of experience in testing, innovating and providing technologically advanced fire rated glass and framing systems. Our products are tested, certified, listed and labeled both by UL and Intertek/Warnock-Hersey. SAFTI FIRST is also the fire rated glass and framing division of O’Keeffe’s Inc., a leading USA manufacturer of architectural glass and metal products for 80 years.

SAFTI FIRST was the first company to develop and bring to market a fully listed and labeled fire resistive wall and door assembly using clear, ASTM E-119 rated advanced glazing and framing assemblies proudly manufactured here in the USA. We continue to be the leading single-source manufacturer of USA made fire resistive glass and framing assemblies.

Tim Nass VP of Sales

SFS is a leading manufacturer of rainscreen cladding support systems with drainage and back-ventilation, featured with our NVELOPE product line. Our fasteners, brackets, rails and other components can adapt to work with a variety of facades while delivering uncompromising quality with cost-efficiency and help you meet code compliance requirements.

Raymond Hernandez Business Unit Manager, NVELOPE Systems

Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings (formerly Valspar Architectural Metal Coatings) is a leader in the art and science of high-performance coatings that excel in both beauty and function. Our long-lasting Fluropon® 70% PVDF architectural coatings for coil and extrusion applications comes to life through an unlimited palette of 50,000+ colors and aesthetic effects and will keep your building façade looking new for decades to come. Coating applications include Curtain Wall, Metal Wall Panel Systems, Metal Roofing, Aluminum Window and Door Frames, Skylights, Soffits and Fascia, and more.

Susan Borne Architectural Manager, Northeast and Canada

Shildan is the leading supplier of terracotta rainscreen and sunscreen products for iconic and energy efficient building faҫades. Shildan introduced Terracotta Rainscreen to the US market 15 years ago and has completed 300 institutional projects. Shildan is a solutions company. Our experienced technical sales team offers early design guidance to architects, engineers & owners, design build services and technical assistance. Shildan specializes in designing and engineering systems to meet the needs of today’s high performing facades.

Jen Marchesani Vice President Sales & Marketing

Spectrum Metal Finishing, Inc., is a custom applicator of liquid and powder coatings servicing the commercial construction markets throughout the US. A member of PPG’s elite “Certified Applicator Program” and ISO-9001 Certified. Licensed by all major Kynar 500 paint suppliers. We meet/exceed all AAMA 2603, 2604, and 2605 specs with capabilities up to 33’ with 20 year warranties.

Jared Ruggieri National Sales Manager

TerraCORE Panels is a leading provider of lightweight panelized cladding systems with an expansive portfolio of solutions. In partnership with Fiandre, TerraCORE offers a large-format porcelain rainscreen façade system that serves as an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to traditional cladding in a vast array of colors and finishes. Utilizing a one-million-sqft plant in Crossville, TN, TerraCORE’s porcelain system serves as one of the premier “Made in the USA” cladding products on the market. TerraCORE’s lightweight panel systems offer increased speed and ease of installation while facilitating the design and construction of lean and sustainable buildings.

Trevor Ede VP Of Sales

TurkishGlass is the association representing the glass manufacturers, glass processors and glass exporters in Turkey. Main product groups in TurkishGlass are; flat glass, glassware and glass packaging.
Today, new glass-based products and applications are used in architecture, construction, automotive, energy generation, distribution and storage, passive and active coatings, smart/hygienic glass packaging, interactive glass household appliances, medicine, biology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and anti-radiation products, and anywhere else our imagination takes us. In all its numerous applications, glass enables further innovation and enhances people’s life and the environment.
Turkish glass sector provides almost all of the production inputs domestically, capital and energy intensive as well as high capacity and meets all domestic demand.

Rukiye Yarbay Cheif

At Valmont® Structures, we’ve been helping architects and designers around the world transform the look and feel of commercial structures for decades. We design and manufacture perforated and wire mesh facades to help buildings make a statement while delivering new levels of functionality—such as shading, safety, ventilation or privacy.

Dean Kauthen National Sales Manager

Glazing Rubber Seals and Gaskets for Innovative Projects – At Vicone, we supply a wide range of silicone and EPDM window and glazing seals, custom-made to your specifications. Our custom rubber sealing solutions can help you achieve your building façade’s energy and sustainability objectives.

Eric Leclair President

WindowMaster was founded in 1990 with its vision is to create better buildings that have plenty of fresh air and excellent and safe indoor climates. WindowMaster employs highly experienced cleantech specialists in Denmark, Norway, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, and throughout North America. In addition, we work with a vast network of certified partners to bring our high quality solutions effectively to your building project.We supply sustainable indoor climate solutions for all types of buildings and our solutions are based on natural forces – natural ventilation. In addition, we have many years of experience in providing smoke ventilation solutions that comply with European EN standards, Danish regulatory standards and UL 325.

Peter Kater Sales Manager

Bronze Sponsors

W&W Glass is one of New York’s largest architectural glass and metal subcontractors, specializing in unitized curtain walls, storefronts, and interior glass and glazing. W&W is the North American distributor of the Pilkington PlanarTM structural glass system. Pilkington is renowned worldwide for its high-quality glass fabrication and fully tested warrantied systems.

Jeff Haber Managing Partner

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That’s why Facades+ has become the premier conference on high-performance building enclosures. For our physical events, the Methods+Materials Sponsor Gallery provides face-to-face interaction between you and our architects, designers, and facades specialists who spec your materials and processes during the Facades+ conference program. There are many ways to use this opportunity to connect in a personal way with this influential group as a sponsor.