Continental Materials Adds Earl Ward as Vice President of West and Upper Mid-West Sales Regions

Continental Materials Adds Earl Ward as Vice President of West and Upper Mid-West Sales Regions



Abington, PA (12/14) – Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Earl Ward as Vice President managing and supporting the Western and upper Midwest markets of the US for CMI. Earl will be responsible for all sales and marketing in these strategically important areas and will guide our independent sales organization to support our distribution customer requirements. Additionally, Earl will be working closely with contractors and our supply chain group to target and enhance service in those markets.

Earl brings 35 years of industry experience and 31 years in the distribution sector to his new role, formerly as a co-owner and managing partner of an independent roofing distribution company in the upper midwest, leading an independent distributor network for nearly a decade as well as successfully managing a region for a large national roofing distribution company. Earl’s experience with both independent and national distribution groups provides him a unique perspective on the requirements and direction of roofing distribution and will help in developing strategies to support their growth goals.

Peter Fischer, President of CMI said, “Earl has worked with CMI for many years as a customer and liaison to distribution. The addition of Earl to our team will benefit our distribution customers, suppliers and everyone at CMI. We are very excited about adding Earl, and allowing us to transition into a new corporate alignment for 2015”.

Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI) is a national supplier of roofing system component materials and known for BUR (built-up roofing) asphalt with “No Smell”™ odor eliminating technology and its WeatherSeal™ protective packaging, All-Weather™ asphalt felts and coated organic rolls, SureGrip™ construction fasteners and roofing nails, CMI All-Weather™ APP products, Continental’s eco-friendly high density fiberboard roof insulation board as well as a full line of contractor and specification grade SecureGrip™ synthetic roof underlayments. CMI has provided value added products and superior service to the roofing industry since 1958.
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Contact: Michael DiStefano – Vice President, Operations & Business Development

Continental Materials