OMG® Roofing Products, a leading manufacturer of fasteners, adhesives, and installation productivity tools for the commercial roofing industry, has named Brittany deRonde of Westfield, Massachusetts, to the newly created position of product development chemist. In her new role, deRonde will work with the product managers and development team to address unmet market needs with innovative new adhesive and sealant solutions based on advanced engineering. She reports to Cecile Mejean, director of new product development and innovation. deRonde holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in polymer science and engineering, both from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Rutgers University.
OMG Roofing Products has promoted Colin Griswold to the position of codes and approvals engineer. In his new role, Griswold will manage product approvals for OMG Roofing’s product portfolio as well as assist the new product development team in addressing code and approval issues. In addition, he will also work closely with OMG’s private label customers and code and approval officials with product evaluations, developing technical product specifications, as well as maintaining code approvals and keeping abreast of technical changes and advancements in the commercial roofing industry.
Griswold started with OMG Roofing Products in 2013 in the manufacturing area. Since then, he has held positions as a laboratory technician in the company’s New Product Development and Innovation Department, and most recently in the Technical Services Department as a technical support specialist. Griswold is a member of the Single-Ply Roofing Industry, and holds an associate’s degree in engineering from Springfield Technical Community College.
OMG has added to its technical services department with the addition of a technical support specialist in its OMG Roofing Products Division. In his new role, Curtis Haines of Rocky Hill, Connecticut, will provide the roofing sales team with expanded technical product training and technical support in the field. Additionally, he will work with the new product development team to assist in expanding the company’s product lines. He reports to Stephen Childs, technical services manager.
Haines comes to OMG Roofing Products with eight years of technical and product management experience from ITW/Permatex in Hartford, Connecticut. Most recently he was involved in inside technical sales. Earlier he had been a technical services manager and an associate innovations manager for the company. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University.