Beacon names new CEO, other promotions

Beacon Roofing Supply, one of the nation’s largest distributors of roofing, siding and other exterior building products, has named Paul Isabella as its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Isabella is the current president and chief operating officer at Beacon. He replaces Robert Buck, who will remain as chairman of the board.

Isabella joined Beacon in November 2007 as the president and COO. His 33-year career began at General Electric Company in 1977, where he worked for 22 years. Following his tenure at GE, Isabella held executive management positions at The Stanley Works and Cooper Industries.

 

Beacon announced several other executive promotions that will take place on Jan. 1. David Grace, the current CFO, is also assuming the title of executive VP. Grace joined Beacon as an accountant in 1987 and served in positions of increasing responsibility until he was named CFO in 1997. He oversees information technology as well as the company’s financial organization.

Patrick Murphy, a senior VP at Beacon since 2008, is being promoted to executive VP.  James MacKimm, a 10-year veteran of the company, is also being promoted from senior VP to executive VP. Kent Gardner, who joined Beacon in 2005, is being promoted to Senior VP.

C. Munroe Best III is being promoted to senior VP, after filling several roles at Beacon, including regional VP since 2006.

Headquartered in Peabody, Mass., Beacon Roofing ranked third on the Home Channel News Top 350 Scorecard, with $1.73 billion in sales for 2009. The company operates branches in 37 states in the United States and three provinces in Eastern Canada.