Washington, DC -- The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has appointed Paul Duffy, vice president of engineering at Icynene, as chair and Peter Davis, president and CEO of Gaco Western, as vice chair of its Spray Foam Coalition, formerly called the Systems House Group.
The coalition formally adopted its new name this month at the same time as it elected the new team.
"The Spray Foam Coalition is establishing itself as a leading voice in the spray foam insulation industry. With this new leadership team in place, the coalition can continue its growing work in product stewardship, industry research and advocacy efforts. I am pleased to work with Paul and Peter to help the Spay Foam Coalition meet our strategic goals and expand our markets," said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI.
Duffy said he aims "to help our group establish itself as a strong actor and reliable resource for the industry and for those who want to learn more about spray foam.
He noted that the new name "better reflects our focus and activities and will help direct our work over the next 18 months."
Davis commented that the industry "has a great opportunity to capitalize on the growth we have seen in previous years and help set the stage for long-term success."
The group chose its new name to represent its core mission of championing the use of spray polyurethane foam in US building and construction applications.
Other members include Lance Altizer of Johns Manville, Doug Kramer of LaPolla Industries, Dave Lall of Demilec USA, Jim Perkins of SWD Urethane and Mike Sievers of BASF.