History. Experience. Credibility.
Our leaders are intent on maintaining our 60-year tradition of strong business ethics, quality products, and excellent customer service. At the same time, we are focused on the future and our role as an industry leader.
With deep experience in the sealcoating and pavement maintenance industry, along with strong technical skills and a solid understanding of our customers, we deliver unmatched solutions to pavement problems.
Meet the GemSeal Leadership Team:
Jeff has led the business since 2006. Jeff’s experience as a military officer, along with his education in Engineering and Business, has given him the qualities that are essential to grow a small but solid company into a national industry leader. Jeff’s strong belief in the company led him to partner with other managers and Luther King Capital Headwater Investments to buy the business from Oldcastle® in early 2016.
Barry has over 28 years of experience as a finance and accounting professional with accomplishments in financial leadership, improving business operations and results, streamlining business processes, and building and developing finance teams. Barry is a business partner to the leadership team and takes an active role in setting strategic direction and implementing operational plans. He has experience in a variety of industries with heavy focus on manufacturing and distribution. He has held financial leadership positions with companies ranging from large global companies with operations in Asia and Europe to small, fast-growing, family-owned businesses. Barry is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina.
Lee has 40 years of experience working in various capacities from laborer, contractor, Certified Tennis Court Builder, and sales executive to senior management. Prior to joining GemSeal, Lee served as vice president and co-owner of Surface Coatings Co., which GemSeal acquired in 2012. His vast experience in the pavement maintenance industry is difficult to match. Lee is currently responsible for developing our product line and catalog, establishing storefronts and showrooms, coordinating trade shows, and managing national accounts. Lee frequently speaks at the National Pavement Expo and other national trade shows.
Rob has been in the pavement maintenance industry for 32 years and serves as GemSeal’s VP Operations – North Region. In addition to his current role and responsibilities, Rob’s broad experience includes management of production and inventory at our sealer plants, oversight of the safety program, management of capital projects, and attainment of delivery standards for our extensive tanker fleet.
Harry has decades of experience selling to contractors and property managers, both in the roofing and paving industries. For the last 35 years, he has been a valuable asset at GemSeal and currently directs sales and operations for the markets served by our Atlanta and Greensboro plants. Relating with clients has strengthened his understanding of common pavement challenges and allows him to anticipate needs and recommend effective solutions.
Chris launched his career with GemSeal over 25 years ago and continues to demonstrate a passion for pavement preservation. He now directs and coordinates operations for the Tampa plant and oversees sales for the Florida market. Through the years, Chris has worn many hats including lab technician, mill operator, and construction manager. His manufacturing background and education in Finance and Real Estate helped him build and start-up our state-of-the-art plant in Tampa.
Ken has over 20 years of sales experience in pavement maintenance. He is responsible for managing existing accounts located near the Dallas and Memphis manufacturing facilities as well as developing new business in the Central U.S. region. Prior to joining GemSeal, Ken specialized in implementing pavement maintenance solutions for government and large-contractor accounts along with selling bulk sealer to customers in the Great Plains and South-Central U.S.
Joe has over 30 years of experience in product manufacturing serving in various roles from plant and operations manager to consultant. Prior to joining GemSeal, Joe worked for Oldcastle® and then as an independent consultant advising a wide range of construction product manufacturers on operational improvements. Currently, he manages the Dallas Plant and One Stop Shop. In his spare time, Joe enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities, live music, and travel.
Paul has served the adhesive and sealant industry for over 16 years in various capacities including R&D, technical service and process engineering. In his current role managing quality and product development, Paul leverages his prior experience, along with his education in Business Management and Science, to ensure exacting quality control across all plants and lead the innovation process within GemSeal.
A native of Pennsylvania, Roy has over 25 years of accounting experience with more than 14 years directly involved in the pavement maintenance business.
His background in operations and manufacturing companies, combined with his education in Accounting and Science, provides a unique skill set to support the rest of the GemSeal team.