Duro-Last® Appoints Darren Schulz as President

Duro-Last® Appoints Darren Schulz as President
Darren Schulz

SAGINAW, MI — June 6, 2024 – Duro-Last, a member of Holcim Building Envelope, is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Schulz as its new president. As a building products and roofing veteran, Schulz will lead strategic growth initiatives and operations for Duro-Last’s comprehensive line of commercial roofing solutions.

Born in Australia and holding dual U.S. citizenship, Schulz brings a wealth of experience and a global perspective to Duro-Last. His extensive experience in the construction materials and building products industry includes key leadership roles within the Boral Limited Group of Companies, most recently serving as chief operating officer. He has also served as president and chief executive officer of Boral North America, president of the Boral Roofing Division and executive general manager of Boral Limited Building Products Division. Additionally, Schulz led the Roof Tile Group at Fletcher Building Limited as president and group general manager.

"Darren is a dynamic leader with proven success in the construction products industry,” said Jamie Gentoso, president of Holcim Building Envelope and global head, Holcim Solutions & Products. “His expertise and enthusiasm make him a perfect fit to lead Duro-Last's exciting growth initiatives while upholding the company’s long-standing commitment to custom roofing solutions, vertical integration and direct-to-contractor approach. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

Schulz earned a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, a Chartered Accountant designation from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. 

“I am honored to join the Duro-Last team as we embark on this exciting journey of expansion and innovation,” Schulz said. “Duro-Last has long been a leader in the commercial roofing industry with an outstanding network of professionals who define its unique culture and success. I look forward to connecting, learning and growing with the remarkable people who have contributed to Duro-Last’s journey as we work together to achieve the ambitious goals that lie ahead.”

In addition to Duro-Last, Schulz will lead the operations of sister brands EXCEPTIONAL® Metals, Plastatech® Engineering, Oscoda Plastics®, TIP-TOP® Screw Manufacturing and Anvil Paints & Coatings.

About Duro-Last

Duro-Last is a leading manufacturer of custom-fabricated thermoplastic single-ply roofing systems based in Saginaw, Michigan, with seven manufacturing locations across the U.S. Known as the “World’s Best Roof®”, Duro-Last is the world’s largest manufacturer of custom-fabricated, thermoplastic single-ply roofing systems. Factory controlled custom-fabrication can eliminate up to 85% of field seams, resulting in lower on-site labor costs and easier installation. Duro-Last’s roofing systems are sustainable and durable. More than two billion square feet of Duro-Last membrane has been installed throughout North America. Duro-Last is a division of Holcim Solutions and Products US, LLC. For more information on Duro-Last, call 800.248.0280 or visit duro-last.com.

About Holcim Building Envelope

Holcim Building Envelope delivers high-performance solutions that make the entire building envelope more sustainable for customers around the world. We are committed to raising the standards of building solutions by delivering superior quality and innovation while addressing industry needs. Our offerings cover a comprehensive range of residential and commercial roofing, wall and lining systems, insulation and waterproofing solutions for a variety of industries from construction to marine and aerospace. Our powerful portfolio of brands includes Elevate Commercial Roofing Systems, Duro-Last Roofing Systems, Malarkey Roofing Products, GenFlex Roofing Systems, Gaco and Enverge Spray Foam. Holcim Building Envelope is a division of the Holcim Group. Visit HolcimBE.com to learn more.

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