Platinum Roofing Announces Major Partnership and Expanded Management Team to Accelerate Growth
05/21/2015

Respected Industry Veteran Bill Shevlin named Chief Executive Officer to Drive Next Phase of Growth

Online PR News – 21-May-2015 – San Jose CA May 21, 2015 – Platinum Roofing, an industry leader in energy efficient roofing systems, announced today a major partnership with GlobalLink1 Capital to significantly accelerate its growth and expand its leadership position as a provider of commercial roofing and rooftop photovoltaic solar solutions. The partnership with GlobalLink1 Capital, a global investment firm that specializes in providing intelligent capital to high-quality businesses, will enable Platinum Roofing to improve customer satisfaction and execute on an aggressive financial and operational growth plan to significantly grow its market share in existing markets as well as expand into new markets.

In addition, Platinum Roofing announced an expansion of its management team to set the foundation for the growth ahead:

Bill Shevlin has been named Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr Shevlin brings over 25 years of executive management experience in commercial roofing and property management, and has a successful track managing and executing on high-growth businesses. He was most recently General Manager of Platinum Roofing where he played a central role in growing the revenue by 220% in four years. Previously, he served as President of Western U.S. at Nations Roof, a Top 5 nationwide commercial roofing company, where he grew the business by 30-fold in two years. Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Manager at Dinyari where he successfully grew the business by 25 times in six years. Mr. Shevlin has been involved in over 30 million square feet of commercial roof installations.

Sean Marzola has been named Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Marzola brings over 25 years of operational management experience in a variety of industries including technology, solar and construction. His experience includes Board Member of ISS, a solar panel manufacturer; Chief Operating Officer of myServiceForce, a cloud-based SaaS startup; and CEO of multiple semiconductor companies.

Rafael Lapizco has joined Platinum Roofing as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Lapizco brings over 20 years hands on experience in commercial roofing. Most recently he was at Alcal Specialty Contracting where he was Sales Manager responsible for all estimating and sales processes. Previously he was General Manager for Progressive Roofing’s California Division.

Joe Peterson has been hired as Regional Account Manager for the Sacramento / North California market. Mr. Peterson brings years of experience in commercial roofing relationships. Over his career Mr. Peterson has been responsible for the oversight and project management of millions of square feet of roofing.

“We are very excited about our partnership with GlobalLink1 Capital, our expanded management team and the opportunity to execute on an aggressive growth plan to take Platinum Roofing to the next level. We are setting the stage for a new Platinum 2.0 with a broader set of product and service offerings, enhanced customer-centric experience, expanded geographic footprint and more scalable team with the capability to take on larger, more complex projects while delivering unprecedented efficiency and job quality,” says Bill Shevlin, Chief Executive Officer. “We would also like to take the opportunity to thank Mike Stephenson for building Platinum into a Top 100 roofing company today and we are pleased to see Mike continuing to support the company in a business development role going forward.”

Platinum Roofing is well positioned to capitalize on the growth opportunities ahead through its industry-leading best practices and highly differentiated solutions. Its recent customer base includes SanDisk, Forever21, Morgan Stanley, Gillig Corporation and Sierra Pacific. The company has several patent-pending roof designs that deliver a lower cost of installation with zero penetrations into most types of roof systems. This translates into lower install costs to customers and fewer potential leak areas in their roof installations. Some of Platinum Roofing’s recent accomplishments include a 900,000 square foot re-roofing project which included the installation of 5MW of non-penetrating, non-ballasted rooftop solar system. Platinum specializes in creative energy efficient measures that can generate positive cash flows for roofing and building improvements from day one for its customers.

About Platinum Roofing
Platinum Roofing specializes in energy efficient commercial roofing and roof top solar. Platinum is an industry leader that is certified with all major roof manufacturers and regularly ranks in the top 5% of installers in the US both for quality and volume of installation. Some services offered include roof installations, reroofing, roof maintenance, roof repairs, emergency service, energy reduction, positive cash flow project finance with local presence and knowledge. For more information visit our website at www.platinumroofinginc.com

About GlobalLink1 Capital
GlobalLink1 Capital is a global investment firm that manages long-term investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, venture capital, strategic financing, private REITs, secured lending and leveraged investments. We partner with business owners, entrepreneurs and technologists to help them nurture their ideas and innovations, and take their businesses to the next level. By providing “intelligent capital” to our portfolio companies, we offer a unique blend of smart financing backed by a seasoned team of executives with successful track records and decades of hands-on operational experience. For more information, please visit www.globallink1capital.com.