Mr. Hire joined the Company in 2008 and was named President of External Affairs in December 2013. His responsibilities include working with our largest customers, our major suppliers and industry associations. Prior to joining us, from 1978 to 2008, Mr. Hire held numerous management positions at Owens Corning. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Director of Products and Programs for the Insulating Systems Business, developing product innovations and value-added customer programs. For eleven years prior to that, Mr. Hire was General Manager of the Insulation Contractor Segment of the Residential Insulation Division. He earned a B.S. in Philosophy from University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio and an M.B.A. specializing in General Management from The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business in St. Paul, Minnesota. He serves on the Board of the Insulation Contractors Association of America, most recently as the organization’s past President, and has served as a Committee Chairman for the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association. Mr. Hire received the Insulation Contractors Association of America’s “Key Man” award for his leadership and dedication to the industry.