DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, announced today Kathy Miks, spray foam Product Manager, is the newly elected Vice Chair of the Spray Foam Coalition, a dynamic organization of companies that produce and sell polyurethane spray foam insulation systems and the chemicals and equipment necessary for their use. As Vice Chair, Miks will work alongside the organization’s Chair to lead efforts aimed at educating and promoting spray foam and its benefits.
“Kathy brings an immense amount of technical expertise to the role of Vice Chair of the Spray Foam Coalition and is in a unique position to help the organization meet its strategic goals and expand,” said Bob Wamboldt, President of Insulation Systems at Johns Manville. “Spray foam is an excellent solution for creating high performing, energy efficient, sustainable and resilient buildings and Johns Manville is committed to fostering a culture of innovation through the external commitments of employees like Kathy.”
The Spray Foam Coalition was founded in 2010 by the American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry to promote the use of spray polyurethane foam and its benefits in U.S. applications, provide a forum for helping shape public policy and support the safe manufacture, transport and application of the product. With nearly eight years of insulation experience, Miks will help the organization prioritize activities, determine strategies and actions to address industry issues and represent industry interests on a national platform. She will serve as Vice Chair through December 2019, and then transition to the position of Chair through 2021.
“Kathy’s experience and commitment to our industry will help us fulfill our mission of championing the use of spray foam in U.S. building and construction applications as a leading voice in the industry,” said Stephen Wieroniey, Director of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, American Chemistry Council. “The strong foundation of our organization is largely due to the commitment and support from the nation’s leading spray foam manufacturers like Johns Manville and we look forward to working closely with Kathy over the next three years.”
Miks is an accomplished industry professional, bringing more than 18 years of experience to the role. In her current position as Product Manager, Miks oversees the spray polyurethane foam and polyiso wall system portfolios for the Johns Manville Building Insulation division. In addition to her full-time role with Johns Manville and new responsibilities with the Spray Foam Coalition, Miks is on the steering committee for the Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association. Miks earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
About Johns Manville
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 8,000 people and operates 42 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.
About the Spray Foam Coalition
The Spray Foam Coalition (SFC) was formed in December 2010 under the American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI). The SFC is a dynamic organization of companies that produce and sell polyurethane spray foam insulation systems and the chemicals and equipment necessary for their use. The SFC champions the use of spray polyurethane foam in U.S. building and construction applications by promoting its benefits, providing a forum to help shape public policy on issues critical to the industry, and supporting the safe manufacture, transport, and application of spray polyurethane foam. Since 2014, all active Spray Foam Coalition systems house members signed the SFC’s Code of Conduct. This is the first commitment of its kind in the SPF industry. It reflects the member companies’ commitment to the continuous improvement in health, safety and product stewardship of spray polyurethane foam products. The Code of Conduct is signed annually, to reaffirm systems house members' commitments.