The S-5! Team

 

Our Team

The S-5!® team is made up of long-term, dedicated professionals with expertise in a wide variety of fields.

Our team carries vast experiences from research and development, engineering, manufacturing, customer service, sales, and marketing. When you’re the most trusted name in the business, you have great people. As market leaders, our mission is to be the only choice for metal roofing attachment solutions in the world. As industry activists, we continually pioneer studies that promote industry growth through innovative new products and service excellence.


Founder and CEO, Rob Haddock

Hi, I am Rob Haddock. I am a metal roof consultant, author, speaker, inventor and the founder of Colorado Springs-based S-5!, the leading authority on metal roof attachment solutions and inventor of the non-invasive clamps for fastening accessories to standing seam metal roofs. My personal BHAG is to promote metal roofing as the most desired, accepted, user-friendly, most coveted roof in the construction industry globally.

With 48 years of industry experience, I have an unwavering belief that metal roofing is superior to other types of roofing and strongly believe that S-5!’s innovations are making metal the most user-friendly roof type on the market.
I began my work life as a cowboy and rodeo competitor, tending a 5,000-acre ranch in the Colorado mountains―yes, the boots and hat are real. I also worked construction, and at the age of 19, I founded a company that erected pre-engineered steel buildings. That was my introduction to the metal construction industry.

For 15 years, I ran a nationwide steel erection business―Seven States Steel. I became actively involved in industry associations and learned everything I could about metal construction from people who knew way more than I did. I found mentors who encouraged and educated me. Eventually, I became recognized as the go-to-guy for metal roofing.

When I “retired” from construction and began a career as a consultant, it allowed me to share my breadth of industry experience with a wider audience. I have worked on research projects; authored articles and white papers (more than 100 in total); designed training and educational curricula; and studied metal roofing history and applications, both domestically and abroad. Some writings and lectures have been translated into at least 10 languages. Today, I continue in this role as director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group, Ltd., an international consulting firm.

As a consultant, I was often asked to determine why a roof had failed and realized the need for a roof attachment solution. This led to the disruptive technology inventions of S-5! in 1991, creating the opening for a whole new product category and the establishment of another new business. Now, we have a 58,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in North Texas serving international markets in Canada, Australia, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia, with our attachments utilized on 2 million metal roofs worldwide, including the world headquarters of IBM, Google, Apple and NATO.

 


Joel Mandel

Joel Mandel
COO/CFO

Shawn Haddock

Shawn Haddock
Sales

Dustin Haddock

Dustin Haddock
Vice President of Research & Development

Jessica Haddock

Jessica Haddock
Marketing & Tradeshow Coordinator

Frank Hogan

Frank Hogan
Business Development Director

Jedidiah Sparkman

Jedidiah Sparkman
Product Support & Inside Sales

Suzanne Cechini

Suzanne Cechini
Comptroller

Darrell Barnett

Darrell Barnett
Bookkeeping

Greg Cowlishaw

Greg Cowlishaw
Director of Sales

David Stahler

David Stahler
Director of Distributor Development

Nik Holley

Nik Holley
Senior Director of Research & Development

Jesse Winternitz

Jesse Winternitz
Product Development Engineer

Shelly Higgins

Shelly Higgins
Architectural & National Accounts Director

Shawn deAngelo

Shawn deAngelo
Business Development Manager

Juan Carlos Fuentes

Juan Carlos Fuentes
International Sales Director

Kimberly Reichert

Kimberly Reichert
Content Writer

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith
Software Engineer

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