Solidia Technologies appoints an international building materials expert as COO

Sustainable Building Products Company Solidia Technologies named international building materials leader and intrapreneur Brian Below its chief operating officer, according to an announcement Tuesday by the Piscataway-based company.

Below brings over 20 years of experience building and scaling commercial products, developing teams to achieve peak performance, and driving innovative new ventures from initial concept to first sales and profitability.

“I am thrilled to join the Solidia team to help accelerate the momentum towards commercial success,” said below. “Thanks to Solidia’s revolutionary technology, we can provide high-performance solutions to help meet the increasingly complex challenges and needs of our industry.”

Below, he most recently served as CEO of Fabral, part of OmniMax International, a provider of metal roofing and wall panel solutions for the residential, commercial, industrial and architectural sectors. Previously, as Division President at Boral North America, he was responsible for the strategic direction and operational performance of the Building Products Division – a high-end coatings, trims and accessories business of approximately 300 million with approximately 900 employees and eight manufacturing sites. Previously, he also held various leadership positions at Boral, including overseeing the launch of the start-up business unit Boral Composites, with the evolution of a new green building product technology from initial concept to commercialization and to rapid sales growth.

“With his industry experience and track record of building teams and driving sustainable innovation from lab success to market success, Brian Below is a perfect fit as we aggressively pivot to the market,” said Solidia CEO Russell Hill. “Solidia is the right technology at the right time. With Brian, we have strengthened our group of talented leaders to help usher in the next generation of building materials. »

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