2021 Judges

John Geary is the Chief Marketing Officer for Nations Roof, one of the largest roofing contractors in the country, providing commercial roofing services to all 50 states. John has worked in various sales and marketing roles for leading contractors, distributors and manufacturers in his 39-year career. He has served on the board of directors for PIMA, ERA, ARMA, SPRI and has been active in NRCA committees and as a member of the Roofing Alliance. John is an enthusiastic advocate for continuous improvement in roofing related issues at ASHRAE as well as ICC hearings and has been a speaker at local, regional and national chapters of AIA, RCI and NRCA. He also contributes articles to Roofing Contractor magazine.

Helene Hardy-Pierce is Vice President of Technical Services, Codes, and Industry Relations for GAF.

Helene has spent over 40 years in the roofing industry and has been very active in many of the industry’s organizations. She has received recognition for her contributions to the roofing industry including the J.A. Piper Award from the NRCA and the William C. Cullen Award from ASTM in 2019. Helene is also a Fellow of ASTM and the Roof Consultants Institute.

Among the many groups in which she has been active include ARMA; ASTM International; CSI; NRCA; the RCI Foundation; SPRI; RCMA; PIMA; and the CRRC. Helene has also authored and presented numerous papers for the roofing industry and is a frequent contributor to industry publications.

Scott Kawulok is a Vice President at Frederick, Colo. -based B & M Roofing, a provider of roofing and sheet metal services, where he sells, manages and oversees commercial roofing and reroofing projects throughout Colorado and its surrounding states. As a third-generation roofing contractor, Scott grew up in and around the roofing business. His father and grandfather were both active within the industry as business owners and leaders. Scott is currently serving a third term on NRCA’s Board of Directors. He has previously: served on the Roofing Alliance Board of Trustees; NRCA’s Executive Committee; graduated NRCA's Future Executives Institute (FEI) in 2009; served as the president of the National Roofing Legal Resource Center in 2013-14; worked on multiple NRCA educational and technical committees including Manual Update, FEI, NRLRC, and others. B & M Roofing is a founding member of the Roofing Alliance, a founding member of RoofConnect; and is active within the Colorado Roofing Association (CRA), and within the Associated General Contractors (AGC), and several other industry related associations. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and a master's degree in English literature from the University of Richmond, Va.

John A. McGeary, Chief Operating Officer with Commercial Roofers Inc., Las Vegas is a broad-based professional with over 34 years’ experience leading business units within Fortune 500 corporations in the construction, building services and performance contracting sectors. He holds both an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics from Youngstown State University. John has also earned the Lean Green Belt & Six Sigma Green Belt Certifications from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. John owns a very successful and proven record of P&L responsibility; he is a strategic innovative leader and implementor with a strong disciplined busines acumen. Throughout his career John has been a member of the NRCA, AGC, BOMA, DBIA, PRSM, ICSC and AEE to name a few.

J. Dudley Miles currently serves as Chairman of the Board of J.D. Miles & Sons, Inc. and Miles Roofing, Inc. While Dudley grew up in the roofing business, working summers and holidays, he first pursued a teaching and coaching career for six years at Crestwood and then Deep Creek High School after graduating with a pre-med degree from Hampden-Sydney College in 1966. Dudley has served as President of Chesapeake Better Business Club, the Chesapeake Rotary Club, the Tidewater Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute, and the Virginia Association of Roofing Contractors (now called Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals – VARP). He is Past President of the National Roofing Contractors Association. Over the past 30 years Dudley has presented papers and discussed current technology at over 100 roofing conferences and seminars in the United States and Abroad. He is past Chairman of the Board of Regents for the Roofing Industry Educational Institute. Dudley was bestowed with the J.A. Piper Award – the roofing industry’s highest honor in 1997. Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals inducted him in their hall of Fame in 2004. Dudley is currently a Stephen Minister and travels annually with his church on international mission trips.

Chris Ogg is the West North Region Sales Manager for Sika, Sarnafil Roofing Division. Sika is the recognized leader in the manufacturing of Thermoplastic PVC membrane worldwide. Chris has been employed by Sika for the last 25 years. His rolls with Sika have included Technical Sales Representative, District Sales Manager and currently, Region Sales Manager. Chris’s territory for Sika includes Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska. Chris has been in the roofing industry for over 35 years with various rolls in sales, architectural and roof consulting.

Chris and his wife live in Sparks, Nev., along with their three grown children and three grandchildren.

Bob Pringle is the Vice President of Evans Roofing Company, Inc. located in Elmira, New York. Evans Roofing Company, Inc. is nationally recognized full envelope contractor licensed and registered in 46 states.

Bob is an Industrial Engineer graduate from University of Miami. Bob proudly participates on several boards including NSA, ASSP, CIRCA and the BIE. Bob is a member of the National Roofing Contractors Association, RCI, GBC, VPPPA and LEED. With several nationally recognized board certifications, Bob’s responsibilities include managing Sales and Marketing and overseeing Environmental Health and Safety for Evans Roofing Company, Inc.

Bob and his wife Pam live in Apalachin, New York with their only daughter Lauren attending Elmira College for her Masters’ degree.

John Yuko is the Senior Vice-President of Operations for GSM Roofing, one of the largest and most respected commercial and specialty roofing contractors in Pennsylvania. After 30 years as an executive in the manufacturing industry, John has joined forces with the GSM to continue their tradition of quality, safety and service, which was founded in 1946. John has a BS in mechanical engineering from Penn State University, he also holds a master’s degree in organization management. He’s currently active in the NRCA, NRLRC and sits of the Roofing Alliance Finance and Financial Development Committee. He’s also on the Curriculum Advisory Committee for Thaddeus Stevens College in Lancaster, PA. John and his wife Bernadette live in Lititz, PA. They have three children; Jonathan, Zachary and Antonia.