Leaders in Innovation
Our corporate team has worked hard to build an innovative company that is thriving in the asphalt industry. With years of experience in industrial industries, our leadership has built upon the values we hold to develop better opportunities for everyone at our company.
Bill leads the Company’s strategic planning and overall Company management. He has more than 44 years of energy-related experience. He joined the company in 1976 following a position with Shell, where he was responsible for retail outlets in Philadelphia. After joining the company in 1976, he was named Associated Asphalt Company President in 1988 and Chief Executive Officer in 1999. Bill served as Chairman of the Asphalt Institute in 2004 and 2011. He and his wife Shireen reside in Roanoke and are very active in the local community.
John joined Associated Asphalt in 2007 following 15 years with Koch Industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. John has more than 25 years’ experience in asphalt and the petroleum refining industry. He currently serves as Associated Asphalt’s Company President, responsible for leading the company’s strategies, culture, growth, and capabilities. He served as Chairman of the Asphalt Institute in 2014. He and his wife Dee Dee reside in Roanoke and are very active in the community.
Steve joined Associated Asphalt in 2004 and has over 30 years of financial management experience including roles with GST AutoLeather and GAF Corporation. He is currently responsible for Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources and Risk-Management at the executive level. Steve is a New Jersey native and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
James Hill joined Associated Asphalt in March of 2018 following 10 years with Kinder Morgan Terminals where he held various operational leadership positions including Operations Superintendent and culminating as the Regional General Manager responsible for Kinder Morgan Terminal’s Midwest operations. James possesses more than 24 years of operations and engineering management spanning across both the military and public sector. James currently serves as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for leading the organizations Environmental Health and Safety, Operations, and Transportation teams and is charged with developing, leading and sustaining the company’s culture, strategies, growth, and operational capabilities. James holds a Master’s of Science in Engineering Management and Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a Bachelor’s of Business in Management Information Systems from Drexel University. James and his wife Arianne reside in Roanoke, Virginia with their two sons.
Jim Harren joins us after a career in oil trading. He spent 17 years with Shell Oil and the past four years with Lukoil International Supply and Trading Company. As a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1985, Jim served 5 years as a field artillery officer in the US Army. He earned his Masters of Science in Applied Statistics from the University of Northern Colorado and began his career in the energy industry with Shell Oil in 1990. Over his career with Shell, Jim held various positions in oil trading to include managing the options trading book, leading the propane/butane trading desk for North America, leading the European fuel oil trading business for Shell Europe and finally leading the gasoline/jet fuel/diesel trading book for Shell Trading in Latin America. In 2014, Jim accepted the Global Head of Fuel Trading role with Lukoil International. Jim has two grown children (a daughter and a son), and he is married to his wife of 34 years Jacqueline. Jim and his wife have relocated to Roanoke.
Sam joined the Company in 1994 as the Product Manager for the Commercial Lube Oil operation. Through the years, Sam has held many operational roles as the company grew from two to 29 terminals currently. He has held direct roles involving Safety, Environmental and general terminal operations prior to being named Vice President of Operations in 2007. He has been responsible for terminal development and expansion as well as standard operations of multiple terminals including budgetary, capital development and spending and energy/natural gas management. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor in Liberal Arts Degree in 1990. Outside of work, Sam enjoys outdoor activities including mountain biking and surfing.
Danny is a native of the Roanoke Valley and began his career with Associated Asphalt in 1988. Through his tenure with the Company he has grown his career from Dispatch to Terminal and Fleet Manager with promotions to Director of Transportation in 2006 and most recently to Director of Sales & Logistics in 2010. Danny oversees the receipt of product through our rail network as well as service to customers through our fleet of tankers for delivery. He is a Virginia Tech fan, a golfer and is actively involved in his girls’ sports teams.
Rory has more than 29 years of asphalt industry experience in various disciplines, spending the last 22 years in supply and marketing roles. He has worked for several major oil suppliers, including Elf Aquitaine, Koch Materials and CITGO Asphalt. Rory was the Director of the Liquid Asphalt Division for All States Asphalt, responsible for retail sales and all domestic and international purchases. Most recently, Rory joined our team via the purchase of Axeon Specialty Products, where he was the Senior Vice President of Marketing. Rory earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Muhlenberg College, and is currently on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association.
Kevin came to us with over 20 years of asphalt industry experience having served in a variety of capacities with Asphalt Materials, Koch Industries, SemMaterials and Road Science. His current responsibilities include Technical team leadership of Asphalt Formulation, Emulsion Formulation, and New Product Evaluation and Design; Bituminous Technologies Leadership in third-party testing, customer service, research and development; Developing strategies and key relationships for meeting current customer needs, producing and supplying on spec material, creating new products and service offerings that positively impact customer productivity, as well as Specialty Products development, product support, field support and team selling. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Degree from Ohio Northern University. He is based out of Cumming, Georgia where he enjoys coaching middle school football, traveling with his wife and family and watching college football.
Chad joined Associated Asphalt in 2011 and leads our multi-faceted Sales & Marketing team. His responsibilities include Sales Management: Asphalt and Emulsion; Business Development; Formulating business strategies, developing key relationships with customers, suppliers and industry professionals, and marketing. He has over 20 years of asphalt industry experience including roles with Koch Materials, Road Science and SemMaterials. Chad obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. When not working, Chad enjoys fly fishing, golf and sporting events. He is based in Charlotte, NC.
Marie joined Associated Asphalt in 2014 with over 20 years of Human Resource and Safety Management experience. Her career includes leadership roles in public accounting, manufacturing, contact center and distribution center management. Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management and Sustainability from Mary Baldwin University and is both HRCI and SHRM certified as a Senior Human Resources professional. She leads the Company’s human resources functions including Recruitment & Retention, Employee Engagement, Performance Management and Benefits Administration. She is a native of the Roanoke Valley; is active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors of Family Services of the Roanoke Valley.
Roger’s career spans more than 40 years within the industry. He joined Associated Asphalt in 2016. Within his role, Roger oversees Associated Asphalt’s wholly-owned and third party leased terminals which have manufacturing operations. In his position, he guides process improvement and optimization within the terminals, including new product scale-up and manufacturing process development. His responsibilities include polymer processing and asphalt modification, emulsion production, specialty and industrial product manufacturing operations. His diverse background includes experience in technical support, research and new product development, laboratory design and operations, new product scale up, sales and marketing, manufacturing operations, and general and executive management. He holds 28 US patents covering a wide range of coating and asphalt technology products and applications. Prior to joining Associated Asphalt, Roger was President of Warrior Asphalt Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SWT Group. He also has served as President of Colas Solutions, Inc. , Director of Liquid Asphalt Supply Colas Inc., Vice President of Manufacturing and Sales for Terry Asphalt Materials Inc. and held various technical and management positions throughout a 21 year career with Asphalt Petroleum Company and Marathon Ashland Petroleum. He is a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Morehead State University where he obtained his MBA in Business Management.
Sean joined Associated Asphalt in 2017, coinciding with the expansion of Associated's supply needs based on the acquisition of 13 new terminals. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Accounting and also earned his CPA. Prior to Associated, Sean worked in a variety of roles in the petroleum industry from wellhead to end user. Sean and his family reside in Roanoke and spend their time enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer.
Scott is the newest member of our leadership team, coming to Associated Asphalt in 2017 as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. He is an experienced financial and business leader with a 20+ years’ experience in financial analysis, budget preparation, forecasting, accounting and audit compliance. Prior to Associated Asphalt, Scott was District Finance and Parts Leader for Trane and Chief Financial Officer of Americas for Mincon, Inc. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Wake Forest University and is a Virginia Certified Public Accountant. Scott resides in Roanoke where he enjoys spending time with his family including hiking and other outdoor recreational activities.
Michael joined Associated Asphalt in early 2018 following 18+ years in the asphalt and petroleum refining industry in metro Atlanta. He is currently responsible for the sales and marketing of roofing & industrial asphalt products and assists the supply team as needed in these areas. He has been active in many industry groups such as the Asphalt Institute and is a graduate of the inaugural EPIC leadership training class at AI. He and his wife Lesley along with their two children have recently relocated to Roanoke from Alabama.
Andy Hetz came to Associated with over 30 years of experience in the environmental, health, and safety field working for industry, regulatory agencies, and engineering consulting. Immediately prior to Associated Asphalt he served for 12 years as a Principal EHS Engineer with Celanese Acetate, LLC in Narrows, Virginia. His areas of expertise included environmental and safety regulations governing the chemical manufacturing industry as well as auditing and developing safety procedures for heavy industry. Andy lives in the greater Roanoke Valley and is enjoys golfing in his free time.
Rodney Gray serves as Associated Asphalt’s Director of Information Technology. Rodney’s background includes leading IT efforts in both the private and public sector. He and his family reside in Roanoke County.
Dave Cohan became General Counsel of Associated Asphalt in 2013. He works with the company’s management team and outside counsel to address the company’s legal needs, including corporate and antitrust compliance, contract negotiation and drafting, mergers and acquisitions, and employment, environmental, banking, real estate, intellectual property and maritime issues. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Roanoke Bar Association and on the Virginia Bar Association’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology Council. Dave is active in the Roanoke Ski Club. Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1989.
Ken came to the Company in 2004 with almost 20 years of Accounting Management experience. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Virginia and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Tech. Ken leads our Accounting functions including Invoicing, Tax Compliance, Cash Management, Product Inventory and Payroll. He is a member of the Virginia Society of CPAs. He enjoys golfing, Virginia Tech Football and Muscle Cars.
Dave joined Associated Asphalt in 2008 and has over 30 years’ experience in engineering, safety, and environmental management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers College in Memphis, Tennessee. Dave is responsible for the Company’s safety and environmental protection programs to ensure our business practices promote the health and safety of our employees as well as sustainability for our environment. His prior professional experience includes Metalsa, Yokohama Tire, Greer Lime Company and US Gypsum. Dave’s passion is spreading the safety story and making it personal to every team member. Outside of work he enjoys hunting and fishing and traveling with his family.
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