The International Roofing Expo panel features industry experts and major players

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 9, 2015) –The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is hosting a moderated panel at the International Roofing Expo later this month featuring steep-slope roofing experts who will discuss the current state of the asphalt shingle industry, as well as what lies in store for the future.

Industry leaders and residential roofing experts will focus on the asphalt shingle market with a focus on new technology and innovation, product trends, and building codes and installation issues. They will also look ahead at the future of the asphalt roofing industry and what potential issues may face installers and manufacturers in the coming years.

The panel is taking place from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 25th, at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans.  Greg Malarkey, senior vice president of Malarkey Roofing and president of ARMA; William Woodring, director of technical services at GAF; and Bert Elliot, residential roofing shingles product manager for Owens Corning, will lead the discussion.

“ARMA is dedicated to not only promoting the asphalt roofing industry but encouraging education and innovation within the industry itself,” said Reed Hitchcock, executive vice president of ARMA, who will moderate the panel. “This panel is a perfect opportunity to bring together industry leaders and discuss the wealth of knowledge we have gained over the last 100 years and what we see coming in the years ahead.”

IRE is a leading roofing construction and maintenance event, bringing roofing professionals together for networking, product review and education. The expo attracts thousands of attendees each year.

ARMA is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, making the trade association uniquely poised to lead this industry panel. The association will celebrate its centennial throughout 2015 by looking back on the history of the industry while continuing to forge a successful future for asphalt roofing.

For more information, visit the ARMA website at and the IRE website at


About ARMA

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is the North American trade association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of bituminous-based residential and commercial fiberglass roofing products, roll roofing, built-up (BUR) roofing systems and modified bitumen roofing systems. For more information, please visit