John McMullan joins SPRA’s leadership team

John McMullan from Firestone Building Products has joined SPRA's leadership team
John McMullan from Firestone Building Products has joined SPRA's leadership team

The Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) Council has welcomed John McMullan from Firestone Building Products (FBP) onto its leadership team.

FBP joined SPRA in September 2016 as part of an initiative to include EPDM manufacturers and ensure that the Association was fully representative and driving quality across the whole of the single ply roofing sector.

Speaking about the news, John said: “I am very pleased to have been voted onto the SPRA Council by fellow membrane manufacturer members. I am looking forward to supporting SPRA activities and driving its initiatives to create a more productive and commercially successful construction sector. I am particularly interested in how we attract new talent into the single ply sector, raise awareness of SPRA with stakeholders, and ensure that we lead the roofing industry as an influential and effective voice.”

John has 27 years’ experience in the construction industry, initially working as a charted architect and most recently as the general manager of FBP UK and Ireland. As well as having an understanding of the key factors behind design and specification of building elements in the context of the complete building, John has gained a full understanding of how roofing components are developed, marketed, technically supported and sold into the various supply chains through his different roles working for a building product manufacturer.

Martyn Holloway, SPRA chair said: “I am very pleased to welcome John onto the SPRA Council. His depth of knowledge and determination to improve the sector and attract new talent will be invaluable.”

Cathie Clarke, chief executive officer of SPRA, added: “I am delighted that John is joining the leadership team. He will play an important role in helping to drive our business plan and representing the EPDM sector on the SPRA Council. John joins Ian Muddiman (SIKA), Mike Crook (SIG D&T) and Steve Downey (DANOSA) as the four membrane representatives on the 12-strong SPRA Council. Their collective experience, enthusiasm and knowledge is a great asset to SPRA and has been a key element in the growth in influence of this dedicated and focussed specialist trade association.”

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