Petersen Aluminum's Sal Delfino Honored By FRSA
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From left: award recipient Sal Delfino of Petersen Aluminum; Burt Logan, FRSA immediate past president from Core Roofing; and Jason Carruth from Advanced Roofing, who also is the grandson of the award's namesake Charlie Raymond.
Elk Grove Village, IL - The Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA) has bestowed its Charlie Raymond Membership Award on Sal Delfino, technical manager, Petersen Aluminum Corp. The award is given annually to the association member who has recruited the most members during a calendar year.
The award was presented in July by Jason Carruth, the grandson of the award’s namesake Charlie Raymond, during the association’s awards ceremony and officer installation dinner. The ceremony was held July 17 during the 2015 FRSA Convention and Expo in Orlando. Delfino was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife Susan and daughter Samantha.
"I'm honored to receive this recognition," Delfino said. "My involvement with the association is to help the industry move forward, and I will happily continue my work behind the scenes. I've been in the Florida roofing industry for 30-plus years, so everything I do at this point comes naturally, and if I can use my experience to help the industry associations, I'm happy to do it."
During the award presentation, Carruth indicated that Charlie would be pleased that Delfino received the award. Raymond described Delfino as being cut from a different cloth than his grandfather, and being "quietly effective" in his manner, while being an excellent ambassador for FRSA.
“One of Charlie’s babies was the annual Foundation raffle, and last year [Delfino] took the raffle ball and ran with it, selling more tickets than anyone else. His company is an avid FRSA supporter through sponsorships and advertising in Roofing Florida magazine. This is not surprising as I’m sure he learned the value of effective marketing when he owned a metal manufacturing operation some years back. That company was sold, and he now works sharing his metal expertise with others as a sales representative for one of the industry’s largest manufacturers,” Raymond added.
“We are proud of the behind-the-scenes work Sal does for the Florida association, Petersen Aluminum and the roofing industry in general, and we're excited that his work is being recognized,” said Mike Petersen, CEO. “Sal has been a wonderful addition to the Petersen Aluminum team, doing excellent work growing our business in the Southeast. Congratulations Sal.”
Delfino sits on the group’s membership committee, unlicensed activity task force and the codes and regulatory compliance committee. He also volunteers on a codes subcommittee working on merging Florida-specific code items into the base International Building Code, “an onerous task if ever there was one. This also is not surprising as his involvement in the codes arena is evidenced by his constant attendance at Roofing TAC and full Florida Building Commission meetings. He is at all of them, folks,” Carruth said.
Petersen, a Carlisle company, manufactures PAC-CLAD architectural metal cladding systems in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. PAC-CLAD products include hidden- and exposed-fastener wall panels, standing seam roof panels, flush- and reveal-joint wall panels, vented or solid soffit panels, perforated metal, coil and flat sheet, composite panels, column covers, plus fascia and coping. All are available in a Kynar-based 70% PVDF Fluropon coating in 46 standard colors and 16 wood grain finishes that include a 30-year finish warranty. Most colors meet LEED requirements and are rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council. Custom colors and weathertightness warranties are offered. BIM and CAD documents are available for most products. Founded in 1965, Petersen’s facilities are located in Illinois, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, Arizona and Minnesota. For information on the complete line of Petersen’s PAC-CLAD metal products, call 800-PAC-CLAD, visit www.pac-clad.com or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.