Commercial Roofing Products Manufacturer, Tropical Roofing Products, Hires New General Manager for La Mirada, California Plant

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Our best-in-class products begin with the people that ensure quality in manufacturing ~ Richard Zegelbone

Tropical Roofing Products, a national manufacturer of quality building products and innovative solutions for the professional roofer, has appointed Harry El Kara as their new General Manager for the California manufacturing plant located in La Mirada.

“We’re pleased to have Harry join Tropical and welcome his experience and expertise in assembling a world-class manufacturing team,” said Richard Zegelbone, president of TropicalRoofing Products. “Our best-in-class products begin with the people that ensure quality in manufacturing, and Harry’s leadership in that area will be crucial to meeting the needs of our customers and our company’s future growth.”

Harry will be responsible for all operational aspects of the California manufacturing plant, which include; materials management, production, product quality, service and safety – with a focus on continual plant improvements and stream-lining efficiencies.

Harry’s experience includes an MBA in Business, a BSEE in Engineering, and knowledge in managing operations for more than 20 years. In addition to his most recent role as a plant manager for Bay Cities, Harry also held number of key technical, managerial, and operational positions with GAF Materials Corporation during a career that spanned for over 14 years.

Harry explains: “I am excited about this challenge and working in a new environment. Tropical’s manufacturing processes impress me, as does the high level of expertise I have witnessed at the company. I look forward to being a part of this positive team and having the opportunity to help move Tropical forward.”

About Tropical Roofing Products
For over 60 years, Tropical Roofing Products has supplied the industrial and commercial marketplace with the most dependable roofing materials on the market. They develop superior roofing products including new asphalt and sustainable elastomeric coating products at their nationwide manufacturing facilities located in Florida, California and Texas. With the professional contractor and distributor at the forefront of product development efforts, Tropical Roofing Products prides themselves on their hands-on approach to the manufacturing process. For more information, please visit:

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