Garland Industries announced the promotion of Matthew McDermott to president of The Garland Co., its commercial roofing division for the United States. Garland’s commercial roofing division is the company’s flagship roofing brand and the original core business of Garland Industries. The Garland Company US Roofing Division is a manufacturer of high-performance roofing and building envelope solutions for commercial, industrial, and institutional markets.
McDermott earned a bachelor’s degree from William Penn University in Iowa and completed his business graduate program from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School. After a decade working as a roofing contractor, McDermott joined Garland in 2011 as a territory manager in Southeast Florida and was named the company’s “Rookie of the Year”. Since then, he has served in a variety of sales and marketing leadership roles with increasing responsibility and has been based at Garland’s Cleveland headquarters since 2016.
Says McDermott: “I’m honored to serve in this role alongside my fellow partners in Garland’s ESOP. My goal is shared by all of us at Garland—deliver unique value to our customers as a full-service manufacturer as we cultivate a one-of-a-kind corporate culture that puts the customer at the top of our org chart.”