Session Details







Showfloor Location


October 19, 2023

Start Time

02:15 PM

End Time

03:15 PM

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Incorporating Metal in Your Companies Sustainability Strategy

One of the primary elements of corporate responsibility is ESG (Environment, Social and Governance).  ESG policies drive companies not only to reduce greenhouse gases and carbon footprints, but also to reduce waste in all aspects of their businesses, and to use their influence on the value chain to conduct business ethically and improve the way customers and employees are treated.

In this session, our panel of speakers will discuss how companies are successfully implementing ESG strategies and how metal is the ultimate solution to aligning with certain aspects of ESG philosophies because of its extended service life, low consumption of natural resources for production, zero- petroleum by-products and recyclable properties. We’ll also cover how renewable energy, including solar, helps achieve carbon and greenhouse gas goals. This panel presentation includes speakers who encompass a variety of companies throughout the supply chain. Together, they will help position your company for the future by incorporating metal construction, metal roofs, and rooftop solar in your company’s ESG strategy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how implementing an ESG strategy aligns with the metal construction industry
  • Learn how companies are implementing sustainability and ESG strategies
  • Understand how steel production is driving towards reducing its carbon footprint and reducing harmful byproducts
  • Discover how metal construction and metal roofing are the best platforms for renewable energy to drive sustainability

This session is FREE to attend and will be located in the Sustainability Learning Center located inside the Exhibit Hall. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and space is limited.

Earn Continuing Education Credit:
Approved for 1.0 AIA Health, Safety and Welfare Learning Unit

Mark Gies
Director of Solar Business, S-5!

Mark has 14+ years of solar energy experience and 20 years of engineering and management experience in various industries. Prior to S-5!, he held management positions at a mounting system company and with a solar project developer. His solar expertise includes product development, operations, installation, compliance, codes and standards, sales and business development. Mark is vice-chair of SEIA’s Mounting Systems Manufacturers Committee, a member of SEAOC’s PV Committee, and a founding member of UL2703’s Standards Technical Panel. Mark earned an MBA from Babson College and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Dartmouth College.

Bob Zabcik
President, Z-Tech Consulting

Bob Zabcik is general manager of the roofing business unit at Merlin Solar Technologies, a developer of innovative renewable energy technologies. He is a LEED accredited professional and a registered professional engineer with more than 25 years of experience. He is also an MCA board member as well as chair of the MCA Codes and Standards Committee. Merlin Solar Technologies develops and manufactures crystalline silicon based flexible and frameless solar modules with a patented gridding and interconnected system to extract more power compared to standard solar panels. These systems address demanding deployments on metal roofs and bulk storage tanks, auxiliary power for transportation, flush mounted residential solar and military applications through world class manufacturing partners, enabling customers to reduce their reliance on aluminum-framed, tempered-glass constructs for solar panels.

Marcos Corradin
Director of Marketing and Strategy, Unites States Steel

Marcos Corradin is the Director of Marketing and Strategy at United States Steel Corporation. He is responsible for developing long term Facilities Strategies, New Product Launch and Promotion, Sustainability Communications, and Industry Demand Forecasts. Prior to joining U.S. Steel, Marcos had 20+ years of experience in the Automotive Industry where he performed different functions from electrical systems Design Engineer, Program Manager, New Business Development, Sales and Marketing for companies like Alcoa, Eaton and BASF. Marcos has a Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering degree from UNIFEI (Itajuba, Brazil) and a Master of Business degree from Ross School of Business (University of Michigan).

LeeAnn Slattery
Sales Support Manager, ATAS International, Inc.

Lee Ann Slattery, FCSI, CDT, CCPR, LEED AP BD+C, is the Sales Support Manager for ATAS International, Inc.  She is the Treasurer of the Metal Construction Association, a member of the National Women in Roofing’s education committee, and served for four years as the Construction Specifications Institute Director for the Middle Atlantic Region.  Slattery became a CSI Fellow in 2020 and has over 17 years of experience in the metal wall panel and metal roofing industry.