The Industry Statesman Award recognizes its honoree for special efforts on behalf of the RCMA in advancing the roof coatings industry, and only on several occasions since the award’s inception in 1994 has the RCMA identified a member deserving of this peer recognition. Industry Statesman Award recipients are honored for outstanding interest and activism in promoting the roof coatings industry and exemplary efforts to achieve significant advancements through the implementation of new technical programming, regulatory or governmental affairs incentives, research activities, technical publications, and RCMA and industry involvement.
Leonard joined Henry Company in 1999 as director of technical service. Throughout his tenure, Leonard’s strong technical background has made him an invaluable resource for a variety of activities and projects within the company and the industry. His broad background in roofing, waterproofing and air barriers and his active memberships in RCMA, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), RCI, Inc., and the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI) make him a leading voice of the industry. Prior to joining the Henry Company, Leonard served as regional commercial sales manager for TAMKO Roofing Products, and sales manager at Gulf States Asphalt Company and GS Roofing Products (Flinktkote Co.).
Leonard currently serves as a consultant to the Henry Company. Vice president of the RCMA, Leonard was the recipient of the 2010 Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association.