COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – S-5! founder and CEO, Rob Haddock, has been named this year’s recipient of the prestigious Larry A. Swaney Award, which honors an individual in metal construction who selflessly fosters the growth and betterment of the industry. The Metal Construction Association (MCA) sponsors the annual award named after the organization’s first president and one of its founders.
The Swaney Award is bestowed at MCA’s Annual Meeting, held this earlier this year in Palm Springs, California. Recipients must exhibit generous commitment to the metal construction industry beyond personal gain, be involved in a leadership capacity, and have made significant contributions to the improvement of metal construction and its supporters.
“Rob has dedicated his professional career for the last 40 years to the advancement of metal roofing within the marketplace,” said S-5! Vice President Keith Lipps. “He has been an influential voice in the promotion, research, and technical advancement of the entire industry, and not just his own corporate product line. He has consulted to many major metal roofing suppliers, assisting them to advance their product lines, develop training programs, initiate technology transfers, and more.”
Haddock is also a prolific author of dozens of articles, white papers, and industry technical documents. His writings have been published in at least five languages, and he has lectured on metal roofing topics in a dozen countries. He is a generous philanthropist, donating his time, talents, and finances to numerous charitable endeavors around the globe.
“With his western hat, friendly smile, candid speak, and willing participation, Rob is one of the most recognizable personalities in the industry,” Lipps continued.
Rob Haddock began his career as a metal building erector before founding S-5! and becoming a sought-after metal roofing consultant, inventor (he holds more than 30 patents), speaker, and author. He serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering, is the director of the Metal Roof Advisory Group, Ltd., and pilots S-5!, which is the industry’s leading manufacturer of metal roof attachment systems. Haddock has been a Lifetime Honorary Member and advocate of MCA since 1985 . He is also a member of CSI, MBMA, ASHRAE, ASCE, and ASTM. In 2012 he was a charter inductee to the Metal Construction Hall of Fame.
At the award ceremony, Haddock made special thanks to his family in attendance: sons Dustin and Shawn, daughter Lara, and their spouses, Rebecca and Jessica Haddock and Shane Dunnam. In addition, Haddock expressed gratitude for his staff and the many MCA friends and peers present.
”I am both honored and humbled to receive such a distinguished award and be recognized among the esteemed previous winners, especially remembering that Larry Swaney was the guy who extended a hand of friendship to me and invited me to speak to the MCA group back in 1985 ,” Haddock said in a statement.
About S-5!: As the product line manufactured by Haddock’s Metal Roof Innovations, Ltd., S-5! is the industry leader in clamps, kits, and accessories that safely and effectively attach ancillaries to metal roofing. All products are extensively tested for quality and are considered the most innovative and affordable attachment solutions available. S-5! products can be found on more than 1.6 million metal roofs worldwide.