Real Estate: JULIAN G. FRANCIS
PRESIDENT AND CEO, BEACON ROOFING SUPPLY INC., HERNDON
In 2019, Francis joined Beacon, a publicly traded Fortune 500 distributor of roofing material and complementary building products. Before that, the United Kingdom native was president of the insulation business at Owens Corning, a provider of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. He also served as vice president and general manager for Owens Corning’s residential insulation business and vice president and managing director of the company’s glass reinforcements business. Before that, he was vice president and publishing director at Reed Business Information and worked for USG Corp.
In the first quarter of 2022, Beacon reported net sales of $1.7 billion, a company record for a first quarter. For all of 2021, Beacon reported $6.64 billion in sales revenue. The company provides commercial and residential roofing, siding, windows, decking, insulation, specialty lumber, waterproofing and air barrier systems to the North American building industry. It has more than 6,000 employees and operates in all 50 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces.
EDUCATION: Swansea University in Wales (bachelor’s and doctoral degrees); DePaul University (MBA)