AIM to Add Research and Development Expert to its Team

January 13, 2014

George Stepien Will Serve as Head of R&D

January 13, 2014, Plano, TX -- AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURERS of Building Materials, LLC (AIM) is adding George Stepien to its team to lead AIM's growing research and development department. With over 30 years of senior level experience, Stepien will focus on new product development and technological improvements. Stepien started his career with US Rubber (Uniroyal), followed by employment at Flinkote where he started as a chemist rising to R&D Director for building materials. Stepien most recently was employed with Monsey Products. His areas of expertise include emulsion technology for roofing, waterproofing, gypsum board, sealants and specialty applications.

In this leadership role, Stepien will provide AIM with technology direction regarding specialty asphalt products related to (1) paper and felt sizing emulsions; (2) vehicular frame coatings; and (3) potable water pipe coatings. In addition, George will advise AIM regarding wax emulsion technology for the gypsum and composite wood industries.

"Adding George to the AIM team demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the best building materials and services in the industry," stated CEO/Managing Partner Andy Hastings. "We look forward to the coming year and the additional product offerings that George will help AIM develop."

About AIM: AIM produces over 500 products including complete lines of white coatings, emulsions, mastics, sealants, driveway maintenance products, modified bitumen membranes, caulks, adhesives, waterproofing, specialty paints, road emulsions and chemical distribution. AIM maintains manufacturing and warehouse facilites in Mars, PA; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; Baltimore, MD; Ocala, FL; Ft. Worth, TX; El Paso, TX; Los Angeles, CA; and Oakland, CA. For more information, visit AIM's website at or call (214) 254-4720.