Tuesday / Jan 9, 2018


  • Ed Gillette

    CEO, Scranton Gillette Communications / SGC Horizon

    Ed Gillette is the CEO of Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon and a 2013 Top Innovator in Business Publishing by Crain's Media Business magazine. Most recently Ed was named the 2017 McAllister Top Management Fellow by Northwestern University. Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon has more than a century of experience in b-to-b publishing and communications. A financially stable, highly profitable, privately held business, it is recognized for its thought leadership and for being a full-service marketing partner to the companies that populate the 16 diverse industries it serves.

  • Jim Tobin

    Executive Vice President & Chief Lobbyist / NAHB

    Tobin is responsible for directing the federal, state and local lobbying, as well as political activities, for the National Association of Home Builders. He also oversees external and industry communications for the NAHB federation and guides the activities of the association's political action committee, BUILD-PAC, and its grassroots network. His background includes a concentration on tax and environmental policies. Prior to joining NAHB in 1998 as Vice President for Federal Relations, he was Senior Legislative Assistant to former-U.S. Representative Frank Riggs (CA) and former-U.S. Representative Gary Franks (CT).

  • Alan Hubbell

    Global Marketing Manager / DuPont Tyvek

    A Penn State graduate, Alan Hubbell has over twenty years of experience in the Building Envelope Business and is currently leading the global marketing team for Tyvek BE.

  • Tim Sullivan


    Tim Sullivan is a major influencer in the field of market research and community development. He has formulated creative supply and demand methodologies, driven new product designs for conventional and active adult living spaces, and helped re-define community development programs all over the country.

  • Tony Mancini

    Director-Principal / SGC Horizon Building Group

    Tony Mancini has launched numerous events and platforms for the residential and commercial construction industry. Prior to founding SGC Horizon, Mancini spent 12 years at Reed Business Information in leadership roles within the residential and commercial markets, including group director for Reed Construction Media, and publisher of Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler.

  • Brad Paine

    Vice President & General Manager / Eaton

    Brad has over 10 years of IoT experience working on connected buildings and homes, during which he worked in and led IoT initiatives with commercial office facilities, airports, industrial facilities as well as with utilities, the DOE and NEMA. He has launched award-winning software and hardware platforms and brings a unique perspective of the combination of the two.

  • Nigel Maynard

    Editor in Chief

    Nigel F. Maynard is an award-winning editor, writer and blogger who has covered the building products, construction, and luxury design market for 18 years. A well-known face in the construction industry, he is the former editor of Residential Building Products & Technology, and senior editor for Builder and Residential Architect magazines. Nigel has been featured on HGTV and profiled in The Washington Post.

  • Andrew Darr

    VP of Custom Sales / Western Window Systems

    In his role of vice president of custom sales, Andrew Darr is responsible for Western Window Systems' custom sales and development efforts. He reports to president and chief executive officer Scott Gates. Andrew has been instrumental in developing sales metrics and conducting competitive market research that helped the company achieve a sales growth of over 200% over a three-year period.

  • DenisE Dersin

    editorial director

    Denise Dersin is the editorial director of SGC Horizon's Professional Builder, Custom Builder, PRODUCTS, and NKBA Innovation+Inspiration magazines. An award-winning writer and editor for 30 years, she previously served as editor in chief of Builder magazine and editor at Time-Life.

    Erika Taylor

    Director of Content / Professional Remodeler

    Erika Taylor is the director of content for Professional Remodeler. Prior to joining SGC Horizon, she was a contributing editor with the Los Angeles Times and editorial director for Hanley Wood's Pool Group. A native of New York, she currently lives in Dallas.


  • DuPont


    DuPont Building Innovations is a driving force in the transformation of the construction industry through its use of dynamic material science and building knowledge to solve emerging needs and create value for its customers. We bring to market innovative products like DuPont™ Tyvek® weatherization systems and services like the DuPont™ Tyvek® Specialist Network to help builders build better homes. No matter where you build, DuPont products and services work together to help create more durable, comfortable and energy-efficient buildings.

  • Eaton


    Eaton is a power management company offering a portfolio of connected home solutions that help enhance security, visual comfort and energy management. From innovative LED lighting and controls, to residential energy management, backup power and wiring devices solutions, Eaton provides builders and homeowners with smart, simple and reliable products that help enable safer, more secure and more efficient homes.

  • NAHB


    Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) helps its members build communities. A federation of more than 700 state and local associations, NAHB represents more than 140,000 members, one-third being home builders and remodelers. The rest work in closely related specialties such as sales and marketing, housing finance, and manufacturing and supplying building materials. Each year, NAHB's members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States. NAHB serves as the voice of America's housing industry, ensuring that housing is a national priority and that all Americans have access to safe, decent and affordable housing.