Manufacturing Member

  • Sto Corp.
  • Parex USA, Inc.
  • Dryvit Systems, Inc.
  • Master Wall, Inc.
  • Master Builders Solutions, a brand of MBCC Group

Associate Member

  • Clark Dietrich Building Systems
  • Plastic Components, Inc.
  • Wind-lock Corporation
  • Rockwool
  • Dow Construction Chemicals
  • ADFORS Saint-Gobain
  • National Gypsum Company
  • Wacker Chemical Corporation

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For More Information:
Laurie Joseph, (703) 538-1615
E-Mail: ljoseph@eima.com
www.EIMA.com

EIMA Board Selects Stephen T. Sears as Next EIMA Executive Director and CEO

Falls Church, VA., June 10, 2021 — The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) Board of Directors proudly announces that Stephen T. Sears is now the new Executive Director and CEO of EIMA. Mr. Sears’ selection follows a months-long search conducted by EIMA’s Board, fulfilling its due diligence obligation to the EIMA membership.

Stephen Sears

Prior to joining EIMA, Mr. Sears was the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Marketing and Communications at the Brick Industry Association (BIA), where he guided the marketing efforts for the brick industry as well as provided oversight for BIA’s advocacy efforts at the state and local levels. "I am delighted to join the dedicated EIMA staff in its mission to advance the knowledge and use of EIFS, especially in a post-pandemic environment," said Mr. Sears.

"The membership of EIMA is looking forward to Stephen taking the EIFS industry and EIMA up to the next level. The fact is Stephen Sears was at the top of all the selection task force members' list. His credentials are exquisite and literally outstanding from all the others. This, coupled with the wonderful interview, resulted in an enthusiastic, unanimous vote by the selection task force and the Board," said Steve Smithwick, president of Master Wall, Inc. and the 2021-2023 president of EIMA.

Mr. Sears has extensive experience in the marketing and communications industries, providing client support and strategic leadership while employed by firms such as Ogilvy and Mather, a WPP company with headquarters in London. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington & Lee University and a Master of Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Mr. Sears also held several appointed positions in the Administration of President George H.W. Bush prior to entering the business world.

Mr. Sears assumed his duties effective June 4 and succeeds long-time Executive Director/CEO David A. Johnston who is retiring. Mr. Sears can be contacted at ssears@eima.com.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, EIMA is a national non-profit technical trade association with over 700 members comprised of leading manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and applicators involved in the exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) industry. For additional information please visit https://www.eima.com.

Manufacturing Member

  • Dryvit Systems, Inc.
  • Sto Corp.
  • Parex USA, Inc.
  • Master Builders Solutions, a brand of MBCC Group
  • Master Wall, Inc.

Associate Member

  • ADFORS Saint-Gobain
  • Dow Construction Chemicals
  • Wind-lock Corporation
  • Plastic Components, Inc.
  • Clark Dietrich Building Systems
  • Wacker Chemical Corporation
  • National Gypsum Company
  • Rockwool
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