Commercial Building Products Pioneer Richard Zegelbone Receives Prestigious RCMA Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award

Highest Honor Bestowed as Recognition of Continued Member Commitment

Hallandale, FL, April 04, 2013 --( Tropical Roofing Products, a national manufacturer of quality commercial building products and innovative solutions for the professional roofer, announced today the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) has awarded Richard Zegelbone, President at Tropical Roofing Products, as the recipient of the RCMA’s prestigious Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award for 2012.

“Richard has been a committed member since day one of the organization. He is a former President of the RCMA and was one of the charter members since RCMA’s inception. He is an individual worthy of this award for his continued commitment to this organization from the beginning,” says Jeffrey Blank; RCMA president.

Named for the late Martin A. Davis, one of RMCA’s visionary founding members, the prestigious Industry Leadership Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association. The award is presented annually to an individual, selected by his or her peers, who has exemplified outstanding service and made significant contributions to the roof coatings industry.

Richard Zegelbone is the 29th recipient of the Martin A. Davis Industry Leadership Award and was presented with this honor at this year’s RCMA Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. A member of the RCMA since its inception, Richard attended the very first meeting at the Doral in Miami in the early 80’s. Richard has held a variety of RCMA board seats; designated as Treasurer, Vice President and then President of the Association.

About Tropical Roofing Products
For over 60 years, Tropical Roofing Products has supplied the industrial and commercial marketplace with the most dependable roofing materials on the market. They develop superior roofing products including new asphalt and sustainable elastomeric coating products at their nationwide manufacturing facilities located in Florida, California and Texas. With the professional contractor and distributor at the forefront of product development efforts, Tropical Roofing Products prides themselves on their hands-on approach to the manufacturing process. For more information, please visit:

About RCMA
The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) is the national trade association representing manufacturers of cold applied protective roof coatings and cements and suppliers of products, equipment, and/or services to and for the industry. RCMA is committed to continually improving performance and quality of roofing. For additional information, contact RCMA at (202) 591-2452 or visit the RCMA website at
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Leslie McDonald