October 17, 2011 (Raleigh, NC)– Melissa Dolak-Keller, a territory manager for Umicore Building Products USA, the manufacturer of VMZINC®, has been appointed to the Metal Roofing Alliance’s Ask-The-Expert Forum panel.

Ask-The-Expert is a forum for exchanging information concerning residential metal roofing, including general material and metal roofing installation questions. Architects, contractors, and installers post metal roofing questions and members of the panel of contributors provide the answers.

Dolak-Keller is one of Umicore Building Product’s territory managers for the Northeastern states and Texas, along with Alex Pittman and Bryan Ninneman. She has been with the company for five years in a variety of roles, and is now responsible for meeting with architects and installers, giving presentations on metal roofing and reviewing details.

“Melissa is a valuable member of our team and an excellent source for zinc envelope information,” said Daniel Nicely, Director of Market Development for Umicore Building Products USA.“She has a wide variety of experience working with architects and installers on various types of projects all over the United States, and understands the residential market very well. We are proud of her association with the MRA and the Ask-The-Expert Forum.”

The Metal Roofing Alliance (MRA) was formed in 1998 by a small group of metal roofing manufacturers to educate consumers about the benefits of metal roofing. The Ask-The-Expert Forum is located on MRA’s website at www.metalroofing.com/v2/forums .

For more information on Umicore Building Products and VMZINC, visit www.vmzinc-us.com .

About Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.

Umicore is a world-leading producer of architectural zinc. For over 160 years Umicore has been providing innovative solutions for building owners, architects and contractors. Umicore has offices and representatives all over the world. In the United States, Umicore Building Products USA, Inc., is based in Raleigh, NC. For additional information, visit www.vmzinc-us.com .