Solidia Technologies names international building materials expert as COO

 Brian Below brings over 20 years’ experience to leadership team

Sustainable building products company Solidia Technologies named international building materials leader and intrapreneur Brian Below its chief operating officer, according to a Tuesday announcement from the Piscataway-based company.

Below brings over 20 years of experience building and scaling commercial products, developing teams to achieve top performance and driving new and innovative business ventures from initial concept through first sales and profitability.

“I am thrilled to join the Solidia team to help accelerate the momentum towards commercial success,” Below stated. “With Solidia’s game-changing technology, we can deliver high-performance solutions to help address the increasingly complex challenges and needs of our industry.”

Below most recently served as CEO of Fabral, part of OmniMax International, a supplier of metal roofing and wall panel solutions to the residential, commercial, industrial and architectural sectors. Prior to that, as a division president at Boral North America, he was responsible for the strategic direction and operating performance of the building products division — a roughly $300 million premium siding, trim and accessory products business with approximately 900 employees and eight manufacturing sites. He also previously served Boral in a variety of leadership roles, including overseeing the launch of startup business unit Boral Composites, with the evolution of a novel green building product technology from initial concept to commercialization and rapid sales growth.

“With his industry experience and track record building teams and driving sustainable innovation from lab to market success, Brian Below is a perfect addition as we pivot aggressively towards the market,” said Solidia CEO Russell Hill. “Solidia is the right technology at the right time. With Brian, we have deepened our bench of talented leaders to help usher in the next generation of building materials.”