James T. Patterson, C.P.M., Senior Vice President of Procurement, CentiMark Corporation, Canonsburg, PA

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National Roofing Week July 6 - 12th

 
In honor of National Roofing Week, July 6-12th, CentiMark salutes James Patterson. James has worked in roofing at CentiMark for 27 years and is active on several NRCA Boards and Committees. As an active member of the NRCA, James participates in numerous meetings, conference calls and attends the NRCA’s Annual Conventions.

As part of National Roofing Week, James is also helping coordinate a food drive in our Corporate office as part of our community efforts for food drives throughout North America in the communities where CentiMark and CentiMark Ltd have offices.

NRCA Board of Directors

NRCA Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress


At CentiMark, James oversees a team of six professionals who help our 3,500 associates in North America. Their combined efforts improve the processes and products - and ultimately the quality and value of our roof systems - that CentiMark offers to our customers.

His work in procurement for CentiMark includes attending trade shows to seek out new and improved products and equipment; touring manufacturing and distribution facilities to fully understand the processes; and cultivating relationships with best-of-class suppliers. His group also monitors inventory levels in all CentiMark warehouses - especially important in times of severe weather emergencies like a hurricane or tornado.

In today’s economy, businesses like CentiMark look to Procurement for assistance well beyond that of just the materials we install. Equipment, tools, safety, fleet analysis, office supplies, uniforms, services and maintenance all fall under the direction of Procurement.

James is an active volunteer in CentiMark Cares in the Community programs including: fundraising for the annual golf event for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; teaching Junior Achievement; delivering Meals on Wheels; helping families-in-need by making repairs to homes and delivering food and gifts for Back-to-School, Christmas and Easter programs. He was instrumental in the startup of the CentiMark Fitness Center for CentiMark associates at the Corporate office in Canonsburg, PA.

Locally, James is the past-president of the ISM (Institute of Supply Management) Pittsburgh, PA affiliate. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace.

James and his wife, Deborah (formerly a 15 year CentiMark associate), are the parents of three children. His two sons have both worked part-time at CentiMark during their high school and college years. James and his family live in Canonsburg, PA.