The Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association announced the promotion of Marcin Pazera, Ph.D., to the position of senior director of technical affairs, effective January 2024. In this expanded leadership role, Pazera will continue to support PIMA’s mission to be a reliable and trusted voice in the roofing and building envelope industries. As PIMA’s Senior Director of Technical Affairs, he will serve as the association’s technical expert in discussions that help shape the future of the buildings we live, work and learn in.

Pazera joined PIMA as its technical director in November 2017. Since then, he has provided technical oversight for the association’s Product Standards Work Group, QualityMark Work Group and Codes Work Group. With over 15 years of extensive industry experience and deep acumen, Pazera is a respected resource for questions on polyiso product performance, particularly at the intersection of building science and building envelope performance. His in-depth knowledge of issues impacting the insulation industry makes Pazera an influential voice at technical venues, including the American Society for Testing and Materials, and at both the International Code Council and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers 90.1 Committee, where he leads PIMA’s efforts in code development for energy efficiency provisions in the building envelope.

“As interest in advanced building materials and whole-building performance reaches new heights, polyiso will continue to play a key role in reducing the carbon and energy footprint of our built environment,” said PIMA President Justin Koscher. “Marcin’s technical expertise, leadership and collegial approach is critical to the success of the polyiso industry and of those who rely on the high-performance insulation to improve their roofs and building projects.”

An accomplished professional, Pazera earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University in New York and has authored over 30 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals. His presentations at numerous conferences, including ASTM and Building Envelope Science and Technology, also underline his dedication to advancing the roofing and building envelope industries.

Pazera’s promotion reflects his commitment to PIMA and the polyiso industry at large. As senior director of technical affairs, Pazera is well-positioned to help the association continue advocating for energy-efficient building envelopes by championing high-performance insulation solutions like polyiso.