When a team of chemists and industry veterans joined forces to fix the problems in the elastomeric coatings industry, they all had one thing in mind: they were determined to be the manufacturer that industry professionals could always count on, no matter what.
Committed to customer support, timely distribution, and quality control, Rugged Coatings manufactures elastomeric coatings and looks out for its customers.
Your Complete Roofing System
Providing solutions to the problems people in our industry face every day didn’t start and doesn’t stop with Rugged Coatings. Our sister company, Accufoam®, has created the most precise and predictable spray foam product on the market today.
They formulated open cell and closed cell foams to provide consistent yield, reduce clogging, and perform day after day, week after week, month after month. It’s a difference you have to experience to appreciate.
A CPS Company
Rugged Coatings is a division of Creative Polymer Solutions, America’s emerging leader in polyurethane resin technology. From the factory to the job site, CPS takes an innovative approach to develop application-speciﬁc solutions leveraging the unique and versatile properties of polyurethane resins.
Everything we do reflects our precision chemistry, high-accuracy manufacturing, and dependable customer service. All so you can have a partner you’re confident relying on. Along with its sister company, Accufoam®, Rugged Coatings is delivering leading solutions for the building trades.
Meet the Team
James D. Hammon
Sr. Technical Director
As Sr. Technical Director, James D. Hammon oversees the development of coatings for Rugged Coatings at CPS. He works closely with the sales department and customers to continue oversee cutting-edge technologies that are crucial for the advancement of the industry.
Technical Sales Manager
As Rugged’s Technical Sales Manager, MacLean directs the testing and certification process for all new products that come his way. He manages those all-important professional relationships with private label manufacturers of coatings products, including the facilitation of pricing, calls, etc.
Dave Jackson is a technical advisor at Rugged, responsible for solving any issues that may arise in the field of technology. Dave can also be found working alongside our product development team and is actively involved with on-site customer demonstrations. Prior to joining our team, Dave spent 13 years as a locomotive engineer, and before that he spent many years as a technical adviser for a nationally-known auto manufacturer.
Chief Financial Officer
Robert McClellan oversees the day-to-day operations of accounting and works closely with the executive team to develop and implement strategies that support growth, minimize risk and preserve company assets. He has devoted the majority of his career to the accounting function of various manufacturing companies. Prior to working at Rugged, Robert founded a boutique accounting firm where he and his team served clients’ needs across multiple industries.
Senior Product Manager & Contractor Development
Tim is the Senior Product Manager / Contractor Development at Rugged and CPS, with a focus primarily on roofing. Tim obtained his Florida roofing license in 1998, starting with traditional style roofing, and experimenting with hand-mixed urethanes. He worked for Gaco Western 2004-2007 handling the S.E. selling wall foam, roof foam, and deck coatings.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Charlie Rose is responsible for the sales and marketing strategy at Rugged Coatings. In this role, he oversees the development of the sales team and works with the executive team on growth strategies and emerging markets. Charlie has an extensive background in sales and management. Prior to working at Rugged; (a division of Creative Polymer Solutions), he worked as a national sales manager in the chemical distribution industry.
Jack Shea spends his time on the job at Rugged optimizing and running the day-to-day operations of the plant. Jack has over 25 years of experience in heavy manufacturing and environmental health & safety, including 10 years within the chemical distribution category! Part of his tenure in the chemical distribution industry comes from his time as a VP of Operations and Compliance. His education includes a bachelor’s degree from Auburn and a master’s from Samford.