The Arsonist in the Office

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Special Guest

Pete Havel

Author

of The Arsonist in the Office joins The Housing Hour this week to tell his incredible story of how a rogue employee sets out to hound and try to ruin his career. Pete writes about his journey and gives career changing tips on how to identify and deal with The Arsonist in the Office.

Topics Include:

How can leaders prevent fires from breaking out before their organization is at risk?

How can employees—whether facing a destructive coworker or a from breaking—protect themselves in an atmosphere that eats away at common sense, kindness, and careers?

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Pete Havel

The author of The Arsonist in the Office, is an experienced lobbyist, political consultant and crisis communications pro who has served numerous leading business advocacy organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business and Associated Builders and Contractors.

With skills sharpened in the toughest, bare-knuckled environments, Havel is committed to helping leaders and organizations boldly face their challenges and provide tools that sharpen ‘smart skills’ that improve performance and protect careers and organizational cultures. He brings his skill in politics to helping organizations and individuals survive office politics.

Pete serves as a Sr. Counsel of Public Affairs for a leading communications firm. Pete grew up in Massachusetts, but now calls Texas home.  He’s a graduate of Baylor University and is a legendary BBQ smoker in his own mind.

CertainTeed Solar Roofing

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Special Guest

Christopher Fisher 

Solar Product Manager 

CertainTeed Corporation

joins The Housing Hour this week to discuss the latest technology in a roof-integrated energy production system, using high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells to capture the most energy per square foot of any solar tile.  Their  Apollo II system is a versatile solution for power and aesthetics when installing directly on a new or existing asphalt shingle roof.

Seeing is believing!

Topic Includes:

  • Solar History
  • Efficiency
  • Durability
  • Wind resistant
  • Cost vs Return of Investment
  • Warranty

Christopher Fisher is responsible for both R&D and marketing for CertainTeed Solar. Chris joined CertainTeed in 2009 as a product development engineer and has been responsible for new product development activities leading to the commercialization of several generations of solar and solar roofing products.

Prior to joining CertainTeed, Chris was the manufacturing manager and head of process optimization for a solar module manufacturer.

Chris holds a  BAS from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Villanova University.

Why the future is bright for solar  shingles?  

By Christopher Fisher

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings. A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.