FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CALGARY, AB, August 11, 2021 —ROC Modular Inc. (“ROC”), a building technology company specializing in innovative offsite construction solutions today announced that Joe Kiss, M.Eng., P.Eng. has been named as President and Chief Executive Officer. Tony Isaac, the original founder of ROC, who has been acting Chief Executive Officer for the last eighteen months, will continue as Founder and Chief Impact Officer of the organization. Kiss will inherit the new role of President and CEO effective immediately.
Kiss has more than 25 years of executive level experience, serving as an early advocate and key innovator in the modular construction sector. He is currently Vice Chair of the Modular Building Institute’s Canadian Council and a member of the Canadian Standards Association Modular Construction Oversight and Standards Development Committees. In his previous modular construction roles, Kiss completed many projects in applications including complex multi-family, social & affordable housing, hospitality & industrial. Kiss is a registered professional engineer in Alberta, with previous experience in new paradigm entrepreneurial initiatives amongst growth orientated businesses in the renewable energy, environmental and construction sectors.
“We are transitioning into a unique and exciting phase in both our company and the industry,” said Tony Isaac. “With the growth we anticipate over the next period, the right hand on the controls is vital. Undoubtedly, Joe is the best person in the industry to assume this position and I am extremely excited to continue to work alongside of him as we strive to achieve our company objectives.”
“Joe is the right leader for ROC,” said Aki Georgacacos, ROC’s Executive Chairman. “His extensive background and business development skills coupled with his in depth understanding of modular 2.0 and permanent modular construction will undoubtedly further strengthen channel partnerships, strategic alliances and build on ROC’s leadership position in providing modular solutions. We believe his strong domain expertise coupled with our founder Tony’s vision and passion for this sector will further accelerate our growth trajectory.”
“I am very excited to accept this new role with the ROC team,” said Joe Kiss. “This industry is clearly at an inflection point and I believe ROC is perfectly positioned to capitalize on the rapid adoption of modular solutions. I’m honored to continue to work with Tony, who has assembled a talented team that uniquely positions us to capitalize on the rapidly growing modular environment. As the industry evolves, I believe ROC is uniquely positioned to continue providing a cost effective and timely offering of off-site construction solutions to the industry.”
About ROC Modular Inc.
Based in Calgary, AB ROC Modular is an agile manufacturer delivering Real Offsite Construction solutions. With a combined team experience of over 5,000 modules completed in a broad range of markets, the Company has a proven track record of project execution and delivery. With a primary focus on social & affordable, hospitality, multi-family, education and industrial markets, ROC operates with a distinct social orientation, giving back to the communities it serves, with a relentless focus on “building spaces for people to thrive.”