Joseph J. Kalwara

Title: Senior Engineer
Company: Firestone Building Products
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Joseph Kalwara, Senior Engineer at Firestone Building Products, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of building products.

As a student, Mr. Kalwara attended Syracuse University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in forestry in 1977. He additionally studied at the State University of New York in Syracuse, earning a Bachelor of Science in wood products engineering in 1977, and in 1980, he earned an Associate of Arts in architectural technology from Onondaga County Community College. In 1983, Mr. Kalwara started as an assistant engineer at Firestone Building Products in Indianapolis. He rose to the rank of regional technology coordinator in 1984 and worked in that position for a few years until he became a product assurance engineer in 1986. Since 1988, Mr. Kalwara has worked as a senior engineer for Firestone Building Products and has been recognized with several awards for his excellence and expertise. He received the Firestone Chairman Award from 1993 to 2010 and additionally received the President’s Award in 1999 and from 2003 to 2013.

Mr. Kalwara is a member of the Single-Ply Roofing Institute of Indianapolis, and the Adhesives and Sealants Council of Bethesda, Maryland. He has contributed multiple articles to professional journals and has been involved in the development and engineering of various building products, such as insulation, adhesives, sealants, and tapes relative to single-ply roofing membranes and systems. He holds 22 patents in his field. Mr. Kalwara cites Joe Raite, a builder he worked with for two summers, as a mentor in his career. In the coming years, he plans to continue working for Firestone and aims to further develop a wide variety of building products he has researched and worked with throughout his career. As a testament to his success, stature, and experience, Mr. Kalwara has been included in the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest, the 31st edition of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in America.

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