ROBERT (BOB) KOLEAS / CEO – Owner
Bob Koleas has three decades experience in the asphalt coating and asphalt emulsion industries. Mr. Koleas led the family owned Western Emulsions, Inc. in the 2000’s, including a merger with private equity partner Marwit Capital in 2008. He was responsible for steering Western Emulsions, Inc. through a significant decade long expansion phase, which more than tripled its size, culminating in its acquisition by Idaho Asphalt Supply, Inc. As CEO, he was responsible for Western’s acquisition of GuardTop®, LLC from Vulcan Materials in 2009. Throughout his career, Mr. Koleas has been an active member of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association and in 2015 received the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2016 Mr. Koleas reacquired GuardTop®, LLC from Idaho Asphalt Supply, Inc. with a vision for growth and expansion of the brand. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Mr. Koleas resides in California with his lovely wife Laura.