About Us

About Us document

STI leads the industry in developing innovative fire protection systems that help stop the spread of fire, smoke and hot gases. For over 30 years, our team has worked hand in hand with the construction industry to create simple solutions to complex firestopping problems. Our SpecSeal® and EZ Path® product lines are engineered to deliver powerful performance. Because our system designs are user-driven, they are easier to apply. The result is simply designed, outstanding fire protection systems which often result in lower installed costs. STI products and systems offer innovative firestop solutions for all types of new construction and retrofit applications. Since firestopping is our only business, we concentrate all our resources on providing the highest quality, fully tested, innovative firestopping solutions.

Our Mission

To provide innovative and cost-effective firestop solutions.

Our Core Values

  • Firestopping and its important role in life safety
  • Our customers’ success and making their experience with us as valuable and enjoyable as possible
  • Delivering knowledge and outstanding technical support
  • Maintaining a culture of integrity, caring, respect, flexibility, teamwork, and fun
  • Developing high-quality, innovative, and environmentally responsible products
  • Our employees and their personal and professional development
  • Financially sustainable performance
  • Environmentally responsible products

Our Commitment

At STI, products are but one component of our value package. As a fully focused manufacturer we are committed to providing complete solutions to your Firestop needs and challenges. We invest the time to understand the unique needs of specific construction segments and applicators and then develop products, systems, and programs tailored to meet these needs. The results are industry-changing, innovative, patented technologies such as EZ Path® Fire Rated Pathway and Triple S® two-stage intumescent sealant, or programs and services like our Barrier Management Program (BMP) for healthcare or the industry’s first web-based "Submittal Builder™."As a stable, growing, privately held company we control our future. We do what is right for the long term, not a quarterly earnings report. We remain committed to these values, our client partnerships, and the firestop industry.

Mr. Charbel H. Tagher

President, Specified Technologies Inc.

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Marketing and Advertising

At STI, we offer our salesforce, distributors, and customers full marketing support to help them reach their goals. This year we will continue to roll out new campaigns and build on our core services. Here is a listing of what services are available:

  • Email marketing programs
  • Advertising
  • Web tools
  • Distributor support
  • Promotional videos
  • Press Releases
  • Webinars
  • Social media
  • Trade Show & Event Support
  • Education
  • Case Studies
Brand guidelines & downloads

Worldwide Offices

North America - Corporate

Europe - Regional

Middle East - Regional

Singapore - Regional

Latin America - Regional

India - Regional

Far East Asia & China - Regional

Our Expert Engineering Team: 24 Hour Turnaround. Problem Solved.

As building construction has increased in complexity, so has the proper design, usage, and installation of firestopping materials. Specified Technologies Inc. understands that unique site conditions call for unique firestopping solutions, which is why we have a fully staffed Engineering Services Team readily accessible to help with Engineering Judgements (EJs), technical inquiries, specification reviews, project plan reviews, BIM development, detail sheet generation, and any other project-related firestopping needs. And, we do this all free of charge. Whether it be during the design, construction, or post-construction phase, Specified Technologies is here to engineer your peace of mind.

Always There When You Need Us.

Monday Through Friday 7am - 7pm EST.

Saturday Emergency On-Call Hours for Contractors & Architects.

Please send inquiries to techserv@stifirestop.com or call 800.992.1180.

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Paul Gandolfo

Vice President of Engineering

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Julio Lopes, CFPS

Director of Engineering Services

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Tim Mattox

Sr. Manager of Systems & Testing Development

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Christopher DeMarco

Sr. Manager of Quality Assurance & Certification

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Gary Mason, CFPS

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer

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Bernadette Guerrero

Advanced Applications Engineer

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Clay Hensley, CFPS

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer

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Carrie Meis

Advanced Applications Engineer

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Joe Potts, CFPS

Sr. Fire Protection Engineer

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Charlynn Clayton

CAD Operator

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Philomena Zito

CAD Operator

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Joshua Knight

CAD Operator

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Keith Sanford

Western Regional Field Engineer

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Michael Crall

Central Regional Field Engineer

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John Mazzarella

Field Engineer East

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Justin Pine, RCDD

Lead Product Manager

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David Vail, P.E.

Project Manager & Codes/Standards

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Peter Schmitt

Sr. Product Engineer

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Steve Lontchar

Director of Materials Technology

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George Gornick

LEED Green Associate Quality Engineer

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Sharon Englehart

Administrative Assistant

Notable Projects

Since 1991, STI has been involved in thousands of projects around the world. Listed below is a partial list of these projects. If you would like to see a more in depth look at our past projects, click on the “30 Years of Firestop Experience” brochure cover.

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U.S. Government Facilities

Industrial / Electronics

Schools / Universities

Utilities & Telecommunications

Laboratory Facilities/Hospitals



Pacific Rim

Middle East

Latin America



Career Opportunities

What Specified Technologies Inc. Offers

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Matching 401k Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental & Vision
  • Company Paid Life, Short & Long Term Disability
  • Flex Spending Programs
  • Educational Reimbursement

When you join Specified Technologies Inc., you are joining a company that centers its focus on excellence by encouraging the talent within. We value our employees, their ideas and their innovations. In order for us to thrive as a business, we must include and encourage participation from all. Our leaders and our teams have an ownership mindset that brings a higher level of impact to the business. Because of this, we are able to provide our clients with products that are nothing short of excellent in fit, feel and performance.

Specified Technologies Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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