Building Product Expert Joins NAHB Research Center
John B. Peavey, a seasoned product research and development expert, is the NAHB Research Center's new director of applied technology. Peavey’s broad experience will help advance the Research Center’s mission of promoting innovation in housing technology to improve the durability, affordability and environmental performance of homes and home building products.
“I am pleased to welcome John to our management team,” said Michael Luzier, president of the NAHB Research Center. “His distinguished background and experience in the product manufacturing sector provides a unique perspective and valuable knowledge base that will contribute greatly to the Research Center’s growth as a full-service product commercialization company.”
With more than 13 years of experience leading and managing product development, research, testing programs and capital expansion projects for product manufacturers, Peavey will be responsible for managing the activities of the engineers working on the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) field evaluations, overseeing the ToolBase Services information dissemination program and developing manufacturer services that focus on the individual product development needs of Research Center clients.
Prior to joining the Research Center, Peavey managed research and development projects for LP, Masco Corporation and CertainTeed. As both project manager and product engineer for these companies, he developed fiberglass-reinforced composite fencing and decking, designed and tested bath and shower products, commercialized innovative fascia board and railing products, and participated in the development of test protocols for deck and railing products.
Other professional experience includes mechanical engineering work focused on laboratory and plant expansion projects for 3M.
Peavey received a Bachelor of Science degree in building technology art and design and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.