H.L. "Bud" Bootier has been active in the building products industry since 1974. He began his career with Anaconda Aluminum and progressed through a series of positions there, including salesman, branch manager, product manager, marketing director, and sales and marketing vice president. Following a merger, the company evolved into Arco Building Products, which no longer exists today.
Bootier also held positions with CertainTeed Corp., Chelsea Building Products and Ashland Products. He founded consulting firm Pure Strategy in Wexford, Pa., in 1992 and two years later began publishing multiclient studies. He now produces the Strata Report on plastic and composite decking, fencing and railings, and collaborates with Stephen Senzer, a founding principal of Sabre Associates, on the respected Sabre Report on vinyl siding and windows.
Bootier has a degree in marketing and economics from State University of New York, and did postgraduate studies in management at the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y.