Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> July 26, 2010

Optimism On Housing Despite Cash-strapped Consumers – Thomas Hayes – Piper Jaffray & Co.

Thomas Hayes is a Vice President and Senior Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray & Co., where he focuses on the industrial services, specialty distribution and diversified manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray in 2007, Mr. Hayes spent 15 years in the industrial distribution and building products industry, including nearly 10 years with Airgas, where he focused on business development and product sourcing. He holds a B.A. in accounting from California State University, Chico, and an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Profile
TWST: Tell us about your coverage.

Mr. Hayes: I follow a couple of companies that provide products and services to the building/construction market. Astec Industries (ASTE) specializes in road paving