Standard Industries Names Beth Kseniak Head of External Communications

Standard Industries Names Beth Kseniak Head of External Communications

NEW YORK, December 9, 2019 — Standard Industries, a global industrial company and the world’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, announced today that Beth Kseniak has been appointed Head of External Communications. 

Beth brings extensive public relations experience to Standard, having previously served as Executive Director of Communications at Vanity Fair, where she was responsible for the magazine’s global communications strategy for twenty five years. 

 “We are delighted to welcome Beth to Standard Industries,” said David Millstone, co-CEO of Standard Industries. “Her storytelling expertise and extensive relationships across the media landscape will be an asset as we continue to evolve our businesses.”

“Beth’s fresh perspective and proven track record in developing innovative brand narratives will help us share the story of how Standard and its businesses are transforming our industry,” said David Winter, co-CEO of Standard Industries.

Most recently, Beth served as a communications consultant, where her primary clients were Standard Industries and Air Mail. During her tenure with Vanity Fair (from 1992 to 2018), Beth served as chief spokesperson and editorial advisor for editor Graydon Carter, and was responsible for the magazine’s crisis communications and branding across print and digital. She oversaw media coverage for all Vanity Fair events, including the New Establishment Summits in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and was a member of the original team that created the Vanity Fair Oscar party in 1994, managing its press coverage for the next twenty three years. 

About Standard Industries

Standard Industries is a global industrial company with 15,000 employees in over 80 countries. Our industry leading businesses include GAF, BMI Group, Schiedel, Siplast, SGI and GAF Energy. Key related investment businesses include strategic investment firm 40 North and Winter Properties, a real estate investment management and development company. Through R&D, innovation, supply chain enhancement and social impact efforts we are leading the transformation of our industries. Learn more at