Curriculum Vitae / Professional
Gary J. Maylon, Metal Lath & Stucco Consulting
Mr. Maylon has been involved with the stucco industry for over thirty-eight
years and has been involved in technical services and support for more
than twenty-two years.
During his career he has worked for two of the largest manufacturers
of expanded metal lath and light gage steel framing in North America.
I am the author of “The Metal Lath Handbook.”
This book was published in 2002 and has met with much success and excellent
reviews from the lathing and plastering community.
Mr. Maylon has been president and CEO of Metal Lath and Stucco Consulting
Co., Inc. since his retirement in 2004.
Accomplishments and Associations:
- Past chairman of the Metal Lath Division of the Metal Lath/Steel
Framing Association and currently technically advising and writing technical
literature for the new formed Expanded Metal Lath Association.
- Past chairman of the Technical Executive Committee of Association
of Walls and Ceilings International (AWCI); the largest contractor association
for stucco contractors in the U.S. and Canada.
- Past chairman of the Steel Framing Technical Committee of AWCI, and
a former director on the board-of-directors of AWCI.
- Past Board Member of the Foundation of the Walls and Ceiling Industry,
the educational arm of AWCI.
- A long time member of The Construction Specifications Institute.
- Chairman of the C 1063 task group and a voting member of committee
C-11 of The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) since
1988 (voting member and chairman of C1063 since 1990. I received an
appreciation plaque for my long years of service and dedication to ASTM
C11. The overall committee of C11 deals with all elements of the stucco
wall including gypsum plaster and board, portland cement stucco, metal
lath and all of its various components. This committee deals with products,
installation methods and testing. These specifications and standards
are listed in every model building code currently in use in the United
- He has been a consulting member of committee 524 on stucco of The
American Concrete Association and one of the authors of the Committee
524 ACI Stucco Manual.
- He is a consulting member of the Florida Cement and Products Association.
This is an association of portland cement and stucco manufacturers.
- He currently holds seven industry related patents for vinyl stucco
products, a metal lath and stucco security lathing system and a security
related product. In my thirty-five plus years in the stucco industry
I have developed or improved many of the products used by the industry
- Among his achievements he has published more than a dozen technical
articles in various trade publications. In 1996 Construction Dimensions
Magazine (published by AWCI) published the article entitled “Expanded
Metal Lath Installation for the Application of Portland Cement Stucco,
The Eight Deadly Sins.” This was a two-part article, which was
well received by the stucco industry. The Association of Walls and Ceiling
Industries International subsequently republished these articles as
a single stand alone document for industry distribution. It is still
available for sale and wide distributed today, nearly thirteen years
- He taught the metal lath installation and stucco installation training
class in the developmental stages of STO Corp’s development of
a one-coat stucco system and helped edit and write their specifications.
- He taught a lath and stucco education program to companies like Synergy,
a one coat stucco manufacturer, AMICO, and Dietrich Steel Framing, manufacturers
of metal lath. I also taught a course on stucco and lath inspection
to the Home Inspection Association in Atlanta three years ago. Also
to numerous responsible lath and stucco contractors wishing to have
trained crews that know the proper installation techniques to meet today’s
- He was invited by the licensing department in the counties encompassing
Kansas City to provide continuing education on metal lath and stucco
in a four hour presentation for three straight years. I have given innumerable
educational presentations to municipal and county building inspectors
across the county, including Orange County, FL., St. Johns and Jacksonville,
FL, Orlando, FL, New Castle County, DE, Kansas City and Johnson County,
KS, and others.
- His book is the first book published in nearly forty years that covers
in detail the code requirements and techniques of metal lath installation
to achieve a successful code driven stucco application. If the lath
fails the stucco has to fail.
- Forensic Inspections: technically, he has been involved in innumerable
forensic investigations of lath and stucco jobs across the United States
starting in the mid 1980’s. he has developed techniques for testing
via destructive removal of stucco, complete and extensive evaluation
and documentation, and testing techniques such as water uptake testing.
Finally, he has testified in trial, depositions, arbitrations and negotiated
settlements in numerous cases involving stucco related failures over the
last twenty-five years. Below is his work history resume’.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing 1972, University of Southeastern
Louisiana, Hammond, La. (Currently named the University of Louisiana,
Training program, Wheeling Corrugating Co., Division of Wheeling Pittsburgh
Steel; Wheeling, WV. 1973. This was an intensive six month long classroom
and mill training program on all construction and industrial steel products
manufactured by Wheeling Corrugating and Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel.
This included extensive training in metal lath and light gage steel
framing. This program included a strong education in basic steel making,
hot dipped galvanizing and metallurgy as well as manufacturing, construction
and troubleshooting techniques for such products as metal roof deck,
light gauge steel framing, metal lath, security mesh, expanded metal,
and bar grating. This training included job site visits to actually
witness product installations.
Continuing education lectures and programs:
Through the last thirty plus years he has attended, helped teach and
participated in numerous education seminars and training demonstrations
on the subject of metal lath and stucco installation with such groups
as the Association of Walls and Ceilings International, the Construction
Specifications Institute, the STO Corporation, Synergy Corporation,
Moisture Warrantee Corporation, the American Concrete Institute, and
the Portland Cement Association, window installation presentations,
flashing and weather barrier presentations by Fortifiber and Tyvec by
Dupont, water infiltration presentations (most recently by the renown
author and Doctor; Dr. Joseph Lstiburek.
1972-1976 Wheeling Corrugating Company, technical sales staff.
1976-2004 Alabama Metal Industries Corporation, technical sales from
1976 to 1983. Product Manager and technical services manager for the
Construction Products Division, 1983-1989 and Corporate Manager of Technical
Services and New Product Development and Loss Prevention from 1989 till
my retirement in 2004. As the company’s product loss representative
he handled all legal matters and litigation issues till my retirement.
2004-present, President of Metal Lath and Stucco Consulting Co. Inc.,
Trussville, AL. Professional stucco consulting services including forensic
evaluation of metal lath and stucco installations. Education services
and project document reviews including contracts, specifications, and
plans and details pertaining to metal lath and stucco. He also does
onsite inspections of lath and stucco installations for a select group
of contractors that he has personally provided education services pertaining
to the current code requirements for these types of installations.
Depositions taken during the last ten years for Gary J. Maylon,
Metal Lath and Stucco Consulting, Inc.
United States Gypsum Company,
Plaintiff, vs. Pacific Award Metals, Inc.,
Michael P. Padden
Thomas W. Jenkins
321 North Clark Street
Chicago , Illinois 60610-4714
Telephone: (312) 595-1239
Brown & Nachman, LLC
Crown Center Square
Attn: David R. Nachman
2405 Grand, Suite 300
Kansas City , MO 64108
Ayers, et al. v. Price Residential, Inc., et. Al.
Cabaniss, Johnston , Gardner , Dumas, & O'neal, LLP
Jarrod J. White
63 South Royal St.
Mobile , Al 36602
Trustmark South of Alabama, Inc, et al. v William Sealy, et al.
Baldwin County Circuit Court
Moye, O'Brien, O'Rourke, Pickert & Martin, LLP
Attn: Stephen W. Pickert
800 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland , FL 32751
Deposition: Bermuda Island Apartments
Deposition: Oakmonte Apartments
Broad and Cassel
Robert D. Gatton, P.A.
390 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1100
Orlando , FL 32801
Jefferson Summit , L.P.
Reference: Report of Findings Regarding Metal Lath and Plaster Installation
at the Jefferson Summit Apartments
Adorno & Yoss
Attn: Jason Gunther
West Palm Beach , FL
Sanctuary Bay , Professional Plastering et.al. V. Alabama Metal Industries
Consulting Co., Inc.
41 Harbor Point Drive
Talladega, AL 35160
Phone: 256-268-9155 / Cell 205-337-9594