Dustin Haddock

Vice President of Research and Development

Get to Know Dustin

Dustin oversees research and development at S-5!, including testing, product design and product development. With an extensive background in testing, codes and standards, he leverages his expertise as market developer and ambassador for S-5! in Australia and New Zealand.

Dustin has been with the company since the beginning – first packing parts at the age of 10 and later as a customer support and technical support specialist. Along the way, he developed a particular interest in solar attachment technology and began to educate himself. Today, Dustin presents on the subject at industry events worldwide.

He is passionate about his R&D team, brainstorming new ideas together and making products more user friendly.  He has collaborated and led many efforts in standards and codes development in the fields of metal roofing, roofing attachments and racking and mounting systems with the ICC, UL, Intertek and universities/institutes such as the University of Adelaide and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.  In addition, he holds more than 10 patents with another 25 patents pending.

When he is not at work, Dustin enjoys riding horses, rodeoing and spending time in the outdoors with his son. 


  • B.A. Communication Science, Tarleton State University, Texas

Industry Associations

  • Chair of the SEIA Mounting System Manufacturers Committee
  • Chair of the UL Non‐Combustible Roof Group of the MBMA Insurance Committee
  • Co-chair of the MCA Accessary Council
  • Member of the UL 2703 and UL 1703 Standards Technical Panels and the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Roofing Work Group

Notable Accomplishments

  • MCA Triumph Award Winner for Young Movers and Shakers
  • Led the UL Non-Combustible Roof Group with the MBMA to make necessary changes with the fire testing requirements within UL 2703
  • Harmonized test procedures and established test protocols at S-5!
  • Acquired S-5!’s first product certification, UL 1703 & UL2703
  • Led team to acquire first ESR from ICCES for junta alzada clamps
  • Conducted first cyclonic test to illustrate how cyclic loads impact a PV system on a metal roof
  • Achieved the first German code approval for snow retention by DIBT