N. VENICE, Fla., May 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PGT, Inc. (NYSE:PGTI), the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, announced today that it has appointed Bob Keller as Vice President and General Manager of PGT Custom Doors & Windows as of May 16, 2016. Mr. Keller reports directly to Jeff Jackson, President and Chief Operations Officer, and is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s flagship facility located in North Venice, Florida.
“I am delighted to welcome Bob to the PGT family as a key member of our Executive leadership team,” said Jeff Jackson, President and Chief Operating Officer. “We have a culture of putting our customers first, which inspires and drives all of our team members to produce industry-leading products, and is key to the exceptional service our PGT customers have come to expect. Bob’s extensive experience in operations and the window and door industry aligns perfectly with the leadership needs of our business. We look forward to Bob’s leadership and contributions to our customers, team members and partners.”
Mr. Keller has over two decades of experience in the building industry. Prior to joining PGT, he served as the Vice President of Global Operations for Moen. He also held several roles with Therma-Tru Doors including Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering, Plant Manager, and Senior Product Marketing Manager. He has also served as a Board member of the Window and Manufacturer’s Association (WDMA).
“I am honored to have been chosen to be the General Manager of PGT Custom Windows & Doors,” said Bob Keller, newly appointed Vice President and General Manager. “PGT’s intense focus on serving the customer’s needs has helped to establish us as the largest and most well-respected impact-resistant door and window manufacturer in the nation. I look forward to working with our senior leadership team, our employees and our customers in executing on our daily commitments while driving growth into the future”.
Mr. Keller earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Regis University. He is also a lifetime member of The Ohio State Alumni Society and was recognized by the Army National Guard in 2004 as a Center of Influence during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
PGT, INC. (NASDAQ:PGTI), headquartered in North Venice, Florida, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, creates products which focus on protecting and enhancing the beauty and functionality of homes and businesses. The Company’s trusted brands include PGT Windows & Doors, CGI Windows & Doors and WinDoor. PGT, Inc. holds the leadership position in its primary market and is part of the S&P SmallCap 400 Index. For additional information, visit http://ir.pgtindustries.com.
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