Quanex Building Products Corporation ‘Quanex’ (NYSE:NX) announced several key management changes at its Engineered Products Group (EPG) in the U.S., effective today. These changes are the result of Quanex’s acquisition of Edgetech on April 1, 2011.
Mike Hovan will assume the role of Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing EPG, responsible for EPG’s national and regional sales initiatives as well as oversee Edgetech’s international operations and global sales. Mike has been the President of Edgetech for the last 11 years and has spent 17 years at Edgetech’s parent company, Lauren International. Mike played an essential role in the Quanex acquisition of Edgetech and he will report to David Petratis, chairman and chief executive officer of Quanex Building Products. George Wilson will assume the role of General Manager of Edgetech. George will report to David and is responsible for Edgetech’s U.S. operations. George was with Lauren International for two years that included senior positions in human resources and operations. Prior to joining Lauren, Wilson spent 15 years with Federal Mogul, a global manufacturer of automotive and power generation products.
August (Gus) Coppola will assume the role of Senior Vice President – Corporate Development, reporting to David Petratis and is responsible for managing the company’s acquisition process, its solar adhesives and aftermarket businesses. Gus was formerly Senior Vice President of Quanex Building Products.
David Petratis comments: “I owe Gus a large debt of gratitude and heartfelt thanks for successfully driving Project Nexus, an integral set of new strategic growth initiatives for Quanex. Gus took charge of Nexus with a passion and our ability to outperform the end market speaks to its ongoing success. I am also very pleased to have the caliber of talent found in Mike and George join us. They were instrumental in our acquisition of Edgetech and I look forward to their contributions in key leadership roles at Quanex. Having worked closely with each of them during the acquisition, I can speak confidently about the skills, experience, and team-based culture they bring. As these three leaders assume their new roles, we will focus on profitable growth and developing synergies within EPG.”
Quanex is an industry-leading manufacturer of engineered components, products and systems serving North America and international window and door OEMs. Our strategy is to profitably grow sales through a combination of organic growth initiatives (new products and programs) and fenestration related acquisitions that provide our customers with a compelling value proposition. For further information, visit us at www.quanex.com .
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