C. Douglas Cross to Oversee Vinyl Window and Door Product Line
VENICE, Fla, March 13, 2007 – PGT President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Hershberger announced today the appointment of C. Douglas Cross to PGT’s leadership team. As Vice President, Cross will oversee PGT’s vinyl products and markets. He brings over 25 years of manufacturing and leadership experience to the organization.
“With over 20 years experience in the fenestration industry, he enhances our ability to implement aggressive plans for controlled, profitable growth in the vinyl market,” stated Hershberger.
Prior to joining PGT, Cross owned Custom Window Products which provides architectural shapes for the vinyl market. His previous experience includes six years as President of Atrium, North Carolina, and 13 years as President of Ellison Windows and Doors. Additionally, he led Ellison’s transition from aluminum sales of $6 million to vinyl sales of over $140 million. “We are very excited about Doug joining the PGT team, said Debbie LaPinska, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. His expertise in the vinyl industry will advance our strategic position in northern markets and affords us the confidence to do so quickly and successfully.”
PGT® pioneered the U.S. impact-resistant window and door industry and today is the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors. PGT is one of the largest window and door manufacturers in the United States. In its 26th year, the company employs approximately 2,300 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants, and delivery fleet facilities in Venice, Fla., and Salisbury, N.C. Sold through a network of over 1,300 independent distributors, the company’s total line of custom windows and doors is now available throughout the eastern United States, the Gulf Coast and in a growing international market. PGT’s product line includes PGT® Aluminum and Vinyl Windows and Doors; WinGuard® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors; PGT® Architectural Systems; and Eze-Breeze® Sliding Panels. PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). www.pgtindustries.com.