December 7, 2015
N. VENICE, FL – PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI), the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, announced this week the appointment of two new members to the executive team.
Danielle Mikesell, 40, has been appointed as Vice President of PGT, Industries with the responsibility of marketing, R&D, and customer service, reporting to Jeff Jackson, President and Chief Operating Officer.
“I’m excited to have Danielle become a member of our executive team. She has extensive experience and a dynamic leadership style that makes her the ideal person to lead the marketing, product, and customer experience strategies for PGT” said Jeff Jackson, President and Chief Operation Officer, PGT. “This promotion supports our goal to invest in our executive leadership as part of our long-term organizational strategy. Danielle will be instrumental in helping us further prepare for the many significant growth opportunities ahead.”
Mikesell has over 20 years of experience in the building industry with an emphasis on marketing, strategy, and customer experience. Before joining PGT in 2014, Mikesell was Director of Marketing with MASCO Cabinetry and lead multiple nationally recognized brands. She also held previous positions with MASCO, such as Director of Sales, and was a key leader during the integration of multiple business units with sales totaling approximately $1 billion.
“As a brand leader, PGT has set the bar for high-quality products and customer intimate services for 35 years. The entire team exemplifies a passion for the customer and engineering products that surpass the market’s expectations,” said Mikesell. “I’m excited and honored to continue to build on this legacy by bringing differentiated solutions to market and ensuring best-in-class customer experience.”
Martin Bracamonte, 49, has been appointed as Vice President and General Manager of the PGT Glass Operations, reporting to Jeff Jackson, President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Martin is a proven executive with extensive glass industry experience including operations, innovation, and advanced technology,” said Jeff Jackson, President and Chief Operations Officer, PGT. “Our ability to manufacture high-quality glass is critical to our success. Martin’s experience, drive and leadership ability will be invaluable as we continue our long-term strategic goals.”
Martin was most recently the Vice President of Operations for the Americas at Guardian Glass. He joined Guardian Glass in 2010 and served in positions such as Vice President of Operations – Pilkington, North America and General Management for Pilkington/Saint-Gobain in South America.
“I believe PGT is the true market leader in the impact-resistant window and door market, and presents a clear value proposition,” commented Bracamonte. “Professionally and personally, I am delighted with PGT’s core values and how dedicated their entire team is to them. I have never seen such a special company and am honored to become part of the PGT team.”
Bracamonte has a degree in industrial engineering from UNLZ, Buenos Aires and a postgraduate degree in quality assurance from ITBA. He also completed the manufacturing postgraduate program at Cranfield University in London, as well as the strategic marketing management program at Harvard Business School.
ABOUT PGT INCORPORATED:
PGT INC. (NASDAQ: PGTI), headquartered in Venice, Florida, creates products and services which focus on protecting and enhancing the beauty and functionality of homes and businesses. The Company’s trusted brands include PGT Windows & Doors and CGI Windows & Doors. PGT Industries holds a solid market leadership position within its segment and is part of the S&P SmallCap 400 Index. For additional information, visit ir.pgtindustries.com.
ABOUT PGT WINDOWS & DOORS:
PGT Windows & Doors 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 & doors. Founded in 1980, the Company employs approximately 1,900 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants in North Venice, Florida. Utilizing the latest designs and technology, PGT Windows & Doors are ideal for new construction and replacement projects serving residential, commercial, high-rise and institutional markets. The company’s product lines includes PGT Aluminum & Vinyl Windows and Doors; PGT EnergyVue; PGT WinGuard; PGT PremierVue; PGT ClassicVue; PGT Architectural Systems; and PGT Eze-Breeze Sliding Panels. PGT Windows & Doors is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). For additional information, visit pgtindustries.com.
ABOUT CGI WINDOWS & DOORS:
CGI was established in 1992 and has consistently built a reputation based on designing and manufacturing quality impact resistant products that meet or exceed the stringent Miami-Dade County impact standards. The Company has over 320 employees at its manufacturing plant in Miami, Florida. Today the Company continues to lead as an innovator in product craftsmanship, strength and style, and its brands are highly recognized and respected by the architectural community. CGI product lines include the Estate Collection, Sentinel by CGI, Estate Entrances, Commercial Series and Targa by CGI. CGI Windows and Doors is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGTI). For additional information, visit cgiwindows.com.
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