COVID-19 Response: Our efforts to protect our team, our partners, and our community | Learn More
Homepage Skip Navigation

Media Center

PGT Training Leader Joins International Hurricane Protection Association Board

March 27, 2017

N. VENICE, FL – PGT® Custom Windows + Doors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PGT Innovations (NYSE:PGTI), is proud to announce that Jim Heise, Senior Trainer for PGT’s Corporate Education program, has been appointed to the International Hurricane Protection Association’s (IHPA) board of directors and executive committee. IHPA is comprised of suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, engineers, architects, code writers and government officials dedicated to the protection of life and property from the devastation associated with hurricanes.

“Mr. Heise’s knowledge and experience within the manufacturing industry are incredibly valuable to our association,” said Tim Robinson, president, IHPA. “Over the past decade, he has contributed innovative ideas and worked with leaders across our industry to improve the way we protect ourselves against severe storms. We look forward to working with him in his new roles to make a positive impact in Florida and beyond.”

Established in 2000, IHPA provides a unified voice for hurricane protection industry members. The association aims to provide guidance on legislation, building codes, quality hurricane protection systems and education to minimize the preventable loss of life and destruction of property due to hurricanes. Mr. Heise recently advocated for new Florida legislation that would protect consumers by requiring products to be properly tested and approved prior to being advertised as “hurricane-resistant” or “wind storm-resistant”.

“I’m honored to be a part of IHPA as it is a well-respected and truly important organization,” said Mr. Heise. “I look forward to working with their team to continue to improve the safety and welfare of the general public and help connect industry leaders to make a difference.”

Mr. Heise joined PGT Custom Windows + Doors in 2006 and is currently a trainer and leader for PGT’s Corporate Education program. He is also the treasurer, board member, and code committee leader for the Fenestration Manufacturer’s Association.


PGT Innovations, headquartered in North Venice, Florida, creates value through deep customer relationships, understanding the unstated needs of an industry, a drive to create the strongest, safest products on the market, and a commitment to always moving forward. The Company’s trusted brands include CGI®, PGT® Custom Windows + Doors, and WinDoor®. PGT Innovations is the nation’s largest manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, holds the leadership position in its primary market, and is part of the S&P SmallCap 400 Index. For additional information, visit

PGT Innovations
Danielle Mikesell
Vice President, Marketing & Innovation
Office: 941-480-1600

PGT Innovations
Brad West
Chief Financial Officer
Office: 941-480-1600


This press release may contain statements that constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined under federal securities laws of the United States. Generally, words such as “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “project,” “will” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which are not historical in nature. These forward looking statements relate to, among other things: (i) the impact that our name change will have on the Company’s profile, brand and performance; (ii) the impact the listing of our common stock on the NYSE will have on the Company’s profile, brand, and performance; and (iii) the outcome of these and other changes the Company is making to expand its growth opportunities and increase shareholder value. Forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s historical experience and our present expectations or projections. These risks include, but are not limited to:

  • Changes in new home starts and home remodeling trends
  • The economy in the United States generally and in Florida, in particular, where the substantial portion of our sales are generated
  • Raw material prices, especially aluminum and vinyl
  • Transportation costs
  • Our level of indebtedness
  • Our dependence on our impact-resistant product lines
  • Our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, such as our acquisitions of CGI® Windows & Doors Holdings, Inc. and WinDoor®, Inc.
  • Product liability and warranty claims
  • Federal and state regulations,
  • Our dependence on our manufacturing facilities; and
  • Other risks discussed in our Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 2, 2016 and our subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, which are available from the SEC.

You should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect the impact of subsequent events or circumstances.

Back to top
Find A Dealer Today.