Grey Mountain Partners Names New President and CEO of Consolidated Glass Holdings
April 6, 2012

Grey Mountain Partners (GMP) of Boulder, Colo., named Tom Ryan as president and CEO of Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc. (CGHI), a consortium of GMP's affiliate companies in the architectural, security, and custom glass and metal fabrication businesses. The consortium currently includes Global Security Glazing of Selma, Ala., Columbia Commercial Building Products of Rockwall, Texas, Custom Components Co. of Tampa, Fla., and Hawkins Architectural Products.

Ryan will be responsible for integrating and managing the businesses as well as future acquisitions. Most recently CEO of PODS Enterprises, Ryan has managed building products related and industrial services businesses his entire career. Over the past 20 years, he has held leadership roles at Johns Manville (both its fiberglass insulation and roofing divisions), Ingersoll Rand Corp., and AlliedSignal Inc. (now Honeywell).

"Tom is very well known to Grey Mountain Partners," says Beth Lesniak, vice president of GMP. "Bringing on board a strong and experienced CEO such as Tom reflects Grey Mountain's vision for creating value within our affiliate companies and effectively executing our firm's investment strategy. His extra-ordinary accomplishments in all of the businesses with a diversity of size, geography, and end-market dynamics, will be key to executing the growth vision we have for our investment and make him an ideal fit for this role. Tom also brings a management style that will benefit employees, customers, and suppliers as we grow our presence in the space, and we are excited to see the company progress under his leadership."

"These businesses have developed very strong and prominent brands in the security and architectural space by originating and executing the concept service and delivery to their customers," Ryan says. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to manage a business with such enormous potential, and I'm looking forward to the road ahead."

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