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.
"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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