Quanex Announces Management Changes Resulting from Edgetech Acquisition
April 7, 2011
Quanex Building Products has announced several management changes
in its Engineered Products Group (EPG), effective today. These
changes are the result of Quanex's acquisition of Edgetech on
April 1, 2011.
August (Gus) J. Coppola will assume the role of senior vice president,
corporate development, reporting to David D. Petratis, chairman
and chief executive officer of Quanex Building Products. He is
now responsible for managing the company's acquisition process,
its solar adhesives and aftermarket businesses. Coppola was formerly
senior vice president, Quanex Building Products, responsible for
launching Project Nexus, a company initiative that successfully
brought together the sales and marketing teams of EPG's three
disparate fenestration businesses: Mikron, Truseal and Homeshield.
Prior to that, he was president of Truseal Technologies.
Michael B. Hovan, who previously served as president of Edgetech,
will assume the role of senior vice president, sales and marketing
EPG, responsible for the EPG's national and regional sales initiatives
as well as oversee Edgetech's international operations and global
sales. Hovan, who served as president of Edgetech from 2000 to
2011, spent 17 years at Edgetech's parent company, Lauren International.
Hovan will report to Petratis.
George L. Wilson will assume the role of general manager of Edgetech.
Wilson will report to Petratis and is now responsible for Edgetech's
U.S. operations. Wilson was with Lauren International for two
years and held senior positions in human resources and operations.
Prior to joining Lauren, Wilson spent 15 years with Federal Mogul,
a global manufacturer of automotive and power generation products.
"I owe Gus a large debt of gratitude and heartfelt thanks
for successfully driving Project Nexus, an integral set of new
strategic growth initiatives for Quanex," says Petratis.
"Gus took charge of Nexus with a passion and our ability
to outperform the end market speaks to its ongoing success. As
we look to profitably grow our sales through fenestration related
acquisitions, Gus will play an essential role in helping us secure
that next winning acquisition and help us to identify new technologies.
Also, I am very pleased to have the caliber of talent found in
Mike and George join us. They were instrumental in our acquisition
of Edgetech and I look forward to their contributions in key leadership
roles at Quanex. Having worked closely with each of them during
the acquisition, I can speak confidently about the skills, experience,
and team-based culture they bring. As these three leaders assume
their new roles, we will focus on profitable growth and developing
synergies within EPG."
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