Viracon Names Kelly S. Schuller as President
October 5, 2011

Viracon, in Owatonna, Minn., named its new president, Kelly S. Schuller, who has served as senior vice president, sales and marketing since 2010. Schuller reports to Joseph F. Puishys, chief executive officer of Apogee Enterprises in Minneapolis, parent company of Viracon.

“Since joining Viracon last year, Kelly has led development of its strategic plan which focuses on the values that have historically made Viracon a great choice for architecturally significant commercial buildings, including industry leading quality, new product development, architectural design assistance, and complete and on-time delivery,” says Puishys. “At the same time, he has spearheaded Viracon’s efforts to expand its international presence, and has successfully managed operations of its recently acquired Brazilian subsidiary.

“With Kelly as Viracon president, we have a leader who will both strengthen Viracon’s traditional sources of value to its customers, while leading the company strategically into new areas of growth,” Puishys says.

“I am excited and honored by the opportunity to lead Viracon. I look forward to working with the company's strong management team, our dedicated employees and our great customers in this role as we push for ever higher levels of quality, service and innovation,” Schuller says.

Before joining Viracon, Schuller served as Apogee vice president, strategy and business development for four years. While in this position, he worked with Apogee’s executives and board to develop a comprehensive corporate strategy for growth, and was responsible for two architectural segment acquisitions, including the Brazilian architectural glass business. He also worked with Apogee’s three largest business units to enhance their strategies, including with Viracon on its international operations strategy. Prior to starting with Apogee in 2006, he held operational positions within United Health Group, Innovex and Pillsbury; he also has had positions with McKinsey & Co. and Ernst & Young.

Schuller has a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University, Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He and his family reside in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

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