N. VENICE, Fla., July 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PGT Industries (Nasdaq:PGTI), the nation's leading supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors, today announced the promotion of Brad West to Vice President and Controller. In this new role, West oversees PGT's Accounting and Finance departments, as well as its Risk Management function. He reports directly to Executive Vice President of Operations and CFO, Jeff Jackson, and is a member of the company's executive management team. "Brad has been an integral part of the PGT team for many years and has consistently provided strategic, innovative ideas that directly contributed to more effective use of our capital and growth of our business," said Jackson. "His experience in the manufacturing industry and understanding of the intricacies of our operations will allow him to provide valued insight to our company and increase shareholder value." "PGT has witnessed many changes in the industry over the past seven years, but the brand and products have withstood the challenge," states West. "I have learned a lot about our products and our customers since first joining the organization and I'm excited about the future of the company, as well as the markets we serve. I'm pleased to join the executive team and look forward to contributing to PGT's success." West has over 16 years of management experience in manufacturing organizations. His history includes positions such as Operational Division Controller for Mrs. Smith's Bakeries, Manager of SEC Reporting and Investor Relations with Riverwood International, and Public Accountant for BDO Seidman, LLP. West earned a B.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia. PGT® pioneered the U.S. impact-resistant window and door industry and today is the nation's leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors. Founded in 1980, the company employs approximately 1,300 at its manufacturing, glass laminating and tempering plants in North Venice, Florida. Utilizing the latest designs and technology, PGT products are ideal for new construction and replacement projects serving the residential, commercial, high-rise and institutional markets. PGT's product line includes PGT® Aluminum and Vinyl Windows and Doors; PGT WinGuard® and PGT PremierVue® Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors; PGT® Architectural Systems; and PGT Eze-Breeze® Sliding Panels. PGT Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of PGT, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGTI).
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