PGT Industries Appoints Jeff Jackson President and COO
May 13, 2014
PGT Industries has appointed Jeff Jackson president and COO, effective June 1, 2014. Jackson, 48, succeeds Rod Hershberger, 57, who will remain in his roles as chairman of the PGT Industries board of directors and CEO.
"I am proud and excited that Jeff will succeed me as PGT's president. This move supports our decision to make changes in the executive leadership team as part of our long-term organizational strategy and aligns us for the many significant growth opportunities ahead," Hershberger says. "Jeff has played a pivotal role in successfully leading PGT through the worst housing downturn in our history and is now directing our team through the recovery ensuring steady and stable growth. He has extensive experience and an engaging leadership style that relies heavily on collaboration and partnership. I believe he is an excellent leader for our organization with grassroots sensibilities, and we are very pleased that he emerged from within PGT's own pool of talent."
Jackson, who currently serves as executive vice president and CFO, joined PGT in November 2005 and helped lead the company's IPO in 2006.