Jeld-Wen Announces New CEO
February 17, 2014
Jeld-Wen announced the appointment of Kirk Hachigian as president and CEO, succeeding Philip Orsino, who has led the company since Onex Corp. invested in Jeld-Wen in October 2011. Orsino will retire as president and CEO, as well as from the company’s board of directors, this March. He will remain with Jeld-Wen as a corporate vice-chairman.
Current chairman of Jeld-Wen's board of directors, Hachigian is former chairman, president and CEO of Cooper Industries, a manufacturer of electrical products. Prior to joining Cooper, he was president and CEO of Asia Pacific Operations for GE Lighting.
“This is a great time to join Jeld-Wen, which has built a reputation around the world as a leader in the window and door industries,” Hachigian says. “I have the good fortune to join a world-class management team that is focused on and motivated by innovation, efficiency and all around excellence for Jeld-Wen's customers.”