Amesbury Creates Executive Leadership Team

July 31, 2013
People

Promoting several of its top managers, Amesbury, the supplier of hardware, sealing, extruded and specialty products to the residential and commercial window and door markets, has created an Executive Leadership Team.  “This leadership team, with guidance from its senior leadership members, will be poised to put Amesbury in an even stronger position as it goes through this time of growth and expansion,” says Jonathan Petromelis, Amesbury president and CEO.

 
 Petromelis
 
 Steinhauer
 
 Brennan
 
 Cann

Wayne Steinhauer, currently VP of Amesbury Hardware Products, is being promoted to chief operating officer for Amesbury and will be part of the senior leadership group. With the company since 2004, he is currently responsible for six locations, and will now be responsible for all 12 Amesbury locations.

Steve Brennan, currently director of human resources for Amesbury Hardware Products, will be promoted to senior vice president of human resources for Amesbury and be part of the Senior Leadership group. Previously director of human resources for Amesbury Hardware Products, Brennan will now coordinate talent management, benefits and human resource activities for all of Amesbury.

Brian Cann rounds out Amesbury’s executive team as CFO, and will also be part of the senior leadership group. Cann joined Amesbury as CFO in the summer of 2012.

Denis Schmider, formerly VP of Amesbury Sealing Products has been promoted to VP of Amesbury Sealing & Extrusion Operations. He joined Amesbury in 2003 and will now be responsible for operations in Rochester N.Y,; Amesbury, Mass.; Statesville, N.C.; Covington, Ga.; Cannon Falls, Minn.; and Ontario, Calif.

Todd Betterley, formerly VP of Amesbury Extruded Products, will be leading Amesbury’s worldwide sourcing efforts as the new VP of strategic sourcing, which includes responsibility for logistics and quality programs. Betterley has been with Amesbury since 2003.

Dan Raap, currently director of engineering for Amesbury Hardware Products, will be promoted to VP of product engineering. This position will include a concentration on research and development, commercialization of new products, and a commitment to accelerated innovation.

James Larson, currently director of operations for Amesbury Hardware Products, will be promoted to VP of hardware operations. Larson has been with the company for 8 years and will be responsible for operations in Sioux Falls, S.D.; Canton, S.D.; Fremont, Neb.; Statesville, N.C.; and Juarez, Mexico.

Amesbury is currently searching for a senior vice president of sales, officials note. This person will fill out the Executive Leadership Team and also  serve as part of the senior leadership group.

“Amesbury owes its success to the strength of its team and their sincere commitment to being the most responsive company our customers come to for the best engineered products,” says Petromelis. “We have reorganized into functional areas to accommodate growth and scalability of the company.”

Tyman plc, the parent company of Amesbury, recently completed the acquisition of Truth Hardware of Owatonna, Minn., and Atlas Holdings of Brampton, Ontario from Melrose Industries plc.