Andersen Names Karen Richard Senior VP and Chief HR Officer

Window & Door
February 11, 2014

Andersen Corp. named Karen Richard senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She succeeds Mary Carter, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, who is retiring Feb. 14. In her new role, Richard will be responsible for Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Community Relations, and Code and Regulatory Affairs.

“Karen brings a strong track record in building company culture, engaging employees and developing leaders,” says Jay Lund, Andersen chairman, president and CEO. “She is a well-rounded and accomplished leader with a unique blend of finance, sales strategy and human resources experience. She will be a great addition to the Andersen leadership team.”

Richard comes to Andersen from Minnesota-based mattress manufacturer and retailer Select Comfort, where she spent the majority of her career in progressive positions, most recently as chief human resources officer and senior vice president of human capital. 

Mary Carter retires after 16 years with Andersen. “During Mary’s career with Andersen, we benefited from her extensive human resources experience as well as her leadership...,” Lund says. “She built an exceptional team of strong leaders, who will carry on her legacy of doing the right thing and leading for the future.”