GED Promotes Weaver to President/CEO

October 22, 2008

GED Integrated Solutions Inc., the supplier of window manufacturing equipment and systems, has appointed Bill Weaver to the role of president and CEO, effective October 31.  Weaver, currently  the company’s vice president of sales & marketing, has more than 23 years experience in the window and door industry and has been an integral part of the GED team for the past 10 years.

He replaces Ron Auletta, GED’s president and CEO for the past nine years, who has recently accepted a similar leadership position outside of the window fabrication industry.  Auletta will remain involved with the company in an advisory capacity as a member of its board of directors.

“I am delighted to be passing the baton to Bill, as he possesses the vast customer, product and industry knowledge necessary to successfully lead GED into the future.” says Auletta. “Of equal importance, he is supported by an exceptional senior management team with over 46 years of collective industry experience and tenure at GED. Along with our highly skilled associates, they will continue to deliver the latest product innovations and exceptional service our customers deserve and come to expect.”

“The opportunity to serve GED in this capacity is a tremendous honor and I am excited at the prospect of leading this organization forward to meet the many challenges of the future," states Weaver. "With its strong brand and global customer base, GED is a great company and platform to build on. There is a significant need for our products and services and a realistic long-term opportunity to develop and provide new technology solutions that are responsive to the needs of our customers and the marketplace.”

Bill Weaver