Pella Corp. Fills New Vice President Positions
November 22, 2016
Pella Corp. filled four new vice president positions with internal employees: Cole Adrian, divisional vice president of luxury; Matt Poulter, divisional vice president of direct sales; Ben Cox, divisional vice president of sales subsidiaries; and Bill DeMeulenaere, vice president.
Adrian has been with Pella for 20 years when he joined the company as a department manager. He worked in various sales and distribution roles, including managing sales locations in Chicago, Minneapolis and Toronto. Most recently, Adrian was the director of retail sales.
Poulter began his career with Pella as a department manager at the Shenandoah, Iowa, facility, 17 years ago. He filled various roles within the company, including general manager at locations in Dallas and Southern California. Most recently, Poulter was the director of trade and commercial sales.
Cox has worked at Pella since 1989 when he started as a general accountant. He held various finance roles, including positions at facilities in Portland, Oregon, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Most recently, Cox was the controller of sales, marketing & product development.
DeMeulenaere came to Pella in 2001 as general counsel and added the responsibilities as the head of internal audit and tax in 2013. He leads the Pella legal department and legal strategy while managing the tax, internal audit and insurance needs for the company.
“These new positions are the result of restructuring within Pella Corp. to better serve our customers and grow our presence in the marketplace,” says Karin Peterson, vice president, human resources. “We are pleased to recognize Cole, Matt, Ben and Bill’s past results and leadership potential by moving them into these key executive roles.”