Associated Materials Group Names New President and CEO

Window & Door
May 6, 2014

Associated Materials Group Inc. appointed Brian C. Strauss as president and chief executive officer and a member of Associated Material's board of directors. He replaces Interim CEO Dana Snyder, who will remain on the company’s board of directors.

“Brian’s background in building products, his commercial and strategic skills and his ability to develop a strong team make him the ideal fit for us as the next chief executive at AMI,” says Erik Ragatz, chairman of the company’s board of directors. “We are confident that Brian’s proven leadership capabilities will mean great things for our organization and our dealer and distributor partners.”
´╗┐Strauss served the past seven years as president and chief executive officer of Henry Co., a privately held building materials company with leading positions in construction materials serving commercial and residential markets. ´╗┐Prior to joining Henry Co. in August 2007, Strauss spent more than three years as president of Covalence Plastics and its predecessor company, Tyco Plastics. Strauss also worked eight years at Honeywell and its predecessor, AlliedSignal, in a variety of general management and commercial roles, ultimately serving as vice president and general manager of the Energy Strategic Business Enterprise within Honeywell’s Industry Solutions business. 
“I am truly excited about the opportunity to use my building products experience to make an impact at AMI,” says Strauss. “There is a large opportunity ahead for this company and my intent is to focus the talent and passion of the organization to drive operational excellence, superior service and an even greater focus on our customers.”