Quanex Expands Leadership Team at Kentucky Plant

Window & Door
April 29, 2014

Quanex Building Products appointed Larry Patterson as director of operations, Steve Wright as logistics manager, Mike Smith as human resources manager and John Bendel as tooling manager of its Richmond, Ky., window and door profile facility. 

Patterson joined Quanex in 2005 as plant manager for the Richmond location, working to improve operational performance for the facility along with increasing employee engagement. In 2006, Patterson was promoted to vice president. He officially retired from Quanex in 2009 and has since rejoined the Quanex team as director of operations.
Wright has more than 24 years of experience in logistics and operations management. Previously, he held logistics and operations positions with several companies, including Komatsu, Siemens, Southland Homes, Dollar General and International Commissioning Engineers.
Smith has more than 10 years of experience in human resources, and most recently, was human resource manager for Joy Global. 
Bendel has more than 20 years of manufacturing experience in vinyl composite profile extrusion, plastic injection molding and aerospace industries. Previously, he worked as a CAD/CAM designer for GKN Aerospace.