Ones to Watch November/December 2022October 25th, 2022 by Nathan Hobbs
Lund to Retire, Galvin to Lead Andersen Corp.
Jay Lund will retire from his role as CEO of Andersen Corp. at the end of this year. The company’s board of directors approved Chris Galvin, current president and chief operating officer, to succeed Lund as president and CEO, effective January 1, 2023.
Lund has been with Andersen for 37 years, including nearly 12 years as its CEO. He joined the company in 1985 and served in a variety of roles before being named CEO in 2011 and chairman of the board in 2013. During his tenure as CEO, Lund has led the privately-held company through what officials refer to as “unprecedented growth,” nearly tripling annual revenue through geographic and market segment expansion. Under his leadership, the company also completed several strategic acquisitions aimed at expanding its product portfolio, growing the Renewal by Andersen retail business and vertically integrating key technologies. The company also exited the vinyl hollow core segment of the market through a significant divestiture, to focus on its premium product offerings.
Officials say Lund, as a champion for diversity, transformed the culture of Andersen while building on a longstanding philosophy of working “all together” to the benefit of customers, employees, shareholders and communities.
Lund served on the Andersen Corporate Foundation Board of Directors for 17 years, as well as several corporate, civic and philanthropic boards and capital campaigns, including the Board of Regents of St. Olaf College, where he currently serves as board chair.
Over the course of nearly 20 years with Andersen, Galvin has held leadership roles across all areas of the company, including corporate finance, manufacturing, logistics, supply chain operations and general management. In 2019, he became president of the Andersen Division and in 2021 was named the company’s president and chief operating officer.
“Chris is an inspiring leader, with deep knowledge of the business and industry. He is widely respected by the Andersen team for his character, intellect, kindness and work ethic,” said Lund.
Lund will maintain his position as chair of the company’s board of directors.
Fortune Brands Makes Organizational and Leadership Changes
Fortune Brands Home and Security Inc. announced key organization and leadership changes.
The company’s brand, innovation and channel organization now reports to Cheri Phyfer, who is serving in the newly-created role of group president, Fortune Brands. In her time as president of Water Innovations, Phyfer drove the success of the platform as a multi-brand portfolio while delivering exceptional sales growth and margin progression, officials say.
The company is also unifying its global supply chain and manufacturing operations under Ron Wilson, who serves in the newly-created role of chief supply chain officer, Fortune Brands. Wilson is an experienced supply chain and operations executive, who, prior to his new role, led Water Innovations’ global supply chain.
As part of a planned succession, Marty Thomas, formerly the senior vice president of operations and supply chain strategy, is transitioning to a key advisory role, and will be retiring at the end of 2022. Brett Finley, formerly the president of the outdoors and security segment, will also move to a key advisory role through the end of the year, at which point he’s leaving the organization to pursue other opportunities.
Ellen Rogers Named Editorial/Content Director for Key Media & Research
Award-winning journalist Ellen Rogers has been named editorial/content director for KMR. She handles the content direction and delivery for all Key Media & Research (KMR) industry sectors, including [DWM] magazine, USGlass magazine, Window Film magazine, Paint Protection Film magazine and Auto Glass Repair & Replacement (AGRR) magazine. Each sector includes print and digital publications.
Rogers has been with KMR since 2000 when she began as assistant editor for USGlass magazine and grew to become the editor of USGlass magazine, the largest glass magazine in the world.
In 2022, Rogers’ work was honored with the prestigious SIIA Jesse H. Neal Award in the Best Technical/Scientific Content category. The Neal Awards are presented annually and are considered the Pulitzer Prize for business-to-business journalism.
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