OpenView Products Announces New Executive LeadershipMay 26th, 2022 by Editor
OpenView Products, a regional provider of custom vinyl windows and doors for residential and multi-family homes throughout the U.S., has named Michael Kutay president and chief executive officer. His employment with OpenView will commence in late May.
Kutay has more than 30 years of management experience, including 20 years of executive and operational execution at national manufacturing companies, most recently as president of American Wheatley HVAC Products and Carlson Company. Prior to that, he served as president of Thermo-Tech Windows and Doors, a vinyl window manufacturer in St. Cloud, Minn., which he lead through two separate private equity sponsored acquisitions that occurred in 2015 and 2018.
“We are excited to have Michael join OpenView having identified him as the correct leader for our next stage of growth and the continued integration of our window brands: Hayfield Window and Door; Richlin Window and Door; and Showcase Window and Door,” said Christopher Ayala, managing director of Drum Capital Management, the private equity sponsor of OpenView. “Michael’s success as an operational leader at Thermo-Tech, Winco Window Company and Windsor Windows and Doors demonstrates his unique skill set and will strengthen our company’s commitment to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.”
In connection with the hiring of Kutay, OpenView Products will strategically locate its headquarters to Houston, Texas, beginning with the opening of a new 130,000 square foot production facility in June 2022.
“I am very excited to be joining the OpenView team,” said Kutay. “OpenView is a great business supported by excellent brand well recognized in their respective markets. I am already impressed with the management team, employees, quality products and diverse, long-standing customers With our investor support lead by Drum Capital, we will continue to implement best-in-class operations while growing our brands across the country.”