Roto Frank of America Celebrates 40th Anniversary

May 13th, 2019 by Editor

Officials from Roto Frank of America were joined by state and national leaders Tuesday, May 7, for a luncheon to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary. The door and window hardware manufacturer was founded in Chester, Conn., in 1979, where last week’s event was hosted.

Pictured, left to right, are: Lauren Gister, Chris Dimou, Susan Bysiewicz, Dr. Keill. Back row: Marcus Sander and Jens Busse.

Roto Frank of America is a subsidiary of Germany-owned Roto Frank AG, which has 18 production plants and more than 40 subsidiaries globally. Altogether, the Roto Group has a presence in more than 40 countries and employs more than 4,900 people.

Originally, Roto Frank of America Inc. manufactured roof windows and distributed tilt-and-turn hardware, later expanding its door and window hardware market within the U.S.

“Endurance isn’t easy and meaningful endurance is even harder,” Roto Frank of America president and CEO, Chris Dimou, said during his keynote speech. “For an organization to endure for 40 years, and to be as relevant today as it was at the founding, is quite an accomplishment. But what matters most now is what we do next. We have to, and will continue to, relentlessly pursue what has made us successful in the first place: To create superior customer value.”

Among the guests at Roto Frank of America’s celebration were Roto executives Dr. Eckhard Keill, global CEO; Marcus Sander, incoming CEO of the window and door division; and Jens Busse, director of the western hemisphere. State leaders Lt. Governor of Connecticut Susan Bysiewicz and Senator Norm Needleman attended, as well as Chester’s First Selectwoman Lauren Gister, the president and CEO of the German American Chamber of Commerce in New York Dietmar Rieg, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce president Larry McHugh and vice president Jeff Pugliese and Connecticut Invention Convention president Dr. Demetrios Giannaros. Also in attendance were representatives from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney and State Representative Christine Palm’s offices.

During the event, Roto Frank of America was honored to receive three citations.

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