Two Appointments to Deceuninck North America Executive TeamFebruary 5th, 2021 by Editor
Deceuninck North America, a producer of high performance window and door systems, has announced two appointments to its executive leadership team, effective immediately. Lytia Watson joins as vice president of human resources, and Brian Haigis is the new vice president of finance and accounting. Haigis succeeds Logan Arumugam, who will retire in March after 30 years with the company.
The appointments bring what the company calls “significant financial, accounting and human resources expertise” to the organization, which operates facilities in two states and is one of the largest employers in its home of Butler County, Ohio.
Watson has more than 25 years of experience in operations, sales and marketing, supply chain, and multi-site HR leadership in the automotive, distribution, aerospace, and industrial manufacturing industries. Recently, she served as senior human resources manager for The Azek Company, a manufacturer of home building materials in Ohio. Before this, Watson oversaw human resources activities for several divisions of Barnes Aerospace, where she worked for 11 years. She earned an MBA from Miami University, Farmer School of Business.
With three decades of international experience, Haigis brings financial leadership in auditing, business planning, product costing, acquisitions, and controllership to his new role. He spent 15 years with Luxottica, an Italian manufacturer and distributor of luxury, sports, and performance eyewear. As CFO for its EyeMed division, he led business development transactions, enabling it to become the industry’s fastest-growing vision carrier. Before Luxottica, he served as finance director for the plastics extrusion and injection molding division of Owens-Illinois.
“We are pleased to welcome two accomplished executives to our team. Their depth of knowledge, leadership and insights will prove valuable as we refine our strategies and position Deceuninck for continued growth and innovation,” says Joren Knockaert, president and CEO for Deceuninck North America.