“With over 35 years of professional experience in strategy, finance, and operations, Chris’ skill set makes him an incredible asset to our organization,” said Jeff Jackson, President and CEO of PGT Innovations. “We’re incredibly fortunate to have him join our board, and we’re looking forward to seeing the impact he makes.”
Stephens was appointed to serve on the board’s audit committee, also effective June 28, 2023. He will serve as a Class III Director, and the board expects to nominate him to stand for election as a Director at PGT Innovations’ 2024 annual meeting of stockholders. In connection to Stephens’ appointment, the board increased its size from 10 to 11 directors.
Most recently, Stephens served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE). His leadership responsibilities included corporate finance, accounting, treasury, tax, investor relations, operations finance, business planning and analysis, and global shared services. He has an extensive career track record in financial leadership and business transformation knowledge across the aerospace, industrial, and manufacturing sectors.
A Certified Public Accountant, Stephens also holds a master’s in business from Virginia Tech’s Pamplin School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from King’s College. Throughout his career, he has attended leadership programs at Harvard Business School, University of Michigan, and Stanford University, as well as completed executive leadership development programs at Honeywell and Boeing.
Stephens currently serves as a member of the Fairfield University Dolan School of Business Advisory Board. Previously, he served as Chair of the Manufacturers Alliance CFO Council, was a member of the Connecticut Business Industry Association (CBIA) Board of Directors and was a member of Loyola Marymount University’s Business School Advisory Board.