NORTH VENICE, Fla.– PGT Innovations (NYSE: PGTI), a national leader in the premium window and door category, recently named Eric Kowalewski as Executive Vice President of Florida Operations.
Kowalewski brings more than 20 years of operations experience in an executive role, with eight of those years in the building products industry, where he has been successful in developing high-performance teams and cutting-edge global supply chains, while also leading multi-site and multi-national manufacturing locations. Most recently, Kowalewski served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Cornerstone Building Brands Residential Group. While there, he was responsible for safety, manufacturing, strategic sourcing, purchasing, engineering, new product development, logistics, quality, forecasting, process improvement and automation for 23 manufacturing plants supporting sales in the Americas.
“As our company continues to grow, we are excited to have Eric join our PGT Innovations family,” said Jeff Jackson, PGT Innovations President and CEO. “His broad and impressive operations experience, coupled with his dedication to customer relationships and team development, makes him a solid fit for our organization.”
Kowalewski received his master’s of business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College, and his bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from Ohio University. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Additionally, Kowalewski is a dedicated community advocate, volunteering at organizations such as United Way, PAL, and Autism Society of America. He will be based out of the PGT Innovations corporate headquarters in North Venice, FL.