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JELD-WEN reshuffles leadership to strenghten business



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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – JELD-WEN (NYSE:) Holding, Inc. (NYSE: JELD), a prominent manufacturer of building products, has revamped its senior leadership team with the appointment of three new executive vice presidents, the company announced today. This strategic move aims to enhance operational efficiency, customer engagement, and shareholder value.

Gustavo Vianna has been named executive vice president and president of JELD-WEN Europe. Vianna brings over 30 years of experience from multinational companies, specializing in operational and commercial transformations. His most recent role was as CEO of Aliaxis EMEA, managing a significant workforce and numerous facilities across Europe. He succeeds Nigel Dilks, who is departing to explore new opportunities after a transition period.

Dan Valenti steps into the role of executive vice president for North America Doors & Distribution. Valenti’s background includes more than 20 years in general management, sales, and operations. He joins from Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:), where his last position was as SVP and general manager for KitchenAid Small Appliances.

Matt Meier joins as executive vice president and Chief Digital and Information Officer. Meier’s 25-year career has seen him steering digital technology transformations in various multinational companies. His previous post was at Driven Brand Holdings, Inc., where he oversaw digital, data, and technology strategies for 14 brands.

The company also highlighted the continuing roles of Dan Jacobs, vice president and general manager, North America windows, and Peggie Bolan, vice president and general manager, North America building products and fiber, both of whom have extensive experience within JELD-WEN.

CEO William J. Christensen expressed confidence that the renewed leadership team, with its collective experience, would solidify the company’s foundation and drive increased value for customers, associates, and shareholders. JELD-WEN will maintain its regional operational structure and separate financial reporting for Europe and North America.

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