Apogee Enterprises elects former airman to board

Apogee Enterprises, Inc., which develops and delivers value-added glass products and services for the architectural, large-scale optical and automotive industries, announced 28 June 2006 the election …

Apogee Enterprises, Inc., which develops and delivers value-added glass products and services for the architectural, large-scale optical and automotive industries, announced 28 June 2006 the election of a new director, Richard V. Reynolds, senior manager of BearingPoint, Inc. “Dick brings to the Apogee board of directors significant leadership development experience as well as procurement expertise gained during his 34-year US Air Force career”, said Russell Huffer, Apogee chairman and CEO. “Understanding customer needs, product development and manufacturing processes were especially critical in military procurement, a perspective important to Apogee. We also expect to benefit from his knowledge of the government procurement process as we meet the growing demand for energy-efficient, blast-resistant and hurricane-resistant glass solutions for government buildings”. Reynolds, 57, joined BearingPoint, an international management and technology consulting firm headquartered in McLean, VA, in 2005; he has also been a principal of VanFleet Group, LLC, an aerospace consulting firm, since 2006. He retired from the US Air Force as a lieutenant general in 2005, having served as vice commander, Air Force Material Command since 2003, where he was responsible for a workforce of 78,000 and a USD 47-billion annual budget. During his 34 years with the Air Force, Reynolds held various leadership positions and managed more than 25 major development and production programs, including development and testing of complex aerospace systems. He will serve on the Apogee board of directors audit committee and is a Class III director who will stand for reelection at the 2007 annual meeting. With the addition of Reynolds, the Apogee board now has 11 members.