Pella Corp: CEO announces retirement

Pella Corp. announced on 19 May 2009 that president and chief executive Mel Haught plans to retire at the end of November 2009 and will be replaced by long-time executive Pat Meyer.
Meyer joined Pell…

Pella Corp. announced on 19 May 2009 that president and chief executive Mel Haught plans to retire at the end of November 2009 and will be replaced by long-time executive Pat Meyer. Meyer joined Pella in 1990 and was recently a corporate vice president overseeing the operations of EFCO, a commercial window company purchased by Pella in 2007, along with its Wylie, Texas, operations and project management office. Meyer now takes over as executive vice president and chief operating officer, and will become president and chief executive on 1 December 2009. Charlie Farver, chairman of Pella Corp“s board of directors, said in a written statement: “Mel was part of the team that brought the continuous improvement culture to Pella Corp. that thrives today. We“re confident that Pat Meyer will drive Pella“s focus on innovation, (continuous improvement) and customer satisfaction well into the future.” A company news release said Meyer, a native of Granger, will bring “management experience in sales, marketing, operations, finance, manufacturing and continuous improvement to his expanded leadership role.” Meyer added in a statement that he was “looking forward to working together with our team members to focus on building Pella Corp.“s industry leadership in residential and commercial markets by delivering innovative products and services to meet the needs of our customers for new construction as well as remodelling and replacement applications.” “Clearly the Pella Corp. team has achieved many milestones, and I“m proud of all that our team has accomplished over the years,” Haught said, adding that he“s pleased Meyer will succeed him. “Pat is an effective leader who“s performed will in a variety of roles with the company across the country during his impressive career,” Haught said. “I“ve always admired the way Pat has demonstrated a positive “can do“ attitude, and I know he“ll guide the Pella team to continued business success in his new role.”