Windsor Windows & Doors names Rieser president; Stephens, chief operating officer

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Tue, Aug 10, 2010 WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Windsor Windows & Doors will promote Mark Rieser to president, and Richard Stephens to the newly created position of chief operating officer, effective Sept. 1. Both are window industry veterans.

John Smit, Windsor’s president for the past 21 years, will officially retire Dec. 31, but will remain a member of the board of directors of Windsor’s parent company, Woodgrain Millwork Inc., Fruitland, Idaho.

Woodgrain President and CEO Kelly Dame said Smit’s leadership has been instrumental to Windsor’s growth and success over the past two decades.

Regarding the new executives, Dame said: “Mark and Richard provide years of experience and impressive credentials. Most importantly, they offer exciting new ideas and plans for Windsor’s future.”

Rieser has served as vice president of sales and marketing at Windsor since 2002. He will succeed Smit as Windsor’s president and will assume Smit’s parallel post as Window division vice president for Woodgrain Millwork.

Rieser has worked nearly 20 years in the industry, previously at Caradco, now Jeld-Wen Inc., and at The Peachtree Cos.

Longtime Windsor employee Stephens currently is vice president of manufacturing. As COO, he will be in charge of Windsor’s plants in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Monroe, N.C., plus Woodgrain’s Atrium Patio Door Company in Greenville, Texas, and Monarch Window & Door Company in Anniston, Ala.

Stephens has been in the industry for nearly 30 years; he came to Windsor in 1993. Prior to that, he held various positions with both Peachtree and SealRite Windows Inc.

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About Windsor Windows & Doors
Established in 1946, Windsor Windows & Doors markets Pinnacle wood windows and patio doors, Next Dimension vinyl windows and patio doors, and Legend cellular PVC windows. Windsor is owned by Woodgrain Millwork, which is the largest U.S. manufacturer of prefinished mouldings and interior pine doors. Windsor operates its divisional headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa, and has an additional manufacturing facility in Monroe, N.C. In their total commitment to customers, Windsor Windows promises quality, service, responsiveness and value. For more information, visit www.windsorwindows.com.


About Woodgrain Millwork
Woodgrain Millwork is a leading producer of mouldings and windows, and is the largest manufacturer of interior pine doors in the United States. With five divisions and more than 29 manufacturing and warehouse facilities in the United States and South America, the company serves markets throughout North America. For the nearest distributor of Woodgrain Millwork products, visit www.woodgrain.com or call 1.800.452.3801.