CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. (NYSE:JELD) today announced that it has appointed William Banholzer, Ph.D., to its board of directors. Dr. Banholzer will also serve as a member of the compensation committee of the board.
After a 30-year career in industrial research, Dr. Banholzer retired from Dow Chemical Company where he served most recently as executive vice president. In this role, he led Dow’s venture capital, licensing, and new business development activities. He also served as Dow’s Chief Technology Officer. Prior to his time at Dow Chemical, Dr. Banholzer had a 22-year career with General Electric Company where he held positions of increasing authority including leading global technology for GE Advanced Materials. He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, holds 16 U.S. patents, and has more than 90 publications.
Dr. Banholzer is currently a research professor at the University of Wisconsin with appointments in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, Chemistry Department, Wisconsin Energy Institute, and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
Kirk Hachigian, chairman of the board, said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Banholzer to JELD-WEN. His expertise in business development, technology, strategy, and operational excellence makes him a great addition to our board of directors.”
JELD-WEN, founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, operating 117 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries located primarily in North America, Europe and Australia. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminum windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodeling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. JELD-WEN is a recognized leader in manufacturing energy-efficient products and has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner since 1998. Our products are marketed globally under the JELD-WEN® brand, along with several market-leading regional brands such as Swedoor® and DANA® in Europe and Corinthian®, Stegbar®, and Trend® in Australia. For more information visit www.jeld-wen.com.