Atrium Corp. has hired Steve Monks as its new senior vice president of operations. In his new post Monks will direct all of Atrium’s U.S. plant operations and will have responsibility for the company’s procurement, logistics and engineering functions.

Prior to joining Atrium, Monks spent five years at Pentair Water Corp., where he served as vice president of operational excellence and vice president of global operations for its Engineered Flow Business Unit. Prior to that, he held several management positions with Eaton Corp.’s Aerospace Business Unit.

Monks holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.

“We’re extremely pleased to have Steve as part of the Atrium team,” says Kevin O’Meara, Atrium CEO. “Steve’s vast experience managing complex operations in multiple locations, his proven track record of producing high-quality products while controlling cost and his focus on spreading best practices across the enterprise make him the perfect choice to lead Atrium’s plant operations at this time.”

“I’m very excited to be joining Atrium at this time,” adds Monks. “With Atrium’s strong financial position and its history of industry leadership and operational excellence, the company is well positioned for growth as the construction industry begins its climb back to typical levels of activity.”

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