PGT Industries has promoted Brad West to vice president and controller. In this new role, West will oversee PGT’s accounting and finance departments, as well as its risk management function. He reports directly to executive vice president of operations and chief financial officer Jeff Jackson, and is a member of the company’s executive management team.

“Brad has been an integral part of the PGT team for many years and has consistently provided strategic, innovative ideas that directly contributed to more effective use of our capital and growth of our business,” said Jackson. “His experience in the manufacturing industry and understanding of the intricacies of our operations will allow him to provide valued insight to our company and increase shareholder value.”

“PGT has witnessed many changes in the industry over the past seven years, but the brand and products have withstood the challenge,” says West. “I have learned a lot about our products and our customers since first joining the organization and I’m excited about the future of the company, as well as the markets we serve. I’m pleased to join the executive team and look forward to contributing to PGT’s success.”

West has more than 16 years of management experience in manufacturing organizations. His history includes positions such as operational division controller for Mrs. Smith’s Bakeries, manager of SEC Reporting and Investor Relations with Riverwood International and public accountant for BDO Seidman, LLP. West earned a B.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and is a certified public accountant in Georgia.

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