Masonite International Corp. announced that Rick J. Mills, former corporate vice president and president of the Components Group of Cummins, Inc., was elected to the company’s board of directors effective immediately, expanding the size of the board to eight members. Mills was also appointed to the board’s audit committee, replacing Robert J. Byrne, who resigned as a member of the audit committee.

“Rick brings a wealth of experience from his extensive involvement with a successful global manufacturing company. He is a welcome addition to our Board,” says Byrne, who also serves as chairman of the board.

Mills spent 37 years with Cummins, Inc., most recently serving as the corporate vice president and president of the Components Group from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that he served Cummins in a number of financial and operational roles, including vice president and group president of filtration and corporate controller.

“I am honored to join the Masonite Board and work with this exceptional team,” Mills says. “Masonite has been a leader across the door industry for decades and I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the future direction and growth of the company.”

Mr. Mills also currently serves as a director of Commercial Metals Company and Flowserve Corp.

He holds a bachelor’s of science in accounting from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.

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