Simpson Door Co. has recently added Phil Steklenski to its executive team. Steklenski will succeed Stacie Conkle as vice president and general manager. Conkle is retiring after 28 years with the company.

Steklenski has a diverse background in the wood products industry, and in his new position he will oversee all of the company’s operations.

“Phil has a breadth of experience in the wood products industry and has helped run several large operations,” says Allan Trinkwald, president of Simpson Lumber Co. “I am highly confident in his leadership abilities and am delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Having worked for and held leadership positions in companies such as Bright Wood Corporation and Anderson Windows, Steklenski is no stranger when it comes to wood products.

In his last position, vice president at Woodgrain Millwork, he helped create strong business strategies that enhanced safety, efficiency and product quality at the company’s millwork division, according to officials.

“I am pleased to be joining a strong and long-tenured leadership team, and am honored to lead Simpson Door Co. in its next stage of growth,” Steklenski says

Reflecting on her time with Simpson, Conkle says, “I am proud to have helped the company weather the storm of the Great Recession, which was one of the toughest times ever in residential construction. In its 100-plus year history, Simpson has continued to thrive despite numerous peaks and valleys in the national economy. I am thankful for the relationships I have developed here, and recognize how one-of-a-kind this company truly is.”

“Stacie has been a crucial leader at Simpson for the past five years, and I am ever grateful for her dedication and expertise through a wide range of challenges during her many years with the company,” notes Trinkwald.

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