Houston, Texas-based Quanex Building Products Corp. has brought in F. Timothy Reese as president and CEO of Mikron Industries, Quanex’s vinyl profile business.

Reese brings 35 years of extrusion manufacturing experience to this role, including “successful turnaround situations,” a company release states. He will report directly to Quanex chairman and CEO Bill Griffiths.

Reese joins Mikron from Trex Company, where he served most recently as senior vice president of operations.

“As a matter of strategic focus, Quanex’s highest priority is renewing investment in – and focus on – our core vinyl profile business to ensure it possesses the strategy, resources, and people to realize its full potential,” Griffiths says. “Tim is unquestionably a key addition to this effort. His career has been defined by high-technology manufacturing excellence, R&D leadership and a track record of continuous productivity improvement.”

Reese says he looks forward to joining a company dedicated to growing its vinyl products.

“The company is clearly committed to investing in and expanding its vinyl profile business, as underscored by its recent acquisition of HL Plastics, and I look forward to lending my expertise to the effort as the housing and repair/remodel markets continue their steady improvement,” he says.

Prior to joining Trex, Reese spent 28 years with DuPont, where he led two global businesses and served in various operational roles in the company’s chemical, film and polymer businesses, responsible for facilities domestically and abroad. He has led multi-plant extrusion operations with full P&L responsibility, and specialized in improving operating disciplines, teamwork and unit costs.

Earlier in his career, Reese served in the U.S. Navy as a submarine officer, finishing five years of military service as a lieutenant. He earned a B.S. in Ocean Engineering with an emphasis on Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

His new role will be made official July 27.

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