ProVia today announced the retirement of the company’s founder, Bill Mullet.

Bill Mullet.
Bill Mullet.

“I want to thank the entire ProVia team and our valued customers for the wonderful support, trust, and hard work you have given us through the years,” Mullet said in a speech to employees. “Without such an outstanding team we could not be where we are today.”

Brian Miller now assumes the title of president and CEO, and the corporate leadership team will remain in place. Miller joined ProVia in 2006, and in 2010 he was named president. He has led the company’s day-to-day operations since that time.

Mullet launched ProVia in a small garage in Sugarcreek, Ohio, in 1977. Today, the company employs  600-plus workers, and it  has achieved steady sales growth and long-term strength and stability through a series of plant expansions, infrastructure enhancements and efficiency upgrades. Additionally,  plus company acquisitions that extended ProVia’s vertical integration and product portfolio of replacement doors, windows, vinyl siding and manufactured stone products.

Mullet will continue his role on ProVia’s board of directors as chairperson. He will retain an office at ProVia on a part-time basis and function as an advisor to help ensure the continuity of operations, purpose, vision, mission and values. According to the company, the plan for this seamless transition has long been in place.

Mullet and his wife, Ellen, have sold their shares back to the company, leaving their four children — Craig Mullet, Brent Mullet, Sherry Miller and Andrea Esh — as ProVia’s sole owners.

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