Paul Marvin, president of Marvin Windows and Doors, today assumes the position of chief executive officer for The Marvin Companies. With the promotion, he becomes the fourth CEO in the family-owned and operated company’s 100+ year history.

Paul Marvin.

Paul Marvin is the first of the fourth generation within the Marvin family to hold the top post at The Marvin Companies. He was named president of Marvin Windows and Doors on Jan. 1, 2016, after serving as vice president of sales, along with other roles within the company.

“I’m energized and inspired by this new opportunity to serve the company. Our purpose is to enrich the spaces where we live and work, and our future is to deliver on that purpose in new ways,” said Paul Marvin. “To do so, we will continue to lead as my great grandfather, grandfather, father, uncles and aunt did: by keeping our customers, employees and communities at the center of our work.”

Paul Marvin’s expanded position is the culmination of a five-year transitional plan approved and overseen by current CEO John W. “Jake” Marvin and The Marvin Companies board of directors. As part of the plan, it was also announced that Jake Marvin, board chairman and a 43-year veteran of the company, will step down to become vice chairman; Susan Marvin, current vice chairman, will take on the role of chairman and will leverage her 35 years of experience at Marvin, including more than 20 years as president, to preside over The Marvin Companies board of directors; and George Marvin, another third-generation family leader, will continue his 45-year tenure with the company as vice chairman of the board.

“Paul has demonstrated extraordinary leadership abilities at Marvin. In the short time since he became president, he has identified new ways of delivering value in a fast-paced market while staying true to our purpose,” said Jake Marvin. “He is positioning The Marvin Companies not only for today, but also for the future — with an unwavering commitment to innovation and fulfilling our family’s promise to provide exceptional products and service to our customers and to support the communities in which we live.”

Over the course of four decades, Jake Marvin served in a variety of leadership positions for the company, including vice president of manufacturing and operations, CFO, COO and president. For the past 17 years he has served as CEO and chairman of the board of the Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company, and since 2007, was chair of the board of The Marvin Companies.

“With Jake’s leadership, The Marvin Companies have thrived,” said Susan Marvin. “His vision, guidance and partnership — especially during challenging times — have been incredible assets to our company, and we will continue to work with his guidance in mind, namely by doing the right thing, even if it is also the hard thing.”

Paul Marvin’s appointment as CEO coincides with what would have been the 100th birthday of William S. “Bill” Marvin, who spurred the transformation of a hometown lumber and cedar company in Warroad, Minn., into  Marvin Windows and Doors.

“There are so few U.S. companies that make it to the fourth generation of family leadership — less than 3 percent, in fact — that it is an honor to carry on the family’s legacy. More than 100 years later, we are well positioned as we celebrate the successes of the third generation, advance the leadership of the fourth and engage the talents of the fifth,” said Paul Marvin.

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