Associated Materials LLC, a vertically integrated building products company in vinyl windows, vinyl cladding, and metal siding and trim, has appointed James Drexinger CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Brian Strauss, who served as president and CEO since 2014.

Most recently, Drexinger served as the CEO for private equity-backed American Construction Source (ACS), a national building materials distribution platform and manufacturer of value-add products for new residential builders and repair and remodel contractors. Under Drexinger’s stewardship, ACS achieved $1 billion in run-rate revenue at above-market gross margins and EBITDA.

The company also underwent significant growth during his tenure, both organically and through multiple, strategic acquisitions.

Prior to his role at ACS, Drexinger served as division president and executive vice president of Stock Building Supply. He has also held senior executive roles at Wolseley North America, NIBCO and Armstrong World Industries.

“I am looking forward to leading the Associated Materials team and driving the business forward. As Associated Materials enters its 75th year of operation, there is a unique opportunity to reflect on our success, while at the same time, making significant investment in and renewing key elements of our business and organization to position it for even greater success,” he said.

“I am extremely proud to have led Associated Materials,” said Strauss. “I know that Jim has had an exceptional career in the building products industry, and I wish him, and the entire Associated Materials team, the best of luck as they continue to move the company forward.”

In March 2022, Associated Materials was acquired by funds managed by Strategic Value Partners and its affiliates.

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