Huttig Appoints Vrabely Vice President - Chief Operating Officer

Huttig Building Products Inc. of St. Louis has promoted Jon P. Vrabely to vice president - chief operating officer (COO), a new position within the company.

Vrabely, most recently vice president of operations, will continue to be responsible for all branch sales and operations, in addition to assuming responsibility for corporate national accounts, marketing and product management. He will report directly to Michael A. Lupo, president and chief executive officer.

"Since joining Huttig in 1999, Jon has demonstrated his ability to enhance customer relationships and build a strong team working with all levels of our organization," said Lupo. "His operational and corporate management experience has provided him with the necessary background and tools to excel as our first COO."

Prior to joining Huttig, Vrabely held several management positions with WESCO International Inc., a distributor of electrical supplies and apparatus. He holds a bachelors of science degree in marketing from San Diego State University and a MBA in business management from the University of Redlands.

Huttig also reported that Carl Liliequist, executive vice president, has resigned, effective December 31, 2005 to join a pro-dealer company in Hawaii as its chief executive officer.

"We thank Carl for his 28 years of dedication and contributions to the success of Huttig, and we wish him well," said Lupo.

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