Charles Farver to Retire as Chair of Pella Corp. Board

November 7th, 2013 by Editor

The chair of Pella Corp.’s board of directors, Charles (Charlie) Farver, will transition from board leadership when Adam Farver advances into the role. Shareholders of the privately-held company have named Adam Farver to become board chair in 2015, succeeding his father. Adam Farver is planned to serve as the board’s vice-chair, starting in May of 2014, to allow him to work alongside Charlie Farver in an officer role while Charlie continues to actively serve on the board.

Pictured from left: Charles (Charlie) Farver and Adam Farver.

Pictured from left: Charles (Charlie) Farver and Adam Farver.

Descendants of the company’s founder, the late Pete Kuyper, still own the company headquartered in Kuyper’s hometown of Pella, Iowa. Pete Kuyper was Charles Farver’s grandfather, and Adam’s great-grandfather. Joan Kuyper Farver, Pete’s daughter, remains as chair emeritus of the board.

“Charlie Farver has skillfully guided the board’s work since 1992, and we’re grateful for his dedicated leadership,” said Pella Corp. president and CEO Patrick J. Meyer. “Adam is an outstanding business person in his own right, who has served as a member of the board since 2010, and is well-prepared to lead the board to serve future generations.”

“Adam excelled at an extensive succession planning process focused on preparing him for his new leadership roles,” said Charles Farver. We’re extremely proud that he’s the fourth generation of our family who will lead the board as chair in the future.”

“This company is home to me and I’m passionate about this business,” said Adam Farver. “My great-grandfather founded this company, and I’m honored to work alongside my father in the board transition to lead this exceptional organization as a privately-held company to serve future generations,” he said.

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  1. Adam – I had the honor of meeting your amazing Dad Charles, his very special mom Joan Farver, & Pete Kiper at a number of Pella distributor meetings at wonderful places like Maui, Scottsdale AZ, Florida, etc as a result of working in Sales with the Pella Legend Alan Cassidy, sons Kevin & Jimmy and daughter Ann Cassidy personaly selling over 10,000 Pella windows a year for many years. I was the salesman who sold Pella windows to the Willard Hotel, The Mayflower Hotel and many other fantastic commercial jobs around the Washington DC / Baltimore area when I work with and for the Cassidy family for 23 years.
    Please tell your dad I said hello. I have so much respect for Charles, his mom, Pete Kiper and every one that I was associated with at Pella. I was so proud to be a part of Pella all those years. I would like to Email you information about the company I am working with now in sales. We are interested in working with your Pella / Reilly Window company in selling windows here in Florida. No one has called me back.
    Adam, please look up Glenn Rieder in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to read about them and our company here in Palm City Florida that they purchased last April.
    Thank you Adam very much.
    Sincerely & Respectfully yours, Bill Sbarra 703-966-7733 Cell Phone or 772-288-7086

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