Pella Creates New Vice-President PositionsNovember 21st, 2016 by Editor
Pella Corp. has announced four new vice presidents, all from within the company.
• Cole Adrian has been promoted to Pella’s new position of divisional vice president of luxury;
• Matt Poulter has filled the new role of divisional vice president of direct sales;
• Ben Cox has been named divisional vice president of sales subsidiaries, and;
• Bill DeMeulenaere has been promoted to vice president.
“These new positions are the result of restructuring within Pella Corporation to better serve our customers and grow our presence in the marketplace,” said Karin Peterson, vice president of human resources. “We are pleased to recognize Cole, Matt, Ben and Bill’s past results and leadership potential by moving them into these key executive roles.”
Adrian has been with Pella for 20 years when he joined the company as a department manager. He continued to work in various sales and distribution roles, including managing sales locations in Chicago, Minneapolis and Toronto. Most recently, Adrian was the director of retail sales. He is a graduate of Central College in Pella.
Poulter began his career with Pella as a department manager at the Shenandoah, Iowa, facility 17 years ago. He also filled various roles within the company, including being general manager at sales locations in Dallas and Southern California. Most recently, Poulter was the director of trade and commercial sales. Poulter is a graduate of Dana College in Blair, Neb.
Cox has been with Pella since 1989, when he started as a general accountant. He has held various finance roles including positions at Pella’s facilities in Portland, Ore., and Gettysburg, Pa. Most recently, Cox has been the controller of sales, marketing and product development. He is a graduate of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and earned his MBA from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
DeMeulenaere came to Pella in 2001 as general counsel and added the responsibilities as the head of internal audit and tax in 2013. He leads the Pella legal department and legal strategy while managing the tax, internal audit and insurance needs for the company. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with an accounting degree and received his MBA and Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.