Pella Corporation creates new vice president positions, promotes from within
Pella Corporation, a leading manufacturer and designer of windows, doors, and between-the-glass blinds and shades, today announced four new vice presidents, all from within the company.
“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.”
Cole Adrian, a Henry County native, has been with Pella for 20 years when he joined the company as a department manager. “This is where I began to truly understand the culture and “heart” of Pella Corporation; it’s people,” added Adrian. 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.
Matt Poulter began his career with Pella as a department manager at the Shenandoah 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.
Ben Cox has been with Pella Corporation 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.
Bill 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.
“These leadership moves within our company are a reflection of Pella’s commitment to the growth of our team members and the company. We look forward to their leadership as we work to expand our presence in the marketplace,” added Peterson.
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