George Wilson has been named Quanex Chief Operating Officer, a new post designed to oversee the company’s US and international operations.
Prior to his promotion, George was President of the firm’s Insulating Glass Systems division – and it was in this capacity that he visited the UK back in July to help Edgetech celebrate ten years of manufacturing in Britain.
For 18 years before joining Quanex, George held operational and financial positions of increasing responsibility at Lauren International and Federal-Mogul. George holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Akron.
Bill Griffiths, Quanex Chief Executive Officer commented: “George’s promotion to Chief Operating Officer is a natural organisational move that compliments his strong operations background and will enable the company to move to the next level in the journey towards operational excellence.
“George will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of our businesses worldwide, which will allow me to focus more on broader strategic initiatives in an effort to further enhance and create shareholder value.”
Edgetech Managing Director Chris Alderson commented: “We’re delighted to hear of George’s promotion – it’s a fantastic move for Edgetech and for the Quanex Group more broadly, showing just how much progress the business is making internationally.
“Everyone at Edgetech wishes George all the best in his new role, and we look forward to continuing to work with him in his new capacity. We also look forward to working closer with Bob Daniels, previously President of the Homeshield division, who now takes up the position of President for Insulating Glass Systems.”