COLUMBUS, OHIO – Simonton Windows, one of the nation's leading manufacturers of vinyl windows and patio doors, has appointed Mark Clark as the new plant manager of its Paris, Ill. manufacturing facility. Clark, who most recently served as focus factory manager for Therma-Tru Corp., begins his new position in Paris on March 1, 2014.
"Mark has been with various Fortune Brands companies since 1995 and brings an extensive amount of experience to his new role at Simonton," says Mark Wherry, vice president of manufacturing for Simonton Windows. "During his professional career he has worked for our sister companies Therma-Tru, Waterloo and Master Lock. The operations and engineering expertise he brings to this new role will provide for a smooth transition for our window and door manufacturing operations in Illinois."
A current resident of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Clark and his wife Priscilla will be relocating to the Paris area. "The opportunity to work alongside the team of dedicated workers at the Paris facility is very exciting for me," says Clark, a graduate of Arkansas State University. "I'm looking forward to strengthening our organization and becoming an active part of the local community."
Clark is currently participating in a transition program to provide him with an extensive orientation of the Simonton operations. The Paris operation for Simonton Windows manufactures top-quality vinyl windows and patio doors that provide lasting beauty and energy-efficiency benefits to residential and commercial projects nationwide.
Simonton Windows has been ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Windows and Doors, Four Years in a Row. Tied in 2013.” by J.D. Power and Associates. Simonton produces ENERGY STAR® qualified vinyl replacement and new construction windows and doors, including a line of impact-resistant products.
Simonton was also ranked #1 in quality in the 2013, 2009, 2007, 2002 and 1998 Brand Use Studies sponsored by Builder magazine and has won three Best In Class Awards administered by LBM Journal Research Institute.
Founded in 1946, Simonton’s hallmark has been to deliver the industry’s shortest, most dependable lead-times. Part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), Simonton delivers award-recognized products throughout the United States and North America. Simonton is a Founding Sponsor of The Weather Museum, a Lifetime Founding Sponsor of the Lead Safe America Foundation, and a supporter of Homes for Our Troops. For information, call (800) SIMONTON (1-800-746-6686) or visit www.simonton.com.
Simonton Windows received the highest numerical score among window and door manufacturers in a tie in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2013 Windows and Patio Doors Satisfaction StudiesSM. (Tied in 2013). 2013 study based on responses from more than 2,554 consumers measuring 11 brands and measures opinions of consumers who purchased new windows or patio doors in the previous 12 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in January – February 2013. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
ENERGY STAR is a government program that helps consumers protect the environment through superior energy efficiency and is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.