Management

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Frederick J. Lynch , President and Chief Executive Officer, Director

Frederick J. Lynch has served as President of Masonite since July 2006 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Masonite since May 2007. Mr. Lynch has served as a Director of Masonite since June 2009. Mr. Lynch joined Masonite from Alpharma Inc., where he served as President of the human generics division and Senior Vice President of global supply chain from 2003 until 2006. Prior to joining Alpharma Inc. in 2003, Mr. Lynch spent nearly 18 years at Honeywell International Inc. (formerly AlliedSignal Inc.), most recently as vice president and general manager of the specialty chemical business. Mr. Lynch is a founding Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Michael Lynch Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides college scholarships to children of firefighters and victims of 9/11.
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Russell T. Tiejema , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Russell Tiejema joined Masonite as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Mr. Tiejema joined Masonite from Lennox International, a global leader in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, where he has served as the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of LII Residential, the largest reporting segment of Lennox International, since 2013. From 2011 to 2013 he served as the Vice President, Business Analysis & Planning, of Lennox International. Prior to joining Lennox in 2011, he spent 20 years with General Motors in a variety of financial leadership roles across a number of operating units and staffs, including Finance Director for GM Fleet & Commercial and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis.
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James A. “Tony” Hair , President, Global Residential

James A. “Tony” Hair, has served as Masonite’s Senior Vice President, Business Leader - Residentialsince November 2015. Previously he was VP and Business Leader – Residential for North America. Prior to joining Masonite, Mr. Hair was with Newell Rubbermaid from 2005 to 2013, most recently serving as SVP and GM of the Décor Business Unit. He also held executive leadership positions in the Home Solutions and Tools business groups. Prior to joining Newell Rubbermaid, he held various engineering, supply chain and sales leadership positions with Maytag Corporation.
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Andrew G. “Graham” Thayer , Senior Vice President, Business Leader - Architectural

Andrew G. “Graham” Thayer, has served as Masonite’s Senior Vice President, Business Leader - Architectural since October 2015. Previously he was VP and Business Leader – Architectural. Prior to joining Masonite, Mr. Thayer was with CertainTeed Corp from 2008 to 2015, most recently serving as VP and GM of the Acoustical Ceilings Group. Prior to joining CertainTeed Corp, he held various operational and general management positions with Caradon PLC and BPB PLC.
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Clare R. Doyle , Senior Vice President, Business Leader - Components

Clare R. Doyle, has served as Masonite’s Senior Vice President, Business Leader – Components since September 2016. Prior to joining Masonite, Clare was with Elementis Specialties from 2010 to 2016 most recently as Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining Elementis Specialties, she spent 11 years with Rohm and Haas Company in various roles in Corporate Development, Electronic Materials and in Architectural and Functional Coatings.
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Randy White, Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain

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Robert E. Lewis , Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Robert E. Lewis has served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Masonite since April 2012. Mr. Lewis joined Masonite from Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, a mini-mill steel producer, where he served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary January 2005 to May 2012. Prior to joining Gerdau, Mr. Lewis served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Eckerd Corporation, a national retail drugstore chain from 1994 to January 2005. Prior to joining Eckerd, Mr. Lewis was an attorney and shareholder with the Tampa law firm of Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans, P.A.
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Robert A. Paxton, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Bob Paxton has served as Masonite’s Senior Vice President – Human Resources since February 2018. Prior to joining Masonite, Mr. Paxton was with Owens Corning, where he served as Vice President, Human Resources and Vice President, Business Integration from May 2010 to February 2018. Prior to joining Owens Corning, he served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Broadwind Energy. Prior to joining Broadwind, he served Whirlpool Corporation in various human resources leadership roles from 2002 to 2008. Bob began his career with British Petroleum in 1995.

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Steven B. Swartzmiller , Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Steven B. Swartzmiller is a Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Masonite International Corporation.

Steven joined Masonite in 2011. As CTO, he has responsibility for the global research & development, product engineering, and new product development functions, plus leadership of the Innovation Center in West Chicago, IL.

Prior to Masonite, Steven had over 20 years of experience as a global leader in research and development for Dow Chemical in market facing businesses, including Dow Building Materials, Dow Automotive and as Global R&D Director for the Dow Wolff Cellulosics division in Bomlitz, Germany. The division is a leading supplier of Water Soluble Polymers for pharma, food, personal care, and construction applications.

Steven has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.