Management

Management

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Howard C. Heckes , President and Chief Executive Officer, Director

Howard Heckes has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Masonite since June 2019. Howard formerly served as the CEO of Energy Management Collaborative, a privately held company providing LED lighting and controls and IoT conversion systems and service solutions, since 2017. From 2008 to 2017, Howard served in a variety of senior executive roles at Valspar Corporation, now a subsidiary of The Sherwin Williams Company, most recently as EVP and President, Global Coatings. Prior to joining Valspar, Howard held various leadership roles at Newell Rubbermaid, including President of Sanford Brands and President of Graco Children’s Products.
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Russell T. Tiejema , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Russ Tiejema has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Masonite since November 2015. Russ joined Masonite from Lennox International where he served in a variety of leadership roles from 2011 to 2015, most recently as the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of LII Residential, the largest reporting segment 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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Christopher Ball, President, Global Residential

Christopher Ball has served as Masonite’s President, Global Residential since September 2021. Prior to joining Masonite, Chris was President – Americas for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, where he led the North America, Latin America, and Global Commercial Truck business units. He joined Cooper Tire from Whirlpool Corporation, where he served in various roles including leadership of sales and operations for the KitchenAid small appliance business and general management of the North America Laundry unit, Whirlpool’s largest business. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing and international studies from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
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Vicky Philemon , Senior Vice President, General Manager, Europe

Vicky Philemon has served as Masonite’s Senior Vice President, General Manager, Europe since August 2021. Prior to joining Masonite, Vicky was most recently Managing Director for Morphy Richards, a supplier of small appliances in the UK. She also previously served in senior sales and marketing roles at Stanley Black & Decker. Earlier in her career, Vicky held progressive leadership positions in sales.
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Alex Legall, Senior Vice President and Business Leader, Architectural

Alex Legall has served as Masonite’s Senior Vice President and Business Leader for the Architectural segment since September 2020. Alex joined Masonite from Owens Corning, where he served in a variety of leadership roles over his eight years with the company, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of their North American Technical Insulation business. Prior to joining Owens Corning, Alex was with Carrier Corporation for 18 years where he held multiple leadership roles both domestically and in Latin America. Alex earned his Master of Science in Management, Finance from Purdue University, and both his Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Bachelor of Arts, Economics from Prairie View A&M University.
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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, Bob 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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Randy White, Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain

Randy White has served as Masonite’s Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain since September 2017. Randy joined Masonite from Joy Global, now Komatsu Mining, where he held various roles in operations and manufacturing from 2008 to 2017, most recently serving as the Vice President of Global Operations, Supply Chain, Lean Manufacturing and Quality since 2014. Prior to Joy Global, Randy held various marketing and operational positions with Magnum Magnetics Inc., Cooper Crouse-Hinds and The Wiremold Company.

Randy earned his BS in Finance and MBA from West Virginia University.

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Clare R. Doyle , Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer

Clare Doyle has served as Masonite’s Senior Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer since August 2021. Previously, Clare held the roles of Senior Vice President and General Manager – UK Business from 2018 to 2021, and Senior Vice President, Business Leader – Components from 2016 to 2018. Prior to joining Masonite, Clare was with Elementis plc from 2010 to 2016 most recently as Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining Elementis plc, 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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Cory Sorice , Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer

Cory Sorice has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of Masonite since August 2019. Cory joined Masonite with over 25 years of marketing, business development and general management experience. Most recently he was Vice President and General Manager, Emerging Business for Chamberlain Group, Inc., a world leader in garage, gate and commercial door access. Prior to joining Chamberlain, Cory held leadership roles at Stanley Black & Decker Corporation, Newell Rubbermaid and the market research firm Information Resources, Inc. Additionally, he was President and Co-Founder of Invequity, LLC, a company focused on servicing the technology transfer and patent licensing market. Cory is a named inventor on ten U.S. patents in home automation and access controls. He earned his MBA from Northwestern University, BS in Accounting from Miami University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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Jennifer Renaud, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Jennifer Renaud has served as Masonite’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since March 2020. She joined Masonite from Vertiv Corporation where she served as Vice President, Marketing and had responsibility for marketing strategy, demand generation, field/event marketing, channel marketing and customer engagement. Prior to Vertiv, Jennifer held a number of marketing leadership roles with companies such as Oracle and Microsoft. Jennifer is an Inventor on U.S. method patent for direct-to-patient marketing. She earned her BS in Management from Cardinal Stritch University.
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James Pelletier, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Jim Pelletier has served as Masonite’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since April 2022. Prior to joining Masonite, Jim was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Barnes Group Inc. He previously held corporate counsel positions as Associate Counsel with Pratt & Whitney and as Compliance Counsel for GE Aviation. Pelletier began his career as an Associate with the law firm Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe, LLP in Washington, D.C. and worked in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce as an Attorney-Advisor within the Bureau of Industry and Security. Pelletier earned his Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degree from Duke University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Politics from Georgetown University.
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Dan Shirk, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Dan Shirk has served as Masonite’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since January 2019. He joined Masonite from the ascena Retail Group where he served as Vice President, Information Systems and had responsibility for the Program Management Office, portfolio prioritization, project execution, enterprise architecture and integration applications. Prior to ascena Dan held a number of information technology, operations, and general management leadership roles with companies such as Boral, Owens Corning and Ford Motor Company. Dan earned his Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University and has completed leadership development programs through Harvard University and Ford’s Lean Learning Academy.