Management

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

Howard C. Heckes has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Masonite since June 2019. Mr. Heckes formally 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, Mr. Heckes served in a variety of senior executive roles at Valspar Corporation, a now subsidiary of The Sherwin Williams Company, most recently as EVP and President, Global Coatings. Prior to joining Valspar, Mr. Heckes 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

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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Clare R. Doyle , SVP and General Manager – UK Business

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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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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Chet Akiri, SVP and Business Leader – Components

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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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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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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. Mr. Sorice 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, Mr. Sorice 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. Mr. Sorice 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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Dan Shirk, SVP and Chief Information Officer