The RiteScreen Company, LLC is delighted to announce that Tom Himmel has been appointed as the CEO of the company effective today. Also, after 44 years in the building products industry, Randy Iles announces his retirement as the CEO of the company. Iles has successfully led RiteScreen since its acquisition in 2014 by Seven Point Equity Partners.
Iles commented, "It has been my great honor and privilege to lead the RiteScreen team. Together, we have built a very strong company. Our newly deployed product and service strategy has dramatically increased our customer base, many of whom are outsourcing their window and door screen requirements for the first time. The number of growth options now available to us in the coming years has led me to conclude this was the right time to pass the baton to a new CEO who will write the next chapters of the RiteScreen story."
Tom Burchill, Managing Partner of Seven Point Equity Partners, said, "Randy's decision to retire is bittersweet as we consider the significant accomplishments made by the RiteScreen team under his leadership. Those accomplishments and the company's strong performance afforded us the opportunity to conduct a thorough and effective transition process. We are delighted to have Tom Himmel succeed Randy as CEO, and are also grateful Randy will continue to support our future success as Senior Advisor to the RiteScreen Board of Directors." Iles also will continue as an Operating Partner of Seven Point Equity Partners.
Himmel joins RiteScreen following his role as Vice President Americas and Engineered Foams for Armacell LLC, the world's foremost supplier of flexible foam insulation for the equipment insulation market. The performance of his business unit drove significant value creation for Armacell, which was recently acquired by an affiliate of Blackstone's private equity group. His 26-year career in the building products and chemical manufacturing sectors has been highlighted by exceptional leadership in growing businesses and delivering compelling value to industrial customers. He earned his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University and an MBA degree from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Himmel shared, "I am joining a great team at RiteScreen who shares my passion for rolling up our sleeves to serve our customers' needs. I look forward to building on the strong foundation Randy and the team put in place, serving the needs of our customers, and together exploring new opportunities to help our partners deliver value to their customers."
RiteScreen (www.ritescreen.com) was founded in 1947 and is the largest, independent manufacturer of window and patio door screens in North America. It serves window and patio door manufacturers nationally through seven plant locations across the United States.