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Business Observer Thursday, Apr. 25, 2019 4 weeks ago

Manufacturer adds experienced HR executive to team

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Rachel Evans was previously vice president of human resources for Ohio-based Fortune Brands Home & Security.

VENICE — Window and door manufacturer PGT Innovations appointed Rachel Evans as vice president of human resources.

She will be responsible for the company’s human resources activities across the Southeast region.

Evans has more than 25 years of experience within the human resources sector, including 14 years of leadership, according to a press release. She has knowledge of talent management, employee and labor relations, organizational development, and executive coaching.

Prior to joining PGT Innovations, Evans was vice president of human resources for Ohio-based Fortune Brands Home & Security. There she managed corporate and manufacturing human resources efforts for several of the operating companies, including MasterBrand Cabinets where she managed up to 10,000 employees across 20 manufacturing sites in the U.S. and Mexico. She also oversaw corporate sourcing and logistics for those areas and Asia, the release adds. 

“Her history of developing and leveraging internal human resources processes to allow team members to reach their full potential will be a tremendous benefit to our organization," says PGT Innovations Senior Vice President of Human Resources Debbie LaPinska in the statement. "Rachel’s organizational development and talent management experience will also be pivotal in our team’s continuing effort to ensure the right people are in the right positions at the right time.”

Venice-based PGT Innovations’ family of brands include CGI, PGT Custom Windows and Doors, WinDoor, Western Window Systems, Eze-Breeze and CGI Commercial. 

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