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Manufacturer recruits CFO from food industry

Brad West is assuming a newly created position of senior vice president of corporate development and treasurer.

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  • | 4:50 p.m. March 27, 2019
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VENICE — Window and door manufacturer PGT Innovations appointed Sherri Baker as senior vice president and CFO, effective April 8.

Baker will lead the Venice-based company’s finance strategy, budgeting and planning, accounting, financial reporting and investor relations functions. According to a press release, Baker succeeds Brad West, who is assuming the newly created position of senior vice president of corporate development and treasurer.

“I would like to thank Brad for his dedication and leadership during his tenure as our Chief Financial Officer, and I welcome him into this new leadership role where he will focus on strategy and corporate development, including assisting the management team in identifying and evaluating potential mergers and acquisitions transactions, as well as managing the treasury function,” says  CEO and President Jeff Jackson in a statement. 

Prior to joining PGT Innovations, Baker served as vice president of commercial finance for dairy company Dean Foods Co. A statement says the company had 2018 revenue of more than $7.7 billion.

Earlier in her career, Baker served as vice president of investor relations, strategy and corporate finance as well as vice president of finance, logistics for Dean Foods. Before working at Dean Foods, Baker spent 13 years at Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, in finance and accounting roles.

“Sherri is a collaborative leader with a strong record of success, and we are pleased to welcome her to PGT Innovations,” says Jackson in a statement. “Sherri brings nearly two decades of finance and accounting leadership experience, as well as a strong understanding of investor relations and manufacturing operations, including the procurement and logistics functions."

PGT Innovations Inc. manufactures and supplies windows and doors. The PGT family of brands includes CGI, PGT Custom Windows and Doors, WinDoor, Western Window Systems, Eze-Breeze and CGI Commercial. 


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