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Tubelite names president

March 11, 2014
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Tubelite names president
Amy Cole.

The commercial building supplier Tubelite has a new president.

Walker-based Tubelite said today that construction-industry veteran Amy Cole will assume the role on March 31.

Tubelite makes aluminum entrance, curtainwall, storefront and ribbon window systems.

Cole brings more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry to Tubelite, serving as an executive in sales, marketing, manufacturing and engineering.

Previously, Cole has served as general manager for Wisconsin-based Kohler Power Systems and as senior vice president at Hilti North America, which makes construction-related products.

“She has successfully grown businesses by implementing innovative strategies, while meeting business objectives,” said Joseph Puishys, CEO of Apogee Enterprises, the parent company of Tubelite.

Cole received her bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and her M.B.A. in finance from the University of Tulsa.

Cole is replacing Ken Werbowy, who served as president of Tubelite for 20 years and is retiring.

“I congratulate Ken on his retirement from Tubelite, which has seen outstanding growth under his leadership since Apogee acquired the company in 2007,” Puishys said. “I am pleased that Apogee will continue to benefit from Ken’s deep industry knowledge, as he supports Apogee’s corporate development efforts on a part-time basis.”

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