Names Jon Skelly President of Residential Segment and Morgan Fox Walbridge Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
The AZEK Company Inc. (the “Company” or “AZEK”) (NYSE: AZEK), the industry-leading manufacturer of beautiful, low-maintenance and environmentally sustainable outdoor living products, including TimberTech® decking, Versatex® and AZEK Trim® and StruXure™ pergolas, today announced two executive promotions. Jon Skelly has been promoted to President of its Residential business and Morgan Fox Walbridge has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Both will report directly to Jesse Singh, Chief Executive Officer.
Skelly will succeed Joe Ochoa, who recently announced his intent to retire effective July 1, 2022. Walbridge will succeed Paul Kardish, who recently announced his intent to retire effective June 1, 2022. Both Ochoa and Kardish will remain engaged with AZEK, serving as advisors and supporting the transition.
“Both Joe and Paul have been key leaders for many of AZEK’s recent milestone achievements, including our initial public offering in 2020,” said AZEK CEO Jesse Singh. “Each of them has been instrumental to the growth and success of the Company during their tenures and I want to thank them for their passion, dedication and many contributions over the years.”
“Looking ahead, I am thrilled to announce these well-deserved promotions for Jon and Morgan,” continued Singh. “We have been planning for these transitions over the past year, and this announcement is a testament to the deep and diverse bench of talented leaders we have at AZEK. We are excited to have Jon at the helm of our Residential business. He is a strong and trusted leader with a proven track record of delivering exceptional results and sustainable success for our company, our customers and our team. Morgan has been instrumental in navigating AZEK through the new-issuer landscape and aligning our corporate governance structures with investment community best practices. The leadership skills, capabilities and expertise they both bring to our team will play an important role as we continue to build upon AZEK’s momentum and execute against our strategic priorities as a company to deliver long-term sustainable growth,” continued Singh.
Skelly has over 20 years of strategy, mergers and acquisitions, sales, customer service and business development experience. Skelly most recently served as AZEK’s Senior Vice President, Customer Experience. Prior to joining AZEK, Mr. Skelly served as Vice President of Corporate Development for W.W. Grainger, Inc., an industrial supply company. Mr. Skelly has also held a variety of leadership positions at The Home Depot Inc. and Hughes Supply, Inc.
Walbridge has 18 years of experience as a corporate attorney and over a decade as in-house counsel at publicly traded companies. Walbridge most recently served as AZEK’s Vice President and Deputy Chief Legal Officer. Prior to joining AZEK, Walbridge served as Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of Century Aluminum Company and Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Thompson Creek Metals Company. Walbridge began her legal career as a corporate transactional attorney at McDermott, Will & Emery in New York.
About The AZEK® Company
The AZEK Company Inc. (NYSE: AZEK) is the industry-leading designer and manufacturer of beautiful, low maintenance and environmentally sustainable outdoor living products, including TimberTech® decking and Versatex® AZEK Trim® and StruXure™ pergolas. Consistently recognized as the market leader in innovation, quality and aesthetics, products across AZEK’s portfolio are made from up to 100% recycled material and primarily replace wood on the outside of homes, providing a long-lasting, eco-friendly, and stylish solution to consumers. Leveraging the talents of its approximately 2,000 employees and the strength of relationships across its value chain, The AZEK Company is committed to accelerating the use of recycled material in the manufacturing of its innovative products, keeping millions of pounds of waste out of landfills each year, and revolutionizing the industry to create a more sustainable future. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the company operates manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Minnesota, and recently announced a new facility will open in Boise, Idaho. For additional information, please visit azekco.com.
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