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Crystal Windows Welcomes New CEO Jeffrey Smith

SmithNational manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems named Jeffrey Smith as the new CEO. He will lead the company along with Chairman Thomas Chen and President Steve Chen as Crystal continues to implement its expansion and growth strategy.

Smith's experience

Smith brings experience in the building materials industry to the role of CEO. He has held top leadership roles as president and CEO of Trussway Manufacturing of Houston, Texas; High Industries of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and most recently, as senior vice president of multifamily components for Builders FirstSource Inc. of Dallas, Texas.

Smith also brings to Crystal a background of progressively responsible roles in management, engineering and manufacturing operations from brands such as Colgate Palmolive, GAF Materials Corp. and CertainTeed Corp. While at CertainTeed, Smith held operations leadership roles in the company’s roofing and siding divisions; running the company’s vinyl siding and window lineal extrusion operations.

Throughout his career he has specialized in areas such as lean manufacturing, quality improvement, sustainability, new product development and sales growth.

What Crystal says

“Jeff brings a stellar track record of leadership, running large profitable businesses, and strong customer relationships to Crystal,” says Chairman Thomas Chen. “From start-up 34 years ago until today, Crystal has flourished. Jeff is very highly regarded in our industry, and working with our dedicated employees, he will build on this strong foundation of success and position Crystal for exciting growth and continued prosperity in the coming years.”

“I am thrilled and honored to join a company whose culture is committed to product excellence, superior customer service, and an unwavering commitment to its employees,” says CEO Jeffrey Smith. “My approach is quite simple: continue striving for the highest product quality and best-in-class service to our customers, ensure production operations continue efficiently and sustainably, and seize opportunities to advance the company.”

“While Crystal has established its prominent national presence in the building products industry through times of both economic boom and challenge, we want to take the company to even greater heights,” says President Steve Chen. “Jeff is the right executive with the right experience to make that a reality.”