Deceuninck North America celebrated its 50th year in 2019, which the company says it marked with a nod to the past five decades in fenestration and an eye on the future.
“2019 shaped up to be a momentous year. We had the good fortune of celebrating a significant milestone in our history with our customers, employees and stakeholders,” says Deceuninck North America CEO Filip Geeraert. “We also took a step back to reflect on our core business and what the next 50 years will bring for building more sustainable, energy efficient homes and buildings.”
With programs to inspire the next generation of window and door experts to the latest product innovations, the company announced its “Deceuninck Top Five” of 2019:
1. 50th Milestone
Deceuninck North America hosted activities throughout the year, from open houses and plant tours to employee, customer and community events. It culminated in a celebration at the largest annual industry gathering, GlassBuild America, where it took home the “Best of Show” award for its overall exhibit presence.
The company welcomed Jan Willem Van der Werff to its senior leadership team. Van der Werff brings more than 25 years of experience in global operations for major industries, including renewables, plastics and chemicals to his new role as vice president of operations.
3. Product Innovations
Year 50 brought several product innovation for Deceuninck, including the new French door and North American frame in the Revolution XL product suite; 164 Series Hurricane Impact Resistant Window System; and the 173 Series Window System.
Deceuninck partnered with Miami University Regionals on Work+, a program that allows students to earn a college degree debt-free while they gain experience in manufacturing. It also hosted area high school students for tours of its facility during Manufacturing Month. And, employees were out in the community to support many worthwhile causes throughout the year as part of the C3 program: Compassion for Community and Causes.
Deceuninck North America was honored with several awards in 2019, including its fifth consecutive Manny Award for Top Growth, an inaugural Ohio Success Award, and a Best Workplace in Ohio award by Ohio Business Magazine.