WYOMISSING, Pa., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ibstock PLC, UK -- a leading manufacturer of clay and concrete building products -- appointed Doug Rende as President of Glen-Gery, a key operating company within Ibstock, on October 5, 2015, succeeding Steve Matsick.
Glen-Gery, founded in 1890, recently celebrated 125-year anniversary as one of North America's largest brick and stone manufacturers operating 10 manufacturing plants and 10 company owned distribution locations. Glen-Gery's products are sold nationally and in Canada through a network of over 500 distributors. With Glen-Gery, Ibstock extends its leadership position into North America and is the leading brick producer in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions.
In addition, Glen-Gery is well positioned to serve its customers with a wide array of innovative brick, thin brick, stone products and in-house manufactured and sourced exterior and interior building products.
With over 25 years of successful senior leadership experience, Doug Rende has driven successful new business launches, developed and executed product innovation processes, created sustainable branding strategies in the consumer durables, manufacturing, building materials and consulting service industries. Over the course of his career, he has successfully led mature businesses, along with profitable start-up and turnaround ventures. Doug led the North American sales/marketing, brand development and category launch of Pergo Laminate Flooring. This business launch is widely considered the most successful sales and brand launch in the floor covering industry. His early career was spent with Armstrong World Industries, ultimately leading their Corporate National Account business unit and successful North American market expansion.
Doug led the Ply Gem acquisition and integration of Gienow Windows and Doors, Calgary, Alberta and Mitten Building Products, Brantford, Ontario. In his role as President of Mitten -- an industry leader in manufacturing and distributing premium exterior building products -- he drove significant revenue gains and corporate synergies.
With over 125 years of industry expertise, Glen-Gery is a share-leading manufacturer of brick and stone products and distributor of in-house manufactured and sourced exterior/interior building products to the residential and commercial channels in the U.S. and Canadian markets. With 10 manufacturing plants and 10 company owned distribution locations supporting builders, remodelers, contractors, architects, designers and end-users, Glen-Gery is a key operating company within Ibstock PLC, UK.