Champion Names Jack Lawless CEO

Feb 01, 2011, 17:10 ET from Champion Enterprises Holdings, LLC

TROY, Mich., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Champion Enterprises Holdings, LLC, announced today that John N. Lawless, III has been named its President and Chief Executive Officer.  Since 2007, he has been the President of Headwaters Construction Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of building products based in Wixom, MI.  Prior to that, Mr. Lawless was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tapco International Corporation.

Timothy J. Bernlohr, Chairman of the Board, stated, "We are extremely pleased to have Jack assume the leadership role of a revitalized Champion.  With his extensive experience in the building products industry, Jack has consistently demonstrated the ability to drive high performance teams and produce exceptional  results."

Bernlohr also expressed his appreciation to Phyllis Knight, Chief Financial Officer, for her service as Interim CEO during the past 8 months noting, "Phyllis' contributions during this transition were outstanding and the Board looks forward to continuing to work with her in her ongoing role as the Company's CFO."

Mr. Lawless added, "I am excited about the prospects for Champion and working with a strong management team."  He received his B.S. degree in Economics from Kalamazoo College in 1983 and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1985.  

About Champion

Troy, Michigan-based Champion Enterprises Holdings, LLC, is a leader in factory-built construction, which through its operating subsidiaries manufactures products at 27 facilities in North America and the United Kingdom and distributes its products through independent retailers, builders and developers. The Champion family of builders produces manufactured and modular homes, as well as modular buildings for government and commercial applications.  For more information, please visit

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