NYSE:PGEM 21.78 -0.08 -0.34% Volume 56,156 February 23, 2018

Gary E. Robinette , President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and Director

Gary E. Robinette was appointed our President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2006 at which time he was also elected to our Board of Directors. Prior to joining Ply Gem, Mr. Robinette served as Executive Vice President and COO at Stock Building Supply, formerly a Wolseley company, since September 1998, and was also a member of the Wolseley North American Management board of directors. Mr. Robinette held the position of President of Erb Lumber Inc., a Wolseley company, from 1993 to 1998 and served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Carolina Holdings which was the predecessor company of Stock Building Supply. Mr. Robinette received a BS in accounting from Tiffin University and a MBA from Xavier University, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. He is also a member of the Policy Advisory Board of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies and serves on the Board of Directors for three companies sponsored by private equity firms.

Mr. Robinette's 40 years of experience with building products and distribution companies provides the Board with relevant industry knowledge and expertise pertinent to the current economic environment. Throughout Mr. Robinette's tenure with various building product companies, he has experienced the housing industry's thriving growth, as well as a number of recessionary declines in the market. These experiences provide the Board with valuable insight regarding strategic decisions and the future direction and vision of the Company.

Frederick J. Iseman , Lead Director

Since the Ply Gem acquisition, Frederick Iseman has served as our Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Iseman is currently Chairman and CEO of CI Capital Partners, a private equity firm which was founded by Mr. Iseman in 1993. Prior to establishing CI Capital Partners, Mr. Iseman founded Hambro-Iseman Capital Partners, a merchant banking firm. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Iseman was a member of the Hambro International Venture Fund. Mr. Iseman is a former Chairman of the Board of Anteon International Corporation and a former director of Buffets Holdings, Inc. Mr. Iseman graduated from Yale University with a BA in English Literature.

Mr. Iseman's experience in the private equity field provides us with valuable insight regarding acquisitions, debt financings, equity financings and public market sentiment. In addition, Mr. Iseman's experience with growing portfolio companies similar to the Company provides benchmarking and other industry tools pertinent to us. Mr. Iseman's background and experiences qualify him to serve as Chairman of the Board.

Michael Haley , Director

Mr. Haley has served as a director since January 2005. Mr. Haley joined MW Manufacturers Inc. in June 2001 as President and served in this capacity until being named Chairman in January 2005. Mr. Haley retired as Chairman of MW in June 2005. Prior to joining MW, Mr. Haley was the President of American of Martinsville (a subsidiary of La-Z-Boy Inc.) from 1994 until May 2001 and was President of Loewenstein Furniture Group from 1988 to 1994. In addition, Mr. Haley currently serves as a director of American National Bankshares, Inc., Stanley Furniture Co. and LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. Mr. Haley graduated from Roanoke College in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. From April 2006 to present, Mr. Haley has served as an advisor to Fenway Partners, a private equity firm.

Mr. Haley’s industry experience and background with the Company provides the Board with relevant industry knowledge and expertise when evaluating certain strategic decisions.

Jeffrey T. Barber , Director

In January 2010, the Board of Directors approved the addition of Mr. Barber as a member of the Board. Mr. Barber is a certified public accountant who worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1977 to 2008 and served as managing partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Raleigh, North Carolina office for 14 years. Mr. Barber is currently a Managing Director with Fennebresque & Co., a Charlotte, North Carolina based investment banking firm. In addition, Mr. Barber currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the Board of Directors of SciQuest, Inc., a procurement software company, where he serves as chair of the audit committee. Mr. Barber has a BS degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky.

Mr. Barber's audit experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 31 years in which he worked on initial public offerings, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 attestations, business acquisitions and debt financings provides the Board with the financial background and experience to ensure the Company's consolidated financial statements comply with financial reporting guidelines. These experiences qualify Mr. Barber as a financial expert allowing him to contribute financial reporting considerations when evaluating certain strategic decisions.

Timothy T. Hall , Director

In December 2006, the Board of Directors approved the addition of Mr. Hall as a member of the Board. Mr. Hall is a Managing Director at CI Capital Partners and has been employed by CI Capital Partners since 2001. Prior to joining CI Capital Partners, Mr. Hall was a Vice President at FrontLine Capital and an Assistant Vice President at GE Equity. Mr. Hall has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS degree from Lehigh University.

Mr. Hall's experience with private equity markets provides the Board integral knowledge with respect to acquisitions, debt financings and equity financings.

Mary K. Rhinehart , Director

Mary K. Rhinehart began serving on our Board of Directors in May 2014. Ms. Rhinehart is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Johns Manville, a manufacturer and marketer of building and specialty products and a Berkshire Hathaway company. She was named to this position in November 2012. She joined Johns Manville in 1979, and has held numerous leadership roles in most of Johns Manville’s businesses, including chief financial officer, corporate treasurer, corporate controller, vice president of human resources and vice president and general manager of a business unit. Ms. Rhinehart currently serves as a director of CoBiz Financial Inc., a financial services company, where she serves as chair of the audit committee. Ms. Rhinehart received a BS degree in Business cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a MBA from the University of Denver.

Ms. Rhinehart has extensive experience as a financial expert, having served as the chief financial officer of Johns Manville for a number of years. The Company believes Ms. Rhinehart’s qualifications to serve as a director include her various positions in the building and specialty products industry, her education and experience in multiple business disciplines - including her strong financial background and global mergers and acquisitions experience and her extensive board experience.

Janice E. Stipp , Director

In May 2014, Janice E. Stipp began serving on our board of directors. Ms. Stipp is the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Rogers Corporation, a global leader in engineered materials solutions. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Tecumseh Products, a global manufacturer of compressors and condensing units for the commercial refrigeration market. She has also served as Chief Financial Officer at Revestone Industries, Acument Global Technologies, and GDX Automotive. From 1984 to 1999, she worked for General Motors in a variety of financial roles, including corporate controller. Ms. Stipp currently serves as a director of Arkansas Best Corp., a freight transportation services and solutions provider, where she serves as a member of the audit committee. She graduated from Michigan State University in 1981 with a BA in Accounting, and received a MBA from Wayne State University in 1987. She received her CPA certification in 1983.

Ms. Stipp has over 35 years of financial and accounting experience, having served as the Chief Financial Officer of both public and private firms. The Company believes Ms. Stipp’s qualifications to serve as a director include her strong background in financial controls, auditing, accounting, acquisitions and treasury, her years of senior-level executive management, and her extensive experience working with boards of directors at several companies.

John Forbes , Director

John Forbes joined the Board of Directors in November 2015. Mr. Forbes is the Chief Operating Officer of CI Capital Partners, which he joined in 2014. Previously, Mr. Forbes was the Chief Operating Officer of Caxton Associates. In this role, Mr. Forbes oversaw Treasury, Fund Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Tax, Legal, Operations, IT, Human Resources and Investor Relations. Prior to joining Caxton Associates in 1989, Mr. Forbes held various roles at European American Bank, Fleet International Bank and Marine Midland Bank. Mr. Forbes has a M.B.A. from Babson College and B.A. from Middlebury College.

Joost F. Thesseling , Director

Joost F. Thesseling joined the Board of Directors in November 2015. Mr. Thesseling is a Managing Director of CI Capital Partners, which he joined in May 2000. Previously, Mr. Thesseling worked at Engelhard Corporation, a Fortune 500 company active in specialty chemicals and precious metal trading. Prior to Engelhard, Mr. Thesseling was a Director in the Financial Advisory Services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in both Europe and the United States. Mr. Thesseling received a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from the Erasmus University School of Economics in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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