CHICAGO — James Gidwitz, CEO of Continental Materials Corp., announced the appointment of Brian Holte as president of Williams Comfort Products and Phoenix Mfg. Inc., replacing retired president, Mike Markowich.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead both Williams and Phoenix Mfg. and its employees into an exciting future,” said Holte. “With a talented team, and a broad set of quality products and capabilities, we are well positioned and committed to deliver customer and shareowner value in the years ahead.”

Holte has more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles within the industrial technology and building products industries for large, mid-market, and startup companies, including Rockwell Automation, James Hardie, Project Frog, and Oldcastle Building Envelope. Holte is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-STOUT, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology, and holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Southern California.

Publication date: 1/22/2018

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