PHOENIX, Ariz. – Western Window Systems, part of PGT Innovations’ (NYSE: PGTI) family of brands, recently announced Kevin Vilhauer as its Vice President of Engineering and Design.
Vilhauer brings more than 20 years of experience in the window and door industry to Western Window Systems and most recently served as Integration Engineer at Katerra. While there, he integrated new technology into windows, doors and buildings, performed Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations on products and designed next generation building integrated window and electronic hardware. Prior to that, he spent an 18-year tenure at Milgard Manufacturing as Engineering Manager. Vilhauer has experience in design, research and testing.
“We are thrilled to have Kevin join our team at Western Window Systems,” said Mike Wothe, President of Western Window Systems. “His impressive career in the industry, coupled with his passion for innovation, made him a top contender.”
In his new role, Vilhauer will direct and lead the design engineering team, ensure products are designed with manufacturability and repetitive methods in mind, act as the Western liaison for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and direct and lead the Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) team, among other duties. Vilhauer will act as a team member of the executive team and will report directly to the president of the company.
Vilhauer received his bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University. He also holds an innovation and entrepreneurship certificate from Stanford University and a Masco leadership program in innovation certificate from Michigan State University. Vilhauer is actively involved in the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and holds leadership roles with the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC). He will be based out of the Western Window Systems corporate headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz.
About Western Window Systems
Western Window Systems designs and manufactures moving glass walls and windows that bring indoor and outdoor spaces together. Inspired by contemporary living, our high-quality products are available in custom sizes, standardized sets, and massive dimensions for unlimited design possibilities in residential, multi-family, and commercial projects. From superior craftsmanship and timeless design to exceptional customer service, Western Window Systems is a preferred choice of architects, builders, and homeowners throughout North America. For additional information, visit www.westernwindowsystems.com.
About PGT Innovations, Inc.
PGT Innovations manufactures and supplies premium windows and doors. Their highly engineered and technically advanced products can withstand some of the toughest weather conditions on earth and are revolutionizing the way people live by unifying indoor and outdoor living spaces.
PGT Innovations creates value through deep customer relationships, understanding the unstated needs of the markets it serves and a drive to develop category-defining products. PGT Innovations is also the nation’s largest manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, holds the leadership position in its primary market, and is part of the S&P SmallCap 400 Index.
The PGT Innovations family of brands includes CGI®, PGT® Custom Windows & Doors, WinDoor®, Western Window Systems®, Eze-Breeze®, CGI Commercial®, and NewSouth Window Solutions®. The company’s brands, in their respective markets, are a preferred choice of architects, builders, and homeowners throughout North America and the Caribbean. Their high-quality products are available in custom and standard sizes with massive dimensions that allow for unlimited design possibilities in residential, multi-family, and commercial projects. For additional information, visit www.pgtinnovations.com.