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Executive Leadership

Under the direction of Bill Griffiths, the seventh President and CEO in the company's 85-year history, Quanex remains positioned for continued market growth and leadership.

Bill Griffiths

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Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
 
EDUCATION:
Harvard Business School, PMD Executive Education Program
University of London, BS with Honors, Mining Engineering
 
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Sealine International Ltd.
Managing Director and member of the Board of Directors, 2011 – 2013
 
Champion Enterprises, Inc.
President and CEO, Chairman of the Board, 2004 – 2010
 
SPX Corporation
President, Fluid Systems Division, 1998 – 2004

George Wilson

Vice President - Chief Operating Officer
 
EDUCATION:
Indiana University, MBA
University of Akron, BS Accounting
 
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Quanex Insulating Glass Systems
President, 2011 - 2017

Lauren International
Vice President Human Resources, 2010 – 2011
Vice President Operations, 2008 – 2010
 
Federal Mogul
General Manager, Zanxx Products, 2002 – 2008
Plant Manager, Zanxx Products, 2000 – 2002
Plant Controller, Zanxx Products, 1998 – 2000
Financial Analyst, Cooper Automotive, 1996 – 1998
Cost Analyst, Champion Spark Plugs, 1993 – 1996
 
AMKO Service Company, Subsidiary of Paxair
Staff Accountant, 1991 – 1993

Martin Thurley


CEO – HL Plastics

EDUCATION
De Montfort University, UK: MBA,
De Montfort University, UK: Diploma in Management Studies

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Masonite International
UK Group Operations Director, 2015-2016
Managing Director – Door-Stop International 2012-2015

Arden Windows Ltd
Operations & Commercial Director 2009-2012

JELD-WEN, Inc
General Manager, 2002-2009

Mecc-Alte
Operations Manager 1999-2002

JELD-WEN, Inc
Senior Management Development Program (Sales, Marketing, Operations and Finance) 1986-1999

Paul Cornett


Senior Vice President – General Counsel and Secretary

EDUCATION:
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2003
Rice University, B.A. History/Sociology, 2000
 
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Quanex Building Products Corporation
Vice President – Deputy General Counsel, 2018 – 2019
Deputy General Counsel, 2017-2018

Associate General Counsel, 2012-2017
Assistant General Counsel, 2008-2012
 
Quanex Corporation
Assistant General Counsel, 2007-2008
Senior Attorney, 2006-2007
Staff Attorney, 2005-2006
 
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Associate – Corporate Group, 2003-2005
 

Scott Zuehlke

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
 
EDUCATION:
University of Houston, MBA, 2001
University of Texas, BBA, 1998
 
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Quanex Building Products Corporation
Vice President – Investor Relations & Treasurer, 2016 – 2019

Halcón Resources
Vice President, Investor Relations, 2011 – 2015
 
Geokinetics
Director, Investor Relations, 2010 – 2011
 
Hercules Offshore
Manager, Finance and Investor Relations, 2009 – 2010
 
Invesco
Equity Analyst, 2005 – 2009                                                                                              
Market Data Associate, 1998 – 2005

Mark Livingston

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Vice President,  Chief Accounting Officer and Controller


EDUCATION:
The University of Texas at Austin, BBA 1985
Certified Public Accountant in Texas since 1987
 
PREVIOUS PRFESSIONAL EXPERINCE:
Omega Protein, Inc., 2015-2018
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
 
ION Geophysical Corp. , 2008-2015
Financial Reporting Director
Internal Audit Director

 
Symetra Financial Corp. , 2004-2007
Assistant Vice President, Chief Audit Executive
 
Qwest Communications, 2002-2004
Director, Internal Audit
 
PwC, 2001-2002
Internal Audit Manager
 
Benchmark Electronics, 2000-2001
Chief Audit Executive
 
Global Marine Inc., 1991-2000
Manager, Internal Audit
Assistant Manager, Internal Audit
Senior Internal Auditor

 
Trammel Crow Company, 1989-1991
Senior Internal Auditor
 
Arthur Andersen, 1985-1989
Senior Auditor
Experienced Auditor
Staff Auditor

Brian Cummings

President – North American Cabinet Components
 
EDUCATION:
Pacific Lutheran University, MBA
Central Washington University, BS Accounting
 
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Homeshield
President, 2017-2018

Quanex Screens
President, 2012 - 2017

Aluminite
President, 2002 – 2012
Vice President and C.O.O.
Corporate Controller

 
Boise Cascade Corporation
Senior Accountant, 2000 – 2002
 
Jeld-Wen, 1990 – 2000
Group Manager
Office Manager

Bob Daniels

President – North American Fenestration

EDUCATION:
Bradley University B.S. Engineering
 
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Insulating Glass Systems
President 2017 - 2018

Homeshield - 1991 - 2017
VP of Sales                                
VP of Strategic Alliances                                   
VP Safety & Environmental                             
Operations Manager                                        
Product/Mfg. Engineering Manager


Ohio Molding Corp 1988-1991
Engineering and Operations Mgr

Chicago Metallic Corp. 1986-1988
Mechanical Eng.

Board of Directors

William C. Griffiths 1*

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Quanex Building Products Corporation

Curtis M. Stevens 1, 2*, 4

Retired, Chief Executive Officer, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

Joseph D. Rupp 1, 3, 4*, 5

Retired, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Olin Corporation

Donald R. Maier 2, 3, 4

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Armstrong Flooring, Inc.

Robert R. Buck 2, 4

Executive Chairman, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc.

Meredith W. Mendes 2, 4

Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Jenner & Block.

Susan F. Davis 3*, 4

Retired, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Johnson Controls, Inc.

Board Committees

1. Executive Committee
2. Audit Committee
3. Compensation and Management Development Committee
4. Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
5. Lead Director
 
*Denotes Committee Chair