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Quanex shuffles management

April 20, 2011  By Quanex Building Products

April 20, 2011 – Quanex Building Products announced several key management changes at its Engineered
Products Group (EPG), effective today. These changes are the result of
Quanex's acquisition of Edgetech on April 1, 2011.

August (Gus) J. Coppola will assume the role of senior vice
president, corporate development, reporting to David D. Petratis,
chairman and CEO of Quanex. He will be responsible for managing the
company's acquisition process, its solar
adhesives and aftermarket businesses. Coppola was formerly senior vice
president, Quanex Building Products, responsible for launching Project
Nexus, a company initiative that successfully brought together the
sales and marketing teams of EPG's three disparate fenestration
businesses: Mikron, Truseal and Homeshield. Prior to that, he was
president of Truseal, a leading manufacturer of single seal, flexible,
warm edge, insulating glass spacer systems.

Michael B. Hovan will assume the role of senior vice president, sales
and marketing EPG, responsible for EPG's national and regional
sales initiatives as well as overseeing Edgetech's international
and global sales. Hovan, formerly the president of Edgetech in 2000 and
2001, spent 17 years at Edgetech's parent company, Lauren
International, a leading manufacturer of polymer-based custom profiles
for a diversified base of industrial OEMs. Hovan played an essential
role in the Quanex acquisition of Edgetech and he will report to

George L. Wilson will assume the role of general manager at Edgetech.
Wilson will report to Petratis and is
responsible for Edgetech's U.S. operations. Wilson was with Lauren
International for two years that included senior positions in human
resources and operations. Prior to joining Lauren, Wilson spent 15 years
with Federal Mogul, a global manufacturer of automotive and power
generation products. His last position at Federal Mogul was as general
manager, lighting products, where he was accountable for all P&L
responsibilities of this international division.


"I owe Gus a large debt of gratitude and heartfelt thanks for
successfully driving Project Nexus, an integral set of new strategic
growth initiatives for Quanex. Gus took charge of Nexus with a passion
and our ability to outperform the end market speaks to its ongoing
success. As we look to profitably grow our sales through fenestration
related acquisitions, Gus will play an essential role in helping us
secure that next winning acquisition and help us to identify new
technologies. Also, I am very pleased to have the caliber of talent
found in Mike and George join us. They were instrumental in our
acquisition of Edgetech and I look forward to their contributions in key
leadership roles at Quanex. Having worked closely with each of them
during the acquisition, I can speak confidently about the skills,
experience, and team-based culture they bring. As these three leaders
assume their new roles, we will focus on profitable growth and
developing synergies within EPG," Petratis said.

Quanex is an industry-leading manufacturer of engineered components,
products and systems serving North America and international window and
door OEMs. Its strategy is to profitably grow sales through a
combination of organic growth initiatives (new products and programs)
and fenestration related acquisitions that provide our customers with a
compelling value proposition.

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