Viracon names Schuller president
Oct. 5, 2011 – Viracon has announced its new president is Kelly Schuller. Schuller had served as Viracon senior vice-president of sales and marketing since 2010. Schuller reports to Joseph Puishys, CEO of Apogee Enterprises, the parent company of Viracon.
Oct. 5, 2011 – Viracon has announced its new president is Kelly
Schuller. Schuller had served as Viracon senior vice-president of sales
and marketing since 2010. Schuller reports to Joseph Puishys, CEO of
Apogee Enterprises, the parent company of Viracon.
“Since joining Viracon last year, Kelly has led development of its
strategic plan which focuses on the values that have historically made
Viracon a great choice for architecturally-significant commercial
buildings, including industry leading quality, new product development,
architectural design assistance, and complete and on-time delivery,” Puishys said. “At the same time, he has spearheaded Viracon’s efforts to
expand its international presence, and has successfully managed
operations of its recently acquired Brazilian subsidiary.
“With Kelly as Viracon president, we have a leader who will both
strengthen Viracon’s traditional sources of value to its customers,
while leading the company strategically into new areas of growth,” Puishys added.
“I am excited and honored by the opportunity to lead Viracon. I look
forward to working with the company's strong management team, our
dedicated employees and our great customers in this role as we push for
ever higher levels of quality, service and innovation,” said Schuller.
Before joining Viracon, Schuller served as Apogee vice-president of
strategy and business development for four years. While in this
position, he worked with Apogee’s executives and board to develop a
comprehensive corporate strategy for growth, and was responsible for two
architectural segment acquisitions, including the Brazilian
architectural glass business. He also worked with Apogee’s three largest
business units to enhance their strategies, including with Viracon on
its international operations strategy. Prior to starting with Apogee in
2006, he held operational positions within United Health Group, Innovex
and Pillsbury. He has also worked at McKinsey and Company and
Ernst and Young.
Schuller has a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard
University, Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration
from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He and his family reside
in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.