January 1, 2022 | Bill Esler
Andersen Corporation promoted Chris Galvin to the role of president and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2022.
A 19-year veteran of Andersen windows and doors, Galvin becomes the company’s eleventh president in its 118-year history. But his new position includes the COO role, which is new. Galvin’s background is mostly financial—he has been a financial manager, treasurer, and until 2016, he was VP financial planning and analysis.
“Chris is the right leader at the right time as we rise to meet unprecedented demand in our business, navigate a global supply chain crisis, and align our organization to execute our company’s strategic growth initiatives,” says Andersen Corporation Chairman and CEO Jay Lund. Separately, Lund announced the latest company profit sharing amount—nearly $3,200 per employee for 2021—and a new vaccination policy.
In 2020 Galvin took on the role of senior vice president manufacturing and logistics, overseeing Andersen’s manufacturing facilities, supply chain processes, sourcing and procurement activities, and logistics. Until his promotion, Galvin was president of the Andersen Division, serving the new residential, home improvement and light commercial market segments through diverse distribution channels and partners. In this role, Galvin also has responsibility for research, development, and innovation (RD&I), and information technology.
As president and chief operating officer, Galvin will continue to lead that Andersen Division, as well as enterprise manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, RD&I and information technology. Troy Barrow, president of Renewal by Andersen, the company’s full-service window replacement division, and Annie Zipfel, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, will report to him.
“He is a highly capable and trusted leader, passionate about furthering the ‘All Together’ culture that makes Andersen a special place to work,” says Lund says, who last month signed off another key measures for Andersen employees: nearly $3,200 in profit sharing checks for each of its thousands of workers who are eligible—$400 more than planned due to the increase in sales volume in 2021. For 2022, the amount rises to $4,000, and will be paid quarterly—but workers must be vaccinated to be eligible.
“We made the decision earlier this year not to institute a vaccine mandate for existing employees given all we have been through together over the past 21 months,” says Lund. “Going forward, we believe it continues to be our responsibility to take appropriate measures to help reduce the impact of this pandemic on our people and our communities. We’ve chosen to do this by incentivizing current and future employees through a vaccination requirement as part of our 2022 profit sharing program.”
As of December 14, 2021, Andersen requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of work, again subject to limited exceptions. To learn more about career opportunities at Andersen, visit https://andersencareers.com/.
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