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April 2013

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Jim Waldron named president of Wausau Window and Wall Systems

Jim Waldron has been named president of Wausau Window and Wall Systems, a manufacturer of custom aluminum window systems and curtainwall for the commercial construction market, located in Wausau, Wis. He joins Wausau on April 29 and will report to Joe Puishys, chief executive officer of Apogee, parent company of Wausau.

“Jim brings extensive leadership experience to Wausau, most recently in the building products industry,” said Puishys. “He has successfully grown top- and bottom-line results in the businesses he has run, and I am excited that he will be leveraging his experience and expertise to help Wausau meet its growth goals.”

Most recently, Waldron was president of Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation (MSMC), a $300 million premier provider of metal roofing, siding and building components for the commercial construction market. Prior to running MSMC, he was with The Timken Company, a $5 billion global technology provider of high-performance bearings and steel, for more than 20 years. He had positions of increasing responsibility at Timken; his last was as president of a Timken joint venture with two Japanese companies.

Waldron earned an M.B.A. from Illinois Benedictine College in the Chicago area and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He and his wife, Ava, along with their son, Ryan, and daughter, Katrina, will be relocating from Louisville, Ky., to Wausau.


Nationally recognized for its innovative expertise, Wausau Window and Wall Systems is an industry leader in engineering window and curtainwall systems for commercial and institutional construction applications. For more than 55 years, Wausau has worked closely with architects, building owners and contractors to realize their vision for aesthetic beauty, sustainability and lasting value, while striving to maintain the highest level of customer service, communication and overall satisfaction. Wausau is a part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., a publicly held, U.S. corporation.

Wausau and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the APPA – Leadership in Educational Facilities, the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).