In this newly created position, Abbate will be responsible for leading the development of sales and marketing strategies, initiatives and programs that result in revenue growth and competitive advantage within channels and customer segments. He reports to Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Craig Evanich.
“Sal’s more than 20 years of experience in building materials and consumer products will be a great asset for us,” Evanich said. “His values and leadership qualities make him an excellent fit for Andersen.”
Abbate brings strong expertise in the areas of sales, marketing and engineering, as well as more than 20 years of experience in building and consumer products manufacturing. He began his career with Armstrong, where he spent 16 years learning all aspects of the business. He joins Andersen from Solutia, Inc., a specialties chemicals company, where his most recent position was vice president of Global Sales and Marketing of the Performance Films division, a business whose products improve the efficiency, safety and functionality of windows and glass surfaces, as well as electronic devices. In this role, he was responsible for all product line portfolios, new product development, advertising, promotion and regional sales and marketing plans for go-to-market channels that included direct-to-dealer, third-party distribution and major home centers and retailers.
Abbate earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech and his MBA in marketing and strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
ABOUT ANDERSEN CORPORATION
Andersen Corporation includes Andersen brand windows and doors, Eagle Window and Door and Silver Line Building Products. Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation is an international enterprise employing approximately 10,000 people in locations across North America with sales worldwide. Andersen holds FSC chain-of-custody certification (SCS-COC-001337) from the Forest Stewardship Council, was one of the first window manufacturers accepted into the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Program and was awarded the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award for the Product Manufacturer—Windows category for its family of brands. Visit us at www.andersenwindows.com
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