Brock will immediately make an impact in the Atlanta branch by overseeing all aspects of daily operations for the Southeastern region business unit covering the states of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, as well as the panhandle of Florida.The position of operations manager for the Atlanta branch was assigned to long time company veteran Michelle Ignazio. Michelle brings significant credentials and experience to her new role having previously served in operational leadership posts both at a regional and corporate level.
“We are excited to welcome Brock to YKK AP as Atlanta branch manager and to appoint Michelle to her new role,” said Oliver Stepe, senior vice president, YKK AP America. “Brock brings an extensive amount of experience to the company, from his early career roles to recent positions in business ownership and overseeing major projects. Based on her strong vision for customer service excellence, Michelle will be a catalyst to positive change that will help the Atlanta Branch become a top performing service location and support the overall company growth objective.”
Brock is taking over the role held previously by Terry Carespodi, who assumed the position as national branch manager earlier this year. Michelle will fill the role previously held by Joey Bernard who was recently appointed as the Midwest region manager overseeing both the Cincinnati and Chicago branches.
Brock comes to YKK AP with nearly 30 years of experience in the glass industry, including early career roles in drafting and estimating, and owner of a multi-million dollar contract glazing company. Brock also served as a past president and board member of the Michigan Glass Association.
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About YKK AP America
YKK AP America Inc. manufactures entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, window walls, sunshades, windows and sliding doors for office buildings, residential high-rises, schools, stadiums, shopping centers and institutional structures. All building products are manufactured in Dublin, Ga. in ISO 14001 certified facilities that operate in a sustainable manner by reducing pollution and waste. The company is also recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for Exceptional Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency. YKK AP America is based in Austell, Ga. and is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan. For more information, visit www.ykkap.com and follow YKK AP on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.