|Age: 57||Joined Apogee: 2011||Director since: 2011||Independent Director: No||Committees: None|
Joe was named Apogee Enterprises, Inc. chief executive officer (CEO), president and a member of the board of directors in August 2011.
With more than 35 years of experience in manufacturing businesses, direct industry experience and a proven track record of success in leadership positions, Joe’s strategies to accelerate growth at Apogee through new products, new markets and new geographies have consistently delivered above-industry growth. Combined with improving operations through Lean and automation, Apogee achieved its best results in its nearly 70-year history in Fiscal 2017.
Before joining Apogee, Joe served for three years as president of Honeywell’s Environmental and Combustion Controls division, a $3 billion business. Prior to that, he led Honeywell Building Solutions, a global leader in the installation and service of integrated building solutions. He also held leadership positions in companies that were eventually bought by Honeywell, including Bendix Friction Materials and Garrett Engine Boosting System, and served in numerous executive and financial positions across Honeywell’s businesses.
Board appointments include Bryant University, Smithfield, RI; National Association of Manufacturers; Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Foundation; and the Minneapolis Club; he had been on the board of Arctic Cat Inc. until it was sold in early 2017. Joe is also a member of the Minnesota Business Partnership. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Bryant University and his master’s in business administration from Providence College.