|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 30 years experience in manufacturing businesses, direct industry experience and a proven track record of success in leadership positions, Joe has developed strategies to grow Apogee to $1 billion in sales through penetrating new geographies in the United States and internationally, introducing new products and entering new markets. At the same time, Apogee is focused on achieving double digit operating margins by leveraging manufacturing capacity and pricing, and improving operations.
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 Arctic Cat Inc., National Association of Manufacturers and the Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Foundation. Joe is also a member of the Minnesota Business Partnership and the Winsights CEO Network. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Bryant University and his master's in business administration from Providence College.