Grey Mountain names new president and CEO of Consolidated Glass Holdings

Glass Magazine
April 5, 2012
COMMERCIAL, RETAIL, FABRICATION : BUSINESS
Read an exclusive interview with Grey Mountain VP Beth Lesniak in which she discusses the firm's business model and future plans for the glass and metal fabrication companies under its umbrella.

Grey Mountain Partners announced today that Tom Ryan has been named president and CEO of Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc., a consortium of its affiliate companies that currently includes Global Security Glazing, Columbia Commercial Building Products, Custom Components and Hawkins Architectural Products.

Ryan will be responsible for integrating and managing these businesses, as well as future acquisitions. Most recently CEO of PODS Enterprises, he has an extensive background in managing building products-related and industrial services businesses. Over the past 20 years, Ryan has held key leadership roles at Johns Manville, Ingersoll Rand Corp., and AlliedSignal Inc. (now Honeywell), achieving record success in revenue and EBITDA growth at each business, according to an April 5 Grey Mountain release.

“Tom is very well known to Grey Mountain Partners,” said Beth Lesniak, vice president, Grey Mountain Partners, in the release. “Bringing on board a strong and experienced CEO such as Tom reflects Grey Mountain's vision for creating value within our affiliate companies and effectively executing our firm's investment strategy. His extraordinary accomplishments in all of the businesses with a diversity of size, geography, and end-market dynamics, will be key to executing the growth vision we have for our investment and make him an ideal fit for this role. Tom also brings a management style that will benefit employees, customers, and suppliers as we grow our presence in the space, and we are excited to see the company progress under his leadership.”

“These businesses have developed very strong and prominent brands in the security and architectural space by originating and executing the concept service and delivery to their customers,” Ryan said, in the release. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to manage a business with such enormous potential, and I’m looking forward to the road ahead.”