- Manager, Production Control, PGT® Custom Windows + Doors
President, Sarasota-Manatee Manufacturers Association
Mr. Beecher joined PGT® Custom Windows + Doors in 2008, and has held various leadership positions across the organization from Quality Systems Management, Operations Management, Production Planning and Control, and Program Management. He has served in both Window and Door Assembly, Insulated Glass and Glass Plant Operations. He served at Eaton Corporation, Delphi-Mechatronics, and Stoneridge Corporation before joining PGT® Custom Windows + Doors. He has over 25 years of manufacturing experience in the Automotive and Building Products Industries, specializing in product development, new product launches, and process and continuous improvement. Mr. Beecher serves as the President of the Sarasota-Manatee Area Manufacturers Association (SAMA), which is the voice of manufacturing, and advocates on behalf of manufacturing at a local, state and national level. He also serves on the Board of Directors of FloridaMakes, which is Florida’s NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership center. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Manufacturing and Logistics Council which represents the Florida manufacturing and logistics industries to assure their prosperity. Mr. Beecher is a Certified Six Sigma Black, earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University.
PGT® Custom Windows + Doors, which was founded in 1980, is the nation’s leading manufacturer and supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors. Located in southwest Florida, PGT® Custom Windows + Doors products are sold in the Eastern U.S., the Gulf Coast, the Caribbean, and other international markets. Since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, PGT® Custom Windows + Doors has remained dedicated to researching and developing impact-resistant windows and doors to keep people and buildings safe from the next big storm. Innovation is central to creating windows and doors that are smarter, stronger, and safer for their customers. PGT® Custom Windows + Doors’ manufacturing, glass plant, and delivery facilities are located in North Venice, FL.