PGT Inc. has appointed two new vice presidents to its executive team — Danielle Mikesell and Martin Bracamonte.
Mikesell, 40, was named vice president for marketing, R&D and customer service. She’ll report to Jeff Jackson, president and chief operating officer.
“I’m excited to have Danielle become a member of our executive team,” says Jackson. “She has extensive experience and a dynamic leadership style that makes her the ideal person to lead the marketing, product, and customer experience strategies for PGT. This promotion supports our goal to invest in our executive leadership as part of our long-term organizational strategy. Danielle will be instrumental in helping us further prepare for the many significant growth opportunities ahead.”
Mikesell has more than 20 years of experience in the building industry with an emphasis on marketing, strategy and customer experience. Before joining PGT in 2014, Mikesell was director of marketing with MASCO Cabinetry and led multiple nationally recognized brands.
“As a brand leader, PGT has set the bar for high-quality products and customer intimate services for 35 years,” says Mikesell. “The entire team exemplifies a passion for the customer and engineering products that surpass the market’s expectations. I’m excited and honored to continue to build on this legacy by bringing differentiated solutions to market and ensuring best-in-class customer experience.”
Bracamonte, 49, was named vice president and general manager of the PGT Glass Operations. He’ll also report to Jackson.
“Martin is a proven executive with extensive glass industry experience including operations, innovation, and advanced technology,” says Jackson. “Our ability to manufacture high-quality glass is critical to our success. Martin’s experience, drive and leadership ability will be invaluable as we continue our long-term strategic goals.”
Bracamonte was most recently the vice president of operations for the Americas at Guardian Glass. He joined Guardian Glass in 2010.
“I believe PGT is the true market leader in the impact-resistant window and door market, and presents a clear value proposition,” says Bracamonte. “Professionally and personally, I am delighted with PGT’s core values and how dedicated their entire team is to them. I have never seen such a special company and am honored to become part of the PGT team.”
Bracamonte has a degree in industrial engineering from UNLZ, Buenos Aires, and a postgraduate degree in quality assurance from ITBA. He also completed the manufacturing postgraduate program at Cranfield University in London, as well as the strategic marketing management program at Harvard Business School.