YKK Corp. of America announced Oliver Stepe will be promoted to president of YKK AP America Inc., effective April 1. Mike Turner, who most recently oversaw marketing and technical services, will succeed Stepe as vice president of sales and marketing.
Current president Max Mizota will assume the role of chairman of YKK AP, also effective April 1.
“As we continue to focus on expanding and strengthening our business, we are thrilled to have the leadership of Oliver and Mike,” says Alex Gregory, chairman, president and CEO, YKK Corp. of America. “Oliver and Mike each bring over 20 years of experience at YKK AP and have held a variety of roles within the company. We are pleased to have their expertise as part of the leadership team in our North American architectural products business.”
Stepe joined the company in 1992 as a part of the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., office. Throughout his 23-plus-year tenure at YKK AP, he has worked in a variety of roles, including business development, regional branch management, vice president of sales and operations, and most recently senior vice president of sales and marketing at YKK AP’s Austell, Ga., headquarters.
Turner also started with YKK AP in 1992, holding roles in drafting, project management, applications engineering and technical services. He has held his most recent position since 2008.