Trex Company Inc. has appointed Laura Rygielski Preston to president of Trex Commercial Products Inc. Rygielski Preston assumes management of the company’s commercially focused subsidiary, which includes two Minneapolis-based businesses—Trex Commercial Products, which focuses on architectural railing systems, and Staging Concepts, a provider of portable staging solutions.
Rygielski Preston has more than 25 years of experience as a sales and operations executive with large global companies, according to the company. Most recently, she served as vice president and general manager of a $200 million business with Trane Inc., a subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand, where she succeeded in driving record sales growth and implementing lean manufacturing processes. Rygielski Preston began her career with Trane in 2006 and served in a variety of sales and operations management roles during her 15-year tenure there.
“We are very pleased to welcome Laura to our leadership team,” says Bryan Fairbanks, president and CEO of Trex Company. “Her well-rounded background and proven management skills make her an excellent fit to drive growth while implementing operating efficiencies and continuing to achieve synergies with Trex Residential Products.”
“This is an excellent opportunity to utilize the extensive sales and operating experience I have gained throughout my career,” says Rygielski Preston. “Trex Commercial Products and Staging Concepts have industry-leading engineering and design capabilities that can be leveraged to gain additional market share and improved financial performance. I look forward to working with the teams to achieve these goals.”
Rygielski Preston earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance and business economics from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in global business from the University of Manchester in the U.K.