Eric Thompson

Quanex Building Products has named Eric Thompson as commercial sales manager for all of the company’s commercial offerings. In his new role, Thompson will focus on new product development, market growth, education and customer experience.

“Eric has been a member of the Quanex team for more than 25 years and has played an integral role in advancing our technologies and relationships with our customers,” says Larry Johnson, vice president of sales for Quanex. “As we continue to streamline our customer experience across all of Quanex, Eric was the perfect fit to lead the commercial team. We are positioned for growth in this segment, especially with Eric at the helm.”

Thompson began his career with Quanex in 1994, where he’s held roles in technical services, quality assurance and sales. While focusing on building relationships and introducing new technologies in the commercial market for nearly ten years, he played a large role in the development of Mikron C3-11300, the industry’s first AW-rated vinyl window system. Thompson is an active member of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and served as president of its Southeast chapter from 2011 to 2016.

Thompson will report to Larry Johnson and lead the commercial team, including commercial sales specialists Joe Erb and Tony Thiret.

“At Quanex, we’re formalizing something we have done for a long time – bringing teams together from across all disciplines to best serve our commercial customers,” says Thompson. “With strong support from corporate and our industry firsts, including the AW-rated system to the Super Spacer TriSeal warm-edge system for architectural glazing, the opportunities are endless. In addition to adding new channels to market, I’m looking forward to working with the team to further educate the marketplace and generate awareness around the benefits of our commercial product lines.”

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