PGT Industries appointed Jeff Jackson, president and chief operations officer, effective June 1. Jackson, 48, succeeds Rod Hershberger, 57, who will remain in his roles as chairman of the PGT board of directors and CEO.

“I am proud and excited that Jeff will succeed me as PGT’s president. This move supports our decision to make changes in the executive leadership team as part of our long-term organizational strategy and aligns us for the many significant growth opportunities ahead,” says Hershberger. “In Jeff we have found a president of diverse ability that is deeply committed to our tradition of leadership and core values – customer intimacy, quality, family, community and integrity – all of which he has clearly demonstrated during his nine-year tenure with PGT.”

Jackson, who currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), joined PGT in November 2005 and helped lead the company’s IPO in 2006.

“It is a great privilege to be asked to lead PGT at such an important time in the company’s history,” says Jackson. “My center of attention will be the continued execution of our strategic plan and to drive the organization’s collective focus on customers and long-term shareholder value by maintaining a sharp concentration on customer intimacy, optimizing go-to-market strategies and accelerating advancements in operational capabilities. We have a thoughtful succession strategy in place, and I am confident our highly experienced and customer-intimate executive leadership team can execute our strategic plans successfully.”

Brad West, 44, will serve as PGT’s new CFO. He currently serves as vice president and controller, and joined the company in 2006.