The board of directors of PGT Innovations has appointed Jeff Jackson to become chief executive officer effective January 1, 2018. Rod Hershberger, who is retiring as CEO, will continue to serve as the chair of the board of directors.

Jeff Jackson, left, and Rod Hershberger of PGT Innovations.

“It has been an honor to lead PGT Innovations for the past 37 years, and I am grateful for the tremendous support I have received from our team members and customers over the years,” said Hershberger. “Consistent with our succession planning, we’ve promoted from within a demonstrated leader at a time when PGT Innovations is in a strong position. Jeff has the ability to translate vision and strategy into industry-leading execution, bringing together brands, products, and teams to drive results. As a 12-year veteran with the company, Jeff already understands all aspects of our business and will move the company forward to capitalize on the opportunities in front of us. He is a champion of the PGT Innovations culture and has a proven ability to inspire, energize, and connect with our team members, customers, and partners.”

Jackson joined PGT Innovations in November 2005 as vice president and chief financial officer. In 2006, Jackson helped lead the company’s IPO and was later named executive vice president. In June 2014, Jackson became president and chief operating officer, a position in which his responsibilities included overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations and strategic direction. In 2016, he was appointed to the board of directors.

“I am humbled and excited by the opportunity to lead PGT Innovations. I look forward to continuing to work with our team and valued customers to build upon the solid foundation that Rod created and to realize the opportunities we have going forward,” said Jackson. “I am focused on continuing our legacy of deep customer relationships and accelerating the innovation and execution that our customers need and expect from us.”