Quanex Building Products has promoted George Wilson to chief operating officer, effective August 1. In this newly created position, Wilson will be responsible for the company’s U.S. and international operations. He’ll report directly to Bill Griffiths, chair, president and chief executive officer.

George Wilson

Prior to this promotion, Wilson served as president of insulating glass systems since 2011, and in the 18 years prior to joining Quanex, he held various operational and financial positions of increasing responsibility at Lauren International and Federal-Mogul.

“George’s promotion to chief operating officer is a natural organizational move that compliments his strong operations background and will enable the Company to move to the next level in the journey towards operational excellence,” says Grifffiths. “George will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of our businesses worldwide, which will allow me to focus more on broader strategic initiatives in an effort to further enhance and create shareholder value. George and I will work closely together to ensure that Quanex continues to expand margins, increase cash flow and improve overall returns for our shareholders.”