Western Window Systems, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based designer and manufacturer of custom door and window systems, announced the promotion of Scott Gates to chief operating officer.

Gates was previously the company’s vice president and general manager and has been with it since 2010. In his new role, Gates will continue to be responsible for the engineering, marketing, operations, and service departments, as well as ensuring operational excellence across the company.

“Scott has been a tremendous asset to our business,” says Western Window Systems CEO Jason Funk. “His promotion reflects his increasing role in operations. And because we’re poised for even more growth in the future, it’s a necessary expansion of his responsibilities in order to have a greater impact on the company.”

Gates earned a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University in 2004 and is expected to graduate with an MBA from Arizona State University in early 2015.