Glenn Smith

YKK AP America Inc. has named Glenn Smith as general manager of the Midwest region, which includes YKK AP’s Cincinnati and Chicago sales offices. Smith brings more than 20 years of senior sales and management experience to his new role, in which he will drive YKK AP’s visibility and lead sales within the region.

“Glenn’s unique combination of entrepreneurial instinct, deep industry expertise and strong reputation for developing and motivating teams makes him the ideal fit for this position,” says Mike Turner, senior vice president of sales and marketing at YKK AP America Inc. “The Midwest is poised for growth and we are confident in Glenn’s ability to continue to grow YKK AP’s presence within the region.”

Smith has a long history of delivering complex, high-value projects through bid development, procurement, project management and completion, according to the company. Additionally, he has a proven track record of building strong rapport with customers and employees alike to strengthen brands. Smith comes to YKK AP with a background of executive leadership. Most recently, he engaged architects and glazing contractors within the Midwest region on project consultation and sales pursuit.

“I am both excited and honored to have the opportunity to work with YKK AP’s Midwest team of talented professionals and customers,” says Smith. “I look forward to continuing to grow our customer base within the region.”

Smith will be based in Cincinnati.