C.H.I. Overhead Doors Appoints Industrial Industry Veteran Kris Manos to Board of Directors

Arthur, IL, October 26, 2018 --(PR.com)-- C.H.I. Overhead Doors, a leading manufacturer of quality residential and commercial garage doors, announced today that Kris Manos has joined its Board of Directors.

Ms. Manos is a Partner at Sanderson Berry, a business strategy and investment advisory firm. She has served as President of Wilsonart Americas, the leading manufacturer of decorative laminate, and as President of Herman Miller’s North American Office furniture business, as well as serving on several corporate and philanthropic Boards. Prior to her roles as President, Manos led marketing, global product development, business development, customer service and manufacturing teams throughout her career. She earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA in Economics from Harvard University.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kris to C.H.I.’s Board of Directors and look forward to her perspective and guidance,” said Pete Stavros, C.H.I. Board Member and Head of Industrials at KKR, the investment firm that acquired C.H.I. in 2015. “Her interest in and experience with broad based ownership and employee engagement make her a great match for C.H.I. Her leadership track record, combined with her corporate and philanthropic board work, will make her a valuable addition to our team.”

“I am very excited to begin working with the C.H.I. team to continue their trajectory of profitable growth,” said Manos. “I am especially eager to contribute my perspectives to CHI’s employee engagement work with KKR.”

Dave Bangert, CEO of C.H.I. said, “We are very excited to begin working with Kris. Kris brings with her operational and brand management expertise from across the building products industry. Her leadership developing innovative new products and robust operating processes will make our team even stronger.”

Over the past seven years, KKR’s Industrials team has focused on employee engagement as a key driver in building stronger businesses. The cornerstone of KKR’s approach is to allow every employee to take part in the benefits of ownership by granting them the opportunity to participate in the equity return directly alongside KKR. KKR also supports employee engagement by investing in training across multiple functional areas, driving improvements in worker safety and by partnering with the workforce to give back in the community. Learn more about this approach by visiting the KKR Industrials page on LinkedIn, and KKR Industrials on YouTube.

About C.H.I. Overhead Doors

C.H.I. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of overhead garage doors in North America. The Company manufactures a complete portfolio of overhead sectional garage door products for both the residential and commercial markets, as well as rolling steel doors for commercial and industrial applications. C.H.I. manufactures all of its products at its headquarters in Arthur, Illinois, and sells exclusively through its network of professional door dealers. For additional information about C.H.I., please visit C.H.I.’s website at www.chiohd.com.
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