Placido joins Simonton Windows

PARKERSBURG, W. VA. – Simonton Windows®, a leading supplier of top-quality vinyl windows and patio doors, has named Pete Placido to fill the newly-created position of Vice President Sales & Marketing – West Region. He will be based in Simonton’s Vacaville, Calif. office and have responsibility for all sales and marketing activities affecting the West Region.

Placido will supervise several marketing management personnel plus six Simonton district sales managers. He joins Simonton after holding various industry positions in sales and marketing at Lumicor®, Milgard Windows and Doors®, The Stanley Works and General Electric.

“We created this position to enhance our marketing and sales activities in the western portion of the country,” says Sid Spear, vice president sales and marketing for Simonton Windows. “Pete’s many talents and business development experiences make him the ideal person to lead our accelerated efforts in the West.”

Placido holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Simonton Windows produces ENERGY STAR® qualified replacement and new construction windows and doors, including a line of impact-resistant products. Simonton ranked “Highest in Builder and Remodeler Satisfaction among Residential Window and Patio Door Manufacturers” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Builder and Remodeler Residential Window and Patio Door Satisfaction StudySM. The company was ranked #1 in quality in the 2007 Brand Use Study sponsored by Builder magazine and has won three Best In Class Awards from Market Research Associates.

Founded in 1946, Simonton’s hallmark has been to deliver its made-to-order products in seven days or less. Part of consumer products company Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO), Simonton has manufacturing facilities in Pennsboro, Harrisville and Ellenboro, W.Va.; Paris, Ill.; McAlester, Okla.; and Vacaville, Calif. Simonton is a founding sponsor of The Weather Museum and a corporate partner of Homes for Our Troops. For information, call (800) SIMONTON or visit