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Frank Heard Named President and COO of Gibraltar Industries

Written by Sandy Williams

Gibraltar Industries has named Frank Heard as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

Heard, joins Gibraltar with more than 25 years of experience in the building products industry. He mostly recently was President of ITW Building Components Group, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. At ITW Heard was in charge of strategic direction and operational performance for 25 businesses in 18 countries across a wide range of industry segments. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at The University of Western Ontario.

“Frank Heard is a senior executive with strong cross-enterprise leadership skills and a proven record of success in the building products industry,” said Gibraltar Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Lipke. “Frank’s previous experience with Illinois Tool Works’ construction products businesses and his metric driven operational focus will further help Gibraltar achieve its stated short and long term financial objectives. He also brings us a track record of financial success combined with new innovative technologies, diverse brand and channel skills, and a range of acquisition and divestiture experiences.”

Heard will be based at the Gibraltar corporate office in Buffalo, New York.

Gibraltar Industries is a leading manufacturer and distributor of building products, focused on residential and low-rise commercial building markets, as well as industrial and transportation infrastructure markets.

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