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RiteScreen Celebrates “Our” Bicentennial

Elizabethville, PA – May 25, 2017 – As one of the largest employers in the area, RiteScreen is committed to the local community.   Our headquarters’ hometown of Elizabethville will celebrate their 200th year anniversary this year with festivities running August 12th – August 19th.  We are extremely proud to be a part of this milestone celebration.

One of the events, “Stars on Parade,” is a summer long public art exhibit, featuring 18 sponsored brightly designed stars displayed in the Elizabethville Veterans Memorial Park. RiteScreen is pleased to be a part of this unique event.  Designed in-house, the RiteScreen star is fittingly composed of screen mesh, framing, rollform, and screen components.

Please check back for additional updates and other upcoming Bicentennial events! 

RiteScreen Launching All New “GenExt” Aluminum Extrusions

 

Elizabethville, PA – January 15, 2017 – RiteScreen has designed and launched an entirely new line of extruded window screen profiles. The “GenExt” extrusion may be utilized as part of RiteScreen’s component program or as a fully assembled product.

GenExt extrusion has been designed with interior spline and a wide range of attachment alternatives, including a locking option suitable for most double hung windows. RiteScreen stocks the most common option and colors and, with 7 strategic factories, is able to service window manufacturers throughout the United States.

 

 “RiteScreen Again Earns Prestigious Safety Recognition from OSHA”

 

Elizabethville, PA – January 19, 2017 – For the third consecutive assessment period, RiteScreen has earned OSHA’s Safety & Health Achievement Recognition (SHARP) through September 2018.

The SHARP program recognizes employers who have used OSHA’s on-site consultation program services and operate an exemplary injury and illness prevention program.  Acceptance of a worksite into SHARP from OSHA is an achievement of status that singles the employer out among business peers as a model for worksite safety and health.

“Our team is really proud of this recognition.  Every day we make the welfare of every associate our top priority.  It is the foundation of how we make sure we can always meet our customer’s expectations,” commented CEO, Randy Iles.

 

Mark Gwozdz and Steve Middleton Join RiteScreen as Directors of Sales

 

Elizabethville, PA – November 11, 2016 Chris Seebode, VP of Sales, has announced an expansion of the RiteScreen sales with the appointment of two industry veterans.

Mark Gwozdz has joined RiteScreen as Director of Sales covering the Northeast region. Mark comes to RiteScreen with more than 22 years of experience in the window and door business.  Mark resides in Massachusetts and will have direct responsibility for accounts in MI, OH, MD, DE, IN, NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA, ME, VT, MA, WV and PA.

Steve Middleton has joined RiteScreen as Director of Sales for the West and Central region of the US.  Steve comes with more than 20 years’ experience in the window and door business and currently lives in Texas. Steve will have responsibility for sales in TX, OK, NM, AZ, CA.

Both will report to VP of Sales, Chris Seebode, who commented, “Mark and Steve join us at an exciting time. We are just launching our new screen component offering, and a new family of extruded screen solutions”.

 

Richard M. Wileczek Joins RiteScreen as Chief Financial Officer

 

Elizabethville, PA – November 9, 2016 In recognition of the significant changes being made to accelerate RiteScreen’s growth and strengthen the creation and deployment of assets, a new role of Chief Financial Officer has been added to the Leadership Team.

Richard M. Wileczek joins RiteScreen with over 31 years of senior financial leadership and general management of highly responsive technical services and industrial manufacturing organizations. “The strong background in Lean management principles compliments our commitment to continuous improvement in all functions in our business” noted CEO, Randy Iles, as Rich was welcomed to the team.

He will be based at RiteScreen’s Elizabethville headquarters.

 

The RiteScreen Company, LLC Promotes Christopher J. Seebode to Vice President of Sales

 

Elizabethville, PA – February 19, 2016 – The RiteScreen Company, LLC, the largest independent supplier of fabricated screens for North American window, door, and commercial markets, announced the promotion of Christopher J. Seebode to Vice President of Sales. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s sales, marketing and customer service.

Seebode joined RiteScreen as a Sales Director in March 2015 and has over 30 years of experience in the window and patio door industry.

Randy Iles, CEO of RiteScreen commented, “Chris Seebode’s career began with the assembly of window screens. He knows how outsourcing screens offers window and patio door manufacturers a significant opportunity to achieve cost savings while freeing up labor, inventory, and floor space to enable growth.”

For more information about RiteScreen, please contact Deborah Yeakle at (717) 362-7483 X 2523.

 


The RiteScreen Company, LLC Acquires Florida Screen Enterprises

 

Elizabethville, PA – October 19, 2015 – The RiteScreen Company, LLC, the largest independent supplier of fabricated screens for North American window, door, and commercial markets, has successfully completed the acquisition of Florida Screen Enterprises of Opa-locka, Florida. The announcement was made jointly by Randy Iles, CEO of RiteScreen, and Jeffrey Ogron, President of Florida Screen Enterprises.

Iles noted, “We are very pleased to welcome the Florida Screen team to the RiteScreen family. Our strategy is to grow by providing outstanding screen solutions for our window and door manufacturing customers. Florida Screen provides us a well-established base in one of the fastest growing window and door markets in the United States. We plan to build on that base to provide new screen out-sourcing options to manufacturers in the Southeast, while continuing to expand the product portfolio of screen components that has been the hallmark of Florida Screen since it was established in 1972.”

Jeffrey Ogron commented, “Over the past several months I have been actively working on new ownership for Florida Screen Enterprises. Important in that search was to find a potential buyer who shared our commitment to satisfying customers we have been serving since 1972, and who valued the contributions of our team. I am pleased that Florida Screen Enterprises will soon become part of The RiteScreen Company, LLC.”

RiteScreen was founded in 1947. With this acquisition, RiteScreen now serves its customers through seven plant locations across the United States.

For more information about RiteScreen, please contact Deborah Yeakle at (717) 362-7483 X 2523.

 

John Keller Joins RiteScreen as Senior VP, Operations & Supply Chain

 

Elizabethville, PA – August 1, 2014 – RiteScreen welcomes industry veteran, John Keller, to the RiteScreen Leadership team as Senior Vice President, Operations & Supply Chain. Previously, John held the senior operating responsibility for one of the largest vinyl window manufacturers in North America.  Prior to that, John was Division President for the leading distributor of office furniture and supplies.

“John’s history of customer focus, meeting short lead times and empowering continuous improvement by the entire organization is the perfect match for RiteScreen,” commented CEO, Randy Iles.

John will be headquartered in Elizabethville and responsible for each of six screen assembly plants.

 

Seven Point Equity Partners Acquires RiteScreen

 

Elizabethville, PA – June 17, 2014 – Seven Point Equity Partners, LLC, a leading investment firm in the building materials sector, has acquired The RiteScreen Company from J.T. Walker Industries, creating the largest standalone supplier of fabricated screens for North American window, door and commercial ventilation markets. RiteScreen will continue to be headquartered in Elizabethville, PA.  Seven Point Operating Partner, Randy Iles, who is also former president of Pella Corporation’s Entry Systems Division and former CEO of Andersen Corporation’s Silver Line business unit, has joined RiteScreen as CEO and will serve on the board of directors.

“We knew it was time to turn over the reins of RiteScreen to new ownership to direct the next phases of investment and growth, but there is a lot of emotion for everyone involved with RiteScreen since J.T. Walker founded the business in 1947,” says Jay Poppleton, President of J.T. Walker. “So we are delighted to have found the Seven Point team.  Their resources, long-term vision and respect for the RiteScreen people, coupled with the unique industry knowledge and expertise that Randy Iles brings, made them an ideal successor.  We really feel J.T. Walker’s legacy, the RiteScreen team, and RiteScreen’s customers are in the very best hands.”