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YKK AP: Leadership Appointments for North America Expansion

YKK AP: Leadership Appointments for North America Expansion

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YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP) today announces key leadership appointments to position the organization for future growth across North America.

Mike Turner has been appointed as president of the company’s commercial business group and Josh Jensen as president of the company’s residential business group, effective April 1. The commercial business group includes the YKK AP brand division as well as the company’s subsidiary Erie Architectural Products, led by its president Tim Thomas. Turner and Jensen will report to the North American Group president and CEO Oliver Stepe. These appointments reflect the continuous growth the company has seen in its commercial facade systems and residential windows and doors business. YKK AP is committed to continued investment in its manufacturing and sales operations in the State of Georgia and across the United States.

Turner, currently senior vice president of sales and marketing, has worked for YKK AP for more than 30 years. He has overseen consolidated revenue growth and a substantial increase in business complexity since 2016 when he assumed leadership of sales and marketing.

Jensen, who joined the company in January 2023, brings 25 years of experience in the windows and doors industry where he has progressed from sales management, up to general manager and president. He is an accomplished strategic leader with comprehensive knowledge and experience across operations, sales, marketing, quality assurance, finance, procurement, and human resources.

“The appointments of these two executives to lead our primary business groups are a testament to their deep experience and expertise and reflect our commitment to the growth of our business. I appreciate Mike’s valued leadership over the years, and I am confident he’s the right person to lead our flagship commercial group business into an exciting future,” said Oliver Stepe, president and CEO of YKK AP America. “Josh comes to YKK AP America at an exciting time as we ramp up operations at our brand new, state-of-the-art $125 million residential windows and doors manufacturing facility in Macon, Georgia. Josh’s leadership of our residential business group will be instrumental as we work to achieve YKK AP’s vision to become a global leading company through the evolution of architectural products.”

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YKK AP America Inc. is a leading manufacturer of award-winning commercial facade systems and residential windows and doors. Its purpose is to build a better society through architectural products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, all building products are manufactured in the company’s world-class production facilities located in Dublin, Ga., Macon, Ga., and Lakeshore, Ontario. Together with its subsidiary brand, Erie Architectural Products (Erie AP), the company serves architects, glazing contractors, homebuilders, and resellers across the country. YKK AP America Inc. is a subsidiary of YKK AP Inc., a global architectural products company based in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit


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