Amy Cole has been named president of Tubelite Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural aluminum storefront, entrance and curtainwall systems in the United States. She joins Tubelite on March 31 and will report to Joseph F. Puishys, chief executive officer of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., parent company of Tubelite.
“Amy brings more than 25 years experience in the construction industry, as an executive leading sales, marketing, manufacturing and engineering,” said Puishys. “She has successfully grown businesses by implementing innovative strategies, while meeting business objectives.”
Most recently, Cole was general manager, residential/light commercial business at Kohler Power Systems, Kohler, Wis. From 1988 to 2012, she was with Hilti North America, a world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing construction-related products and systems for the construction industry and building maintenance. She had positions of increasing responsibility at Hilti, her last as senior vice president, channels Hilti North America, where she led customer service, distributor and rental channels, and retail marketing.
She is succeeding Ken Werbowy, who is retiring after 20 years as president of Tubelite. “I congratulate Ken on his retirement from Tubelite, which has seen outstanding growth under his leadership since Apogee acquired the company in 2007,” said Puishys. “I am pleased that Apogee will continue to benefit from Ken’s deep industry knowledge as he supports Apogee’s corporate development efforts on a part-time basis.”
Cole has an MBA in finance from the University of Tulsa, Okla., and a bachelor’s degree in romance languages from Colorado College, Colorado Springs.
About Tubelite Inc.
Tubelite was established in 1945 and is part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. The company’s headquarters, distribution, warehousing and assembly operations are in Walker, Mich. It also has distribution, warehousing and assembly operations in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and aluminum extrusion operations in Reed City, Mich.