William (Bill) Christensen, Director

Mr. Christensen is the company’s chief executive officer. Mr. Christensen joined JELD-WEN in April 2022 as executive vice president and president, Europe.

Previously, he held senior executive roles at REHAU AG, a Swiss-based global manufacturer, from 2016 until 2021, including as CEO and group executive board chair from 2018 until 2021. Prior to joining REHAU AG, Mr. Christensen was CEO of AFG Holding, a Swiss-based global building products manufacturer from 2014 until 2015. He spent 10 years at Geberit International AG, a Swiss-based global plumbing manufacturer, in several executive roles including group executive board member and head of international sales beginning in 2004. Mr. Christensen earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rollins College and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Catherine A. Halligan, Director

Ms. Halligan served as senior vice president of sales and marketing at PowerReviews and held senior marketing and e-commerce roles at Walmart, including chief marketing officer at Walmart.com. Prior to Walmart, Ms. Halligan also served in senior-level marketing positions in various companies including Blue Nile, Williams-Sonoma and Gymboree. She currently serves on the board of directors for three publicly traded companies: Driven Brands Holdings Inc., Ferguson plc and Ulta Beauty, Inc. She was also a board member for FLIR Systems Inc. and privately held Wilton Brands. Ms. Halligan earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northern Illinois University.

Michael F. Hilton, Director

Mr. Hilton served as president and chief executive officer of Nordson Corporation, an engineering and manufacturing company, from 2010 until his retirement in 2019. Prior to joining Nordson, Mr. Hilton spent 34 years at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial gases, where he held roles of increasing responsibility in a variety of staff, management and operations positions, ultimately serving as senior vice president and general manager, Electronics and Performance Materials. Mr. Hilton has both a B.S. in chemical engineering and an MBA from Lehigh University. He also serves on the board of directors for three other publicly traded companies: Ryder System, Inc., Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. and Regal Rexnord Corporation.

Tracey I. Joubert, Director

Ms. Joubert has served as Chief Financial Officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company since 2016. Molson Coors is a leading global brewer. Ms. Joubert was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MillerCoors from 2012 to 2016 and served in a variety of increasingly responsible finance leadership roles at MillerCoors since 2003. A native of South Africa, Ms. Joubert holds bachelor’s degrees in commerce and accounting from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She also serves on the Board of Directors of various subsidiaries of Molson Coors.

Cynthia Marshall, Director

Ms. Marshall serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas Mavericks, an American professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. She is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the consulting firm Marshalling Resources, which specializes in leadership, diversity and inclusion, culture transformation and overall optimization of people resources. Ms. Marshall worked with The Dow Chemical Company in 2017 and 2018 to develop and implement a strategy for institutionalizing an inclusive culture. Prior to this position, Ms. Marshall retired from a 36-year career at AT&T, where she ultimately served as SVP - Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer and was responsible for identifying and developing leaders, aligning employees with the company’s vision and priorities, overseeing major business unit HR support, performance development, employee engagement, skills transformation initiatives, EEO and Affirmative Action. Ms. Marshall graduated from the University of California-Berkeley with degrees in business administration and human resources management and holds four honorary doctorate degrees.

David G. Nord, Chair of the board

David Nord has served as a director of JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. since 2021 and was named chair in 2022.  

Mr. Nord served as executive chairman and chief executive officer of Hubbell Incorporated, an international manufacturer of electrical and electronic products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications from June 2019 until his retirement in October 2020 and chairman, president and chief executive officer from May 2014 to June 2019. 

Suzanne Stefany, Director

Ms. Stefany has served as a partner for the Strategic Advisory Group at PJT Partners, a global advisory-focused investment bank, since August 2017. From 2005 until August of 2017, Ms. Stefany held the roles of Managing Director and Global Industry Analyst at Wellington Management Company, where she was responsible for investing portfolios and recommending stocks for a variety of global industries. Prior to joining Wellington Management Company, Ms. Stefany built her investment advisory career, spending time at companies such as Loomis Sayles, Invesco Capital Management and Putnam Investments. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Spanish from Tufts University and earned a master’s degree in Finance from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was awarded the Martin Trust Fellowship through the recommendation of peers and faculty.

Bruce Taten, Director

Mr. Taten served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Cooper Industries, plc from 2008 until its merger with Eaton Corporation in November 2012. Previously, Mr. Taten was Vice President and General Counsel at Nabors Industries from 2003 until 2008 and earlier practiced law with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Before attending law school, he practiced as a C.P.A. with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., which is now KPMG, in New York. Mr. Taten currently is a practicing attorney and private investor, and he serves on the board of Aviat Networks, Inc. He is admitted to practice law in the states of Texas and New York. Mr. Taten earned his FSA Credential from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) in 2020. Mr. Taten holds a B.S. and Masters degree from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Roderick Wendt, Vice Chair

Mr. Wendt has served as Vice Chair of the Company since January 2014. He joined the Company in 1980, working in various legal, marketing, window manufacturing and sales positions of increasing authority, culminating in his service as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1992 to August 2011. Mr. Wendt served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2011 to March 2013. Mr. Wendt served as a director of the Portland Branch at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2009 to 2014 and as its chairman from 2013 to 2014. He has been a Managing Member of Spruce Street Ventures since 2013. He also served as a member of the Economic Advisory Council at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2006 to 2008. He earned a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law and is a member of the Oregon State Bar. Mr. Wendt is the son of our late founder, Richard L. Wendt.

Steven Wynne, Director

Mr. Wynne has served as an Executive Vice President of Health Services Group, a diversified health insurance company, since July 2012 and previously served as Senior Vice President from February 2010 to January 2011. From January 2011 through July 2012, he served as Executive Vice President of the Company. From March 2004 through March 2007, Mr. Wynne was President and Chief Executive Officer of SBI International, Ltd., the parent company of sports apparel and footwear company Fila. From August 2001 through March 2002, and from April 2003 through February 2004, he was a partner in the Portland, Oregon law firm of Ater Wynne LLP. From April 2002 through March 2003, Mr. Wynne served as acting Senior Vice President and General Counsel of FLIR Systems, Inc., which was a publicly traded technology company until it was acquired by Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. Mr. Wynne received a B.A. and a J.D. from Willamette University.