ProVia® Announces Retirement of Founder Bill Mullet
In a seamless transition, current President Brian Miller is named President and CEO; entire Corporate Leadership Team remains in place.
SUGARCREEK, Ohio, December 7, 2015 – ProVia® today announced the retirement of the company’s founder Bill Mullet, who led ProVia from a small garage in Sugarcreek, Ohio in 1977 to the 600+ employee organization that exists today. Under Bill’s leadership ProVia has achieved steady sales growth, and secured long-term strength and stability through a series of plant expansions, infrastructure enhancements, efficiency upgrades plus company acquisitions that extended the company’s vertical integration and product portfolio.
In a speech to employees, Bill expressed gratitude for the support of the ProVia team. “I want to thank the entire ProVia team and our valued customers for the wonderful support, trust, and hard work you have given us through the years. Without such an outstanding team we could not be where we are today.”
Bill will continue his role on the Board of Directors, and has accepted his appointment as Chairman of the Board. He will retain an office at ProVia on a part-time basis and function in the role of advisor to help ensure the continuity of operations, purpose, vision, mission and values. The plan for this seamless transition has long been in place.
Brian Miller Named President and CEO
Brian Miller joined ProVia in 2006. In 2010 he was named President and has spearheaded the company’s day-to-day operations since that time. Brian now assumes the title of President and CEO, and the Corporate Leadership Team will remain in place.
Bill and his wife Ellen have sold their shares back to the company, leaving their four children Craig Mullet, Brent Mullet, Sherry Miller and Andrea Esh as ProVia’s sole owners.
This ownership team will work to continue ProVia’s longstanding track record for producing best-in-class products that uniquely fill customers’ needs and exceed their expectations. They will continue to hire the best employees and treat them, and every customer, with integrity, respect and kindness.
Learn more about ProVia at www.provia.com
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Headquartered in Sugarcreek, Ohio, ProVia is a leading manufacturer of professional-class entry doors, storm doors, patio doors, windows, vinyl siding and manufactured stone. The professional-class designation reflects the company’s high level of quality, service and customization. ProVia has been an ENERGY STAR® Partner with the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy since 2002, and has won nine ENERGY STAR awards: Partner of the Year for Door Manufacturing (four times), Sustained Excellence (four times), and Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion. ProVia employs more than 600 people at its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Sugarcreek, Walnut Creek, Baltic and Zanesville, Ohio, and Booneville, Miss. For more information, visit www.provia.com.