Jesse Singh became Chief Executive Officer of CPG International in June 2016. He was selected by the Board of Directors to build on CPG’s strong momentum and lead its next stage of growth. His top priorities are to grow business through product innovation, strengthen the firm’s distribution network and continue to provide superior customer service.
Prior to joining CPG International, Jesse successfully held leadership roles at 3M, including President of 3M’s Health Information Systems business. Jesse’s career highlights include running 3M’s worldwide, customer-facing operations, which was comprised of 4,000 shared services, 12,000 sales and 5,000 marketing professionals. He also oversaw the iconic Post-it® and Scotch® Brands; served as CEO of 3M’s joint venture in Japan; and spearheaded 3M’s global electronics materials business.
Jesse has a BS degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He currently serves on the board of the Minneapolis-based Walker Art Center and is a passionate supporter of the Twin Cities United Way.
Joe Ochoa joined AZEK® Building Products as President in July of 2017. Prior to joining, he spent the last 15 years of his career at Owens Corning, a $6 billion company, in various roles. Most recently, he was Vice President of Strategic Marketing for the Roofing and Asphalt division, and served on the operating committee and as an officer of the company. Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Manager of the Engineered Insulation Systems (EIS) business; Vice President and General Manager of the Foam Insulation division; and General Manager of the Latin America division.
Prior to Owens Corning, Joe served as Vice President of Technology for Servicelane, where he established a national network for home maintenance with Lowe’s Home Improvement Center as a key partner.
Joe also co-founded Fifth Gear Media, where he laid the foundation for the profitable company to merge to form Luminant Worldwide Corp., which had a successful IPO. Before Fifth Gear Media, Joe held a variety of leadership positions with Frito-Lay (part of the Pepsico Company), Procter & Gamble, and AT Kearney.
Joe holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business & a BA from the University of Texas.
Scott Van Winter has been the President of Scranton Products and Vycom at CPG International since January 2017. As President, he is responsible for guiding the organization through its next phase of growth.
With more than 20 years of experience in the plastic-film industry, Scott most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President at Jindal Films America. Past experience includes General Manager and Vice President of the Lumirror Polyester Film Division of Toray Plastics (America), Inc., and Vice President of OPS Sheet and Specialty Films for Alcoa Kamma Co.
Scott holds BA, BS and MBA degrees from Bryant University.
Chris Eppel was named CFO of CPG International in November of 2015, after tenures as VP and CFO at Allied Specialty Vehicles, as VP and Corporate Controller for the Perrigo Company. He has a deep financial background, coupled with extensive Manufacturing, IT, Operations and Merger and Acquisition experience.
Prior experience includes Senior Finance and Business Development positions at Danaher, Honeywell, Stanley Works, B.F. Goodrich and Deloitte and Touché.
Chris earned a BS in Accounting and Economics from the University of Michigan. He also has an MBA in Finance and Operations Management from Indiana University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is Six Sigma Black Belt certified.
Dennis Kitchen joined CPG International as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in October 2016. He is committed to building a sustainable culture, transforming the organization, and maximizing “people performance.”
Dennis started his career as an engineer in the automotive and aircraft industries. Later, as a production supervisor at Navistar, he realized managing employee relations was a role he enjoyed and chose to pursue it full time. Dennis’s background now includes over 24 years of HR experience, all in manufacturing environments.
Dennis has a BS in Industrial Technology from Northern Illinois University and an MS in Management from National Louis University. He has served as President of the Board of Directors at the Boys and Girls Club of West Cook County and continues to collaborate on the Honorary Board.
Julia Fitzgerald became Chief Marketing Officer of CPG International in 2015, after serving in a similar capacity with Sylvan Learning Centers. As CMO, Julia oversees strategic development of branding and marketing initiatives, as well as consumer advertising, channel strategy, digital marketing, and integrated communications. She joins senior leadership with the vision to accelerate the brand growth of AZEK and TimberTech.
Prior her work at CPG International, Julia drove double-digit growth in the online business for Sears/Kmart in the areas of Outdoor Living, Seasonal, Toys, and Fitness. She has also held marketing leadership roles at VTech, Mead and Hallmark Cards.
Julia has a BA from Ohio State University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She has also been named one of Brand Innovators’ Top 50 Women in Brand Marketing.
Brian Cooper joined CPG International as General Counsel in 2013. His 25 years in practice includes extensive work as a defense litigator in private practice. Prior to joining the company, he acted as Senior Counsel for James Hardie Building Products, Assistant General Counsel for Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. and Senior Associate Attorney with Liebert Cassidy.
Brian holds a BA from the University of California and a JD from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Bobby Gentile joined CPG International as Senior Vice President of Operations in January of 2016 and is based out of our Wilmington, OH office. He has more than 15 years of professional operations experience. Prior to joining CPG International, Bobby held leadership positions at some of the country’s top manufacturing companies. Most recently Bobby was Vice President of Manufacturing and Logistics at Overhead Door, Corp. Prior to that, he held high-level positions at Gardner Bender and Newell-Rubbermaid.
Bobby has a BS in Chemistry from Duquesne University.