Senior Vice President Windows, JELD WEN
Peter A. Smith has more than 25 years of experience in industrial manufacturing. Currently, Dr. Smith is leading the billion dollar windows business for JELD WEN. In addition, he serves on the board of Soleras, a firm focused on materials for architectural coatings. Recently, Dr. Smith doubled the value of the lead acid battery separator business at Polypore. Dr. Smith was chief executive officer of Voltaix, a specialty chemicals manufacturing company that increased in value by 2.5x. Additionally, he served in various leadership roles in sales and marketing, business development, operations, and in mergers and acquisitions at Cooper Industries, Dover Knowles Electronics, and Honeywell Specialty Materials.
Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Rutgers University and M.B.A. from Arizona State University. He also has a bachelor of science degree in Materials Engineering.