Jeld-Wen adds executive leader

James Armstrong joins building products maker as VP of investor relations.
Jeld-Wen James Armstrong
James Armstrong

Global building products manufacturer Jeld-Wen announced James Armstrong has joined the company as vice president of investor relations.

Armstrong will report to Julie C. Albrecht, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

“We’re excited to welcome James to Jeld-Wen,” said Albrecht. “His comprehensive investor relations experience, deep understanding of our industry and extensive network make him a great fit for the company.”

Armstrong brings more than 15 years of experience in investment analysis with a strong focus on the building products industry on both the buy- and sell-side.

“I’m thrilled to join Jeld-Wen during a pivotal time in the company’s history,” said Armstrong.

“I believe the company has unique competitive advantages that are difficult to replicate, and that there is a significant opportunity to drive shareholder value,” said Armstrong.

Most recently, he was the vice president of investor relations for WestRock Company.

Previously, Armstrong ran his own investment research firm focused on the paper, packaging and building materials industry and has served as vice president and chief technology officer at Vertical Research Partners.

His background also includes roles of increasing responsibility at Credit Suisse, CITI, and the State Teachers’ Retirement System of Ohio.

With this move Albrecht said the firm plans to, “further develop our investor relations function to provide more transparency and useful information to the investment community.”

Founded in 1960, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jeld-Wen operates more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries and offers a wide selection of windows, interior and exterior doors, and wall systems.