Management Team

Jesse Singh, Chief Executive Officer, The AZEK Company

Jesse Singh became Chief Executive Officer of The AZEK Company in June 2016. He was selected by the Board of Directors to build on The AZEK Company’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 The AZEK Company, 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 Directors at Carlisle as well as the board of the Minneapolis-based Walker Art Center.

Joe Ochoa, President, AZEK Building Products

Joe Ochoa, President, AZEK Building Products

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, President, Scranton Products & Vycom

SCOTT VAN WINTER, PRESIDENT, SCRANTON PRODUCTS & VYCOM

Scott Van Winter has been the President of Scranton Products and Vycom at The AZEK Company 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.

John Pace, President, Versatex

John Pace joined the AZEK team in June 2018. He was one of the founders of Versatex Building Products, formerly Wolfpac Technologies, Inc., a producer of cellular PVC products serving the building products industry since 2003. John orchestrated the growth of Versatex Trimboard into the second largest brand in PVC architectural trim.

Prior to his time at Versatex, John served as VP of Operations & GM Windows for Napco Building Products, currently a Plygem brand, in the manufacture of vinyl siding, vinyl windows, and aluminum building products. He also served as VP of Operations for EG Smith Div. Cyclops Corporation, currently Centria, in the manufacturing and installation of architectural wall panel systems for a broad array of industrial, and commercial applications.

John holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University, as well as a Professional Engineers license. He has been involved in the manufacture, design and installation of metal, glass, composite and vinyl building products for 45 years.

Ralph Nicoletti, SVP & Chief Financial Officer, The AZEK Company

Ralph Nicoletti, SVP & Chief Financial Officer, The AZEK Company

Ralph Nicoletti joined The AZEK Company in January 2019, bringing nearly 40 years of financial experience to the company. At AZEK, he will help ensure the company has the proper tools to maintain financial strength and help the company grow. Additionally, he will be responsible for developing, monitoring and evaluating overall corporate strategy with emphasis on bottom line performance, working capital and shareholder value to the position company for future growth.

Previously Ralph was Senior Vice President and CFO at Newell Brands, Inc., where he was instrumental in driving the company’s growth. He has also held positions at Tiffany & Company, Cigna Corporation, Alberto-Culver Company and Kraft Heinz.

Ralph earned his MBA and Bachelor of Arts degree from Pace University.

Dennis Kitchen, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, The AZEK Company

Dennis Kitchen, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, The AZEK Company

Prior to joining The Azek Company, Dennis spent six years as Vice President, Human Resources for the BWAY Corporation designing and implementing BWAY’s HR strategy to support long- and short-term business goals, and leading a team that manages all aspects of the company’s day-to-day HR activities.
Throughout his career, Dennis has assumed progressively more challenging HR leadership roles including Vice President Human Resources for Griffin Pipe Products, Human Resources Director at Alcan Packaging and 18 years in the automotive and aircraft industry, spending 13 years with BorgWarner in a succession of positions including Director Human Resources Americas.

Committed to community involvement, Dennis served as President of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of West Cook County from 2006 to 2010 and is currently an active board member.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Management from National Louis University, Chicago, Illinois, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Jeanine Gaffke, Chief Marketing Officer, The AZEK Company

Jeanine Gaffke, Chief Marketing Officer, The AZEK Company

Jeanine Gaffke joined The AZEK Company in January 2018 and is responsible for overseeing the planning, development and execution of AZEK Building Products’ marketing and advertising initiatives. Her primary responsibilities are strategic development of branding, market research, consumer advertising, channel strategy, pricing, digital, social media and integrated communications.

Most recently, Jeanine was the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Emerson, a $14.5 billion, Fortune 500 company. For the past three years, she was responsible for leading Emerson’s organic growth initiatives, marketing, communications and digital efforts for the Commercial and Residential Solutions division.

Prior to Emerson, Jeanine held a variety of leadership positions, including Head of Global Marketing for Sealed Air Corporation; Global Marketing Strategy and Communications Consultant for The Hershey Company and Vice President of Marketing for Ariel Investments. In addition, she has been a board member of the Business Marketing Association since 2002 and is the immediate past president of the Chicago chapter.

Jeanine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Business from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in Business and Technology from DePaul University.

Bobby Gentile, Senior Vice President of Operations, The AZEK Company

Bobby Gentile, Senior Vice President of Operations, The AZEK Company

Bobby Gentile joined The AZEK Company as Senior Vice President of Operations in November of 2016 and is based out of our Wilmington, OH office. He has more than 20 years of professional operations experience with a strong background in Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement programs. Prior to joining The AZEK Company, 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.

Jon Skelly, Senior Vice President of Business Development, The AZEK Company

Jon Skelly, SVP of Strategy & Execution, The AZEK Company

Jon Skelly joined The AZEK Company as Senior Vice President of Business Development in January of 2018 and is based at the company’s corporate office in Chicago, IL. Jon has 20 years of strategy, M&A, analytics, integration and business development experience and is responsible for developing and leading the company’s strategic growth efforts.

Prior to joining the The AZEK Company, Jon held leadership positions at market-leading distribution and building products companies. Most recently, Jon was a corporate officer with W. W. Grainger, a $10.1 billion, Fortune 500 company, as Vice President, Corporate Development where he was responsible for all corporate development/mergers & acquisitions both global and domestic. Prior to W. W. Grainger, Jon held a variety of leadership positions, including Director of Strategic Business Development for The Home Depot and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and Strategy for Hughes Supply, Inc.

Jon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Paul Kardish, Chief Legal Officer, The AZEK Company

Paul Kardish, Chief Legal Officer, The AZEK Company

Paul Kardish joined The AZEK Company as Chief Legal Officer in September 2019 and is responsible for providing counsel to the Board of Directors and executive team on corporate governance and other legal matters. This will include supporting mergers and acquisitions, managing litigation, as well as overseeing labor and employment, employee benefits, intellectual property, data privacy, anti-corruption and general commercial and government contracting law matters.

Prior to joining The AZEK Company, Paul was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Schneider National, Inc., where he oversaw all legal, claims, risk and administrative functions. In the past, Paul has also been Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Orion Energy Systems and Director of Labor Relations and Corporate Security and Senior Corporate Attorney to Kohler Co.

Paul earned his JD from Gonzaga University and his LLM from New York University.

Michelle Kasson, Chief Information Officer, The AZEK Company

Michelle Kasson joined The AZEK Company as the Chief Information Officer in December 2019 and is based at the company’s Chicago headquarters. Her primary responsibility is the information technology strategy, services and operations across the entire AZEK portfolio of companies and brands. She will lead the development of IT solutions to further drive efficiencies, accelerate innovation and promote operational excellence.

Michelle has more than 25 years of corporate IT experience, spanning the CPG, food and pharmaceutical industries. Most recently, she served as IT Director at The J. M. Smucker Company, where she was responsible for optimizing software development and operations, creating internal digital capabilities, and devising and implementing technology roadmaps. Her early IT growth was shaped by 17 years at Procter and Gamble.

Michelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Xavier University.

ROBERT DI PANGRAZIO, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES, THE AZEK COMPANY

Robert Di Pangrazio joined The AZEK Company as Senior Vice President of Sales in March of 2018 and is responsible for revenue generation, strategic planning, and account management for the AZEK Building Products business. This includes the Pro Channel, Home Center Channel, Inside Sales, and International sales teams for the Deck, Rail and Trim business.

Prior to joining the The AZEK Company, Robert was Vice President of Sales at JELD-WEN, a leading door and window business. Prior to Jeld-Wen, he held a variety of sales leadership positions including, Vice President of Sales at Apex Tool Group, and Vice President of Sales at the Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group. Robert has over 30 years of sales experience that encompasses a wide range of customers, channels, and markets.

Robert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

Patrick Barnds, SENIOR VICE president of Product Management, THE AZEK COMPANY

Patrick joined The AZEK Company as General Manager of the Outdoor Living Products business in January 2017 and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Product Management in December of that year. In this role he has overall product management responsibilities for the AZEK Building Products division which encompasses the Outdoor Living (deck, porch, rail, accessories and pavers) and Exteriors businesses (trim, molding, siding and accessories). These responsibilities include developing and executing the business, competitive and product strategies to drive the growth and profitability of AZEK Building Products.

Immediately prior to joining The AZEK Company, Patrick spent 14 years with Armstrong World Industries where he held a variety of marketing, sales and product leadership roles in Armstrong’s flooring business. He began his professional career with General Electric where he spent 10 years working in the GE Capital division in a range of finance, operations, business development and strategic planning roles. Following that he held senior business development and general management positions with a series of eCommerce start-up companies.