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 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 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.
Chris Eppel was named CFO of The AZEK Company 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 The AZEK Company 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.
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.
Nam comes to The AZEK Company from Total Finance & Car Outlet (a subsidiary of Marubeni), where he was VP of Operations. Prior to that, Nam led Operational Excellence for Diageo in North America and spent 3 years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Nam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. Nam is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Brian Cooper joined The AZEK Company 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 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.