Former AZEK exec named VP at Derby Building Products

Quebec City, Quebec — Derby Building Products, manufacturer of the Tando and Novik brands of exterior cladding products, has named Mark Schlagheck Vice President of Retail Sales.


Schlagheck will position Novik for expansion to the home improvement channel in the U.S. and Canada, serving the home improvement pro, DIYer and the DIFM (Do-It-For-Me) which are customers that prefer to buy the product themselves but have a professional install it.  He will divide his time between Dayton, Ohio and Derby’s headquarters in Quebec.

“The hiring of a successful home improvement retail products veteran like Mark is the latest investment we are making in our people to accelerate growth and market share,” said Ralph Bruno, CEO of Derby Building Products. “Mark will be part of Derby’s Senior Leadership Team and will report directly to Mitch Cox, Sr. Vice President of Sales.”

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Schlagheck, with 30-plus years of experience in building products/retail sales, previously served as VP Retail Sales at The AZEK Company for 11 years, where he introduced AZEK to the retail channel and managed the growth of that business. Prior to that, he spearheaded the launch of the Kohler Company into the retail channel.