YKK AP America Names Glenn Smith as General Manager of Midwest Region

Glenn Smith YKK AP

AUSTELL, Ga. (April 13, 2018) – YKK AP America Inc. today announced Glenn Smith as General Manager of the Midwest Region, which includes YKK AP’s Cincinnati and Chicago sales offices. Smith brings more than 20 years of senior sales and management experience to his new role in which he will drive YKK AP’s visibility and lead sales within the region.

“Glenn’s unique combination of entrepreneurial instinct, deep industry expertise and strong reputation for developing and motivating teams makes him the ideal fit for this position,” said Mike Turner, senior vice president of sales and marketing at YKK AP America Inc. “The midwest is poised for growth and we are confident in Glenn’s ability to continue to grow YKK AP’s presence within the region.”

Smith has a long history of delivering complex, high value projects through bid development, procurement, project management and completion. Additionally, he has a proven track record of building strong rapport with customers and employees alike to strengthen brands. Smith comes to YKK AP with a strong background of executive leadership. Most recently, he engaged architects and glazing contractors within the midwest region on project consultation and sales pursuit.

“I am both excited and honored to have the opportunity to work with YKK AP’s midwest team of talented professionals and customers,” said Smith. “I look forward to continuing to grow our customer base within the region.”

Smith will be based in Cincinnati, Ohio.


YKK AP America Inc. is a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial façade systems and residential doors and windows.  With every finished good, we push the boundaries in next generation manufacturing and create value for architectural applications.  Driven by a desire to provide exceptional service in our markets, YKK AP America builds upon our foundation of advanced engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing, and customer focus to deliver the highest level of quality at a competitive price.  Headquartered in Austell, Ga., all building products are manufactured in our world-class production facilities located in Dublin, GA. and Macon, GA. YKK AP America Inc. is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan. For more information, visit ykkap.com and follow us on Linkedin.com.

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