YKK AP Appoints Ramsey Fadel to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Erie Architectural Products Group

AUSTELL, Ga. (Oct. 13, 2020) YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP), a leading manufacturer of award-winning commercial facade systems and residential doors and windows, today announced Ramsey Fadel as executive vice president and general manager of subsidiary, Erie Architectural Products Group (Erie AP).

Fadel has been appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager of Erie AP

Fadel will now oversee day-to-day operations for Erie AP. He succeeds founder and president of Erie AP, Ron Stronks, who will retire from day-to-day operations to serve as a management consultant and continuing member of Erie Architectural Products Board of Directors, where he will provide invaluable strategic insight.

Fadel has more than 25 years of strategic leadership experience within the manufacturing industry, ranging from quality assurance to operations to plant management. As vice president of manufacturing operations for Erie AP, Fadel successfully improved manufacturing processes and workflows to further enhance the company’s project business and drive success for customers. Prior to joining Erie AP, Fadel led and managed all plant operations, maintenance, staff functions, and resources for Hydro Extrusion Canada. Fadel also served as general manager of Can Art Aluminum Extrusion Inc. for 13 years, where he led all sales and manufacturing processes.

“Fadel’s extensive background and commitment to excellence in manufacturing operations, engineering and management leadership skills made him the right person to lead Erie AP. Fadel is a competent and collaborative leader who has excelled at strategic leadership and execution. In addition to his in-depth experience, his customer and employee-centric philosophies make him well-positioned to lead Erie AP into this next phase of growth,” said Oliver Stepe, president of YKK AP America Inc.

“I’m honored to move into this new role where I will have the privilege of leading an incredibly talented and dedicated team of professionals,” said Fadel. “Erie’s success has been built upon its strong customer and employee-first culture, its commitment to quality and its pursuit of innovation. I am excited to build on the company’s many successes by carrying these values forward into this new chapter.”

Thomas has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales Operations

Gray has been promoted to National Sales Manager

In addition to Fadel’s appointment, Tim Thomas, vice president of technical services, has been promoted to Erie AP’s executive management team where he will assume the position of senior vice president of sales operations and oversee business development, engineering, project management and overall front-end business operations. Martin Gray, account manager, has been promoted to national sales manager, where he will work closely with customers to ensure success through oversight of project solutions and business development activities.

To learn more about YKK AP America’s commercial facade systems and residential doors and windows, go to www.ykkap.com. To learn more about Erie AP’s facade solutions, go to www.erieap.com.


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 and a positive customer experience. YKK AP America’s subsidiary brand, Erie Architectural Products partners with glazing contractors to design, test and engineer solutions for large-scale projects using its ENVIRO|FACADES curtain wall systems. YKK AP America is headquartered in Austell, Ga., with subsidiary Erie Architectural Products located in Lakeshore, Ont. All building products are manufactured in our world-class production facilities located in Dublin, Ga., Macon, Ga. and Lakeshore, Ont.  For more information, visit ykkap.com and follow us on Linkedin.com.

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