YKK AP America Hires Jim Zester as Northeastern Regional Manager

Zester will oversee sales, production and distribution operations for the Baltimore and Boston branches

AUSTELL, Ga. (April 16, 2021) YKK AP America today announces the appointment of Jim Zester as Northeastern Regional Manager. He will lead branch sales, production and distribution operations in Baltimore and Boston. 

Zester brings more than 20 years of direct sales and operations experience to YKK AP. He has successfully led teams to achieve revenue, productivity and financial results in the building and construction products industry. Most recently, Zester served as regional operations manager at QUIKRETE® Companies, a nationally recognized leader of manufactured concrete products, where he directed multi-site manufacturing operations in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

“Jim is a progressive and dynamic operations leader whose passion for building successful teams is contagious,” said Mike Turner, senior vice president of sales and marketing at YKK AP America Inc. “He brings a wealth of experience to the Northeastern region. We are confident in his ability to lead a growing team of employees and customers in the Baltimore and Boston branches, and look forward to his many contributions to YKK AP.” 

“I am thrilled to be welcomed into such a strong and well-established sales and operations team, and I look forward to furthering YKK AP’s growth in the Northeastern region,” said Zester.

To learn more about YKK AP America, go to www.ykkap.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 its major products company 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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