YKK AP America Hires Justin Ridley as Northern California Architectural Sales Representative

ATLANTA (Sept. 14, 2022) YKK AP America today announced the addition of Justin Ridley as architectural sales representative. Ridley will service the Northern California region, collaborating closely with architects, and glazing contractors from concept to completion.

Ridley comes to YKK AP after having spent more than 15 years in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. Most recently, he worked with Tremco CPG, Inc. where he worked to establish and maintain high-value relationships with architects and building envelope contractors. He also spent time working with several architecture firms and building products companies both in Dallas and San Francisco. Ridley is involved in several industry organizations including AIA San Francisco and the SF Heritage Association. 

“As we continue to expand YKK AP’s presence in the Northern California region, we are confident that Justin will be an incredible asset to our team,” said Derick Clutchey, director of branch sales at YKK AP America Inc. “His diverse skill set in sales, project management, and technical specification and design assistance, coupled with his exceptional organization and follow-through skills will provide our clients with more of the high-quality, innovative building solutions our customers have come to expect from YKK AP.”

“YKK AP is ripe with opportunities for growth in the Northern California market,” said Ridley. “I look forward to contributing to this expansion through my deep knowledge of the local market and ability to build high-value relationships with customers.”

YKK AP first established its presence in the eastern region of the United States. It began its expansion out west in 2016, with the opening of a manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas, and has continued to grow its sales team with representatives in Arizona and Southern California. Its direct freight network has also expanded to Arizona and California, providing customers with a direct, efficient way to receive shipments on time and without damage.

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


YKK AP America Inc. is a leading manufacturer of award-winning commercial facade systems and residential windows and doors. Our purpose is to build a better society through architectural products. Together with our subsidiary brand, Erie Architectural Products (Erie AP), we serve architects, glazing contractors, homebuilders and resellers across the country. Driven by a desire to provide exceptional service in our markets, we build upon our foundation of advanced engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing, and thoughtful design to deliver quality building solutions that meet your performance, aesthetic, and sustainability needs. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., all building products are manufactured in our world-class production facilities located in Dublin, Ga., Macon, Ga. and Lakeshore, Ont. YKK AP America Inc. is a subsidiary of YKK AP Inc., a global architectural products company based in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit ykkap.com and follow us on Linkedin.com.

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