YKK AP America Announces the Appointment of Ivan Zuniga as Director of Product Development

ATLANTA, Ga. (Oct. 2, 2023) YKK AP America (YKK AP) today announced the appointment of Ivan Zuniga as Director of Product Development. In his new role, he will be responsible for leading, directing and overseeing daily operations of the product development group in an effort to accelerate product innovation and further the company’s global purpose to build a better society through architectural products.

Zuniga brings more than 30 years of architectural product development experience to YKK AP.  Most recently, he served as product development manager for a manufacturer of architectural aluminum systems for the commercial construction industry.

Zuniga’s work has been widely recognized by the fenestration industry. In 2021, he was awarded the Architectural Distinguished Service Award for his formative work on behalf of the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). Most notably, Zuniga chaired the Acoustical Substitution Task Force and the Sustainability Steering Committee, advocating for sustainability and transparency-related issues.

“YKK AP is dedicated to strengthening architectural product innovation to support future growth,” said Oliver Stepe, president and CEO for YKK AP America Inc. “Ivan’s depth and breadth of experience combined with his deep industry knowledge is unmatched. We are confident that he will be a tremendous asset to the organization as we continue our commitment to advance and accelerate the development of architectural products.”

“I am proud to be a part of a team that is genuinely committed to building a better society through architectural products,” said Zuniga. “I look forward to bringing my time, talent and expertise to YKK AP to further drive product innovation.”

Zuniga is a Professional Engineer and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s of Business Administration from Georgia State University.


YKK AP America Inc. is a leading manufacturer of award-winning commercial facade systems and residential windows and doors. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, all building products are manufactured in the company’s world-class production facilities located in Dublin, Ga., Macon, Ga., and Lakeshore, Ontario. Together with its subsidiary brand, Erie Architectural Products (Erie AP), the company serves architects, glazing contractors, homebuilders, and resellers across the country. 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.

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