YKK AP America Strengthens Commercial Sales Team with a Trio of Appointments

New sales team members will contribute to the company’s growth in key markets

ATLANTA, Ga. (April 11, 2024) YKK AP America today announced it has appointed three new hires to its commercial architectural sales team. Philpatsy Agwu and Jessica Rios join as architectural sales representatives for the state of Indiana and Texas, respectively. Richard Lopez joins as manager for the Orlando branch. These appointments will contribute to the company’s growth in key markets.

“Philpatsy, Jessica and Richard bring a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to our organization and to our customers in markets in which we continue to experience significant growth,” said Mike Turner, president, commercial sales, YKK AP America. “As we bolster our sales team to expand our commercial business, we’re confident that they will be invaluable additions to YKK AP – each playing a pivotal role in our next chapter.” 

Agwu is an AIA and LEED Green Associate with expertise in institutional, educational and commercial architecture. Most recently, she served as an architectural technical sales representative for Seward Associates in Indianapolis. At YKK AP, she will be part of the Cincinnati branch, with a focus on sales and customer relations in the state of Indiana.

Rios has spent her career in the glazing industry. After eight years with YKK AP in project management and operations management roles, she went to work for a reputable contractor. She rejoins YKK AP as an integral part of the Dallas branch’s sales team. 

Lopez is a seasoned Operations Manager with more than 15 years of experience in the glazing industry. His proven expertise in data-driven analysis to enhance and streamline workflows combined with his collaborative leadership approach has been successful in enhancing critical business operations, boosting team morale and staff retention, and surpassing revenue goals. In his new role, he will lead overall operations, with a focus on strengthening sales and service to create a competitive advantage in the Florida market.

To learn more about YKK AP America, go to www.ykkap.com.


YKK AP America Inc. is a leading manufacturer of award-winning commercial facade systems and residential windows and doors. Its purpose is to build a better society through architectural products. 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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