Trex Co. Inc. has announced the appointment of Laura Rygielski Preston as president of Trex Commercial Products Inc. Rygielski Preston takes over management of the company’s commercially focused subsidiary, which includes two Minneapolis-based businesses; Trex Commercial Products and Staging Concepts.
Rygielski Preston brings with her more than 25 years of experience as a sales and operations executive with large global companies. Most recently, she served as vice president and general manager of a $200 million business with Trane Inc, a subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand, where she succeeded in driving record sales growth and implementing lean manufacturing processes. Rygielski Preston began her career with Trane in 2006 and served in a variety of sales and operations management roles during her 15-year tenure with the company. Previously, she held progressively more responsible sales and strategic planning positions at Johnson Controls where she worked from 1991 to 2006.
“We are very pleased to welcome Laura to our leadership team,” says Bryan Fairbanks, president and CEO of Trex Co. “Her well-rounded background and proven management skills make her an excellent fit to drive growth while implementing operating efficiencies and continuing to achieve synergies with Trex Residential Products.”
“This is an excellent opportunity to utilize the extensive sales and operating experience I have gained throughout my career,” notes Rygielski Preston. “Trex Commercial Products and Staging Concepts have industry-leading engineering and design capabilities that can be leveraged to gain additional market share and improved financial performance. I look forward to working with the teams to achieve these goals.”
Rygielski Preston earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in Global Business from the University of Manchester in the U.K.