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Trex names new president of commercial products division

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Trex names new president of commercial products division
Laura Rygielski Preston

WINCHESTER, Va. — Trex 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, which manufactures architectural railing systems, and Staging Concepts, a provider of portable staging solutions.

Rygielski Preston brings with her more than 25 years of experience as a sales and operations executive with large global companies, Trex announced. Most recently, she served as vice president and general manager of a $200 million business with Trane, Inc, a subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand. 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,” said Bryan Fairbanks, president and CEO of Trex Company. “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,” said 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.”