Today, the Des Moines branch of Pella Corporation, Westny Building Products announced it has new ownership. Bert Kriegh, who presently owns a number of other Pella branches in Pennsylvania and Indiana, assumed ownership of the Pella of Des Moines location in July 2015 and will serve as the company’s CEO. Mr. Kriegh will be assisted by company president, Sean Murphy, and our CFO, Gretchen Cordonnier, in administering the day-to-day operations.
“This is an exciting chapter in the local history for not only Westny and Pella Windows and Doors, but also for the Des Moines area,” said Sean Murphy. “With the remarkable team already in place and new goals, we are focused on managing a seamless transition and remaining an active member of our community.”
“Our mission is to ensure an exceptional customer experience for our local neighbors that put their confidence in us for their window and door needs” added Kriegh.
Founded in 1956, Westny/Pella locally employs more than 45 team members in the western New York area.
Mr. Kriegh has been in the construction industry for 28 years after graduating from Lebanon Valley College in 1987. He joined the fenestration industry and Pella Corporation in 1997 as General Manager of the Rockford, IL branch. He transitioned into an ownership position in 2001 with the acquisition of Pella Products, Inc of Scranton, PA.
Mr. Murphy graduated from Rutgers University in 1991 and started with Pella Windows & Doors of West Caldwell, NJ in 1995. During the past 20 years, he has held different leadership roles in both trade sales and installed sales. Mr. Murphy was often called on by Pella Corporation to help with process improvement events at both the factory and distributor level.
Mrs. Cordonnier graduated from William Paterson University in 1992 and completed her MBA from the University of Scranton in 2003. She started with Pella Products, Inc. of Scranton, PA in 2002. She has lead finance, IT, human resources and operations.