Fabral Metal Wall and Roofing Systems, a supplier of metal building envelope solutions, announced the addition of three industry veterans to the company's executive leadership team as another step in rebuilding Fabral as a stand-alone company.
Flack Global Metals purchased Fabral as its first acquisition of the company's newly formed equity investment platform, Flack Manufacturing Investments, which centers on steel-consuming OEMs. The company has eight locations throughout the United States with 246 employees and includes CopperCraft architectural products.
Dennis Merino, president and CEO of Fabral, himself relatively new in leading the company, will have 25-year industry vet Wesley Co by his side as the company’s new chief operating officer. Co has held positions with James Hardie, Owens Corning and, most recently, Masonite International, where he served as vice president and business leader, according to a company news release.
Co is a General Management Program alumnus of Harvard Business School and a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society of Quality. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Co will head operations for the Fabral and CopperCraft brands in his new role.
Elizabeth Rich has been named vice president of IT after most recently serving as senior director, IT at OmniMax International. She has 20 years of experience providing cradle-to-grave management over large-scale IT implementations. Prior to her time at OmniMax, Rich spent 10 years at Acuity Brands and five years in the U. S. Air Force.
Tony Pennington has been named director of human relations. Pennington has 30 years of human resources experience, including five years as director of human resources for OmniMax International, Fabral's former parent company. He provided support for multiple business units and 24 manufacturing facilities. Prior to OmniMax, Pennington held positions with Spectrum Brands, Kemper Home Service Companies and Durafiger Technologies.
The company said Co, Rich, and Pennington will play pivotal roles in helping transition Fabral from a business unit of OmniMax International to an independent organization following the acquisition of the company by Flack Global Metals in February 2023.
“After a comprehensive executive search, we are thrilled to welcome Wes to the Fabral team,” Merino said in the statement. “Wes has a strong reputation and proven track record of developing transformational growth strategies, speed in execution, and delivering sustainable results … our journey starts with building the best team in the industry and Wes, Elizabeth, and Tony are integral to that process."