Weather Shield Leadership Officially Passes to the Second Generation of the Schield Family
Schield family has owned and operated company for 60 years.
MEDFORD, Wis., Feb. 16, 2015 — The Weather Shield Mfg., Inc., board of directors announced today the immediate appointments of Mark Schield as president and Kevin Schield as executive vice president of the company, succeeding their father, Edward “Lee” Schield, who founded the company 60 years ago. Lee had been serving as president and chairman of the company until today’s announcement. He will continue to serve on the board of directors, and be active with marketing and purchasing matters.
“Our priority will be the continued focus of exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality, innovation and service,” Mark Schield said. “Weather Shield looks forward to a bright future, ensuring ways to maintain our truly unique, long-standing position in the marketplace.”
As president, Mark will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic direction and financial objectives; and meeting the needs of customers, employees and the communities where the company does business.
Kevin Schield, as executive vice president, will direct the company’s daily operations to maximize performance, ensure healthy working environments and surpass customers’ expectations.
“By leveraging Weather Shield’s strengths – quality products, a dedicated customer network, and a dependable and resolute workforce, we have emerged from the worst economic downturn in the housing industry since the Great Depression,” Lee said in announcing the leadership change to employees. “Many companies did not come through the 8-year decline intact or financially sound. I take this opportunity to sincerely thank all who have worked hard to make this remarkable accomplishment possible.”
About Weather Shield Windows & Doors
Founded in 1955, Weather Shield Windows & Doors is owned by the Schield family and is based in Medford, Wis. For more information on Weather Shield products, call 1-800-222-2995, or visit the company’s website at www.weathershield.com. To find a Weather Shield dealer near you, visit http://www.weathershield.com/Find-A-Dealer.aspx.
News release provided by Weather Shield