Marlborough, MA – May 12, 2014 – Universal Window and Door, a leading manufacturer of custom window solutions for commercial construction projects, announced today that Tony Muraco would assume the position of President and Chief Executive Officer for the firm, effective immediately. Mr. Muraco brings a wealth of experience in domestic and international manufacturing, performance optimization and process change management across a diverse spectrum of industries, including his five years as CEO of Champion Window and Door of Syosset, New York from 2006 to 2011. He also brings firsthand knowledge in working with family owned businesses and guiding those companies through expansion, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Muraco comes to Universal from Duro Dyne Corporation of Bay Shore, NY, where he served as COO for this market leader of HVAC products and accessories.
“Tony’s background in sales, operations and finance, as well as his demonstrated track record of improving the performance of an aluminum window manufacturing company, make him the ideal choice to lead Universal,” said Charlotte Broussard, outgoing CEO and owner of the firm.
An advocate of Lean Management principles, Mr. Muraco successfully transformed his former company, Duro Dyne Corporation, into a more profitable enterprise by streamlining the purchasing process, introducing Lean principles, and negotiating a Manufacturing Licensing Agreement with an associate in Dubai, UAE. He also successfully guided Champion Architectural Window and Door through all phases of their 2011 acquisition process.
“I look forward to working with the team at Universal, as well as all of our customers, in growing the company’s portfolio of products. In addition, we will focus our organization efforts on continuous improvement, customer satisfaction, quality and consistent on time delivery of products to our customers,” said Tony Muraco.
Tony has been a featured speaker at numerous events involving charitable organizations, local business groups, and a diverse variety of companies. His speeches have covered critical topics such as strategic planning, the benefits of Lean Manufacturing principles, doing business in difficult economic times and successor planning. Mr. Muraco holds an MBA in Marketing & Finance from Southern New Hampshire University and a BS in Business Administration from Thomas College in Waterville, ME and currently resides in Long Island, NY with his wife and two sons.
About Universal Window and Door
Founded in 1968, Universal Window and Door provides architects, general contractors and developers of Historic Buildings with high-quality, technologically-advanced aluminum custom window solutions. Our historic lines of windows are designed to meet the stringent requirements of the National Historic Register and the National Park Service, and we also provide window solutions along with a full line of products for the new construction of commercial, heavy commercial, institutional and residential projects. Learn more at www.universalwindow.com.
CONTACT: Charlotte Broussard, Owner, Universal Window and Door
CharlotteB@universalwindow.com Office: (508) 481-2850 Cell: 508-400-0410