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July 24, 2017

Tom Takach Named President of Sierra Pacific Windows

Kendall Pierson to retire August 1st after 33 years with Sierra Pacific.

Red Bluff, CA (July 24 2017) –Sierra Pacific Windows announces that Tom Takach has been named President. Takach will succeed Kendall Pierson, who is retiring after 33 years with Sierra Pacific Industries.

Takach, who previously served as Vice President of Operations, is highly regarded within the industry with 25 years of experience in the window and door business. He joined Sierra Pacific in 2014 as the Vice President of Operations and was instrumental in integrating the former HURD® brand windows operations into Sierra Pacific. He is a Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with a BA in Business & Communications.

“I am proud to have been a part of the Sierra Pacific Windows team for the past three years,” Takach said. “Kendall Pierson has led the company to become the most successful and fastest growing window brand in the industry. I am looking forward to building upon this success, as we take this company to new heights.”

Pierson, who is retiring August 1st, started his career with Sierra Pacific Industries’ Millwork Plant in Chico, California, after completing his bachelor’s degree in 1984. He assumed management responsibilities for Sierra Pacific Industries’ entire Window and Millwork manufacturing operations in 1998.

Sierra Pacific Industries President George Emmerson said, “Kendall has been a great contributor to the success of Sierra Pacific Industries, not only in the Millwork and Window Division. Although he will be missed greatly, we take comfort in the strength of the business and the exceptional team he has prepared to carry on.”

“In his new position as president, Tom Takach will be taking over the reins of the top position at the ever-growing Sierra Pacific Windows. Tom not only has experience as the VP of Operations for the past three years with the company, but his credentials speak volumes with more than 25 years in the window industry. We are excited to have his depth of experience and business acumen on our leadership team.”

Pierson added, “I’m departing knowing Sierra Pacific Windows is in the best of hands with Tom leading an amazing group of dedicated crew members company-wide. I’m also departing incredibly proud of where Sierra Pacific Windows has grown and humbly say we’ve done a good job. We’ve emerged as the fastest growing window company on a national scale. It is much thanks to staying true to simple core values instilled by the Emmerson family to always do the right thing with an eye on our long-term future.”


Sierra Pacific Windows is a division of Sierra Pacific Industries, a family-owned forest products company. Based in Red Bluff, California, Sierra Pacific Windows is one of the largest manufacturers of superior quality, custom wood and vinyl windows and doors in the world. It is the only fully vertically-integrated seed-to-window window and door company, in which the company owns the forestland and manages the entire manufacturing and distribution process. Sierra Pacific Windows has a combined manufacturing production space of over 2 million square feet in California, Wisconsin, and Alabama. Its windows and doors are distributed via more than 600 nationwide dealers, distributors and company-owned locations.


SPI is a third-generation, family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California. The company owns and manages over 2.4 million acres of timberland in California, Washington, and Oregon. Along with being a windows manufacturer, it is one of the largest US lumber and millwork producers. SPI is committed to managing its lands in a responsible and sustainable manner to protect the environment while providing quality wood products and renewable power for consumers. The company’s forests are certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®. Sierra Pacific Industries utilizes nearly 100 percent of every piece of wood brought to its 18 sawmills and eight biomass-fueled cogeneration power plants.

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