Every person who works at Springs Window Fashions makes an important contribution—in manufacturing, sales, customer care, engineering, and more. We all have an opportunity to make a significant impact in creating a Best Experience through the work we’re passionate about.
Our engaged, growth-oriented senior leadership guides and empowers their teams to create a Best Experience in every aspect of the business.
Eric Jungbluth has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since April 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Jungbluth served as Chief Executive Officer of CPG International Inc. from 2008 until 2016. He also served at HNI Corporation from 2003 until 2008, his last role being Executive Vice President and the President of The HON Company. Mr. Jungbluth also held several senior positions at Moen Incorporated (a division of Fortune Brands) including Vice President of National Accounts, Vice President of Business Development, and VP/General Manager of CSI Accessories; spent two years as Vice President of Sales at Kirsch (a division of Newell); and gathered ten years of experience at Warner Lambert in sales, marketing, and brand management roles. Mr. Jungbluth earned a B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse.
John Comerford has served as our Senior Vice President of Corporate Administration and General Counsel since July 2012 and prior to that as Vice President and General Counsel since December 2007. In addition to his duties as General Counsel, Mr. Comerford leads our information technology function, and is prominently involved in our strategic and business development. Prior to joining us, Mr. Comerford was the Vice President and General Counsel of Wicab, Inc., Third Wave Technologies, Inc., and Lunar Corporation. Mr. Comerford earned a J.D. from Marquette University Law School and a B.B.A. from St. Norbert College.
As the General Manager of SunSetter Products, Mr. Duea is responsible for leading all functional teams in the development and execution of SunSetter’s annual go-to-market plans to achieve the operating division’s financial goals. With over 20 years in consumer products, Kyle has extensive general management and marketing experience in both consumer durables and consumer packaged goods with previous experiences at General Mills as a Business Unit Director and Global Marketing Leader. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Marketing and Consumer Insights, Off Road Vehicles, at Polaris Industries. Kyle earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
With a diverse background in the building materials and office furnishings industries, Jason Grommon serves as Executive Vice President and President─Dealer Business Unit at Springs Window Fashions. His responsibilities are focused on providing leadership, direction, and support of strategic development. Prior to joining us, Mr. Grommon served as President of the AZEK Building Products Division at CPG International and as Senior Vice President of Operations at CPG International. He also served as Vice President and General Manager at Gunlocke, a division of HNI Corporation. Mr. Grommon earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the building products industry, Grant Gustafson serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager─Commercial Business Unit at Springs Window Fashions. Mr. Gustafson’s career has been shaped by leadership roles at BMC as Vice President of Pro Remodeling and General Manager of Southern California business, and at James Hardie Building Products as Vice President and General Manager of international business. While at Hardie, he also led the North America interiors business, business development, marketing, and human resources. Mr. Gustafson’s experience is supplemented with executive marketing roles in commercial building products as well as a board of directors’ position at Headwaters Incorporated (now part of the Boral Group). He earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago.
As Chief Financial Officer, Andy Hubred oversees the finance organization, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, and investor relations. In addition, he ensures our portfolio of businesses is aligned with financial plans and in support of growth and strategic initiatives. Mr. Hubred has been with Springs Window Fashions since 2013, progressing through the finance organization in a number of management and leadership roles. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hubred held several finance roles with increasing responsibilities at publicly-traded companies, including Thermo Fisher Scientific and Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. He earned a B.A. from Cardinal Stritch University and an M.B.A. from Edgewood College.
As Head of Strategy & Business Development, Ron Lafferty works across the business units to align acquisition strategies, build the deal pipeline, evaluate and execute acquisitions, and lead post-deal integration. Mr. Lafferty brings 25 years of diverse global investment experience as well as corporate leadership, most recently serving as COO and Interim-CEO of TRU-FLEX, a global manufacturer of components for commercial vehicles. Mr. Lafferty earned a B.A. in Economics from DePauw University and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
With 17 years of progressive Human Resources experience and leadership in the consumer products industry, Emily Lyle oversees our HR teams in the U.S. and Mexico. As Vice President of Human Resources, her focus is on providing strategic leadership in the areas of talent acquisition, leadership development, performance management, organizational development, and Best Experience culture initiatives. Ms. Lyle joined the company in early 2020 after a tenured career at Fiskars—most recently as the North America HR Director—with experience in organizational design and development, benefits management, operations support, and executive partnership. She has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and an M.S. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.
Frank Natoli, Jr. currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Springs Window Fashions. His focus is on providing strategic leadership for global manufacturing, procurement, supply chain, quality, and continuous improvement. With previous leadership positions at Diebold Nixdorf and Delphi Technologies, his acumen is influenced by more than 30 years in operations, including engineering, manufacturing, quality, and supply chain design, as well as product research and development, product management, and innovation in the automotive, financial, and technology industries. Mr. Natoli received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Operations Management from Kettering University, as well as certifications in Lean Manufacturing, Lean Supply Chain and Quality.
As Senior Vice President and General Manager─Retail at Springs Window Fashions, Kent Owens is responsible for building the Bali® brand by focusing on business improvements and consumer engagement. Prior to this role, Mr. Owens led strategy and new business development. He brings significant experience to his position, having driven improvements within private equity-owned companies in the consumer durables sector. Before joining the company, he served as President of Bosch’s Measuring Tools division, as well as Senior Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of Consumer Products at Acuity Brands Lighting. In addition to his industry experience, Mr. Owens was a manager at The Boston Consulting Group. He earned a B.A. in Economics and History from the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
With over 20 years of experience in the European Home Improvement Industry, Michiel Verdonk serves as CEO of B&C International, with headquarters in The Netherlands. Mr. Verdonk’s responsibilities are focused on providing direction, leadership, business improvement, and growth of our European activities. He joined B&C International in 2013, which was then acquired by Springs Window Fashion in early 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Verdonk served as Group Director and several other senior leadership roles at Deli Maatschappij for 17 years. Mr. Verdonk also worked as a senior consultant at Adstrat strategy consulting. In addition to his industry experience, Mr. Verdonk received an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from the Eindhoven Technical University.
As Executive Vice President, Marketing, John Weinstock oversees the development, implementation, and integration of marketing strategies and programs across the portfolio of Springs Window Fashions brands. Mr. Weinstock brings more than 20 years of marketing experience—from brand strategy to digital marketing—with global industries such as Johnson & Johnson, LG Electronics, and, most recently, Electrolux, where he was responsible for marketing in the North America sector. Mr. Weinstock earned a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and an M.B.A from Duke University.