Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Names Interim Chief Executive Officer

Bruno Biasiotta will step down as CEO of Dallas-based Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Inc. and Chief Financial Officer Michael Marcely will become interim CEO, effective immediately.

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Inc. (OBE), a Dallas-based company, has announced that Bruno Biasiotta will step down as CEO, effective immediately, and Chief Financial Officer Michael Marcely will assume the role of interim CEO.

In addition, Oldcastle has appointed Steve Dean as president – Glass and Glazing Systems.

Dean joins OBE after serving 25 years in senior roles at Wesco International Inc. and Anixter International Inc., most recently as SVP & general manager – utility.

According to the company, Biasotta is stepping down to focus on his health and family.

Raquel Vargas Palmer, co-managing partner of KPS Capital Partners LP and chairperson of OBE’s board of directors, thanked Biasiotta for his contributions as CEO, and said that under his leadership, OBE successfully established itself as a standalone enterprise, “achieved meaningful revenue and earnings growth,” and positioned the company for its next phase of growth.

“We greatly appreciate and thank Bruno for his contributions to OBE during his tenure as CEO,” Palmer said in a statement, adding that Biasiotta demonstrated OBE’s ability to be “the acquiror of choice for family-owned glazing solutions and architectural hardware businesses.”

Leadership transition

Biasiotta said he’s optimistic about OBE’s future.

Biasiotta said it has been “an enormous privilege” to serve as the CEO of OBE and expressed pride in the company’s accomplishments, particularly the “exceptional value” provided to customers over the past 18 months. He also expressed confidence in OBE’s ability to continue delivering industry-leading solutions and pursue growth opportunities.

“Having worked closely with Mike Marcely for the past six years, I have the utmost confidence in his ability to lead OBE as interim CEO,” Biasiotta added.

Marcely said he appreciates the confidence and support to serve as interim CEO.

“The broader OBE senior leadership team and I are committed to ensuring this change is seamless for our customers, suppliers and employees. Steve Dean is a high-caliber, motivated leader and we are excited to have him on board to accelerate the value and solutions we provide to our customers,” Marcely said.

The company said it has engaged Acertitude in the search for a permanent CEO.

North America and beyond

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope is North America’s leading vertically integrated manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of architectural hardware, glass, and glazing systems.

According to the company, it has a significant presence in every major market in the U.S. and Canada.

OBE manufactures high-performance architectural glass products and aluminum framing systems and distributes complementary hardware and glazing supplies.

The company said OBE has roughly 7,000 employees and operates 87 manufacturing and distribution facilities in five countries.

Get on the list.
Dallas Innovates, every day.

Sign up to keep your eye on what’s new and next in Dallas-Fort Worth, every day.

One quick signup, and you’re done.  

R E A D   N E X T

  • Keith Scally has joined Richardson-based Cariloop, a comprehensive caregiver support platform that combines cloud-based tools and personalized, professional coaching services, as chief product officer. The company said that Scally will oversee its tech-enabled, human-powered innovation initiatives as they continue to create game-changing solutions that reduce the stress and burden felt by working caregivers and families. “Keith is a phenomenal product leader and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. He has such a bold, creative vision and a fierce passion for building products that have the potential to help families on a global scale,” CEO Michael Walsh…

  • ISN, the Dallas-based global provider of contractor and supplier information management, has named Brian Callahan as chief executive officer as part of a planned leadership transition. The company said Callahan succeeds Joe Eastin, who now serves as executive chairman. In a recent statement, the newly appointed CEO of ISN expressed deep honor and gratitude for the opportunity to lead the company, acknowledging the significant influence and mentorship of Eastin.  "I am grateful to Joe Eastin for his leadership, mentorship, and friendship over the past 20 years and look forward to working with him in his new role as Executive Chairman,"…

  • The moves follow a recent infusion of $4.1 million in strategic financing as Stryve looks to fuel its growth in the consumer packaged goods sector.

  • Irving-based FleetPride Inc., the nation's largest distributor of truck and trailer parts and service provider in the independent heavy-duty aftermarket, has appointed Kevin Weadick as chief executive officer. It's part of a planned transition in which Weadick will succeed Mike Duffy, who will serve as executive chairman and lead the board of directors. "It gives me great pleasure to welcome Kevin to FleetPride as we enter the next phase of the company's evolution and growth," Duffy said in a statement. "As we continue to accelerate our digital transformation, Kevin's strong track record of success leading technology and operations functions will…

  • Plano-based AllerVie Health announced that Tae Kim will be the new chief executive officer of the national network of allergy clinics. Kim's promotion from president reflects the company's strategic plan, AllerVie said. Chris Roussos, executive chairman of the board and former chief executive officer, will continue in his role on AllerVie's board as executive chairman, where he remains actively engaged in key strategic activities on behalf of the company, AllerVie said. "I've had the privilege of working with and mentoring Tae since we partnered for the incredibly successful sale of Epic Health Services in 2016. His exemplary leadership, invaluable strategic…