American Woodmark announced that there will be a new Chairman of the Board in August 2017

Leading supplier of cabinetry to the remodelling and new construction industries, American Woodmark Corporation, has announced that there will be a transition of the Chairman of the Board. Mr Kent Guichard, Chairman of the Board, has declined to seek re-election to the company’s Board of Directors at the upcoming annual shareholders meeting. After the shareholders meeting that will be held on the 24th of August, 2017, Mr Cary Dunstun, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will take on the additional role of Chairman of the Board.

“Cary’s assumption of the additional role of Chairman completes the leadership transition process we began in 2012,” Guichard commented. “Over the past five years, Cary has taken on each new responsibility and has produced outstanding results benefitting all our stakeholders. Most importantly, he has assembled a talented team that shares our core values to take the company into the future. I look forward to their continued success.”

“Kent has a 24 year history with the company and will forever be part of the core foundation that has made American Woodmark what it is today,” Dunston stated. “Although I only had the privilege of sharing 11 of the 24 years, Kent has had a lasting impact on me, both personally and professionally. I greatly appreciate the ongoing confidence that Kent and the board have placed in me to continue the success under Kent’s leadership.”

Dunston joined American Woodmark in 2006 as the Senior Vice President of manufacturing and Supply Chain Services. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations in September 2012, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) in August 2013. In August 2014, Dunston was promoted to President and COO, as well as elected to the Board of Directors; he was promoted to President and CEO of American Woodmark in August 2015.

American Woodmark manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodelling and new home construction industries. Their products are sold directly across America to home centres, major builders, as well as through a vast network of distributors. Presently, American Woodmark operates and maintains nine manufacturing plants and seven services centres across America.


Source: American Woodmark Corporation