pollard-karen-garyBurlington, ON – September 12, 2013 – Pollard Windows Inc., Chairman of the Board, Reginald Pollard, named Karen Pollard-Josling, President and Gary L. Pollard, Director of Business Development in keeping with the family’s commitment to building the business to serve the new construction and replacement window market for years to come.

Effective immediately Karen Pollard-Josling has been promoted to the position of President. Karen graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Before joining Pollard Windows, Karen worked for 2 years in market research and the development of business plans. Karen has been with the company for 23 years. She started as Marketing Representative working with our former President, Michael Pollard and worked her way up to Marketing Manager. Pollard-Josling will be responsible for day to day running of the company.

Effective immediately Gary L. Pollard has been promoted to Director of Business Development for the company. Gary began working fulltime at Pollard Windows Inc. 30 years ago after completing a Business Diploma program at Sheridan College. He has worked as a Sales Consultant, Service Manager and most recently has been head of the U.S. office for 20 years. Gary will be working with Pollard-Josling and the executive team to identify new potential business and build our relationships with industry groups.

“We are proud of what our family business stands for and are committed to serving our customers and community in the way they have grown to expect for over 65 years. We will carry on with the vision that both our father and brother Michael Pollard shared with the help of our family and extended family of employees here at Pollard Windows. Thank you for all your continued support.”

About Pollard Windows

Pollard Windows Inc. is a third generation family business, co-founded by Norman and Reginald Pollard. The Pollard family arrived in Canada in 1947 ready to embrace a new life. Norman Pollard, a skilled carpenter, taught his wife and children everything he knew about woodworking. And in 1948, the family business was born. The Pollard formula for success was simple: work hard, reinvest in new technology, and give customers more for their money. Today, Pollard operates out of a 350,000 square foot plant and is recognized as a leader in window and door manufacturing technology.

Pollard Windows is committed to the environment and is a member of both the Canadian and U.S. Green Building Councils® and is a long standing participant in the ENERGY STAR® program. Its products are engineered to be ‘GREEN.’ Pollard Windows has been involved in many LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) projects across North America which have received the highest certification, Platinum, under this program. Pollard Windows is a proud Canadian manufacturer serving both the new construction and replacement window and door markets.

For more information, contact Amanda Soltys, Marketing Representative at asoltys@pollardwindows.com or 1.800.263.6616.