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Royal Building Products names new head of extrusion profiles business

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Ontario-based building material supplier Royal Building Products has named Chris Bitsakakis as the new vice president and general manager of its Window & Door Profiles business.  

Bitsakakis comes to Royal from Durabody Industries Ltd., a Canadian-based manufacturer of truck bodies and trailers, where he was president and chief executive officer for the past two years. Prior to Durabody, he spent more than 20 years in the automotive manufacturing industry, first with Cooper Standard Automotive and more recently with Magna International.

“We are excited to have a leader of Chris’ caliber join our business,” said Mark Orcutt, executive vice president, Building Products. “Chris brings a solid combination of sales, manufacturing and financial experience to this role, and we are counting on him to help position the Window & Door Profiles business to take advantage of the emerging recovery of the North American housing market.”

Bitsakakis holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.

Headquartered in Woodbridge, Ont., Royal Building Products is a subsidiary of Axiall Corporation; the company manufactures and distributes materials for the home remodeling, building, and municipal construction markets, including extruded trim, siding, decking, and windows and door profiles.

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