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Quanex Taps Kevin Connor as Director of Aftermarket Products, Engineered Products Group

HOUSTON, Jan 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX), a company specializing in components and systems that produce innovative and energy-efficient window and door products, announced hiring Kevin Connor to the newly created position of Director, Aftermarket Products. The position will be an important role in assuring the continued collaboration and growth among Quanex's Engineered Products Group (EPG).

Connor brings over 20 years of experience in marketing, product management, merchandising, emerging markets and e-business. At his most recent position in Merchandising and Product Management for Dealer Tire, Connor concentrated on the company's B-to-B web-based business model which sold direct to OEM automobile dealers in cooperation with OEM automobile manufacturers nationwide. Connor also worked eight years at Hewlett-Packard where he held progressive management responsibilities for areas that included pricing strategy, product marketing and business development in emerging markets. His resume includes sales management and business development with General Mills.

Connor holds a Master's degree in Business Administration and will report to senior vice president August J. Coppola, with offices in Solon, Ohio.

"I'm pleased to assume this responsibility for Quanex EPG," said Kevin Connor. "There is room to further grow the company's aftermarket businesses, and my experience supports Quanex's objective."

About Quanex Building Products

Quanex Building Products Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of value-added, engineered materials and components, serving the energy-efficient building products markets. It is an ROIC-driven company that grows shareholder returns through a combination of organic growth via new products, programs and strategic acquisitions. For more information about Quanex, visit our website at

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SOURCE: Quanex Building Products Corporation

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