Jeffrey Smith joins Crystal Window & Door as CEO
Jeffrey Smith CEO Crystal Window & Door

Jeffrey Smith, new CEO of Crystal Window & Door Systems', most recently served as senior vice president of Multifamily Components for Builder First Source of Dallas.

QUEENS, N.Y. — National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems is appointed Jeffrey Smith as its new chief executive officer. He will work with Thomas Chen, chairman and founder, and Steve Chen, president, to guide Crystal’s future growth and expansion.

Smith has broad building materials industry experience. He most recently served as senior vice president of Multifamily Components for Builder First Source of Dallas, and previously was president and CEO of Truss way Manufacturing of Houston, Texas.

“Jeff brings a stellar track record of leadership, running large profitable businesses, and strong customer relationships to Crystal,” said Thomas Chen. “From start-up 34 years ago until today, Crystal has flourished. Jeff is very highly regarded in our industry, and working with our dedicated employees, he will build on this strong foundation of success and position Crystal for exciting growth and continued prosperity in the coming years.”

“I am thrilled and honored to join a company whose culture is committed to product excellence, superior customer service, and an unwavering commitment to its employees,” Smith said. “My approach is quite simple: continue striving for the highest product quality and best-in-class service to our customers, ensure production operations continue efficiently and sustainably, and seize opportunities to advance the company.”

Since its inception in 1990, Crystal has grown to become one of the largest window manufacturers in North America. The company’s operations include five facilities with more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing space at five facilities and more than 750 employees across the country. The company said it has new products in the pipeline and new production capabilities coming online.


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