Champions of Change

Chris Simpson

Chris Simpson serves as Pella Corporation’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. His responsibilities include leading the corporate efforts of marketing and customer satisfaction and all national and international sales efforts, including retail, replacement, trade, commercial, and national accounts. Sales are achieved through Pella’s Direct Sales Network (PDSN), company-owned sales branches, big-box retailers, and nationwide and regional accounts.

Chris joined Pella Corporation in October of 1997 as Vice President, Direct Sales,and has held several different positions of increasing responsibilities since then. Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Group Vice President and had responsibility for all aspects of Pella’s Architect Series® and Designer Series® wood product lines, as well as the Entry Systems Division.

Prior to joining Pella, Chris was with Whirlpool Corporation in Benton Harbor, Michigan for 13 years where he served in many areas of increasing responsibility in various Whirlpool divisions and locations. His last position was the General Manager of the Whirlpool Brand, where as a Corporate Officer, he was responsible for the strategic direction and all the marketing activities of the company’s largest brand. Chris earned his B.S. from Michigan State University in East Lansing in 1982 and his M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Michigan in 1984. Chris and his wife Judy, have four children and they reside in Pella, Iowa.

About Clean Energy

Every president since Richard Nixon has called for America’s independence from oil, but Washington gridlock has prevented action again and again. If we want to create a more secure energy future, and protect consumers at the pump, that has to change.

President Obama has put forward a plan to secure America’s energy future by cutting our imports of foreign oil by one-third through producing more oil at home and reducing our dependence on oil by leveraging cleaner, alternative fuels and greater efficiency..

And beyond our efforts to reduce our dependence on oil, we must focus on expanding cleaner sources of electricity, including renewables like wind and solar, as well as clean coal, natural gas, and nuclear power – keeping America on the cutting edge of clean energy technology so that we can build a 21st century clean energy economy and win the future.

Learn more about the President’s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future

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