Tenured Operating Executive with 20 Years of Experience Brings Global Operations Management Skills to Vinyl Extrusion Business

February 20, 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA and WOODBRIDGE, ONTARIO – February 20, 2018 – OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced today in a joint statement with its portfolio company, Energi Fenestration Solutions, Ltd. (“Energi”), a Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada headquartered manufacturer of rigid and cellular vinyl window profiles and patio doors and other extruded vinyl products that Energi has appointed Mr. Christopher Koscho as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. 

Koscho is a results-oriented operating executive with a solid background in global operations management and a demonstrated track record in operational excellence and strategy that have led to improved customer experiences and business growth.  Koscho was previously with HC Companies as President and CEO. Prior to HC Companies, Koscho held senior operations positions with Myers Industries, Veyance Technologies and Goodyear Tire and Rubber.

“We are excited to have Koscho join Energi as our new CEO,” said Desmond Nugent, Managing Director at OpenGate Capital responsible for the operations of the firm’s North American investments. “Chris’s track record of energizing teams, driving operational excellence and creating value makes him an ideal fit. We are confident he will continue the growth and innovation at Energi.”

“Energi has a well-established platform to build upon and grow,” said Koscho. “I am thrilled to join the team and work to further strengthen Energi’s product and services while maintaining our position as a leader in the North American vinyl extrusion industry.”

OpenGate Capital acquired Energi in 2016 through the firm’s first institutional fund, which also holds Mersive Technologies, Hufcor, EverZinc, Alfatherm, Bios & Matériaux and Power Partners in its global investment portfolio.


About OpenGate Capital

OpenGate Capital is a global private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and operation of businesses to create new value through operational improvements, innovation and growth. Established in 2005, OpenGate Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with a European office in Paris, France. OpenGate’s professionals possess the critical skills needed to acquire, transition, operate, build and scale successful businesses. To date, OpenGate Capital, through its legacy and fund investments, has executed more than 30 acquisitions including corporate carve-outs, management buy-outs, special situations and transactions with private sellers across North America and Europe. To learn more about OpenGate, please visit www.opengatecapital.com.


About Energi Fenestration Solutions, Ltd.

Energi Fenestration Solutions, Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of manufacturer of rigid and cellular vinyl window profiles and patio doors, interior vinyl shutters and other extruded vinyl products in North America. Energi is differentiated from other extrusion suppliers through a value-added strategy that includes product mix (custom and platform window profiles, patio doors, trim systems and color solutions), innovation, quality and service.  Energi has six production facilities; four in Canada, two in the United States.  For more information, please visit www. www.energifenestration.com.

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OpenGate Media Contacts

Alanna Chaffin

Email: achaffin@opengatecapital.com

Telephone: +1 (310) 432-7000

 

Mike Sitrick

Sitrick & Company

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Telephone: (310) 788-2850


OpenGate Business Development Contact

Joshua Adams

Email: jadams@opengatecapital.com

Telephone: +1 (310) 432-7000


Energi Contact

Martin Boulanger

Email: Martin.Boulanger@EnergiFenestration.com

Telephone: +1 (450) 687-5115