Brian Holte

Chicago, IL– James Gidwitz, CEO of Continental Materials Corporation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Holte as President, Williams Comfort Products and Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc., replacing retired President, Mike Markowich.  Williams Comfort Products, Colton, CA and Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc., Phoenix, AZ manufacturers of a broad range of heating, air conditioning and ventilation equipment and solutions.

Holte said: “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead both Williams and Phoenix Manufacturing and its employees into an exciting future.  With a talented team, and a broad set of quality products and capabilities, we are well positioned and committed to deliver customer and shareowner value in the years ahead.”

Holte has more than 25 years of experience in leadership roles within the industrial technology and building products industries for large, mid-market, and start-up companies including Rockwell Automation, James Hardie, Project Frog, and Oldcastle Building Envelope.   Holte is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-STOUT, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology, and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.