Tampa Bay-based Masonite International Corporation (NYSE: DOOR), a manufacturer and distributor of interior and exterior doors, announced Tuesday that Chris Ball has joined the company as president of global residential. Ball replaced James A. Hair, who submitted his resignation in August.
“Chris has an extensive background leading global teams to drive growth,” said Masonite President and CEO Howard Heckes. “I believe his leadership style, knowledge, and relevant experience will be strong assets in helping us achieve our growth initiatives, including delivering on our ‘Doors That Do More’ strategy. I am delighted to have an executive of his caliber join our leadership team.”
Ball was most recently president of Americas for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, where he led the North America, Latin America, and global commercial truck business units. Prior to joining Cooper Tire, Ball served in various roles at Whirlpool Corporation, including leadership of sales and operations for the KitchenAid small appliance business and general management of the North America Laundry unit, Whirlpool’s largest business.
Ball earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing and international studies from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.