American Woodmark has a team of experienced leaders with an ambitious strategic vision and a focus on our commitment to customers and communities.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Scott Culbreth serves as the president and chief executive officer for American Woodmark. He joined the company in 2014 as the senior vice president and chief financial officer. He was promoted to CEO and joined the Board of Directors in 2020.
Scott received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He began his career with Shell Oil Company and developed his international operational skills with Robert Bosch Corporation, Newell Brands and Piedmont Hardware Brands, where he held various financial roles with increasing responsibility.
Cultural values and company performance brought Scott to American Woodmark where he continually seeks to live his life as a servant leader each and every day. He is passionate about developing himself and his team, rising to meet challenges, challenging mental models and striving to always improve. In addition, Scott serves as an independent director on the board at Flexsteel Industries, Inc.
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Scott and his wife live in Winchester, Virginia. They enjoy visiting their two daughters, hiking, traveling and attending Virginia Tech Hokie and Carolina Panther football games.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Paul Joachimczyk is the vice president of finance and chief financial officer for American Woodmark. He joined the company in 2019 as vice president of financial planning and analysis. He was promoted into his current role leading all financial matters and helping set the strategic direction for the company to ensure long-term fiscal stability.
Paul received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He began his career with Ernst and Young, LLC. For the past 15 years he has been in leadership and financial roles working for the General Electric Company, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., and TopBuild Corp. He brings 20+ years of progressive experience in financial matters through his roles at several multinational corporations.
American Woodmark’s culture was the main driving factor behind Paul’s decision to join the company. He truly believes that people should be treated with dignity and respect both at work and throughout their entire lives. He takes the time to reflect on current decisions, strives to be better each day, and inspires the same in his team members.
Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Technical Operations
Rob Adams is the senior vice president of manufacturing and technical operations for American Woodmark. He joined the company in 2008 as vice president of engineering, was promoted to vice president of manufacturing and engineering in 2012, and then promoted to senior vice president of manufacturing and technical operations in 2015.
As senior vice president of manufacturing and technical operations, Rob leads all aspects of operations, including manufacturing, logistics, materials, engineering, and quality.
Rob received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in management from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has 30 years of progressive operations, engineering, and general management experience across a variety of global corporations.
Rob challenges himself daily to be deliberate and intentional in driving the applications of technology and innovation. His typical day is spent searching for the art of what’s possible and identifying new solutions to solve problems in the disparate areas of the value stream process.
Prior to joining the company, Rob gained 20 years of operations, general management, and engineering experience at Diamond Innovations (GE Superabrasives), a leading supplier of industrial diamonds, and Techneglas (Owens-Illinois), a manufacturer of glass components and resins. Rob’s leadership development is rooted in performance management and servant leadership—both of which are recognized as critical attributes of the culture within American Woodmark. As a vision-driven, values-based company, American Woodmark has afforded Rob the opportunity to positively impact the lives of many individuals, while also fostering his own personal growth.
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Teresa May is the senior vice president and chief marketing officer for American Woodmark. She joined the company in 2018 as a board member before transitioning to chief marketing officer in 2020, leading all aspects of marketing including brand, digital & ecommerce, customer experience, product innovation, communications, strategy and insights, and customer care.
Teresa holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University as well as a bachelor’s degree and an M.Ed. from Iowa State University. With over 25 years of professional experience, her career has been highlighted with leadership roles in marketing and general management.
Prior to joining the company, Teresa was the senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Asurion, a leading provider of services that help consumers protect, connect, and enjoy their technology. Prior to Asurion, she held various management positions with Owens Corning, Stanley Black & Decker, Danaher Corporation and The Procter & Gamble Company. Teresa is an independent director of Transcendia, Inc. and Fluid Master.
Board of Directors
Vance W. Tang
Vance Tang joined the Board of Directors in 2009 and has served as non-executive chairman since 2020.
Additionally, he served as president and chief executive officer of the U.S. subsidiary of KONE Corporation, a Finnish public company and a leading global provider of elevators and escalators, and executive vice president of KONE Corporation from 2007 to 2012. Presently, he acts as director of Comfort Systems USA, a publicly traded provider of commercial and industrial specialty contracting, including HVAC, electrical, security, and building automation installation and services, and president of VanTegrity Consulting, focusing on leadership and growth strategies, both positions he has held since 2012. Vance’s 29-year career in industry has been highlighted with leadership roles in operations. Vance’s former experience as a chief executive officer in the construction industry provides the Board with a valuable strategic perspective.
Latasha Akoma joined the Board of Directors in 2022.
She currently serves as Operating Partner and Chief Compliance Officer at GENNX360, a leading private equity firm that specializes in middle market companies and operations specialists.
Previously, Latasha has held several executive leadership positions at Harley-Davidson Motor Company (HDMC). She joined HDMC as the Director of Operations in 2009 and was responsible for vehicle assembly and materials management. In 2011, she was promoted to General Manager of Tomahawk Operations where she was responsible for two facilities, implementing a new labor agreement, lean manufacturing, and productivity and steering one of Harley-Davidson’s most significant motorcycle launches.
Prior to joining Harley-Davidson, Latasha was a Senior Manager of Paint Operations at Chrysler (formerly DaimlerChrysler) where she held a variety of senior leadership positions in operations and general management.
Latasha’s experience in operations and manufacturing provides the board with a valuable perspective.
Andrew B. Cogan
Andrew Cogan joined the Board of Directors in 2009.
He currently acts as chairman and chief executive officer at Knoll, Inc., a public company, and design firm that produces office systems, seating, and textiles for the office, home, and higher education environments, a position he has held since May 2016. In addition, he serves as chairman for The Rug Company which is recognized internationally as the leading name for contemporary handmade rugs.
Previously, he served as chief executive officer at Knoll, Inc. from April 2001 to May 2016. Additionally, he has served as director at Knoll, Inc. since 2013. Andrew’s 25-year career in the manufacturing industry has been highlighted with leadership roles in design and marketing. His experience as a chief executive officer of a publicly traded company provides the Board with a valuable perspective.
President, and Chief Executive Officer
Scott joined the Board of Directors in 2020.
He currently acts as the president and chief executive officer for American Woodmark, where he previously served as chief financial officer since 2014. Previously, he served at Shell Oil Company, Robert Bosch Corporation, Newell Brands and Piedmont Hardware Brands, where he held various financial roles with increasing responsibility. Additionally, he serves as an independent director on the board at Flexsteel Industries, Inc. His experience as a leader in finance provides the Board with a valuable perspective.
James G. Davis
James Davis joined the Board of Directors in 2002.
He is the president and chief executive officer at James G. Davis Construction Corporation, a private commercial general contractor, a position he has held since 1979. He served as the director at Provident Bankshares Corporation, a public company and financial institution from October 2006 to July 2009. James’s career in the construction industry has been highlighted with leadership roles in operations. Davis’s experience as a chief executive officer of a construction company provides the Board with an important industry perspective.
Martha Mahony Hayes
Martha Hayes joined the Board of Directors in 1995.
She retired from her role as vice president of customer development at the Sara Lee Corporation, a public company and manufacturer and marketer of consumer products, in 2006.
Martha’s experience with marketing, business development, and customer relationships during her 30-year career in the consumer products industry provides the Board with an important perspective on customer issues and opportunities.
Daniel T. Hendrix
Daniel Hendrix joined the Board of Directors in 2005.
He currently serves as chairman of Interface, Inc., a public company and manufacturer of modular flooring products, a position he has held since October 2011, and director since 1996. Previously, he acted as president and chief executive officer from July 2001 to March 2017. Daniel’s 34-year career in the building products industry has been highlighted with leadership roles in finance and operations. Hendrix’s experience as a chief executive officer of a publicly traded company in the building products industry provides the Board with an important industry perspective.
David Rodriguez joined the Board of Directors in 2020.
Now retired, he served as the executive vice president and global chief human resources officer at Marriott International, where he leads the human capital strategy for approximately 700,000 associates at nearly 7,500 properties in 135 countries and territories. David received his PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from New York University. Previously, he served in a senior role in human resources at Citigroup, Inc. and as an industrial and organizational psychologist at Avon Products Co. Ltd. Rodriguez’s career has been highlighted with senior leadership roles in human resources culminating with induction as a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. His experience with the complexity and requirements of a publicly traded business-to-business and consumer-facing company provides the Board with a valuable perspective.
Emily Videtto joined the Board of Directors in 2021.
She currently serves as the executive vice president, sales and marketing at Pella Corporation, a leading manufacturer of windows and doors. Prior to her time at Pella Corporation, Emily was the vice president of residential marketing and new product development for GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. Emily’s experience in the consumer durables space, as well as her expertise around marketing, digital, and innovation, provides the Board with a valuable perspective.
American Woodmark Locations
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