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June 4, 2013

Pella Corp remembers former President & CEO J. Wayne Bevis

Pella — Former Pella Corporation President and CEO J. Wayne Bevis passed away May 31 at the age of 79.  In retirement, Bevis divided his time between his home on St. George Island, Fla., and near Rock Creek Lake near Kellogg, Iowa.

Bevis joined the company in 1972, and served as President and CEO of Pella Corporation for 15 years from 1980 until his retirement in 1995.

“Wayne and his team built the foundation for the transformation for what was then known as the Rolscreen Company into the innovative industry leader Pella Corporation has grown into today,” said Patrick J. Meyer, Pella’s current President and CEO.

Meyer said major accomplishments achieved during Bevis’ tenure included the introduction of traditional double-hung windows, the Architect Series®, Designer Series® and ProLine offerings, between-the-glass blind options, and Precision Fit® replacement windows. In that time, the company also constructed the Carroll, Iowa, and Shenandoah, Iowa, manufacturing operations. He also helped lead the addition of eight new production areas at the Pella, Iowa, operations, and introduced the first Pella® Window Store, Quality Circles and the use of kaizen in Pella’s focus on continuous improvement.

Bevis is survived by his wife Faye, two sons, Harold and Graydon, and a daughter Tina Bevis Wood, and their families.

Bevis Funeral Home handled funeral arrangements June 4. View the complete obituary at: http://www.bevisfh.com/obituaries/J-Bevis/

Memorials may be donated to the American Cancer Society.If given in Wayne’s honor, notification may be sent to Graydon Bevis at gbevis@pellacolorado.com

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