Phoenix Manufacturing Names New President

Continental Materials Corporation, parent company of Valley-based Phoenix Manufacturing, Inc., has named Brian Holte President of the HVAC Solutions Group.

Holte brings more than 25 years of experience of upper-level management in the building materials and manufacturing technology industry for large, mid-market and start-up companies. His ability to assess market conditions and identify opportunities in both mature and emerging markets will help to breathe new life into Continental Material’s Corporation’s sales and marketing initiatives.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead both Williams and Phoenix Manufacturing and its employees into an exciting future,” said Holte. “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.”

Anne Wood, director of marketing for Phoenix Manufacturing, said the company looks forward to Holte’s fresh perspectives and ideas to revitalize the brand while refocusing on what they do best: manufacturing and selling of quality HVAC products.

Prior to joining Continental Materials Corporation a family of brands that includes Phoenix Manufacturing Inc., McKinney Door and Hardware, Transit Mix Concrete Co. and Williams Furnace Co., Holte worked at Rockwell Automation, James Hardie, Project Frog, and Oldcastle Building Envelope. Holte received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology from University of Wisconsin-STOUT, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.