Christopher Latkovic Joins The AZEK Company as Senior Vice President of Operations to Accelerate Capacity Goals and Maintain Record-Breaking Company Growth

March 10, 2022

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The AZEK Company Inc., the industry-leading manufacturer of beautiful, low-maintenance and environmentally sustainable outdoor living products, including TimberTech® decking and Versatex® and AZEK Trim®, has appointed Chris Latkovic to Senior Vice President of Operations, succeeding Bobby Gentile who will retire this summer. As a member of AZEK’s leadership team, Latkovic will spearhead AZEK’s previously announced multi-phase, multi-year capital investment plan to grow the business through expanding manufacturing capacities in existing facilities, opening new facilities including the Boise, Idaho location, and vertically integrating and expanding its recycling capabilities. Latkovic’s role will be instrumental in helping AZEK continue to scale operations to meet rising customer demands.

“There is nothing more exciting than joining a fast-growing company that supports a larger purpose. AZEK has ambitious goals, including its goal to incorporate 1 billion pounds of otherwise landfill-bound scrap and waste into its products annually, by 2026. As an operations professional, that challenge excites me. I believe in AZEK’s strategic vision to make a positive impact on the world and grow its business at the same time,” Latkovic said. “In my role, I’m committed to continuing to embed AZEK’s values and AZEK’s Integrated Management Systems (AIMS) while maximizing the creation of its consumer-loved, innovative, sustainable products like TimberTech decking.”

Latkovic brings to AZEK more than 30 years of experience implementing national and global infrastructure that connected facilities and increased production to meet customer demands. Most recently, Latkovic served as Head of Global Operations for the Industrial Fluid Solutions Business Unit within the ContiTech Division of Continental AG where he oversaw manufacturing operations and supply chain for its large network of plants in multiple countries. There he had a strategic focus on efficiency, Industry 4.0, and growth. Prior to Continental AG, Latkovic held a number of operations roles at Henkel Corporation, most recently as VP of Operations. Latkovic received an MBA from Ashland University and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State University.

“AZEK has consistently delivered double-digit growth and with ongoing investments, the company is well-positioned to continue its momentum in 2022 and beyond. Chris has an impressive career helping companies transform and grow their operations while keeping people at the forefront,” Jesse Singh, CEO of The AZEK Company said. “As we welcome Chris, I want to thank Bobby for his dedication to the growth and success of AZEK these last five years. He has been central to our growth from our early start overseeing two manufacturing facilities to our network of over 11 today.”

Latkovic will join AZEK on March 28, 2022 and partner closely with Gentile until his retirement this summer.

About The AZEK® Company

The AZEK Company Inc. (NYSE: AZEK) is the industry-leading designer and manufacturer of beautiful, low maintenance and environmentally sustainable outdoor living products, including TimberTech® decking and Versatex® AZEK Trim® and StruXure™ pergolas. Consistently recognized as the market leader in innovation, quality and aesthetics, products across AZEK’s portfolio are made from up to 100% recycled material and primarily replace wood on the outside of homes, providing a long-lasting, eco-friendly, and stylish solution to consumers. Leveraging the talents of its approximately 2,000 employees and the strength of relationships across its value chain, The AZEK Company is committed to accelerating the use of recycled material in the manufacturing of its innovative products, keeping millions of pounds of waste out of landfills each year, and revolutionizing the industry to create a more sustainable future. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the company operates manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Minnesota, and recently announced a new facility will open in Boise, Idaho. For additional information, please visit

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