MN window manufacturer Andersen announces transition of leadership

Window and door manufacturer Andersen Corp. announced that Jay Lund, who has been the Bayport-based company’s chief executive since 2011, plans to retire at the end of the year. He’ll continue to serve as chairman.

Taking his place is Andersen President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Galvin, 53. The leadership change was part of a planned succession, the company said Tuesday.

Lund joined Andersen in 1985 and worked his way up through the ranks. He was named COO in 2008, president in 2009, CEO in 2011 and chairman of the board of directors in 2013.

Lund, 64, led Andersen with “integrity, intelligence and heart,” passionately embraced diversity, equity and inclusion inside and outside the company and positioned the company “for continued growth in the future,” board member Donald Allen Jr. said in a statement.

The privately owned Andersen has nearly $3.5 billion in annual revenue and 13,000 employees, about half in Minnesota. It operates facilities in Bayport, Oak Park Heights, Cottage Grove and North Branch.

During his tenure as CEO, Lund led the company to achieve unprecedented growth, nearly tripling annual revenue through geographic and market-segment expansion of Andersen’s traditional business and significant growth of Renewal by Andersen, the company’s window- and door-replacement division, company officials said.

Under Lund, the company also completed several acquisitions and exited the vinyl hollow core segment of the market, which helped “sharpen the company’s focus on its premium window and door product offerings,” according to Andersen.

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Galvin joined Andersen in 2002 as an investment director. Since then, he has held leadership roles across all areas of the company including corporate finance, manufacturing, logistics, supply-chain operations and general management. In 2019, Galvin became president of the Andersen Division and in 2021, he was named the company’s president and chief operating officer.

“Chris is an inspiring leader, with deep knowledge of the business and industry,” Lund said. “He is widely respected by the Andersen team for his character, intellect, kindness and work ethic. He has excelled throughout his career at Andersen and ably led our company through a global pandemic that tested our business in many ways. He will be an exceptional steward of Andersen’s long-standing values and industry leadership.”

Galvin currently serves on the Andersen Corporate Foundation board of directors, as well as the boards of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation and Bayport-based First State Bank and Trust.