Posted April 19, 2018

PrimeSource names president/CEO

PrimeSource Building Products announced the appointment of Tom Koos as its president and chief executive officer.

Tom Koos“We are very pleased to welcome Koos to PrimeSource,” said Brandon Crawley, interim CEO and principal with Platinum Equity. “His more than 25 years of global supply, distribution and consumer brand experience will lead PrimeSource to a new level of excellence in distribution services and expand the reach of our industry leading Grip-Rite, Pro-Twist and other product brands.”

Koos was formerly CEO of Weber-Stephen Products LLC, the world’s largest manufacturer of outdoor gas, charcoal, electric grills and accessories. At Weber he was the company’s strategic and global operations leader. Prior to Weber, he was president and CEO of Jacuzzi Brands Corp.

Koos built a long track record of success in the consumer durable products industry, working for top brands including Black & Decker, where he served as group president for consumer products worldwide, and Newell Rubbermaid, where he held the posts of president of Goody Products and president of BernzOmatic.

“PrimeSource provides the building industry’s premier customer experience with the highest value products, brands and services,” said Koos. “I am honored to join PrimeSource’s legacy of service, operational excellence, customer loyalty and industry-preferred building products brands.”