Fenestration Review

Neil Fast becomes President and CEO of Loewen

November 25, 2022  By Daniel Reale-Chin

The Loewen Board of Directors welcomed Neil Fast as the company’s new President and CEO on Nov. 24.

We are excited to announce Neil Fast will be joining Loewen as President and CEO in January 2023. Neil is a native of Winnipeg

with extensive experience in the building products space, and a proven track record of leading high quality organizations to

impressive success.


In roles including President, Vice-President and General Manager with the Brock White organization, Neil delivered outstanding

results in both the Canadian and US markets. As Regional Vice-President, Neil led White Cap Supply Canada through the

challenges of Covid while strengthening the organization.

Neil lives in Winnipeg with his family. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the Asper School at the University of Manitoba,

and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. We will be introducing Neil to customers,

dealers, staff, the industry, and our communities more extensively in coming months.

We’d also like to express deep appreciation to Al Babiuk, who will be retiring from the role of President and CEO on December

31st. Al led Loewen through some of the most tumultuous and challenging times in the Company’s history. He leaves the

organization with an outstanding team including the highest quality of distribution and supply partners in the industry. He also

leaves Loewen positioned for continued opportunities for success within our unique market position.

“I can’t say thank you enough to all of the Loewen teams, our partners, and our industry associations and competitors over the past

20 years, for the privilege of being allowed to have the leadership roles and relationships that I have had,” says Al Babiuk on his

pending retirement, ”…I look forward to many years of further success for the Company, our team, and our partners.”

Bill Holt also joined Loewen as the company’s vice-president of sales and customer experience.

Loewen is pleased to announce Bill Holt will be joining the Company as Vice President, Sales & Customer Experience in

December, 2022. Bill will report to Steve Donner – Senior Vice President, Sales & Customer Experience.

Bill has almost 30 years’ experience in the industry, including time with JELD-WEN and other window and door manufacturers.

Bill’s roles included Territory Sales Manager, National Sales Manager, and Vice-President Sales. He has led directors, sales

teams, and architectural consultants to drive sales and develop many long-term business relationships. Bill has a bachelor’s

degree in Management from Pacific University in Oregon.

“We’re excited that Bill will be bringing his long track-record of success in partnering and supporting customers to the Loewen sales

dealer network,” says Steve Donner, “We will be introducing Bill to customers, dealers, staff, the industry, and our communities

more extensively in coming months.”

Tyler Sampson and Andrew Kelly step into regional sales manager roles at the company.

As we continue executing our strategic plans, we are also pleased to announce the promotion of Tyler Sampson and Andrew

Kelly from Territory Managers to Regional Sales Managers for the East and West U.S. regions. Both have proven themselves as

strong leaders and representatives of Loewen as they support their dealers.

Tyler has over 6 years’ experience with Loewen in the role of Northeastern Territory Manager, he has worked previously as a

project manager for a general contractor and with Pella. Andrew has over 18 months’ experience with Loewen in the role of

Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico Territory Manager, he came to Loewen with 10 years’ experience with Andersen.

Tyler and Andrew will assume their new duties on January 1st, 2023, and will begin supporting our strong team of Territory

Managers as well as working with the current management team on 2023 dealer programing.

Located in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada, Loewen is the premium window and door company focused exclusively on the

architectural market.

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