April 23, 2014

Chester Company Receives Turnaround Performance Award

Chris Dimou, CEO/President of Roto Frank of America receives the coveted “Turnaround Performance Award” from Parent Company Roto Frank AG and the Executive Board Members. (From left to right: Mr. Leonhard Braig, Chief Technical Officer, Michael Stangier, Chief Financial Officer, Chris Dimou CEO/President of Roto Frank of America, and Dr. Eckhard Keill, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Roto Frank AG

CHESTER, CT— February 19, 2012 — Roto Frank of America, Inc. was recently recognized with a special “Turnaround Performance Award” from its parent company Roto Frank AG. The ceremony took place beginning of February during the Group’s Leadership Conference in Berlin, Germany. Mr. Chris Dimou, Roto Frank of America CEO and President accepted the award from the Executive Board on the company’s behalf.

The Turnaround Performance Award, which is given by Roto Frank AG on the occasion that a Roto Group Company makes dramatic improvements. The Executive Board recognized significant progress in the areas of strategy, market approach, sales, cost structure, inventory, and change management. “The decision to honor Roto Frank of America with this award derived also from the fact that Roto has been dramatically reversing the negative trend which was in place up until 2009,” concludes Dr. Eckhard Keill, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for Roto Frank AG.

According to Chris Dimou, Chief Executive Officer of Roto Frank of America, “Despite the downturn in the building and construction industry and such difficult economic times, the Roto team here in the United States and Canada has persevered and made tremendous strides over the past two years. By growing our Sales by almost 40% the last couple of years, we have gained important market share and prepared the ground for future growth. We are deeply honored by this unique Performance Award, appreciative of the Group’s continued support, as well as our employees’ dedication and hard work.”

About Roto Frank of America

Founded in 1979, Roto Frank of America is a Connecticut-based manufacturer of window and door hardware. The company, which offers solutions for North American and European hardware applications, has an extensive product line including its renowned  X-DRIVE™  casement and awning hardware, NT Tilt & Turn, TITAN sliding patio door, Flip Lock positive action lock, DR10 adjustable hinge, Patio Life lift & slide, and 6080 fold & slide, among others.

About Roto Frank AG

Roto Frank AG was founded in Stuttgart, Germany in 1935 by the inventor of tilt & turn hardware, Wilhelm Frank. In 1950, the company moved to a facility in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, a suburb of Stuttgart where it is still headquartered today. Two divisions comprise the Roto Group: Hardware Technology for Windows and Doors and Roof Windows and Solar Technology.  As one of the world’s largest OEM suppliers, Roto Frank AG employs more than 4,000 people and currently operates twelve manufacturing facilities as well as 40 sales subsidiaries and sales partners worldwide.

For more information about Roto’s services or products please contact:  Roto Frank of America, Inc., 14 Inspiration Lane, Chester, CT 06412.  1-800-243-0893 or visit www.rotohardware.com

Photo caption: Chris Dimou, CEO/President of Roto Frank of America receives the coveted “Turnaround Performance Award” from Parent Company Roto Frank AG and the Executive Board Members. (From left to right: Mr. Leonhard Braig, Chief Technical Officer, Michael Stangier, Chief Financial Officer, Chris Dimou CEO/President of Roto Frank of America, and Dr. Eckhard Keill, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Roto Frank AG.