Several people were instrumental in the recent acquisition of Western Window Systems by PGT Innovations and are deserving of recognition for their efforts. One of them, though – Abbas Ali, manager of financial planning and analysis – was indispensible.
“Abbas stepped up and worked tirelessly to create presentations and files and answer numerous questions in order to move the transaction forward,” say president Scott Gates and chief financial officer Heather Zorge. “He never gave up when asked to do something outside his comfort zone.”
Gates and Zorge credit Abbas, who started with the company in July 2017, with stepping into any area that can use his expertise, whether it be working with sales to break down competitors’ pricing or with shipping to analyze the cost of freight.
“There is nothing that doesn’t get better when Abbas puts his thoughts into it,” they say. “All aspects of our analysis are better with Abbas’ insight and effort.”
Finally, Gates and Zorge laud Abbas for his ability to work well and communicate with every department in the building. He has created specific reports for various teams, including the custom sales force and the shipping department.
“He willingly updates and improves his analysis,” they say. “He sees a need and hears a vision and runs with it.”
Congratulations to Abbas Ali, Western Window Systems’ office employee of the month for September.