ADDING MULTIMEDIA Cornerstone Building Brands CEO Rose Lee Named 2022 Pinnacle Award Recipient by Asian American Business Development Center


The first Korean-American CEO of a Fortune 1000 company accepts top honors at annual awards ceremony Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business gala event.

CARY, NC, September 23, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cornerstone Building Brands, the largest manufacturer of outdoor building products in North America, today announced that President and CEO Rose Lee has received the 2022 Pinnacle Award from the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC). The Pinnacle Award recognizes individuals who are widely recognized as leaders in their fields and at the top of their careers. It is the top honor of AABDC’s annual Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business awards program. As a recipient of the Pinnacle Award, Lee joins a distinguished group of more than 30 prominent Asian American business leaders who have been recognized since the award’s inception in 2004.

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Rose Lee, President and CEO of Cornerstone Building Brands, accepts the 2022 Pinnacle Award at the AABDC Gala on September 22nd. (Photo: Business Wire)

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“It is a great honor to be recognized alongside such accomplished colleagues. As AABDC celebrates its 21st anniversary, this award underscores the commitment and influence of Asian American business leaders across many industries,” said Lee. “I draw strength from this community as I work to ensure the continued success of Cornerstone Building Brands and foster the contribution and visibility of Asian American business leaders. I also congratulate my fellow Pinnacle Award winner, Reshma Kewalramani, and all the outstanding 50 Asian 2022 recipients of the Americans in Business Award.”

“Rose Lee is an accomplished member of a select group of CEOs who are not only Asian American but also female. Rose is accustomed to being one of the few, whether as an aerospace engineer or as a rising leader in the manufacturing industry traditionally male-dominated,” said John Wang, Founder and President of the Asian American Business Development Center. “AABDC is excited for selecting Rose for the 2022 Pinnacle Award. I know she works tirelessly to excel in her leadership role while striving to close the gender gap in her industry and foster a workplace that is diverse and equitable.”

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Lee has served as President and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Cornerstone Building Brands since September 2021. Lee is the first Korean-American CEO of a Fortune 1000 company and will chair the Manufacturing Institute’s Women MAKE America Initiative in 2023. She currently serves as vice chair. She is also an Independent Board Member of Honeywell and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Before joining Cornerstone Building Brands, Lee was President of DuPont’s Water & Protection reporting segment. Earlier in her career, Lee held senior positions at Saint-Gobain, Booz Allen & Hamilton and Pratt & Whitney.

About the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC)

The Asian American Business Development Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1994. It helps Asian American companies strengthen their competitiveness in the mainstream market, expand business opportunities and promote recognition of the contributions of Asian American companies to the wider economy.

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About Cornerstone Building Brands

Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products by revenue for residential and low-rise non-residential buildings in North America. Headquartered in Cary, NC, we serve residential and commercial customers in new construction, repair and remodeling. Our market-leading product portfolio includes vinyl windows, vinyl siding, stone veneers, metal roofing, metal wall systems and metal accessories. Cornerstone Building Brands’ broad multichannel sales platform and extensive national footprint includes more than 20,000 employees in manufacturing, sales and office locations throughout North America. Corporate stewardship and environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibility are embedded in our culture. We are committed to making a positive contribution to the communities in which we live, work and play. Visit www.cornerstonebuildingbrands.com for more information.

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