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

CARY, North Carolina–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cornerstone Building Brands, the largest manufacturer of outdoor building products in North America, today announced that President and CEO Rose Lee has been named the 2022 Pinnacle Award recipient by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC). The Pinnacle Award recognizes individuals widely recognized as leaders in their fields and at the pinnacle of their professional careers. This is the highest honor in AABDC’s annual Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Awards program. As the winner of the Pinnacle Award, Lee joins a prestigious group of more than 30 prominent Asian American business leaders who have been recognized since the award’s inception in 2004.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized alongside such accomplished peers. As the AABDC celebrates its 21st anniversary, this award recognizes the dedication and impact 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 advance the contribution and visibility of Asian American business leaders. I also congratulate my fellow Pinnacle Award winner, Reshma Kewalramani, and all winners of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award 2022.”

“Rose Lee is an accomplished member of a select group of CEOs who are not just Asian Americans, but also women. Rose is used to being one of the few, whether as a as an aerospace engineer or steadily rising through the ranks of business management in traditionally male-dominated manufacturing industries,” said John Wang, Founder and Chairman of the Asian American Business Development Center. “AABDC is thrilled to have selected Rose for the Pinnacle Award in 2022. I know she works tirelessly to shine in her leadership role while striving to close the gender gap in her industry and promote a diverse and equitable workplace.”

Lee has served as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Cornerstone Building Brands since September 2021. Lee is the first Korean American female CEO of a Fortune 1000 company and will chair the Manufacturing Institute’s Women MAKE America initiative in 2023, where she is currently vice-president. She is also an independent member of the board of directors of Honeywell and was recently appointed to the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Prior to joining Cornerstone Building Brands, Lee was President of DuPont Water & Protection’s reporting segment. Earlier in his career, Lee held senior management 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) nonprofit organization established in 1994. It helps Asian American businesses build their ability to compete in the mainstream market, expand business opportunities and promote recognition. contributions of Asian American companies to the general economy.

About Cornerstone Building Brands

Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products by sales for low-rise residential and non-residential buildings in North America. Based in Cary, NC, we serve residential and commercial customers in the new construction, repair and remodel markets. Our market-leading product portfolio covers vinyl windows, vinyl siding, stone veneer, metal roofing, metal wall systems and metal accessories. Cornerstone Building Brands’ extensive multi-channel distribution platform and vast national footprint includes more than 20,000 employees in manufacturing, distribution and office locations across 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. For more information, visit us at