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Envision Outdoor Living Products Announces Promotions Among Leadership Team

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Envision Outdoor Living Products, manufacturer of Envision composite decking and Fairway deck railings, has implemented a handful of leadership changes within the organization, resulting in 10 internal staff promotions.

“Envision Outdoor Living Products has experienced a year of exciting change, expansion, acquisitions, and growth, necessitating shifts in our leadership structure,” said Shara Gamble, President of Envision Outdoor Living Products. “These changes will continue to bolster areas critical to our operations and customer expectations—including supply reliability, material procurement, and product quality—while also creating additional leadership opportunities and providing room for advancement and career growth among our team members.”

The staffing changes include:

  • Cory Panak has been named Director of Manufacturing Operations, where he will be responsible for all manufacturing across decking, railing, and outdoor living products. Panak has been with the company since 2015, and most recently served as General Manufacturing Manager
  • Travis Scott has been promoted from Director of Operations to a new role of Director of Supply Chain and Logistics. A team member since 2014, Scott will be responsible for Procurement, Logistics, Demand Planning, Customer Experience, Research & Development, and Manufacturing Support for the Outdoor Living division.
  • Rick Gebhart was elevated from Director of Sales to Senior Director of Sales where he will manage and oversee the sales operations for Outdoor Living, including designing plans to meet sales targets, developing and cultivating relationships with customers, and developing sales strategies to meet growth goals. Gebhart joined the company in 2015.
  • Previously Director of Marketing, Chase Moritz was named Director of Marketing and Communications. Moritz joined the company in 2019 and is now responsible for planning internal and external communication and marketing strategies across a range of media platforms, as well as market research.
  • An employee since 2004, Brandon Brummett was promoted from Plant Engineer to Decking Operations Manager. With oversight of all decking operations, Brummett is responsible for maintaining quality and inventory standards on all decking products and also is focused on production efficiencies, including reducing waste and eliminating unscheduled downtime.
  • Bill Fanning was promoted to Maintenance and Reliability Manager, responsible for the reliability program for Outdoor Living and maintenance process improvement, focusing on elimination of unscheduled downtime. Fanning joined the company in 2003 and most recently was Maintenance Manager.
  • An Industrial Technician since 2021, James Walker was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor. Walker will be focused on continually improving maintenance and the reliability at Envision’s Missouri production facilities.
  • In his promotion from Automation Engineering Tech to Lead Automation Tech, Tim Claypool will continue his technical role and also lead the Automation Engineering Technology department. Claypool has been with the company since 2003.
  • Hilary Wetzel has been promoted to the new role of Customer Experience Manager.  Her leadership of Envision Outdoor Living’s consolidated Customer Experience team will further ensure that dedicated and trained experts on all products are ready to assist customers. Wetzel has been a member of the Inside Sales and Customer Experience team of Fairway, acquired by Envision last year, since 2008.
  • Jeremy Hill has been named Logistics Supervisor, responsible for all logistics, shipping, and receiving for Envision’s Lamar, Missouri, facilities. Jeremy joined the company in 2000 as a member of the shipping, receiving, and samples fulfillment team and has earned several promotions over the course of his career.

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About Envision Outdoor Living Products

Envision Outdoor Living Products, a division of Envision Building Products LLC, provides exceptional outdoor living products to create the exact outdoor space homeowners desire. Envision Outdoor Living offers a wide range of high-quality, beautiful decking, railing, and accessories for pros and consumers, including Distinction®, Inspiration®, Expression®, Ridge Premium, and EverGrain® composite decking; Fairway® Aluminum, Steel, Vinyl/PVC, and Composite railing solutions; and LED lighting, fencing, pergolas, and more. Learn more at

Source: Envision Building Products, LLC