James F. Keppler joined Cornerstone Building Brands as Executive Vice President, Operations, on September 21, 2020 and is responsible for the end to end supply chain and manufacturing functions of the organization. Mr. Keppler brings with him more than 30 years’ experience leading the manufacturing and supply chain operations of large, diverse organizations within the automotive and appliance manufacturing industries.
Immediately prior to joining Cornerstone Building Brands, Keppler served as Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain and Quality, for Whirlpool Corporation where he was responsible for the North American manufacturing, logistics, planning and quality functions.
In 2015, Keppler was the recipient of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Technology Distinguished Technology Alumni Award and has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers. Keppler earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Technology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Manufacturing Management from GMI Engineering and Management Institute.