Andersen Corporation (Andersen), manufacturer of America's most loved brand of windows and doors*, has appointed Andrea Nordaune as the company’s senior vice president, chief legal officer, and corporate secretary. This strategic decision follows the retirement of Alan Bernick, who served the company with distinction for 23 years.
Nordaune, a longtime Andersen leader, brings a wealth of knowledge, extensive experience, and exceptional leadership skills to her new executive position. Nordaune began working with Andersen in 2000, quickly established herself as a senior attorney and steadily climbed the ranks. Her most recent position was vice president, general counsel, and assistant corporate secretary.
"Andrea's deep understanding of our industry, coupled with her exemplary judgment, make her the perfect person to lead our legal department," said Chris Galvin, Andersen Corporation president and chief executive officer. "I have no doubt that she will play a pivotal role in guiding and protecting our business interests as we continue to grow the business, expand employment opportunities, and support our local communities.”
In her new position, Nordaune will report directly to Galvin and will be a member of the company’s Executive Committee, further highlighting her leadership within the organization. Her promotion showcases Andersen's commitment to recognizing and fostering internal talent, ensuring a seamless transition for this important role and sustaining growth. Nordaune is the first woman appointed to this executive-level position. She will oversee a team of over 25 highly skilled professionals in the legal, audit, and regulatory affairs departments.
Alongside her responsibilities at Andersen, Nordaune also serves as Andersen's representative on the board of directors of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and is a member of the WDMA's executive committee. Through Andrea’s board membership, she works to promote, protect and advance the use of high-performance, high-quality windows, doors and skylights through advocacy, education, standards and certification to improve upon the industry as a whole. She is also an active board member of the YMCA of the North, working to make system changes essential to address social injustices and inequities tailored to serve the needs of local communities.
Galvin also shared his gratitude for Bernick's invaluable contributions throughout his tenure. "We thank Alan for his many years of service and wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement," said Galvin. “His expertise and unwavering commitment have played a significant role in shaping our organization. Alan leaves behind a remarkable legacy, and we are grateful for the lasting impact he has made."
*2022 Andersen brand survey of U.S. homeowners