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Feb. 18, 2004

Pella Corp. CEO Speaks At Tippie College Feb. 27

Mel Haught, president and CEO of Pella Corp., will speak Friday, Feb. 27 at the Tippie College of Business about leadership and his experiences in the business world.

The speech, presented by the Tippie Leadership Association, is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Room S401 in the Pappajohn Business Building on the University of Iowa campus.

Pella Corp. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of premium-quality windows and doors. Pella, headquartered in Pella, Iowa, holds over 100 U.S. product and design patents. The company is included on Fortune's highly respected list of the 100 "Best Companies to Work For," an honor the company received for providing exceptional benefits, communications, development opportunities and a quality work environment for employees.

Haught has been president and CEO of Pella since December 31, 2002. Prior to assuming this leadership position, he was the executive vice president and Pella Division president and chief operating officer. He was appointed to the Pella Corporation Board of Directors in May 1999.

Haught earned his bachelor of science degree in education in 1968 from Youngstown State University in Ohio. After graduation, he taught for a year in Warren, Ohio, before working 14 years at General Motors, Packard Electric Division. He then had several senior-level assignments at Molex Incorporated, including director of human resources and vice president of operations, for nine years. Haught joined Pella Corporation in 1991 as vice president of manufacturing.

A 2002 graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School, Haught currently serves on the boards of several corporate and educational advisory boards.

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