Mr. Boyer has more than 25 years of experience in various leadership roles in both public and private enterprises. Mr. Boyer is currently the President of Ply Gem Canada Inc. which is western Canada’s largest window and door manufacturer and distributor.
Mr. Boyer became the President of Ply Gem Canada in April 2013 when Ply Gem purchased Gienow Windows & Doors. Through 2013, Mr. Boyer led the efforts to integrate both businesses to bring them under common direction and one roof. Prior to that, since 2006, Mr. Boyer was the President of Gienow Windows & Doors, the Calgary-based manufacturer. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Boyer was the Chief Financial Officer for Gienow. In 2004 he led the Initial Public Offering of the Gienow Income Fund and simultaneous acquisition of Farley Windows Inc. As the Vice President Finance, Richard oversaw all accounting, banking and finance, taxation, and administrative matters for Gienow.
Prior to Gienow, Mr. Boyer spent 10 years with Quebecor Inc.’s media holdings in Winnipeg finishing as Divisional Vice President and Publisher of the Winnipeg Sun. Mr. Boyer is a chartered accountant and practiced with KPMG from 1984 – 1990, including a two-year posting in Luxembourg where he gained knowledge of financial markets.
Mr. Boyer has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, building growth strategies, divestitures and business reorganizations, and leading companies through profit expansion. Mr. Boyer is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (B. Comm Hons. – 1984).