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Leadership Team

Larry Denbrock

Vice Chairman

Larry Denbrock joined Rowley in 2022 as Vice Chairman bringing over 30 years of experience leading building products companies with an emphasis on driving value for customers. Larry is a business leader focused on creating significant value for customers industry partners and employees alongside a strong management team. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting & General Business from Central Michigan University and a M.B.A. from the Lacy School of Business at Butler University.

Mimi Rowley

Vice President of Research & Development

Mimi Rowley (Min Ye) joined Rowley in 1991 and has over 30 years of experience in the window coverings industry at Rowley. Mimi is responsible for leading the Research & Development team in the design and development of new and innovative market-driven products that exceed the quality expectations of our customers. Prior to joining Rowley, Mimi worked as a doctoral research fellow at the University of Southern Mississippi, School of Polymers and High-Performance Materials. Mimi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Polymer Chemistry from Zhejiang University in China then went on to receive a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Nimish Gandhi

Chief Financial Officer

Nimish Gandhi joined Rowley Company in May 2023, bringing 25 years of progressive experience in finance, accounting, and auditing at large Fortune 50 organizations, as well as smaller more closely held companies. As CFO, Nimish is responsible for all finance, accounting, and human resources operations of Rowley Company, as well as working closely with employees, industry partners, and customers to drive the company’s performance and create value. Nimish has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington, is a CPA in the State of Texas, and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Guillermo Aponte

Chief Operations Officer

Guillermo Aponte joined Rowley in 2023 and has over 25 years of experience optimizing customer value through strategic planning and business improvement initiatives. As COO, Guillermo brings a passion for continuous improvement and change management generating value for stakeholders, as well as a focus on profitable growth while increasing workforce engagement. Guillermo has a MBA in Organizational Leadership from Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores Monterrey, a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad del Valle de Mexico, and studied Artificial Intelligence Implications for Business Strategies at MIT Sloan Executive Education.

Mikala Moller

Vice President of Marketing

Mikala Moller joined Rowley in 2014, bringing on board her innovative and intuitive marketing talent and expertise in driving B2B and B2C business. As VP of Marketing, she is responsible for leading the marketing team in executing strategies and initiatives to strengthen Rowley’s market position with a passion for customer-first, partner-centric solutions. Prior to joining Rowley, Mikala successfully advanced through various marketing leadership roles with influential companies in the home interiors manufacturing industry. She also serves as the Past National Board President of the Interior Design Society. Mikala holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and International Business from Florida State University.

Walter Watkins

Vice President of Sales

Walter Watkins joined Rowley in 2023, bringing with him 19 years of window covering and sales management experience. Walter began his career journey in 2005 as a service technician for TimberBlindMetroShade out of Kansas City. A few months later he moved into a sales position where he leveraged a solid background in product knowledge and relationship building over the following 10 years. In 2015, Walter moved to the DFW metroplex where he assumed the role of National Sales Manager of both the residential and commercial sales teams. Upon his arrival to Rowley, Walter has a primary objective to deliver a positive, customer-centric sales experience, all the while supplying the customer with a quality product. Walter considers himself a lifelong learner with a passion for connecting with people.

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Joseph Krauss

Director of Information Technology

Joseph Krauss joined Rowley in 2023 with over 30 years of experience in various areas of technology, including server management, networking, security, development, and delivery management. As Director of Information Technology, Joseph brings a passion for IT matched with a proficiency in areas such as networking, security, document management deployment, warehouse management deployment, and custom development to enhance productivity and provide greater visibility into key performance metrics.