“Chris has been preparing for this job for many years, and he will do it well,” Pidgeon said. “Draper’s culture is strong and will endure, and I am confident that our best years are yet to come.”
Broome’s new role continues the Draper tradition of family ownership and management. He is the cousin of John Pidgeon and the son of Vice President of Manufacturing Mike Broome. He is also the great-great-grandson of company founder Luther Draper.
“I am honored to carry on the family tradition at Draper,” Broome said. “I realize I have big shoes to fill, but like John, I am very confident about Draper’s future.”
Broome has been with Draper since 1992 and has served in several roles, most recently as architectural market manager. His promotion has led to several other management changes. Lee Denhart replaces Broome as architectural market manager. Jentry Wittkamper will assume Lee’s former position as director of sales.
Pidgeon will continue as chairman of the board of directors, and Mike Broome remains in his role as vice president of manufacturing.