Bayne Beecher is the senior manager at PGT Innovations. Prior to joining PGT Innovations in 2008, he served at Eaton Corporation, Delphi-Mechatronics and Stoneridge Corporation. He has more than 25 years of manufacturing operations and supply chain experience in the automotive and building products industries. Beecher serves as the president of the Sarasota-Manatee Area Manufacturers Association, vice –chair and treasurer of the board of directors of FloridaMakes and is a member of the University of West Florida Haas Center Board of Economic Advisors. Beecher earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and master’s degree from Webster University. He lives in Palmetto.