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Karen Colonias - Simpson Manufacturing Co.

Karen Colonias

Simpson Manufacturing Co.

Karen Colonias has been the Chief Executive Officer of Simpson Manufacturing since January 2012 and in 2013 she was appointed to the Board of Directors. From May 2009 to January 2012, she was the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer. Prior to that, she held the position of Vice President of Simpson Manufacturing’s subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., and in that capacity served as the Branch Manager of the Simpson Strong-Tie manufacturing facility in Stockton, California since 2004. She joined Simpson Strong-Tie in 1984 as an engineer in the Research and Development department, where she was responsible for the design and testing of new products and code development. Ms. Colonias has a BS in Engineering and an MBA and is also a licensed professional engineer.

Year appointed: 2012