Debbie LaPinska was born in Seoul, Korea in 1961, where her father served in the Army. From the age of 2, LaPinska grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. She now has two children of her
own with her high school sweetheart. “My proudest moments and memories are of my
children,” she says.
LaPinska began working with PGT Industries as a customer service representative in
1991, then became office manager in 1993. “Through several opportunities provided by
PGT and my ambition, I was able to advance to a director and then finally a vice president,”
she says. “I’ve held a variety of roles throughout the organization; I’m well
versed in all facets of the business.”
“I’ve held a variety of roles throughout the organization; I’m well versed
in all facets of the business.”
In May of 2012 she took over human resources. With PGT’s recent acquisitions, she has been heavily involved with the integration of compensation and benefits plans, as well as working with the managers on talent acquisition and retention. Her overall responsibilities consist of compensation and benefits, environmental health and safety, employee relations, talent acquisition and retention, training and development and team member services; additional responsibilities include oversight and support of risk management.
▶ NOMINATED, TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL BUSINESS WOMAN
OF THE YEAR, 2015; FINALIST, 2016.
▶ NOMINATED, SRQ WOMEN IN BUSINESS "HEAR ME ROAR" LEADERSHIP AWARD,
▶ BOARD CHAIR, LOVELAND CENTER
▶ BOARD MEMBER, VENICE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
▶ VOLUNTEER, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, CHILDREN FIRST, BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, BIG
BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS
▶ SUPPORTER, ALL FAITHS FOOD BANK, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
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