People: Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc (SSD)
29 Jul 2014
Ms. Karen Winifred Colonias is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Simpson Manufacturing Co Inc. She was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in September 2011, effective January 2012. From May 2009 to January 2012, she was Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Prior to that, she held the position of Vice President of subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., and in that capacity since 2004 served as the Branch Manager of Simpson Strong-Tie’s manufacturing facility in Stockton, California. 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. In 1998, Simpson Strong-Tie promoted Ms. Colonias to Vice President of Engineering, responsible for Simpson Strong-Tie’s research and development efforts. Before joining Simpson Strong-Tie, she worked as a civil engineer for the Bechtel Corporation. Ms. Colonias has a BS in Engineering and an MBA and is also a licensed professional engineer.
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