Ames True Temper, Clopay combine under new exec

Griffon Corp., a diversified management and holding company, has named Eugene (Gene) Colleran as the new CEO of Ames True Temper and the new president of its home and building products division.

Griffon also announced that Ames True Temper and Clopay Building Products will both become part of the home and building products division and report to Colleran. Clopay is a manufacturer of garage doors for both the residential and commercial markets. 

Duane Greenly, the former CEO of Ames True Temper, is retiring after nine years with the lawn and garden tool maker, the last three as CEO.

Colleran had been head of Clopay Building Products for the last 11 years. Prior to joining Clopay, Colleran spent nine years with Newell Co., most recently as president of BernzOmatic, a leading manufacturer of gas-powered hand torches. Prior to Newell, he spent nine years in various sales and marketing management roles with Chicago-based United States Gypsum.