Jamison Door Co. names new president

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The century-old Jamison Door Co. has promoted Dwight Clark to be president and chief operating office effective Jan, 1.

John T. Williams
Dwight Clark

John T. Williams will retain the titles of chairman and CEO.

“Dwight’s promotion is recognition of the significant contributions he has made to Jamison over the past 16 years. He deserves much of the credit for the current success and growth of the company,” Williams said in a news release.

Clark joined the company in 2001 as vice president of sales and marketing. He has led Jamison’s sales effort since that time, developing an organization capable of selling the growing number of products the company manufactures.

According to a news release from the company, he has been a key player in helping guide the introduction of new products and territories. Also active industry activities, Clark has been on the board of directors of the International Association for Cold Storage Construction since 2002.

A graduate of the University of Puget Sound, he was a manufacturer’s representative in Southern California for 15 years prior to joining Jamison.

He and his wife, Jeanette, have one adult daughter.

“Jamison has had excellent growth in these last 16 years by expanding the number of product lines we offer and by having a great team of people in all parts of the business,” Clark said in the release. “I am excited to have the new responsibilities and the opportunity to help lead as we go forward. Jamison has an excellent reputation for the highest quality products and customer service, and I want us to continue to build on that solid foundation.”

Jamison Door Company, a privately held manufacturer of doors primarily for the cold storage industry, was founded in 1906 Hagerstown, Md., by J.V. Jamison Sr.

It has been in the same location in Hagerstown for all of its existence.

J.V. Jamison Sr., was president until his death in 1920 and was succeeded by his son, J.V. Jamison Jr., who served until 1942 when his son, J.V. Jamison III, succeeded him, serving as president and chairman until 1993. His daughter, Wye Jamison Allanbrook, succeeded him as chair from 1993 until 2000 when John T. Williams was named chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Since 2004 Jamison has added significantly to its product offerings including additional offerings under its main product line of insulated doors designed for use in cold storage facilities and the acquisition of HCR Inc., a manufacturer of air doors based in Lewistown, Mont.

In 2005 Jamison expanded internationally and opened a manufacturing plant in Mexico City to make doors for the Mexican market. In 2012 it opened a new plant in Hagerstown and partnered with an Italian company to make high speed rollup doors under the Jamison/BMP name. In 2015 Jamison opened another plant in Hagerstown to make Jamotuf doors, a line of 1 3/4-inch insulated molded fiberglass doors.