Agreement between Quanex Building Products Corporation and Scott M. Zuehlke, effective November 1, 2019

EX-10.1 2 tm1921707d1_ex10-1.htm EXHIBIT 10.1

Exhibit 10.1



Bill Griffiths

Chairman, President &

Chief Executive Officer


1800 West Loop South

Suite 1500

Houston, Texas 77027

Main: 713 ###-###-####





November 1, 2019


Scott Zuehlke

3318 Mallard Run Court

Katy, TX 77494


Dear Scott,


I am pleased to offer you the position of Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer for Quanex Building Products Corporation (the “Company”), reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, effective on November 1, 2019 (“Effective Date”). Responsibilities of this position will be consistent with what was discussed with you during our several meetings.


Your total compensation will include the following:


1.Base Salary. Your base salary will be $12,692.30 paid bi-weekly (annualized at $330,000).


2.Annual Incentive Award (AIA). The AIA target for your position will be 55% of your base salary and a maximum of 110%.


3.Long Term Incentive Award (LTI). You will also be eligible to continue to receive a Long Term Incentive Award in December 2019 based upon approval of the Compensation and Management Development Committee. The LTI target value for your position will be $390,000. The LTI award is comprised of grants from the Omnibus Incentive Plan that typically include a mix of restricted stock, Performance Restricted Stock and Performance Shares.


4.Stock ownership. You will have 3 years from your date of promotion to accumulate 200% of your base salary in Quanex shares.


5.Benefits. You will be entitled to the level of company health and welfare benefits that you currently participate in today.


6.Principal Office. The Quanex Building Products Corporation corporate headquarters, located at 1800 West Loop South, Suite 1500 Houston, Texas 77027 will be your principal office.


Your entitlement to any of the benefits outlined herein is contingent on your continued employment at the time. Your employment may be terminated by either you or the Company at any time. This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Texas.





Scott, I believe that you will help provide the leadership we need to meet the long-term needs of our team to deliver the results our owners deserve. I look forward to working with you in your new role.


/s/ Bill Griffiths    
Bill Griffiths    
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer    



/s/ Scott Zuehkle  November 1, 2019
Scott Zuehkle  Date