Decoustics Leadership Team

Decoustics Leadership Team

A company’s success requires proven, reliable and innovative leadership.

Decoustics is part of the CertainTeed® ceilings group headquartered in Malvern, PA, parent company Saint-Gobain, France. Saint-Gobain group leverages some of the world’s most recognized brands in the construction industry and employs over 179,000 people in 67 different countries.

Decoustics is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain and is managed by a team of proven, reliable and innovative leaders that come from diverse backgrounds and bring with them years of experience, industry knowledge and business expertise. The team focuses on delivering customer satisfaction through setting the high standard of excellence that can be found in our every product and service.

Simone Abele

General Manager

Simone joined Decoustics in 2016 as Director of Sales & Marketing. She brings 20+ years of experience as a Marketing Executive. Simone is focused on growing Decoustics’ brand reach and product portfolio with the support of new technologies and marketing elements.

Prior to joining, Simone was the VP of Marketing for American Standard Canada where she was responsible for many aspects of the business, but she is particularly proud of her involvement in growing the luxury segment of the company from 1993-2015.

Lou Bartella

Senior Engineering and Operations Manager

Lou joined Decoustics in December 2017 in the role of Engineering Manager. Lou has a Mechanical Engineering degree and brings over 30 years of Product Engineering and Manufacturing experiences from roles in a number of companies and industries including several custom display companies and an LED company. His experiences include running and managing Design, Project Management and Operations to develop and deliver custom solutions to targeted budgets.

Lou’s current role is to oversee Engineering at Decoustics and to also share his experiences within the group to strengthen the areas in Project Management as well as Manufacturing.

Sumedh Paradkar

Sumedh Paradkar


Sumedh joined Decoustics in 2012 as Controller and brings 20+ years of experience in Finance and Controlling. In his previous role as Plant Controller for Adfors Saint-Gobain he was responsible for plant accounting functions including costing and ERP implementations at senior management level.

At Decoustics, Sumedh’s involvement is on a larger scale for the overall company finance and the custom nature of the business makes it more engaging. In this role Sumedh is focused on ensuring the financial objectives are met or surpassed and there is quality data available for analysis.

Elizabeth Fratelli

Human Resources Supervisor/HR Business Partner

Elizabeth joined Decoustics in 2013. She’s a self-motivated human resources professional with proven employee relations skills and a broad knowledge of human resources practices.

In her current role she’s responsible to build strong partnerships with management and all employees to deliver value-added HR service, and best practices that align with the Company’s Vision, Mission, Values, and Objectives. She serves as an HR consultant to management and employees providing guidance on HR related issues, assisting management to make informed business decisions to foster growth, influence innovation and change, and promote teamwork to develop an engaged workplace culture.

Prior to joining Decoustics, Elizabeth served for 10 years at ADP Canada where she managed a team of payroll and benefits administrators.

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