Apogee Enterprises Inc., www.apog.com, named Joseph Puishys president and CEO. Puishys, 53, joins the company from Fortune 100 manufacturer Honeywell. He replaces 25-year company veteran Russ Huffer, who is stepping down as CEO and director of the board.
"Russ Huffer leaves behind a legacy of growth and innovation at Apogee. We thank Russ for his leadership and many years of service, and are pleased to welcome Joe. He is an accomplished leader who brings vast experience and a track record of improving and growing businesses," said Bernard Aldrich, chairman of Apogee's board, in a company release.
Puishys has 32 years experience in manufacturing businesses, having served since 2008 as president of Honeywell's Environmental and Combustion Controls division, a $3 billion business. Prior to that, he led Honeywell Building Solutions, a global leader in the installation and service of integrated building solutions. He also held leadership positions in companies that were eventually bought by Honeywell, including Bendix Friction Materials and Garrett Engine Boosting System. In addition, he has served in numerous executive and financial positions across Honeywell's businesses.
The board of directors at Guardian Industries, www.guardian.com, named general counsel David Jaffe a vice president of the corporation. Jaffe also holds the position of secretary. He joined Guardian in 1990 as assistant general counsel. In 1996, he moved to Luxembourg to start the Guardian legal department's European branch. He returned to the United States in 2000 and led Guardian's corporate and international legal work. He was named general counsel of Guardian in July 2007. In 2010, he was named Guardian's environmental officer, overseeing environmental matters across the company.
Before joining Guardian, Jaffe was a partner at the Detroit law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn. He served as a law clerk to Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Stylmark, Inc., www.stylmark.com, recently announced the promotion of Cathi Bullis to chief financial officer, responsible for leading Stylmark's financial and information technology initiatives. In addition to her new role as CFO, she will join Stylmark's board of directors as the first female director in company history.
Bullis has more than 18 years of accounting and financial experience in a variety of manufacturing industries. She has held accounting and analysis positions for companies such as Value Rx and Stone Container Corp. In 1999, Bullis started at Stylmark as a business analyst and became controller in 2005.
HHH Tempering Resources
HHH Tempering Resources, www.hhhtempering.com, announced that Terry Hessom has joined the company as an equity partner. He joins John Haws and Keith Hunt in the ownership group of HHH.
Hessom has significant industry experience, including management positions at PDC Glass & Metal, Arch Aluminum & Glass and Vitro America. He will bring to HHH in-depth knowledge of many different styles of ovens and overall production techniques, and will assist with plant flow and efficiency improvements, according to a release.
Safti First, www.safti.com, appointed Tim Nass vice president of national sales, responsible for working closely with architects and contract glaziers while overseeing the company's national network of architectural sales representatives.
Nass joined Safti First in 2009 as national sales manager, bringing more than 15 years of experience in the architectural glazing industry to the company.
John Frey, an industry veteran with 47 years of experience solving storefront and curtain wall design challenges, will continue on in the industry as chief design engineer for U.S. Aluminum, www.usalum.com, a division of C.R. Laurence Co., Inc., www.crlaurence.com.
Prior to joining USAL earlier this year, Frey was chief design engineer for the past 47 years for International Aluminum Corp. and its subsidiaries, including Intex, International Window Corp., Raco Interior Products and USAL.
Gardner Glass Products
Gardner Glass Products, www.dreamwalls.com, announced the addition of Jim Ventre as national accounts manager. Ventre first entered the glass industry in 1983 with Floral Glass Industries of Chesire, Conn. Since that time, he has gained extensive experience in outside sales, sales management and branch management, and has built customer relationships on a national level, according to a company release. He has worked for several companies within the industry over the years, including Gardner Glass Products in the late 90's. Ventre most recently served as national sales manager for Vitro America.
Ventre is currently Chairman of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) Mirror Division. He resides in Georgia with his wife and is the father of six children, one of whom is a Captain in the US Army.
Amesbury, www.amesbury.com, a long-time supplier of residential window and door components, recently made a move to expand its presence in the North American commercial fenestration market. In conjunction with that effort, the company named Patrick Junker director of sales and marketing, Commercial.
In this new role, Junker will lead Amesbury's current sales organizations in efforts to expand and solidify the company's presence in the commercial market. He also will look for additional product offerings, according to a company release. Junker brings more than 25 years of fenestration experience to Amesbury, with a proven record in hardware and extrusion sales leadership in the commercial market.
Officials from Edgetech I.G., www.edgetech360.com, a division of Quanex Building Products Corp., www.quanex.com, announced that Jeff Wycinski has joined the company as quality engineer at its Cambridge, Ohio, facility. Wycinski has more than 20 years of experience in quality control. He spent 24 years in various roles in the auto industry for a fuel and brake line supplier, including lab technician, supervisor, project engineer and quality engineer.
Officials of WinTech, www.wintechinc.com, announced the addition of Kendall Baker and Mike Castleberry to its Engineering Group. Baker comes to WinTech as senior designer, bringing with him 25 years of experience from Efco's application and design groups. Castleberry offers more than 15 years of experience in the window industry, including time at Efco and Boyd Windows. He has extensive knowledge of the technical side of the business, including testing and blast window design.
Officials from Tubelite Inc., www.tubeliteinc.com, announced that the company has hired Mike Gilbert as a client development manager. He will work closely with clients in Georgia to provide storefront, curtain wall, entrance and daylight control systems that meet their commercial building needs. Gilbert has 27 years of experience in architectural aluminum products, most recently at YKK AP America Inc., where he spent 18 years as an architectural sales representative and brand manager of YKK's hurricane and blast mitigation line of commercial products.
Tubelite also announced that Sage Architectural Products LLC, www.sage-ap.com, will serve the state's central and southern region. As manufacturer's representatives, the firm will provide Tubelite's clients with storefront, curtain wall, entrance and daylight control systems for commercial building needs.
Owners of Sage Architectural Products, Todd and Kim Joubert, share about 30 years of experience in architectural products, specializing in fenestration products for the commercial building sector. Prior to beginning their own business, they worked with Ace Glass Co., a specialty glazing contractor in Little Rock, Ark. Todd Joubert began his career in 1984 with Vistawall. He later worked with U.S. Aluminum and Efco, where he held the title of vice president of sales and marketing for each company.
Surface Dynamix, www.surfacedynamix.com, announced the appointment of John DeMartini as the first director of communications of the newly formed company. DeMartini is located in the Philadelphia area, and specializes in business writing and public relations. He will oversee the company's communications and advertising departments.