Management at Edgetech I.G. Inc. promoted Mike Anderson, Mike Vachon and Vince Warne to key roles in quality assurance and continuous improvement, and appointed Sarah Swigert and Matthew Downing as customer service representatives at Cambridge, Ohio, headquarters.
Anderson became technical resource manager with responsibility for the technical group’s analytical testing, customer technical service, research and development, and operational support. He will continue serving as global operations manager. He has worked at Edgetech for five years in safety, quality, productivity and service.
Vachon moved to director of continuous improvement after developing formalized employee training programs related to the principles of Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, Kaizen and ISO certification, among others. He has more than 30 years experience with quality and continuous improvement for manufacturing and service industries.
As director of quality assurance, Warne and his team will oversee quality of manufactured products. He has been employed by Edgetech for four years working as business unit manager, operations manager and process engineering manager.
Swigert became international customer service representative to maintain customer relations with global accounts. She worked for more than three years as an operations specialist at the USA International Procurement Agency Inc., Canton, Ohio, and has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.
Downing joined as a customer service representative. Before Edgetech, he served as retreat coordinator and programs associate for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Inc. based in Evansville, Ind. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio.
Chris Menard joined Linetec, Wausau, Wis., as vice president of finance. He reports to President Rick Marshall and supervises purchasing, cost management and accounting staff leaders. With 20 years experience in financial management and administration, he most recently worked for seven years at Wausau Homes, Wausau, Wis., as controller and treasurer. Before that, he worked for 11 years as plant account manager at Wausau Paper Corp., Mosinee, Wis. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Saflex, a unit of Solutia Inc., both based in St. Louis, added Matt Rose to its North American architectural marketing team. Serving as the commercial market manager out of headquarters, he will introduce Saflex branded products and provide technical, marketing and program support to glazing contractors, commercial framing manufacturers, residential window manufacturers, architects and others in the architectural laminated glazing market. He previously worked at Ingersoll Rand based in Montvale, N.J., as marketing analyst, assistant product manager and product manager, and earned a Master of Business Administration from Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business, St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Officials from YKK AP, Austell, Ga., named Glenn Smith as general manager of the Project Business Group, promoted Jonathan Dunston to branch manager in Chicago and named John McGill as regional business manager in the Project Business Group for the Northern region.
Smith has extensive experience in business development, business strategy, team building and overall senior level management in the glass, glazing and building enclosure industries. He was employed at Indianapolis-based ASI Ltd., a contract-glazing and building-enclosure firm involved in the design, fabrication and erection of curtain wall and other building envelope products.
Dunston has been with YKK AP for three years and McGill joined YKK AP in 2002 as the group operations manager.
ICD High Performance Coatings
ICD High Performance Coatings, Vancouver, Wash., added Tomek Wierzchowski to provide technical service in Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Greece, Ukraine and Russia. He also will work in technical sales for Poland. He comes with structural glazing experience and previously worked for Midland, Mich.-based Dow Corning Corp.’s Technical Service.
Montreal-based Walker Glass Co. officials announced a promotion and the addition of three regional sales managers to its North American sales force.
Rocco Ficara became national accounts manager from regional sales manager. With the company since 2004, he worked on the development of Walker Textures acid-etched glass and mirror products.
Mike Bomok leads sales efforts in Eastern Canada and has more than 30 years of sales and management experience. Before joining Walker Glass, he served as senior district sales manager for Accuride International of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., responsible for field training and new product development for OEM accounts.
Shaun Kennedy manages sales in the Northeastern United States. He has served the architectural and commercial glass industry for more than 20 years, starting his career in 1980 with Floral Glass Industries, Cheshire, Conn., now owned by Oldcastle Glass. Before coming to Walker Glass, Kennedy worked as a manufacturers’ representative.
Steve Schuster covers the Western U.S. and has more than 35 years of glass industry experience. He began his career as partner in a glass laminating company that merged into Alpine Window Co., Bothell, Wash.
Michael Brooks, managing director of Resolution Management, LLC, became the interim CEO of NuAir, Tampa. A manufacturing industry consultant, he has more than 25 years of financial, operations and management experience. He has worked as restructuring adviser to management in public and private companies, and his areas of expertise include interim management, cash management and forecasting, CEO guidance, and lender, vendor and customer relations management.
Phil Rogers joined the United Kingdom’s Solaglas Windowcare as national account manager to lead the Saint Gobain-owned company’s growth in the national retail and commercial market. He has a background in commercial glazing, advising architects, designers and contractors on toughened glass assemblies, spider-bolt systems, and fire-resistant and anti-ballistic glass. Solaglas Windowcare repairs and replaces glass, frames, locks and doors.
Glass and window restoration and replacement company, The Glass Guru, Roseville, Calif., launched franchises in Auburn, Bakersfield, Marin County and San Diego County, all in California.
Ron and CJ Masciovecchio of the Auburn location come from Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, Calif. Mark Williford of Bakersfield and Marcelo Batista of San Diego each have backgrounds in general contracting and construction. Owners of the Marin County franchise, Pat and Janis Powers have been in the window cleaning business for 20 years.