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Specialty Fenestration Group Appoints Senior Project Manager

Specialty Fenestration Group has hired Michael Jordan as Senior Project Manager to support growing demand in high security solutions.

Jeffrey H Appel Promoted to Director of Sales for Alumicor, EFCO and Tubelite

With 36 years of experience, Jeffrey H Appel has been hired as the newest director of sales for Apogee Enterprises and its Architectural Framing Systems division.

Bobby Chestnut Joins Walker Glass

Glass industry veteran Bobby Chestnut bring decades of experience to the sales and architectural management team at Walker Glass.

The Glass Guru's Lisa Chambers Recognized by Franchise Business Review

The Glass Guru franchise owner Lisa Chambers was recently recognized by the Franchise Business Review as a "Franchise Rock Star" for 2024. 

St. Cloud Window Adds to Sales Team

St. Cloud Window has added three new sales team members to its company. 

The Glass Guru Welcomes Alicia Garrison as New Franchise Compliance Specialist

The Glass Guru has hired Alicia Garrison as its new franchise compliance specialist.

YKK AP Appoints Ken Martinek as Architectural Sales Representative

With 20 years of architectural sales experience, Ken Martinek will serve the states of Arizona and New Mexico for YKK AP.

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Appoints Mark Adamson as new CEO

Mark Adamson joins Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope as its new CEO. Serving most recently as CEO of Fletcher Building and Formica Corp., Adamson has 35 years of experience in the building products sector.

Dan Paulson Joins St. Germain's Glass as General Manager

With a background in the glazing industry, Paulson's established track record positions him to steer St. Germain's Glass into further growth.

Mike Vasil Joins Glassfab Tempering Services

In his new role, Vasil will lead and execute the company's growth strategies in the architectural hardware products sector.

FHC Makes Two Sales Team Appointments

Frameless Hardware Company has added two more industry professionals to its sales team. 

Jeff Beckstead Named Western Regional Sales Manager for Tubelite and EFCO

Beckstead’s territory includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Eddie Sala Joins Glassfab Tempering Services

In his new role, Sala will spearhead the company's architectural metal systems division, driving forward its mission to provide high-quality products and services to clients.

Viprotron Names Jakub Kowalczyk Customer Experience Director

Viprotron North America has welcomed Jakub Kowalczyk as its the new customer experience director. 

Eastman Board Elects New Director

Donald Slager was elected as a new director by the board of Eastman Chemical Co. He brings experience from executive-level positions in the environmental services industry. 

IGE Promotes Yonghe Tang Senior VP

Yonghe Tang was promoted to senior vp of engineering and tooling at IGE Glass Technologies. With twenty years of glass industry experience, he has expertise with a range of machinery. 

Mark Cisco Named Client Development Manager for Tubelite and EFCO

Upon John Wiemer's retirement, Tubelite and EFCO have named Mark Cisco as its new client development manager.

Glass Service Welcomes Marc Russo as General Manager

As general manager to Glass Service, Marc Russo will help facilitate integration after SEFPRO's acquisition of the company. 

Permasteelia Names Thomas Jefferson VP of Human Resources

With more than three decades of experience, Thomas Jefferson will now work as Permasteelisa's vice president of human resources. 

Bill MacDonald Joins Sightline Commercial Solutions

The industry veteran will serve as the company's new senior preconstruction manager, focusing on project planning and support.

YKK AP Announces Promotions

YKK AP has made five recent promotions.

Hartung Glass Industries Appoints Bob Cummings as VP of Sales

Bob Cummings has been appointed vice president of sales at Hartung Glass Industries.

Technoform Expands Canadian Sales Team

Technoform has added David Wayne and Fred Worm as sales engineers for the company's Canadian business. 

Cyncly Makes Managerial Appointments

Cyncly has appointed Wynn Grubbs to general manager of kitchen, bath and furniture retail solutions, and Mark Lukianchuk to general manager of flooring solutions.

IGE Adds Charles Boyer to Sales and Technical Team

IGE Glass Technologies adda industry veteran Charles Boyer to its sales team. 

Salem Fabrication Supplies Makes Two New Appointments

Salem Fabrication Supplies has named Sam Chikte regional account manager for Eastern Canada and Matthew Mikuleza product development manager.

Kimmo Kuusela Named New SVP of Glaston Sales and Service for Asia-Pacific

As the new senior vice president of sales and service for Asia-Pacific, Kimmo Kuusela is based in Glaston’s office in Singapore to oversee the sales and service operations of Glaston products in the Asia-Pacific region.

Glaston Changes Executive Leadership Team

Artturi Mäki, member of Glaston Corp.'s executive leadership team and SVP services, has decided to leave the company to pursue new opportunities.

Pulp Studio Announces Partnership with Bethany Fischer of PPSI

Bethany Fischer of Preservation & Protection Systems Inc. will oversee sales in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia for Pulp Studio.

IGE Names Todd Schulz Senior VP of Sales, Midwest Region

 IGE Glass Technologies welcomes Todd Schulz as senior vice president of sales for the Midwest region.

Tim Sager and Luke Kroening Join Linetec’s Operations Team

Linetec has welcomed Tim Sager and Luke Kroening to its operations team in Wisconsin.

AmesburyTruth VP of Sales Vince Eslick Retires

Vince Eslick, vice president of sales at AmesburyTruth, is set to retire and "pass the torch."

Linetec Names Renee Vaughn as Client Development Manager

Linetec has named Renee Vaughn as client development manager for southwestern and south-central states. 

Doug Mangus Steps Down from Position with Bovone North America

Doug Mangus has stepped down as general manager of Bovone North America.

Alpen High Performance Products Announces Avi Bar as New Chief Revenue Officer

Avi Bar joins Alpen High Performance Products as the company's new chief revenue officer. 

FHC Welcomes Andrew Haring as Chief Marketing Officer

Andrew Haring joins FHC as its chief marketing officer for the company. Along with his marketing skillsets and unconventional tactics, his deep understanding of and passion for the glass and glazing industry make Haring an ideal candidate for this new role and FHC’s growth strategies.

Tubelite Welcomes New Client Development Manager Daniel Triggs

Tubelite has appointed Daniel Triggs as its new client development manager for Delaware, Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. 

Andrew Haring Leaves NGA to Pursue New Industry Opportunity

Andrew Haring, vice president of business development at the National Glass Association, is leaving the association to pursue a new position at a member company.

NGA Welcomes Holly Robinson as New Senior Media Consultant

The National Glass Association introduces Holly Robinson as its new senior media consultant for Glass Magazine and Window + Door.

Solatube International CEO Robert E. Westfall Jr. to Retire

Leader of worldwide daylighting company retires after 28 years of service.

Patrick Zollars Joins Glassfab Tempering Services

With over 30 years of industry experience, Patrick Zollars brings knowledge and a proven track record of success to his new position as vice president of sales for the Pacific Northwest region.

Cyncly appoints Anand Krishnan as Chief Executive Officer

Following David Tombre's decision to retire, Cyncly appoins Anand Krishnan as CEO of Cyncly. He brings significant experience leading B2B software companies.

Lisa May Named Director of Preconstruction and Architectural Services for EFCO, Tubelite and Alumicor

With 25 years of experience, Lisa May will now work with the preconstruction and architectural services team as the new director of preconstruction and architectural services for EFCO, Tubelite and Alumicor.

Austin Zajichek Promoted to Marketing Manager for Linetec, Tubelite and Alumicor

Austin Zajichek is now the marketing manager for Linetec, Tubelite and Alumicor.

YKK AP Names Robert Colon Manager for the Los Angeles Sales and Manufacturing Center

In his new role, Colon will manage operations and lead the company’s strategic growth in the region.

Tubelite Adds Client Development Manager for Florida

Tubelite has hired Tim Tate as a client development manager for Florida, where he will help with product selection and specification of storefront, curtainwall, entrances and more. 

Glass Industry Veteran Larry Johnson Passes Away

Quanex announced that valued colleague and industry veteran Larry Johnson has passed away after a battle with cancer. With 42 years of experience in the industry, Johnson held multiple roles and also showed his dedication to advancing the industry through participation in FGIA and NGA.

Lance Cotton Appointed President of Isoclima’s NAFTA Region

Isoclima has named industry veteran Lance Cotton as its new president for the NAFTA region. 

Toni Laaksonen Appointed President and CEO of Glaston

Toni Laaksonen will officially take over as president and CEO of Glaston Corp. Interim CEO Antti Kaunonen will continue in this role until Laaksonen takes office. After this, Kaunonen will continue in his position as a member of the board of directors.

PGT Innovations CEO Appointed to Astec Industries' Board

PGT Innovations CEO Jeff Jackson has been appointed to the board of Astec Industries.

YKK AP Appoints New Divisional Presidents

Mike Turner will lead commercial facades business group and Josh Jensen will lead residential business group of YKK AP, says leadership. The new appointments are a result in the expanding growth the company has seen in both segments.

Permasteelisa Group Names New Director of Health, Safety, Environment and Wellbeing

Permasteelisa Group has named James Hickman as its new Director of Group HSE (Health, Safety, Environment) and Wellbeing.

FHC Expands with Four Hires across Northern and Southern California

Frameless Hardware Company has made four new hires for its locations across both Northern and Southern California. 

Tony DiPonio Named Business Development Manager at Specialty Fenestration Group

Specialty Fenestration Group has named industry veteran Tony DiPonio business development manager.

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope CEO Bruno Biasiotta Steps Down to Focus on Health; CFO Michael Marcely Appointed Interim CEO

Bruno Biasiotta will step down as CEO of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope to focus on his health and family, according to a company release. While the company searches for a new CEO, CFO Michael Marcely will serve as interim CEO effective immediately.

Viracon Names Andrew Kennedy As New Architectural Sales Representative

Viracon has named Andrew Kennedy as its new architectural sales representative for Eastern Canada.

Guardian Glass Welcomes New VIG Product Manager Jason Blush

Guardian Glass has welcomed Jason Blush as its new VIG product manager, hoping to usher in a new chapter in architectural glass.

Binswanger Glass Promotes Jennifer Brereton and Debbie Baker

Binswanger Glass announces that Jennifer Brereton has been promoted to vice president of marketing and customer service and Debbie Baker has been promoted to vice president of human resources. 

YKK AP Appoints Bryan Blume as Regional Manager

In his new position as regional manager for Texas and Plains, Blume will oversee operations and spearhead the company’s growth in the region.

Tubelite Adds Nathan Davis As New Client Development Manager

Tubelite has added Nathan Davis as client development manager for Eastern Michigan.

Azon Names Patrick Muessig As New President

Azon has promoted former vice president Patrick Muessig to president of the company. 

A+W Software Adds Korry DuMont to Software Team

A+W Software has added Korry DuMont to its software team as a customer service consultant. 

Graphisoft Names Daniel Csillag As New CEO

Daniel Csillag is now the new CEO of Graphisoft. 

Tubelite Adds Jess Brooks as a Client Development Manager

Jessica “Jess” Brooks joins Tubelite as as a client development manager covering Alabama and North Georgia.

Viprotron Hires New U.S. Sales Manager

Terry Gibney is now Viprotron North America's new U.S. sales manager.

Vitro Architectural Glass Promotes Fernando Diez

Going on five years with Vitro, Fernando Diez has been promoted from director of marketing to vice president of marketing.

GED Appoints Bill Perry to Spearhead Machinery Sales

Bill Perry will now spearhead GED Integrated Solutions' machinery sales across the Western U.S.

The Glass Guru Hires New Web Developer

The Glass Guru has welcomed Chris Eller as a new web developer. 

Glassfab Tempering Services Names New Regional President

Glassfab Tempering Services has named Greg Grothoff as its new president for the Southwest region.

Ann Cypressi Joins A+W Software as An Implementation Specialist

As an implementation specialist for A+W Cantor customers, Ann Cypressi will troubleshoot customer support tickets and visit customers to implement upgrades or new software solutions.

Salem Fabrication Technologies Makes Personnel Changes

Salem Fabrication Technologies has made two inside promotions and added a new member to its team. 

Unicel Architectural Hires Tomasina Leone

Unicel Architectural welcomes healthcare industry sales leader Tomasina Leone as regional sales manager for the Northeast region.

Consolidated Glass Names Chuck Kuchinick National Sales Manager

Chuck Kuchinick joined Consolidated Glass Corp. as the new national sales manager of laminated glass products.

Garibaldi Glass Expands Marketing Team

Garibaldi Glass has added two new people to its marketing team. 

YKK AP Promotes Jennifer Smith

YKK AP has promoted Jennifer Smith to architectural sales representative for the Atlanta branch.

Giroux Glass Promotes Jeff Heymann

Giroux Glass promotes Jeffrey Heymann to the new role of vice president of sales and marketing.

A+W Software Appoints Nabil Mourad as Professional Service Consultant

A+W Software recently hired Nabil Mourad as a professional service consultant.  

ODL Promotes Dave Klein to President and CEO

Dave Klein has been promoted from president and COO of ODL, to president and CEO. Jeff Mulder is transitioning to his role as executive chairman.

Alpen High Performance Products Announces Andrew Zech as New CEO

Andrew Zech is Alpen High Performance Products' new CEO, as Brad Begin transitions to chairman of the board.

Virginia Glass and Mirror Names New CEO

Larry Lamb will replace John Korff as Virginia Glass & Mirror CEO as Korff transitions to a new role on the board of directors for the companies.

Brin Glass Company Names Priscilla Koeckeritz President

Priscilla Koeckeritz will now serve as President of Brin Glass Company. Bill Sullivan will continue to work as CEO and Chairman. 

Morgan Donohue Named Owner of Erdman Automation

Morgan Donohue, president of Erdman Automation, is now officially the owner of the company as founder Rodney Erdman retires. 

Cyncly Appoints Julien Faure as Chief Product Officer

As Cyncly's new chief product officer, Julien Faure will lead Cyncly’s product team to design and execute a robust product strategy.

Neall Digert Named VP at Kingspan Light + Air

Neall Digert will use his two decades of experience in the industry to lead his responsibilities as Kingspan Light + Air's vice president of innovation and market development.

PGT Innovations’ CEO named to Florida Trend’s Florida 500 list

This year's Florida Trend’s Florida 500 list, an annual section that highlights Florida’s influential business leaders, includes PGT Innovations President and CEO Jeff Jackson. 

GGI Announces Promotions, New Hire

General Glass International has promoted Muhammad Arif and Herschel Jordan, as well as welcomed Carl Laroco to the company.

Vitro Architectural Glass Introduces Suzanne Donohue As Commercial Account Manager

As Vitro's newest commercial account manager for the Southeast region, Donohue will be covering Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Façade Tectonics Institute Hires New Executive Director

Katerina Hojgrova Neme is the new executive director for the Façade Tectonics Institute.

Cyncly appoints Weronika Niemczyk-Savage as Chief People and Culture Officer

As Cyncly's Chief People and Culture Officer, Weronika Niemczyk-Savage will lead programs to acquire, develop and retain top talent to enable Cyncly’s sustained growth. 

Isoclima Specialty Glass/Global Security Glazing Welcomes Krisy Kilpatrick

Isoclima Specialty Glass/Global Security Glazing has hired Kristy Kilpatrick as as the company's new director of business development to lead strategic growth initiatives.  

Permasteelisa Names New Commercial Director

Permasteelisa has hired Nigel Wood as the group's new commercial director.

Halio Names New CEO

Dough Schendt will be taking over as Halio CEO upon Bruce Sohn's retirement. 

Glaston CEO Steps Down

Antti Kaunonen will serve as Glaston's interim CEO while the board searches for a permanent one upon Anders Dahlblom's resignation. 

Linetec Hires Aaron du Pont as Client Development Manager

Industry veteran of 20 years Aaron du Pont has been hired by Linetec as a client development manager for Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.

GED Hires Derrick Pocock as Marketing & Communications Coordinator

As marketing and communications coordinator for GED, Derrick Pocock will be responsible for creating various materials and implementing innovative solutions within the design and marketing field.

PGT Innovations Appoints Craig Henderson Chief Financial Officer

Craig Henderson is now PGT Innovations' senior vice president and chief financial officer, after serving as vice president of finance since 2021 and interim CFO since February. 

GED Welcomes Anthony Chalet Back

Anthony Chalet returned to GED Integrated Solutions Inc. where he will be filling the role of Director of IT and Business Integration. Chalet had previously worked for GED from 2001 to 2008, progressing from materials manager to business integration manager.

Glasslam Founder Steve Howes Passes Away

Steve Howes, founder of Glasslam, passed away.

Apogee Enterprises Announces Leadership Transition

At Apogee Enterprises, Brent C. Jewell is now president of the Architectural Glass segment, and Nick C. Longman is now president of the Architectural Framing Systems segment.

Quanex Bolsters Northeast Sales Support

Quanex is strengthening its Northeast sales team by hiring industry veteran Mike Dorsey.

Sightline Appoints Michael Mendoza as Director of Business Development

Sightline Commercial Solutions has named Michael Mendoza as its new director of business development.

Basco Shower Enclosures Promotes Jonathan Morton to Executive Vice President of Operations

Basco Shower Enclosures has promoted Jonathan Morton to executive vice president of operations.

Alumicor Names Cass Dvorak Client Development Manager

Alumicor has appointed Cass Dvorak as its client development manager for the Atlantic region.

General Counsel from PGT Innovations named as Florida Trend’s Legal Elite

PGT Innovation's General Counsel and Corporate Secretary has been named to Florida Trend's 2023 Legal Elite Notable General Counsel List. 

Tim Matthews Named President of McGrory Glass

McGrory Glass has named Tim Matthews the new company president.

YKK AP America Appoints Ivan Zuniga Director of Product Development

Ivan Zuniga is now the Director of Product Development for YKK AP America. 

Super Sky Products Hires Jeff Rutledge as National Sales Director

Jeff Rutledge has been appointed national sales director for Super Sky Products.

Former President and CEO of AAMA Rich Walker Passes Away

FGIA announced the passing of Rich Walker, former President and CEO of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.

Vitro Architectural Glass Welcomes Will Elman as Commercial Account Manager

Will Elman is Vitro's new commercial account manager for the Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia area.

Citadel Architectural Products Expands Sales Team

Citadel Architectural Products has added three new sales managers to its nationwide sales team. 

Everest Construction Group Appoints Steven Acker Director of Sales

Industry veteran Steven Acker is now the director of sales for Everest Construction Group, based out of New Jersey. 

Glassfab Appoints John Graham as Regional President

John Graham is now the president for Glassfab Tempering Services' Mt. West Region. 

Guardian Glass Appoints Pat Dyer, Josh Thieme As Architectural Design Managers

Pat Dyer now represents Guardian Glass in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Josh Thieme now covers Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.

Cyncly Names Chuck Danner Senior Vice President, Financial Solutions

Chuck Danner brings over 25 years of experience in the payment and financial technologies industry to his new role as senior vice president of financial solutions at Cyncly.

Quanex Appoints Two New Territory Sales Managers

Quanex has named Jacob Jorgenson and Cody Ryba as its new territory sales managers.

Permasteelisa Appoints Sandip Mahajan CFO

Sandip Mahajan is Permasteelisa's new chief financial officer. 

Mappi Names Danillo Magi Sales Director

Mappi has appointed Danillo Magi as it's new sales director. 

Saint-Gobain Appoints Christian Bako VP Marketing & Development

Christian Bako has been appointed the new vice president of marketing and development at Saint-Gobain. 

Giroux Glass Appoints Jeff Heymann as Senior Director of Major Projects

Jeffrey Heymann is Giroux Glass' new senior director of major projects. 

Trecia Thomasson Joins The Glass Guru as Franchise Business Coach

As The Glass Guru's Franchise Business Coach, Trecia Thomasson will be responsible for providing support and guidance to The Glass Guru's franchisees, helping them grow their businesses and achieve success.

Raymond Shelton Joins YKK AP America

YKK AP America appoints Raymond Shelton as chief sustainability and communications officer, where he will bring more than 30 years of experience to further advance the company’s sustainability efforts.

Cyncly Appoints Ashley Heydet As SVP of Sales

Ashley Heydet is Cyncly's new senior vice president of sales for North America.

Industry Veteran Doug Derusha Joins FHC

Glass and glazing industry veteran Doug DeRusha has joined Frameless Hardware Company as its Vice President of Sales for the company’s Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic Regions.

Special Shapes Refractory Company Expands Presence

In direct response from customers and partners at the latest glasstec, SSRC has decided to expand its international presence and make some other changes. 

Trucent Names Michael Ondrus Key Account Manager

Trucent has added Michael Ondrus to its Nobelsville team as its Global Key Account Manager for brittle materials.

The Glass Guru Adds Lauren Welch as Content Creator, PR Specialist

Lauren Welch has joined The Glass Guru team as its new content creator and PR specialist. 

Vitro Appoints Matias Reyes National Architectural Manager

As Vitro's newest national architectural manager for the Ontario/Quebec region, Matias Reyes will manage large commercial construction projects and more.  

Frameless Hardware Company Appoints George Heflin VP of Sales for Southwest Texas Region

George Heflin is now Frameless Hardware Company's vice president of sales for its Southwest Texas region. 

Guardian Glass Promotes Alan Kinder

Guardian Glass North America has named Alan Kinder as director of its commercial segment. 

Pulp Studio Names Kirk Johnson CEO

Kirk Johnson is officially Pulp Studio's chief executive officer. 

James Hoesch Joins Maryland Glass Company

Maryland Glass Company welcomes James Hoesch as its newest sales representative. 

Renolit Hires Juan Banda

Juan Banda has joined Renolit as a technical support person. 

Deceuninck North America Names Tim Pierce VP of Operations

Tim Pierce is Deceuninck North America's new vice president of operations at its Monroe, Ohio facility.

John Graham Joins Vitrum Glass

To increase its presence in the U.S. market, Vitrum Glass Group welcomes industry veteran John Graham to its team as vice president of operations.

Isoclima Specialty Glass Appoints New Sales Manager

Wynn Lafferty will now serve as sales manager for Isoclima Specialty Glass, focusing on civilian armored glazing. 

Roto President Reelected as Board Member for the Connecticut Invention Convention

Roto North America president and CEO Chris Dimou was once again reelected to serve a three-year term as a board member for the Connecticut Invention Convention.

Quanex Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

The Quanex Foundation has provided scholarships for further education to its 2023 Scholarship Program recipients, all students of Quanex employees.

Vitro Names Tracey Qualteri as National Architectural Manager

Tracey Qualteri has been appointed as a national architectural manager for the Northern California and Northern Nevada regions and all of Utah and Colorado for Vitro Architectural Glass.

Sergiy Kholodov Joins Unicel as Technical Sales Representative

Unicel has hired industry veteran Sergiy Kholodov as the company's technical sales representative for its timber curtain wall division. 

Brian Cornwell Joins Alpen High Performance Products

Alpen High Performance Products has announced that Brian Cornwell joins the company as its new marketing manager.

Adin Hamilton Joins Alpen High Performance Products

Thirteen-year energy-efficiency industry veteran Adin Hamilton has been tapped by Alpen High Performance Products to scale its WinSert product line.

Tubelite Promotes Michael Ross to Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Michael Ross was appointed to regional sales manager for the Southeast region of Tubelite, which includes Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Chris Stephens Jr. Joins PGT Innovations Board

PGT Innovations announces its appointment of Chris J. Stephens Jr. to its board of directors, effective June 28, where he will serve as a class III director.

NEXT Energy Technologies Appoints Brenton Taylor New CEO

Most recently serving as chief operating officer of NEXT Energy Technologies, Brenton Taylor adds proven expertise in commercializing and scaling new technology and will lead the company through its next growth phase.

Meteor Creative Hires Tom Kopacz

Tom Kopacz has been appointed Meteor Creative's key account manager. 

Unicel Names Greg Kirkman Regional Sales Manager

As Unicel's newest regional sales manager, Greg Kirkman will be responsible for South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C.

GlasPro Inc. Appoints Joe Carlos Director of Business Development

GlasPro Inc. has named Joe Carlos its director of business development. 

Roto North America Appoints Steve Wood Business Development Executive

As a business development executive, Wood will collaborate with the sales team and promote new business in the swing patio door and commercial aluminum market.

Scott Knisely Named Forel North America President and CEO

Forel North America has appointed Scott Knisely, formerly vice president of sales, as the new president and CEO. 

Glaston Names José Yepes SVP Mobility, Display & Solar

José Yepes has been named the senior vice president for Glaston Corporation’s new Business Area Mobility, Display & Solar and a member of the Executive Management Group.

Vitro Appoints New National Architectural Manager

Vitro has named Mark Pano as its new national architectural manager for New England.

Alumicor's Jennie Lamoureux Becomes First Woman to Hold CSC-DCC’s Chapter’s Highest Office

Devis de construction Canada-Construction Specifications Canada, or DCC-CSC, elected Jennie Lamoureux, Alumicor's architectural representative, to serve as director of the Montreal chapter. She is the first woman to hold this office.

Giroux Glass Hires Walter Wells as Safety Director

Walter Wells is Giroux Glass' new safety director.

Magazine Names Crystal Windows President Power Leader

Crystal Windows President, Steve Chen, was recently listed among Queens, New York's power leaders, according to City & State New York Magazine's annual list.

Tom Haines Joins U.S. Bullet Proofing

U.S. Bullet Proofing has hired physical security solutions expert Tom Haines as its new government business development manager, where he will work directly within the government sector to develop design solutions. 

Mariola Najmi Named Regional Sales Manager for Unicel

Mariola Najmi will now cover the states of California, Nevada, and Arizona as a regional sales manager for Unicel. 

Hartung Announces Change in Leadership

After 35 years, Nick Sciola Sr. will be stepping down as CEO of Hartung. Nick David Sciola will be taking over as well as remaining the company's president. 

Sneh Kumar Named Global Sustainability Director for Kawneer

Kawneer has named Sneh Kumar the director of global sustainability, where he will develop and lead the company’s sustainability strategy, focusing on product design and certification, along with supply chain transparency and optimization.

United Architectural Metals Names Kyle Nesbitt Operations Manager

Kyle Nesbitt is now an operations manager for United Architectural Metals.

Vitro Architectural Glass Announces Spencer Green Commercial Account Manager

Spencer Green has been named commercial account manager for the Ontario/Quebec region of Vitro Architectural Glass.

Glaston Names Riikka Laitasalo Senior Vice President

 Riikka Laitasalo has been named senior vice president of people and culture at Glaston. 

Custom Glass Solutions Appoints Matthew Dietrich CEO

With more than three decades of experience in the industry, Custom Glass Solutions has appointed Matthew Dietrich as the company's new CEO. 

Amy Becker Joins FGIA Staff as Glass Products Specialist

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance has welcomed Amy Becker as its new Glass Products Specialist.

NSG Proposes Changes to Board, Executive Team

NSG Group says it will propose changes to the board of directors and executive team. The company proposes Eriko Sakurai as external director and Shigeki Mori as executive officer.

Jason Forster Named U.S. National Sales Manager by Unicel Architectural

Unicel Architectural Corp. has named Jason Forster, previously a regional sales manager, as its U.S. national sales manager.

Eastman Names Adrian Holt Chief Human Resources Officer

Adrian Holt has been named Eastman's new chief human resources officer upon the retirement of Perry Stuckey.

Cyncly Expands to Executive Leadership Team

Matthew Blosl has been appointed as chief revenue officer and James Hamilton has been appointed as chief operating officer of Cyncly. The expanded executive leadership team will further support and enable Cyncly’s business units.

Şişecam Chairman Named Phoenix Committee Glass Person of the Year 2023

Şişecam Chairman and Executive Board Member Ahmet Kirman has been elected the Glass Person of the Year 2023 by the Phoenix Award Committee.

Karina Fuentes Joins Vitro Architectural Glass

Karina Fuentes joins Vitro Architectural Glass as a national architectural manager for the Southeast region, responsible for identifying and managing key construction projects in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Crystal Windows Promotes Steven Yu

Regional Sales Manager Steven Yu has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing for Crystal Window & Door Systems where he will lead national sales operations as well as corporate marketing initiatives.

Synergy Glass Names New Partners

During the company's 10th anniversary of being in business, Synergy Glass named Chad Hall and Roy Sandrock III as the company's newest partners.

Basco Announces DeJuan Tribble Promotion

Basco Shower Enclosures announces that DeJuan Tribble has been promoted to the position of East Regional Sales Manager.

Jay Phillips Joins LuxWall

LuxWall announces that Jay Phillips has joined the company as its new chief revenue officer.

Linetec Promotes Tony Pupp to Regional Sales Manager

Tony Pupp has been promoted to regional sales manager at Linetec, where he will be responsible for leading the company’s outside sales team serving specific territories across the U.S.

Tiffany Duncan Joins Sightline Commercial Solutions

Sightline Commercial Solutions appoints Tiffany Duncan as its new vice president of sales, where she will help lead the company’s nationwide sales team and implement initiatives for near- and long-term growth.

AGMCC Appoints Tina Donnelly to Board

The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council has appointed Turner Construction Company Project Executive Tina Donnelly to its board, effective April 1, where she will serve a two-year term.

Donovan Digital Marketing Welcomes Darcy Miller

Darcy Miller joins Donovan Digital Marketing team as its new marketing coordinator. She brings a wealth of experience in developing and implementing successful marketing campaigns across a variety of industries.

Manufacturing Institute Honors Women in Manufacturing

One hundred and thirty women were recognized at the 2023 Women MAKE Awards, which identifies the best women in the manufacturing industry and encourages women to mentor and support the next generation of female talent to pursue manufacturing careers.

Craig Shelton, Charissa Buchanan Join Garibaldi Glass

Garibaldi Glass expands its U.S.-based sales team with Craig Shelton and Charissa Buchanan, providing local representation to key glaziers throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Former Traco Executive John Kalakos Passes Away

Former executive vice president of Traco John Kalakos passed away on April 13. A widely known figure in the commercial window industry, he was with Traco for more than 40 years.

Admiral Glass Company’s Leslie Craft Passes Away

Leslie “Les” Craft, founder and CEO of Admiral Glass Company in Houston, Texas, passed away on April 6.

Tubelite Promotes Mitchell White to Operations Manager

Tubelite recently promoted Mitchel White to operations manager of the company's Dallas, Texas, facility. 

Vitro Appoints Erin Casci Product Manager

Erin Casci has been appointed product manager for MSVD coated products at Vitro Architectural Glass. She will be responsible for leading new product development and serving as a key liaison between customers and research and development, operations, and marketing and innovation segments.

Chuck Kuchinick Joins Deceuninck Team

Deceuninck North America has appointed Chuck Kuchinick as its new regional sales manager for the Central and Eastern U.S.

Angela Olsen Joins Unicel Architectural

Seasoned building materials industry sales manager Angela Olsen joins Unicel Architectural to help drive customer development strategies for the South Central U.S.

NCCER Welcomes New Director Melissa Perkins

Dr. Melissa Perkins has joined the National Center for Construction Education and Research as the director of philanthropy and partnerships where she will help build a successful workforce of diverse individuals whose lives were improved through construction education.

Alumicor’s Steve Gusterson Honored with Life Membership Award

Steve Gusterson, vice president of Alumicor’s pre-construction design in Canada, has been selected to receive Construction Specifications Canada Life Membership Award, a recognition that only 55 people have received in the last 48 years. 

WINCO Promotes Katherine Hahn to Marketing Manager

Winco recently promoted Katherine Hahn to marketing manager due to her success in the company's sales and marketing department since 2018.

Guardian Glass Hires New Sales Managers

Guardian Glass has hired three new sales managers to support operations in the U.S. and Canada. 

Vitrum Adds Dave Dukovich to Sales Team

Dave Dukovich joins Vancouver-based Vitrum Glass Group as its newest sales specialist, bringing more than 40 years of experience in the glass industry.

Safti First Hires Architectural Representatives

Safti First hired five new architectural representatives from Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. 

Crystal Windows Unveils New Recruiting Videos

In a new series of recruiting videos, Crystal Window & Door employees share benefits of working for the manufacturer.

GED Welcomes Kevin Holle to R&D Team

Kevin Holle rejoins GED Integrated Solutions as its new research and development engineering manager.

Roto Welcomes Renee Coma to Customer Service Team

Roto North America has appointed Renee Coma to its customer service team. 

Vitro Appoints New Commercial Account Manager

Shawn Winn was appointed as regional commercial account manager for Vitro Architectural Glass. Previously, he has severed as both a technical advisor and an architectural manager for national glass manufacturers in his region.

Matthew Osberg Named Apogee Enterprises CFO

Apogee Enterprises selected Matthew Osberg as the company’s next executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 28. Mark Augdahl, who served as interim chief financial officer during the company’s search process, will resume his role as vice president of finance for Apogee’s…

Sto Corp. Announces Two Key Personnel Changes

Sto Corp. announced that Mark Orlando has been promoted to vice president of sales and Claudia Mueller has been named director of marketing communications.

Lattuada North America Adds to After Sales Team

Lattuada North America has added Jessica Gates to its After Sales team. 

Interlock Appoints Vice President of Sales

Interlock USA promoted Angel Tuanama to vice president of sales.

PGT Innovations Announces Executive Promotions

PGT Innovations recently made several executive-level promotions as part of the company's goal to grow organically. 

Pulp Studio Promotes Three Regional Managers

Pulp Studio promoted three employees to regional managers: Mike Nicklas, Joe Carlos, and Cathy Yamasaki.

Ryan Berrios Joins Vitro Architectural Glass

Serving as lead for commercial fabrication accounts in these areas, Berrios will offer consultation to fabricators, glaziers, and other stakeholders by identifying the best-performing glass products for their projects.

Heinz Wiedmayer Joins IGE Glass Technologies as Senior Vice President of Sales

With more than two decades of glass industry experience, Heinz Wiedmayer has joined IGE Glass Technologies as its sales team's senior vice president. 

Armor Apply Announces Representation Agreement with LTS Enterprises

Armor Apply announces its representation agreement with LTS Enterprises for a seven-state territory, including Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.

Tubelite Names Jeff Fochs Regional Sales Manager

As Tubelite's regional sales manager for the Northwest and Southwest, Jeff Fochs will be responsible for providing consultative support regarding Tubelite’s architectural aluminum storefront, curtainwall, entrance, window and daylight control systems.

Kris La-Borde Joins Guardian Glass

Guardian Glass has hired Kris La-Borde as its newest regional technical advisor, serving the west region sales team. 

Specialty Fenestration Group Promotes Several Employees

Specialty Fenestration Group recently promoted Wade Arnold, Jim Higgins and Mike Pecilunas to three new roles. 

Bendheim Names Donald Jayson President

Entering the third generation of family leadership, Bendheim has named Donald Jason as its newest president as former president Ben Jayson assumes a new role within the company. 

Eastman Board Elects New Director

Eastman's Board of Directors recently elected Linnie Haynesworth as director. 

NSG Welcomes New President

Shigeki Mori is retiring as president and CEO of Nippon Sheet Glass and the company's current vice president and COO, Munehiro Hosonuma, will now fill the role.

Avi Bar Joins Tubelite as Vice President of Sales

Tubelite welcomed Avi Bar as its vice president of sales, managing the company's sales and client services teams. He succeeds Steve Green, who is retiring. 

GED’s Sales Team Grows Heading into 2023

GED Integrated Solutions announced the promotions of Tom Calcei and Greg Frasher to Senior Sales Managers, and the promotions of Gena O’Malley to Inside Salesperson and John Conrad to Northeast Sales Manager.

NGA Congratulates Award Winners

At the NGA Glass Conference: Miramar Beach, NGA recognized Tim Moore of W.A. Wilson with the C. Gregory Carney Award and five other industry members with Volunteer Appreciation Awards during the Volunteer Celebration Dinner. 

Allen Davidson Joins Sightline Commercial Solutions

Sightline Commercial Solutions has welcomed Allen Davidson as its newest regional sales manager, responsible for sales efforts in the New England area.

Nick Tanos joins Vitro Architectural Glass as a Commercial Account Manager

Vitro Architectural Glass welcomed Nick Tanos as a commercial account manager for Southern California, Southern Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona, where he will manage commercial fabrication accounts and offer sales and support to fabricators, glaziers and other stakeholders.

WINCO President Bill Krenn Retires

Bill Krenn, president of WINCO Window Company, will retire after 27 years with the company. As president, Krenn ensured that the overall direction of the company's sales outreach and operations remained in concert with the vision of the family ownership.

ODL Promotes Andy Arnsman to Director of Sales, Pro Channel

A member of the ODL team since 2002, Andy Arnsman has been promoted to director of sales for the Pro Channel, where he will manage a team of seven people, serving the needs of residential and multi-family builders through wholesale distribution across North America.

Walker Glass Makes Changes to Its Sales and Architectural Management Teams

Ed Bartlett will focus solely on his architectural work in the Western U.S., Steve Morren will take over sales management in the Western region and Matthew Christie will serve Walker Glass customers in Western Canada.

Jessica Brooks joins Virginia Glass Products as Regional Sales Manager

Virginia Glass Products and Virginia Mirror Company have hired Jessica Brooks as a regional sales manager to handle the territories of Eastern Tennessee, Southern South Carolina and Georgia.

Jacob Gurke Becomes Chief Financial Officer at GSI

Glass Solutions Inc. promoted Jacob Gurke, who previously held the role of controller since joining the GSI team in January 2021, to chief financial officer.

New Role for Giroux Glass' Abdul Aziz Zoua

Abdul Aziz Zoua was promoted to the role of project executive for California at Giroux Glass Inc. Named a 2023 Top Young Professional by ENR California, he has planned and executed major glazing projects.

Kingspan Light + Air and Solatube International Announce New Architectural Solutions Team

Kingspan Light + Air, a global leader in daylighting, ventilation and smoke management solutions for the sustainable built environment, announced the addition of the Architectural Solutions Team, a new group of full-service project consultants who will provide daylighting product education,…

Leigh Anne Mays Joins Naverra as Senior Account Manager

Leigh Anne Mays joins Naverra with significant experience in the glass industry, including 10-plus years at Guardian Glass North America as well as time spent on the architectural business side in the building products industry at Masonite.

Vitro Makes Changes to Marketing and Innovation Division

Wendy Carroll, Fernando Diez, Emily Losego and Robert Struble with Vitro Architectural Glass' Marketing and Innovation division will be moving to new or expanded roles. 

Chris Cassidy Appointed New President of SCHOTT North America

Schott North America has appointed Chris Cassidy as president. His responsibilities include supporting the company’s U.S. growth strategy, which aims to increase Schott’s presence in the region and focus on long-term growth. Cassidy will take on this new position in addition to his role as…

Joshua Chapple Joins Linetec As Northwest Sales Manager

Bringing more than ten years of sales and marketing experience, Joshua Chapple joins Linetec as its Northwest regional sales manager, where he will assist customers with their selection and specification of paint coatings, anodize and specialty finishes for architectural aluminum products.

PGT Innovations CEO Elected as Chair of Sarasota Airport Authority Board

Jeff Jackson, PGT Innovations CEO and president, was recently elected board chair of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority board, which was created as a public agency to operate and manage the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.

Technoform Adds Betsy Covington to Marketing Team

Betsy Covington, previously with a nonprofit organization, was recently added to Technoform's North America marketing team. 

Glaston Appoints Kaisa Latva as General Counsel

Kaisa Latva will bring her experience in corporate legal matters to Glaston Corporation as its newly appointed general counsel and member of its Executive Management Group.

ASSA ABLOY Chairman Lars Renström Declines Re-election

Lars Renström, chairman of ASSA ABLOY's Board of Directors, has been a member of the board since 2008 and chairman since 2012.

Two New Members Join NFRC Board

Julian Wang and David McDonald are joining the National Fenestration Rating Council's Board of Directors and will take their seats in 2023.

Andrea Frenzel Appointed to SCHOTT AG Board of Management

Andrea Frenzel will become the newest member of the SCHOTT AG Board of Management, succeeding Hermann Ditz who retiring.

GGI Hires Roberta Wright to Represent Specialty Glass Division in Northeast

As a representative for specialty glass in the Northeast, Roberta Wright will be responsible for the sale of float and specialty glass in that region for General Glass International. 

Kris Thune Rejoins Groves Inc. as President

Kris Thune was involved with Groves for more than 30 years, serving as vice president of operations before her departure. She remained a strategic advisor to Groves and was unanimously appointed president by the company's board of directors to oversee operations for all products.

American Insulated Glass Announces New General Managers

American Insulated Glass recently hired two new general managers for locations in North Carolina and Alabama. 

Permasteelisa Names New CEO

Liam Cummins has been named the new CEO of Permasteelisa, with Klaus Lother retiring from the position. 

Scott Rageotte Joins Tubelite

In his new position as client development manager for Tubelite, Scott Rageotte serves clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and supports Tubelite's architectural aluminum storefront, curtainwall, entrance, window and daylight control systems.

AGMCC Announces New Board Positions for 2023

Six new members have joined the Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council's board. Together, they include representation from glazing contractors and glaziers, general contractors, architects, component manufacturers, curtainwall consultants, specifiers, and other glazing project…

Quanex Names Jim Nixon Vice President of Innovation and New Markets

Jim Nixon will now serve as Quanex's first ever vice president of Innovation and New Markets, where he will develop and lead an enterprise-level innovation strategy, advance new product and market possibilities, drive revenue and EBITDA growth and ensure a return on investment for new market…

Impact Security Names Jill Read as National Sales Director

Impact Security appoints Jill Read as national sales director, drawing on her considerable first-hand experience in sales and marketing to energize and direct the sales division on how to best serve clients across the multitude of industries Impact Security serves.

Promotion and New Hire at Technoform

Technoform North America recently promoted Alexandra Blakeslee to market team co-manager for North America and hired Patrick McMahon as business development manager for the western region.

Giroux Glass Appoints Marty McKinley as Vice President of Arizona Operations

Marty McKinley will now apply his 20 years of glazing experience to his new role as vice president of Arizona operations at Giroux Glass' Phoenix location.

Vitro Veteran Employee Joe Sennese Passes Away

With great sadness, Vitro Architectural Glass announced the passing of Joe Sennese, a longtime friend and colleague. Sennese was a mentor to many during his long career with Vitro, which began in 2005. 

Inovues Welcomes Jen Miret to Executive Team

Jen Miret joins Inovues' executive team as the new director of marketing and communications where she will increase awareness of its insulating glass retrofit technology.

Keith Wood, Chairman and Former President of Wood's Powr-Grip, Passes Away

Woods Powr-Grip announces the passing of chairman and former president Keith Wood, who helped run the company with his wife for over three decades. 

Robert Labelle Officially Joins Lattuada North America

After initially announcing a collaboration in September 2021, Robert Labelle made his status as a collaborator with Lattuada North America official during GlassBuild 2022.

Isoclima Specialty Glass Names Trent Thiry VP of Sales and Marketing

Isoclima Specialty Glass North America named Trent Thiry, formerly with Vitro's Automotive Glass division, as the new vice president of sales and marketing. 

Product Development and Support Increases at VBH

Ross Childs joins Rob Norman with VBH's New Product Development and Technical teams to expand the levels of technical support that they offer customers.

SAF Adds Two New Team Members, Introduces Contract Management Group

Mark Distler and Michelle Perkins join the SAF team and introduce the organization’s newly established contract management group.

Deceuninck North America Makes Executive Level Promotions

Deceuninck North America welcomed Dan Hoelting as vice president of finance, who will serve on the executive leadership team. Promotions also include Paul Adams to vice president of materials innovation and Jon Hauberg as research and development liaison manager.

Ed Lemley Joins Pulp Studio

Ed Lemley recently joined Pulp Studio as vice president of plant management. 

Glaston’s General Counsel to Step Down

Glaston Corp.'s general counsel, Taina Tirkkonen, will leave the position as of Dec. 31.

Tempco Glass Executive Recognized with Business Award

Tempco Glass' President Johnson Chen was recently named one of 50 Outstanding Asian Americans in Business for his for leadership and significant contributions to the industry. 

Crystal Windows Promotes Vivian DeMarco

Crystal Window & Door Systems promoted account executive Vivian DeMarco to sales manager. In this role, DeMarco is now responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of sales for Crystal Pacific, guiding the sales team, and more. She has been with Crystal for about nine years. 

Vitro Architectural Glass Names Brad Boone as Sales Director

Vitro Architectural Glass made two new appointments, naming Brad Boone sales director of advanced glazings and architectural government sales liaison. The company also named Guillermo Martinez to a newly created role, manager of key accounts and business development.

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Inc. Appoints Bruno Biasiotta as Chief Executive Officer

Bruno Biasiotta joins Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope as president and CEO. Michael Marcely also joins as chief financial officer.

Steve Green to Retire from Tubelite

Steve Green will retire as Tubelite's vice president of sales effective March 2023. 

General Glass International Names William Paulin Chief Financial Officer

General Glass International (GGI) appointed William Paulin as its new chief financial officer. Paulin brings more than two decades of experience in the manufacturing industry with him. 

Vitro Names Architectural Market Development Managers, Key Projects Manager

Vitro Architectural Glass appointed Chris Fronsoe and Annissa Flickinger as managers of architectural market development, with Fronsoe serving the West Region of the United States and Flickinger serving the East Region. In addition to these two appointments, Andre Kenstowicz has been named key…

Roschmann USA Names Dirk Schulte as New President & CEO

Dirk Schulte is the new President & CEO for Roschmann USA. He will lead its executive management team, commercial Sales and Project Contract Operations as well as strategic Business Development throughout the United States and Canada.

Vitro Appoints Bryce Given as National Architectural Manager

Vitro Architectural Glass welcomed Bryce R. Given as the new national architectural manager for Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska in the United States and British Columbia and Alberta in Canada. Given brings with him 16 years of experience in the industry.

Machine Tool Bids Appoints Marc Swirsky as CEO

Machine Tool Bids recently welcomed industry veteran Marc Swirsky as its new CEO. 

Architectural Glass & Metal Technician Program Certifies 1000th Glazier

In August, the Architectural Glass & Metal Technician program, North America’s only ANSI-accredited, third-party assessment of an experienced glazier’s knowledge and abilities, certified its 1,000th glazier since the program began in 2019.   

AkzoNobel Appoints New CEO as Member of the Board of Management

At the most recent Extraordinary General Meeting, the shareholders of Akzo Nobel appointed new CEO Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as a member of the Board of Management, effective Nov. 1 of this year. 

Quanex Foundation Announces 2022 Scholarship Winners

The Quanex Foundation’s Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students of Quanex employees. In addition to supporting four-year college students, this program has been broadened to include students pursuing a degree from a vocational or technical school or two-year college.

Stürtz Machinery Welcomes Scot Wagner As Operations Manager

Stürtz Machinery Inc. appointed Scot Wagner as its operations manager. In this role, he will be responsible for managing and further developing Stürtz’ Machinery operations, engineering and service in North America.

Stürtz Machinery Expands Service Group

Stürtz Machinery, Inc. is expanding and restructuring its service group based in Twinsburg, OH. Herman Gabel was added in 2021 as Service Manager and in April of this year, Herman was joined by Jason Martz who took on the role of Customer Service Manager.  

Morse Architectural Welcomes New Sales Manager

Morse Architectural added to its sales team in Florida. 

SDC Adds Two to Sales Team

Security Door Controls welcomes new two sales veterans to its team.

Management Team Sees Changes at HEGLA

Hegla has a new branch head as Peter Heyer retires, as well as multiple changes in maintenance and service and spare parts management. The new management structure at the company hopes to continue to focus on the growing demand for spare parts, and the team is currently focused on the optimization…

Erie Architectural Products Hires John Cookson as National Sales Manager

Erie Architectural Products Group, a subsidiary of YKK AP America, hired John Cookson as national sales manager. Cookson enters this role with more than 18 years of global experience in the glass and glazing industry.

Vitro Appoints David Linhart and Sarah Ward as Sales Managers

Vitro Architectural Glass announced that David Linhart has been appointed manager of sales, West Region and Sarah Ward manager of sales, East Region.

Eastman Board Elects New Director

The Board of Directors of Eastman Chemical Co. elected Eric L. Butler as the new director. Butler is the former executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Union Pacific Corp.

Pulp Studio Appoints Chris Allen Executive Vice President of Sales

Pulp Studio appointed Chris Allen as executive vice president of sales.

Linetec Appoints Paul Bratz Regional Sales Manager

Linetec has named Paul Bratz regional sales manager, serving customers in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah and Kansas. 

Vitro Appoints Heather Brion As Director of Architectural Development

Vitro Architectural Glass has announced that Heather Brion has been appointed director, U.S. Architectural Development. She previously held the position of director of architectural development for the Western region.

Bavelloni Welcomes Joaquim Lozito As Sales Director

Bavelloni appointed Joaquim Lozito as sales director.

Xinglass Appoints Joseph Santelli As Sales Representative

Xinglass appointed Joseph Santelli as sales representative.

SmartGroup America Appoints Eric Maynard As National Sales Director

SmartGroup America appointed Eric Maynard to lead its marketing efforts as the national sales director.

Halio Welcomes Dmitry Lipkin As Global Vice President of Marketing

Halio announced the addition of Dmitry Lipkin to its leadership team as Vice President of Global Marketing.

A+W Software Welcomes Lee Lagazon As Application Support Specialist

A+W Software hired Lee Lagazon as an application support specialist for A+W Clarity Customers.

Tubelite Promotes Chad Mason And Collin Beighley

Tubelite has promoted Chad Mason and Collin Beighley to serve as its client development managers in Michigan, with Mason covering Michigan's eastern counties and Beighley covering the western counties.

H.B. Fuller Names Michael Moren Geographical Sales Manager

H.B. Fuller appointed Michael Moren as geographic sales manager for the North America Glass market.

Vitro Appoints Dan Stipetich as Director of Commercial Sales for the United States

Vitro named Dan Stipetich as its new director of commercial sales for the U.S.

Kolbe Appoints David Zentrich as VIP of Information Technology

Kolbe Windows & Doors appointed David Zentrich as the new vice president of information technology.

GIMAV Names Dino Zandonella Necca as President

GIMAV, the General Assembly of the Italian Association of Suppliers of Machines and Accessories for Glass Processing, has named Dino Zandonella Necca as President of the association. 

Nancy Mammaro Elected Vice President for Flat Glass Sector by GIMAV

Nancy Mammaro, CEO of Mappi, was elected vice president with responsibility for the sector flat glass by GIMAV, the Association that brings together the Italian manufacturers and suppliers of machines, accessories, equipment and special products for glass processing.

AkzoNobel Welcomes Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as New CEO 

AkzoNobel introduced Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as its new CEO. The 52-year old French national brings 25 years of international business leadership experience, previously serving as CEO of Sulzer and CEO of GE Grid Solutions. 

American Insulated Glass Announces Leadership Advancements in Key Areas

American Insulated Glass promoted Dan Dirmeyer, who previously served as general manager for AIG Michigan, to director of operations for the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West operations.

YKK AP Promotes Stephanie Burroughs to Architectural Sales Representative

YKK AP America Inc. promoted Stephanie Burroughs to Architectural Sales Representative for the Pennsylvania market. Burroughs replaces Jeff Turicik who has retired.

Pulp Studio Announces Sales Force Partnership with Bodkins & Associates

Pulp Studio, the leading designers and manufacturers of technically superior decorative glass, announced a sales partnership with Michigan-based Bodkins & Associates to provide additional project support in the midwestern U.S. 

Compusoft and 2020 Appoint Ron Crowl as Managing Director

Ron Crowl was named managing director of Compusoft + 2020 Doors, Windows and Glass Vertical Group.

Forel North America Appoints New Vice President

Forel North America appointed Scott Knisely to vice president sales and service of the branch.

Tubelite Promotes Jim Hughes to Business Development Manager

Tubelite Inc. promoted Jim Hughes to business development manager for strategic accounts in the retail, health care, hospitality and corporate office markets. Kent Baumann, who previously served in the role, will continue to assist Tubelite's clients in northern Texas and Oklahoma as a client…

Viprotron NA Welcomes New President

Viprotron GmbH introduced Ric Schmidt as the new president of Viprotron North America. With over 10 years’ experience in the glass industry, Schmidt is looking forward to continue developing Viprotron’s customer base in North and South America.

Unicel Architectural Appoints New Co-Presidents

Vincent Couturier and Samuel Doyon-Bissonnette, who had completed a successful management buyout transaction in 2020, are now appointed as co-presidents by the board of directors.

Siegfried Glaser, Founder of Hegla, Passes Away

Hegla announced that Siegfried Glaser, the company founder as well as its longstanding managing director and executive board member, passed away.


GED Integrated Solutions continues to grow with new hires and two internal promotions in the project management and vinyl engineering groups.

Hall Joins Vitro Architectural Glass as National Architectural Manager

Vitro Architectural Glass appointed Trevor Hall national architectural manager for Southern California, Las Vegas, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii.

Bruce McCord Retires After Two Decades of Service with GGI

General Glass International, a national distributor of specialty glass and custom glass fabricator, announced the recent retirement of George “Bruce” McCord.


Erdman Automation Corp. welcomes Brian Ludwig as their South Central North America sales manager.

YKK AP America Expands Houston Sales Team with Addition of Julie Freund

YKK AP America Inc. announces the appointment of Julie Freund as architectural sales representative.

Compusoft + 2020 Appoints Joerg Jung as Chief Executive Officer

Compusoft + 2020 appoined Joerg Jung to chief executive officer.

GlasPro Welcomes Brian Martineau as Outside Sales Manager

GlasPro Inc., an architectural and decorative glass fabricator, named Brian Martineau as outside national sales manager.

Glaspro Inc. Names Jean Kim Executive Assistant

Jean Kim joined GlasPro Inc. as executive assistant to Joe Green, chief executive officer of GlasPro.

GGI Promotes Donna Casaliggi to Director of Operations

General Glass International, a national distributor of specialty glass and custom glass fabricator, promoted Donna Casaliggi to director of operations of the company’s Avenel, New Jersey, location.

McGrory Glass Welcomes Three New Employees

McGrory Glass welcomed several new employees.

International Code Council welcomes Russ Manning as Deputy Senior Vice President of Technical Services

The International Code Council announced that Russ Manning, former executive director of facility operations & maintenance for the National Facility Services of the Kaiser Permanente Health System, joined the Codes and Standards Department as deputy senior vice president of technical services.

Sparklike Names New CEO

Atte Kuusisto has been chosen to succeed Jukka Manner as CEO of Sparklike, according to a company announcement. Kuusisto will start as CEO on May 9.

General Glass International Appoints New Corporate Financial Officer

General Glass International (GGI), a national distributor of specialty glass and custom glass fabricator, appointed Scott Yales to corporate financial officer.

Giroux Glass Promotes Andrew Dvorak

Giroux Glass, Inc. announced that Andrew Dvorak has been promoted to the role of senior project manager in the company’s Phoenix office location.

Weather Shield Windows and Doors Founder Edward "Lee" Schield Dies

Weather Shield Windows and Doors announced the passing of its founder, Edward "Lee" Schield. He was 88 years old. 

Giroux Glass Inc. Mourns Loss of Thomas Taitano

Giroux Glass Inc. is heartbroken to announce the loss of Thomas Santiago Taitano, their esteemed and longtime colleague in Las Vegas. Taitano died unexpectedly on April 13, at the age of 53.

Tubelite Promotes Dan Goodman to Regional Sales Manager, Jim Oberlin Becomes Independent Sales Representative

Dan Goodman has been promoted to serve as Tubelite Inc.’s regional sales manager for the Midwest and East territories. He moves into the position as Jim Oberlin transitions to the role of independent architectural sales representative based in western New York.

Giroux Promotes Michelle Fainberg

Giroux Glass Inc. promoted  long-term employee, Michelle Fainberg, to a newly-created role, director of preconstruction design and technology. In this new role, Fainberg is responsible for design-build/design-assist projects and managing a talented team of technicians in the company’s commercial…

Leadership Changes at seele

The glazing contractor seele announced that Gerhard Seele is transferring his majority stake in the company to his son Michael, who will take over the corporate responsibility for the group from now on.

Sarah Köring is New Sales Director Europe at Swisspacer

Sarah Köring took over as sales director for Europe at Swisspacer. The position was previously held by Rutger van Eijk, who has taken up a new challenge.

Reynaers Aluminium Names New Chief Commercial Officer

Reynaers Aluminium, a specialist in the development of innovative and sustainable aluminum solutions for windows, doors, and curtain walls systems, hired Mitch Lewandowski as its new chief commercial officer for the U.S. market.

YKK AP Hires Peter Mocker to Lead Technology and Business Solutions Group

YKK AP America Inc. hired Peter Mocker as the director of its technology and business solutions group. Mocker will now lead strategy development, execution and planning of the information technology future of YKK AP.

Loren Powell joins A+W Software as Project Manager

A+W Software announced in March a newly hired project manager, Loren Powell, who will support both A+W Cantor and A+W Clarity. Powell is a veteran of the glass and fenestration industries with experience project managing installations.

ODL Inc. Names Dan Volkema Vice President of Finance

Building products supplier ODL Inc., which specializes in decorative and clear door glass and other privacy solutions, has named Dan Volkema vice president of finance, according to a company statement released March 17, 2022.

Stephen Balik Named Vice President of General Glass International

GGI has announced the promotion of Stephen Balik to vice president. Balik joined the 122-year-old company in 2010.

New Glass Handling Company SmartGroup America Opens in Maryland

SmartGroup America is a new company incorporated in Annapolis, Maryland, offering a uniquely designed glass lifting manipulator. SGA has appointed Eric Maynard to lead its marketing efforts as the national sales director.

Colby Hill to Represent Safti First in Oklahoma

Safti First announced the addition of Colby Hill to the TFI team. TFI currently represents the New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma territories for Safti First, where Hill will begin to oversee Oklahoma. 

Nancy Mammaro and Nicola Lattuada Elected GIMAV Board Officers

Gimav elected Nicola Lattuada deputy vice president for flat glass, and Nancy Mammaro as vice president for flat glass.

Binswanger Recognizes a Rising Star on International Women’s Day

The team at Binswanger Glass couldn’t be more proud to recognize Riley Robinson, Binswanger’s Dallas/Fort Worth customer care center manager for 2022 International Women’s Day.

A+W Software Rehires Renaud Schmitt as Customer Support Specialist

A+W welcomes back Renaud Schmitt, an A+W veteran returning to the North American Cantor window and door division team as a customer support specialist. He worked for A+W for 14 years from 2005 to 2019, which avails him the opportunity to bring unrivaled knowledge of A+W’s software solutions with a…

Michael Saroka Becomes CEO of Goldray Glass

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Goldray Glass Cathie Saroka is stepping down from her role, transitioning to Executive Chair, and handing over her CEO responsibilities to Michael Saroka.

HMI Glass Promotes David Corle to Director A+D Relations

HMI promoted David Corle to a new role, director of A+D Relations

Jason Seals of FGIA Appointed to Florida Structural Technical Advisory Committee

Jason Seals, FGIA certification services manager, fenestration, has been appointed to serve as a voting member of the Florida Structural Technical Advisory Committee.

The Glass Guru Hires New Franchise Business Coach

The Glass Guru recently hired Joe Kirday as a franchise business coach. His background in franchising and operations management will help him be successful in this role as an FBC for The Glass Guru brand.

Lou Podbelski, AIA, Joins Halio Leadership Team as Senior Vice President, Business Development

Halio, a smart windows manufacturer, welcomed Lou Podbelski, AIA, to its leadership team as senior vice president, business development. Mr. Podbelski is responsible for Halio’s sales and marketing, bringing years of experience and relationships in dynamic glass, commercial glazing and curtain wall…

Vitro Architectural Glass Welcomes Brian Pigney as National Architectural Manager

Vitro Architectural Glass announced that Brian Pigney has been appointed national architectural manager for the Great Lakes region.

FutureVu Brands Announce New Senior Officers

FutureVu Brands Inc., the operating umbrella for brands in architectural, glazing, energy, and security retrofit markets, named Rebecca Weiner chief marketing officer and Joe Mauldin vice president of sales. One of FutureVu’s five subsidiaries, Impact Security, named Steve Champlin vice president…

The Glass Guru Welcomes New Communications Coordinator

The Glass Guru Franchise Systems Inc. welcomed Allison Hanke as the organization’s first communications coordinator.

YKK AP Announces Changes to Manufacturing Leadership Team

YKK AP America Inc. announced changes to its manufacturing leadership team.

Jeff Born Joins Tubelite, Alumicor and Linetec as Director of Procurement and Supply Chain Solutions

Jeff Born has been named as the director of procurement and supply chain solutions overseeing North American activities for Tubelite Inc., Alumicor Ltd. and Linetec.

Walker Glass Welcomes Gary Falco as New Architectural Manager in the Northeast

Walker Glass is pleased to welcome Gary Falco to its architectural management team. Falco represents Walker as the architectural representative for the Northeast U.S.

SAF Appoints Five New Team Members Amid Company-Wide Growth

SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher announced the promotion of a longtime employee as well as the addition of four new team members to the sales and project management teams.

Industry Veteran Marg Webb Retires After 22 Years of Service in the Glass Industry

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance announced the retirement of industry leader Marg Webb, after 22 years in the glass industry.

MY Shower Door / D3 Glass Leaders Selected for National Industry Positions

Bill Daubmann and Keith Daubmann, of MY Shower Door / D3 Glass have been selected for positions on the National Glass Association’s (NGA) Shower Door Installation Best Practices Guide.

Ben Haigh Joins the McGrory Glass Fire-Rated Division as Senior Director

McGrory Glass, one of the largest family-owned architectural glass companies in the country, announced that Ben Haigh has joined the company as senior director of the fire-rated division.

TSI Corp. Appoints Thomas Cornellier CEO

TSI Corp. appointed Thomas Cornellier as chief executive officer.

Riot Glass Welcomes New Vice President of Operations

Riot Glass Inc., a manufacturer of retrofit security glass and door systems welcomed Ron Nyce as vice president of operations, according to an announcement on the company’s Facebook page.

John Baldry, Glass Industry Veteran, Passes Away

John Baldry, a glass industry veteran, passed away.

GED Promotes Cullion to Vice President Of Finance

GED Integrated Solutions Inc. appointed Heather Cullion to the position of vice president of finance. Previously, she served as controller.

GED Names Steve Lang President and CEO

GED Integrated Solutions Inc. named Steve Lang CEO and president of the company, succeeding Bill Weaver, who has held the post since 2008.

Alfred “Fred” Jayson, Second Generation of Bendheim, Passes Away

Alfred “Fred” Jayson, the second generation of Bendheim Architectural Glass, passed away on Dec. 8 at 100 years old.

The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council Announces New Board Positions for 2022

The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council announced three new board positions:

Viracon Announces New Supply Chain Leadership

Viracon announced the reassignment of two tenured associates to lead its supply chain and logistics teams. Seth Madole will transition to the role of director of supply chain and customer experience and Brian Savage will transition to supply chain manager.

Angie Tweed Joins Virginia Glass Products and Virginia Mirror Co. as Regional Sales Manager

Virginia Glass Products and Virginia Mirror Co. added Angie Tweed as a regional sales manager covering the states of Virginia and Maryland. 

American Insulated Glass Hires Jason Williams as General Manager of Birmingham Facility

American Insulated Glass hired Jason Williams as general manager of the company's glass fabrication facility in Birmingham, Alabama. Having served in the United States Army for seven years, Williams has spent the last two decades developing a solid foundation of glass industry and management…

Sutton Named Product Manager for Value Added Products at Vitro

Vitro Architectural Glass announced that Daniel Sutton has been named product manager for value added products at Vitro Glass.

Burns Architectural Products Welcomes Three New Team Members

Burns Architectural Products, a mid-Atlantic-based manufacturers representative, added three new team members.

Leo Karas, Former President of Karas & Karas Glass Co., Passes Away

Leo Karas, a glass industry veteran and former president of Karas & Karas Glass Co., passed away.

Pilkington UK Appoints Neil Syder Managing Director

Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd., part of the NSG Group, appointed Neil Syder to managing director to lead the glass manufacturer as it adapts to an age of decarbonization and targets new opportunities.

Renaud Schmitt Rejoins A+W Software as Cantor Customer Support Specialist

Renaud Schmitt, an A+W veteran, returned to the North American team as a Cantor customer support specialist. He worked for A+W for 14 years from 2005 to 2019. Schmitt brings unrivaled knowledge of A+W’s software solutions, say company officials.

Lamatek Announces 2021 Sales Team Promotions

Lamatek promoted two members of their sales team. Leticia “Lety” Santiago and BarbaraRyan Myers-Peterson have been moved up to the role of account manager.

Quanex Names Kim Garcia New Chief Human Resources Officer

As chief human resources officer, Garcia will continue to oversee global human resources and payroll activities for Quanex. Her responsibilities will also include driving recruitment and retainment efforts across Quanex’s international operations.

Americlad Welcomes Robert Violette as New Manager

Americlad, based in Rogers, Minnesota, welcomed Robert Violette as its new regional business development manager for the Midwest region. He will have the responsibility of promoting the Americlad brand to the architectural and construction community.  

Pulp Studio Promotes Kirk Johnson to Chief Operating Officer

Pulp Studio promoted Kirk Johnson to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Johnson will have primary responsibility for day-to-day operations of Pulp Studio. The promotion is effective immediately.

FGIA Welcomes New Technical Training Specialist Aaron Blom

Aaron Blom joined the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance in the new role of technical training specialist. Blom will be responsible for conducting and developing FGIA's professional education and technical training programs.

Quanex Building Products Announces Changes to the Board of Directors

Quanex Building Products Corporation announced the appointment of Jason D. Lippert to its board of directors effective immediately. The company also announced that William C. Griffiths will retire as executive chairman of the board, effective Feb. 21, 2022, but plans to continue serving as non-…

AIG Names Clint Blair President, Makes Executive Leadership Appointments

American Insulated Glass promoted several individuals within the executive leadership team based in Atlanta at the corporate headquarters. These changes will effectively support the company’s strategic business initiatives and continued growth across multiple regions.

H.B. Fuller’s Lena Chernyak Wins FenCan’s Hall of Fame Industry Pioneer Award

Lena Chernyak, Canadian technical service manager for H.B. Fuller, was honored with the Fenestration Canada Hall of Fame Industry Pioneer Award.

Roto North America Welcomes New Laser Specialist

Roto Frank of America Inc. recently welcomed Bryan St. Amand to its team as a new laser specialist. 

Joel Allen Joins A+W Software

Joel Allen joined the A+W Software team as an application and professional services specialist.

George Michael Sultage, Glass Industry Veteran, Passes Away

George Michael Sultage, a glass industry veteran, passed away on Oct. 18, 2021.

Tubelite Names Daniel Politowicz Logistics Manager

Tubelite Inc. welcomed back Daniel Politowicz as its logistics manager serving all of the company's locations and personnel, including direct supervision of the company's shipping assistants.

Petersen Promotes Mike Weis to Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Petersen promoted its Southeast Regional Manager Mike Weis to vice president, sales and marketing. The promotion precedes the planned retirement of President Mike Petersen in the new year.

Tom Klutho Joins Tubelite as Client Development Manager for Louisiana and Mississippi

Tubelite Inc. welcomed Tom Klutho as a client development manager serving Louisiana and Mississippi. Klutho reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager Terry Robinholt. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to assist with storefront, curtain…

Jim Ellsworth to Retire from GRECO

Greco Architectural Metal Products today announced that Jim Ellsworth, the firm’s previous president for U.S. operations, will retire effective Oct. 1.

Jill Foxworth, Owner of Dependable Glass Works, Passes Away

Jill Renee Foxworth, owner of Dependable Glass Works, passed away late Sunday evening Sept. 12, according to her obituary.

Thad Max Ziegler, Longtime Industry Veteran, Passes Away

Thad Max Ziegler, who worked in the glass industry for nearly three quarters of a century, passed away on Sept. 14.

PGT Innovations Welcomes Eric Kowalewski as Executive VP of Florida Operations

Kowalewski brings more than 20 years of operations experience in an executive role, with eight of those years in the building products industry, where he developed high-performance teams and global supply chains, while also leading multi-site and multi-national manufacturing locations.

C.R. Laurence Announces Arty Feles as President

C.R. Laurence Co. announced Arty Feles as president of CRL.

NGA Energy Codes Consultant Appointed to New IECC Committee

NGA’s energy codes consultant, Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting, was recently appointed to the new Commercial Energy Code Consensus Committee for the International Energy Conservation Code.

FGIA Webinar to Provide Insulating Glass Units Guidance

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance will host a webinar titled "Quality, Compatibility and Performance Requirements for Insulating Glass Units" Sept. 7 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

Matodi Welcomes Kyle Russell as New Regional Sales Manager

Matodi is excited to welcome Kyle Russell as a new regional sales manager based in Texas who will be serving customers in the Central and Gulf regions of the U.S.

Scott Kermode Joins FeneTech’s North Carolina Management Team

In response to its expanding software development and growing customer base, FeneTech Inc. Vice President of Engineering Craig Morris announced the promotion of Scott Kermode to the role of FeneTech software development group manager for FeneTech’s Holly Springs, North Carolina, office.

Glaston Americas Appoints Joe Butler Senior VP Sales and Service

Glaston Americas appointed Joe Butler senior vice president, sales and service for the Americas. He will be based in Glaston’s office in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, to oversee the sales and service operations of Glaston products in the Americas.

SAF Launches New Website, Promotes Dakota Heck to Account Manager

SAF, a global metals distributor, fabricator, and finisher, marked a series of accomplishments in its 75th year of business with historic sales growth, a new website with refreshed company branding, and the promotion of a current employee into a newly established role within the organization. 

ODL Hires New CFO

ODL Inc., welcomed Ron Woznick as its new chief financial officer. Woznick joins Chairman and CEO Jeff Mulder, the third generation of the Mulder family to run the company, and President and COO Dave Klein to lead the organization.

GlasPro Mourns the Passing of its Founder, Stan Green

GlasPro Inc. announced the recent passing of its founder, Stanley “Stan” Raymond Green. Green established the specialty glass business in 1988. GlasPro has grown to become one of California’s premier glass fabricators.

Alumicor Names Maxime Allain as Director Of Client Development And Eastern Region Project Coordinator

Drawing from 15 years with Alumicor Ltd., Maxime Allain now serves as the company’s director of client development and as project coordinator for the Eastern Region

Pulp Studio Mourns Passing of CEO and Founder, Bernard Lax

Pulp Studio officials announced the untimely passing of Bernard Lax, the company’s founder, owner and chief executive officer.

YKK AP America Appoints First Chief Sustainability Officer

YKK AP America appointed Tomohisa Kato as its first-ever chief sustainability officer.

United Architectural Metals Names Bob Cummings COO

North Canton, Ohio-based United Architectural Metals, a designer, manufacturer and fabricator of unitized curtain wall systems, appointed Robert T. Cummings to the newly formed position of chief operating officer.

Bob Bowman, Window Industry Veteran and Former Winco Window Co. Sales Rep, Passes Away at Age 92

Bob Bowman, who served as one of the longest serving sales representatives in Winco Window Co.‘s 100-year history, passed away on May 11, 2021, at the age of 92. Bowman retired from Winco as a sales representative after 37 years, but his career in the window industry began in 1955.  

YKK AP Appoints Compliance Manager

YKK AP America Inc. appointed Ayako Fujiwara as compliance manager, where she will oversee auditing and regulatory compliance for the company.

FGIA Restructures Staff; Kathy Krafka Harkema Promoted, Technical Trainer Position Added

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance announced the restructuring of several staff positions at the Association to accommodate a growing organization focused on multiple facets of the industry.

United Architectural Names Jacob Gaddis Vice President of Pre-Construction

United Architectural Metals in North Canton, Ohio, promoted Jacob Gaddis to the role of vice president of Pre-Construction Services.

Giroux Glass Inc. Assigns Multiple New Roles

Giroux Glass Inc. promoted several long-term employees into positions with increased responsibility in California, and has hired an industry veteran into a new role in Nevada.

Quanex Building Products Awards Two Students with Annual McHattie Scholarship

Quanex Building Products has named the recipients of its annual McHattie Scholarship, a program sponsored by the Quanex Foundation and named in honor of Quanex’s former president, William A. McHattie.  

Basco Promotes Steve Lotz to President

Mason, Ohio-based Basco Manufacturing Co., a manufacturer of glass shower doors and enclosures, announced today that Steve Lotz has been promoted to the position of president, approved unanimously by Basco’s board of directors. Lotz will continue to serve on the company’s executive committee and…

Sentech Promotes Richard Kaire and Steve Ducotey

In response to Sentech’s continued growth, the company promoted Richard Kaire to director of engineering and design, and Steve Ducotey to director of technology.

Erie Architectural Products Hires Rich Harenberg as Technical Sales Consultant for Midwest Region

Erie Architectural Products, a YKK AP company, announced the appointment of Rich Harenberg as Technical Sales Consultant for the Midwest region, serving states from Nebraska and Kansas to Michigan and Ohio. Harenberg will be integral to growing Erie AP’s partnerships with glazing contractors…

FeneTech Promotes John Markowski, Alex Dangelo to New Roles

In response to their continued growth, FeneTech Inc. named John Markowski to the newly created position of director of implementation services and promoted Alex Dangelo to group manager of the applications team.

Alan DeMello Becomes CEO of Ultrafab

Alan DeMello has been named CEO of Ultrafab, a supplier of sealing products to the fenestration industry. DeMello has been the president of Ultrafab since 2009. He joined Ultrafab as a product manager in 1996 and become vice president of sales, marketing and product development in 1999.

Connie Ashcraft, ACE Glass Safety Director, Passes Away

Connie Ashcraft, safety director at ACE Glass, passed away on May 23.

Quanex Builds Its North American Marketing Team

Quanex Building Products has invested in its North American marketing team and made moves that the company says will allow for more strategic marketing sightlines across the organization, supporting both the North American Fenestration side as well as the North American Cabinet Components division…

Eastman Announces Executive Leadership Retirement and New Appointments

Eastman Chemical Co. made changes to its executive leadership. 

Mitch Bell, Winco Window Co. Sales Rep, Passes Away

Mitchell “Mitch” Bell, Southern California and Arizona sales rep for Winco Window Co. and owner of Division 8 Designs, recently passed away on March 29 of natural causes. Bell was 57.

Tubelite Names Erika L. Heredia R. as Continuous Improvement Director

Tubelite Inc welcomed Erika L. Heredia R. as the company's continuous improvement director based in Walker, Michigan.

YKK AP America Hires Stirling Morris as Sales Representative

YKK AP America appointed Stirling Morris, CDT, as sales representative for the state of Arizona. Morris will play an integral role in supporting and growing YKK AP’s customer base of glazing contractors and architects in the southwest United States. 

St. Cloud Window Announces Staff Promotions

St. Cloud Window Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance commercial aluminum fenestration products, promoted several employees.

Josh Herman Returns to Tubelite as Client Development Manager for Western Pennsylvania and Northeastern Ohio

Tubelite Inc. welcomed Josh Herman as a client development manager serving western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. Based in Ohio, he previously served in this role from 2018-19. He returns to the team as a manufacturing representative, and as the founder/president of Herman Architectural…

Neil Chrisman IV Becomes President of Spectrum Metal Finishing

Spectrum Metal Finishing announced that Neil Chrisman IV succeeded his father, Neil Chrisman III, as president of the company. The elder Mr. Chrisman founded the company in 1993.

Vitro Names Joanne Funyak Director of Vitro Certified Network and Project Management

Vitro Architectural Glass named Joanne Funyak director of the Vitro Certified Network and project management.

FGIA Meetings Manager Florence Nicolici to Retire in May

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance announced the impending retirement of longtime FGIA Meetings Manager, Florence Nicolici, who will retire from the Association on May 31, 2021, after 36 years of service.

Bürkle North America Names Kyle Lindersmith as Sales Manager

Kurt Palmer, president and CEO of Bürkle North America, announced today the promotion of Kyle Lindersmith to the new position of sales manager of the flat glass lamination and coating product line.

ICD Promotes Kate Stewart to Architectural Program Manager

ICD High Performance Coatings + Chemistries promoted Kate Stewart, CSI, CDT to the position of architectural program manager.

New Dietz Architectural Products Will Rep Winco Window Co.

Winco Window Co., a St. Louis-based manufacturer of architectural and commercial aluminum windows, announced that its vice president, Joe Dietz, will be now managing its Midwest sales operations, replacing Tim Cox, who has retired.  

YKK AP America Hires Jim Zester as Northeastern Regional Manager

YKK AP America appointed Jim Zester as northeastern regional manager. He will lead branch sales, production and distribution operations for Baltimore and Boston. 

Viracon Names New Architectural Sales Representatives in Several Key Territories

Viracon continues to strengthen the depth of its external sales team with new hires and reassignments in several key territories.

American Insulated Glass Welcomes Kevin Carter as Regional Sales Representative

American Insulated Glass welcomed Kevin Carter as regional sales representative as the company continues to expand its service area and fabrication capabilities throughout the U.S. 

Vitro Names Di Cesare Manager of Architectural Quality Assurance

Vitro Architectural Glass promoted Paul Di Cesare to manager, architectural quality assurance.

Dave Jones Rejoins Rhyno Glass as Senior Project Manager

Rhyno Glass, a Florida contractor specializing in high-end interior and exterior commercial glazing, announced that Dave Jones has rejoined its project management team as senior project manager.

YKK AP America Promotes Jason Wilke to Sales Representative

YKK AP America promoted Jason Wilke to sales representative for the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati region. Wilke will play an integral role in expanding the company’s efforts, providing sales support and resources for architects and glazing contractors. 

Glass+Metal Craft Adds Pete Varevice as Architectural Sales Director

Glass+Metal Craft added Pete Varevice as architectural sales director, a new position for the company. 

The Glass Guru Opens First Location in PA

The Glass Guru added the organization’s newest franchise location in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. This marks the company’s first franchise location in the state of Pennsylvania. Franchise owners Placido and Alicia Hernandez completed their initial franchise training in mid-February 2021.

GlasPro Names Mary Huber as National Sales Manager

Mary Huber joined GlasPro Inc., a California-based architectural, structural and decorative glass fabricator, as national sales manager.  Prior to joining GlasPro, Huber served as territory manager and business development, Los Angeles Region, at Clarus Glassboards LLC.

Hartung Canada’s Scot McDonald Retires

Hartung Glass Canada announced the retirement of HGI employee and Canadian glass industry veteran, Scot ‘Rory’ McDonald.

Paradigm Names Daniel Creed VP of Cloud and Information Security

Paradigm appointed Daniel Creed as vice president of cloud and information security. As a member of the Paradigm leadership team, Creed will oversee the organization’s cloud technology and information security operations. 

NSG Group Appoints Officers, Senior Managers

NSG Group announced the following officer and senior management appointments, which will take effect April 1. 

Syracuse Glass Welcomes New Architectural Sales Manager as Tim Kelley Retires

Syracuse Glass Co. announced that after 30-years of dedicated service, Tim Kelley will transition to a well-deserved retirement.

Quanex Hires Cristina Murray as Director of Marketing, North America

Quanex Building Products named Cristina Murray its new North American director of marketing.

Nick Orlando Joins FeneTech Management Team

FeneTech Director of Software Development Matt Buchanan announced the promotion of Nick Orlando to development group manager.

Morse Industries Welcomes New Customer Service Experience Manager

Morse Industries welcomed  DeJarrette “DJ” Woodruff  as its new customer service experience manager.

Walters Named Strategic Account Manager at Vitro Glass

Vitro Glass appointed Randyl Walters strategic account manager for the Northeast region.

Saint-Gobain to Shift Executive Leadership

Pierre-André de Chalendar, chairman and chief executive officer of Saint-Gobain, will be stepping down from his role as CEO, and will be replaced by Benoit Bazin, currently chief operateing officer, according to a statement included in the company’s latest earnings report.

Safety Glass Pioneer Norman Nitschke Dies at 100

Norman Nitschke, a leader in developing safety glass fabrication processes and standards, died on Feb. 14 at the age of 100 at his home in Perrysburg, Ohio. In his decades-long career in glass, Nitschke was instrumental in advancing glass fabrication technologies, in particular glass tempering for…

NSG Group Head of Architectural North America Division Retires

Richard “Dick” Altman will retire from NSG Group March 31, after 41 years of service.

FeneTech Europe Promotes Yannick Paulis to Group Manager

FeneTech Europe Sàrl Director Sylvain Kaiser announced the promotion of Yannick Paulis to group manager.

Steel Encounters Makes Changes to Leadership Team

Steel Encounters started 2021 with some major changes to its leadership team, according to the company’s Facebook page.

H.B. Fuller Business Director Retires

Mark Hackbarth, business director, North America Glass retired from H.B. Fuller after 42 distinguished years.

Ergo Robotic Solutions Welcomes New President

Jerry Nudi and Bart Knotts, co-founders of Glens Falls, New-York-based Ergo Robotic Solutions, promoted Ryan Nudi to the position of president of Ergo.

Glass 3 Enterprises Welcomes Seth Maretz as New Director of Sales

Glass 3 Enterprises, G3E, a U.S. and Canadian supplier and sourcing provider for commercial architectural glass, welcomed Seth Maretz as the company’s director of sales.

ODL Inc. Names New VP of Product and Brand Management

ODL Inc., a products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, bolstered its executive ranks with the addition a of Celeste Wegener as vice president of product and brand management.

Vitro Glass Names Holland Strategic Account Manager

Vitro Glass named Emarie Holland strategic account manager for the southern U.S.

The Frameless Hardware Co. Appoints Jesse Dorado as Brand Manager, Architectural Hardware

The Frameless Hardware Co. enlisted the product knowledge and project management expertise of Jesse Dorado as brand manager, architectural hardware.

Brett Wilson Joins FeneTech Management Team

FeneTech Inc. Vice President of Engineering Craig Morris announced today the promotion of Brett Wilson to Quality Assurance group manager.

PGT Innovations Co-founder Elected to FGIA Council

Rod Hershberger, co-founder of PGT Innovations and chairman of the board of directors, was recently elected as an Architectural Products Council (APC) director on the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s board of directors for a two-year term.

Bruce Brecht Joins Soft Tech

Soft Tech welcomed Bruce A. Brecht as business development manager to the North American sales team.

Amy Roberts Joins FGIA as Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance hired Amy Roberts as its new director of Canadian and technical glass operations. Roberts will be training with Marg Webb, FGIA glass products and Canadian industry affairs director, prior to Webb's retirement later in 2021.

Roto Welcomes New Team Members

Roto North America welcomed Kevin O’Connor and Suban Ari to the team.

YKK AP America Promotes Derick Clutchey to Director of Branch Sales

YKK AP America promoted Derick Clutchey to director of branch sales. Clutchey is now responsible for expanding sales and ensuring service excellence throughout the company’s 10 branch locations across the U.S.

Glass 3 Enterprises Adds Graham Architectural Sales to National Rep Team

Officials from Glass 3 Enterprises Ltd (G3E), a leading U.S. and Canadian supplier and sourcing provider for commercial architectural glass, announced Graham Architectural Sales as the company's newest manufacturer representative.

Glaston Appoints Susanna Kohisevankoski As SVP People and Culture

Glaston appointed Susanna Kohisevankoski as senior vice president of People and Culture and a member of the executive management group.

CRL Names New Senior Leader Appointment

C.R. Laurence named Steve Whitcomb as a new senior leadership member. Whitcomb, senior vice president of operations for CRL, brings a wealth of experience having more than 25 years as a CEO and senior leader in the building products, distribution and construction products industries.

Morse Industries Welcomes Marc Scerba as Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Morse Industries welcomed Marc Scerba as the company’s Northeast regional sales manager.

Viprotron North America Welcomes New President

Viprotron welcomed a new president, Scott Knisely.

FHC Taps Danny Donahue as Brand Manager, Frameless Shower Hardware

The Frameless Hardware Co. appointed Danny Donahue as brand manager for Frameless Shower Hardware.

Glass 3 Enterprises Expands and Appoints New Manufacturer’s Rep

Glass 3 Enterprises, a U.S. and Canadian supplier and sourcing provider for commercial architectural glass, selected Mays-Maune-McWard, Inc. as its Midwest manufacturer representative.

Rod Van Buskirk Retires as Long-time President of Bacon & Van Buskirk Glass

After working 43 years, Rod Van Buskirk stepped away from his role as president of Bacon & Van Buskirk Glass Co. and assumed the role of board chair.

Giroux Glass Inc. Assigns a New Role in Nevada

Giroux Glass Inc. appointed Greg Wright as vice president of Nevada operations at its Las Vegas office location.

Glass 3 Enterprises Partners with Sustainable Construction Systems as Manufacturer Representative for Southeast U.S.

Glass 3 Enterprises Ltd., a U.S. and Canadian supplier and sourcing provider for commercial architectural glass, announced their newest manufacturer representative, Sustainable Construction Systems.

Syracuse Glass Transitions Executive Leadership

Syracuse Glass Co. will transition leadership from President John Dwyer to newly-hired CEO Joe Gudenburr as part of a designed succession plan.

HEGLA UK to Transition Management Team in 2021

Hegla UK’s Managing Director Steve Goble will officially retire from managerial duties from January 2021, to become a consultant for the leading, specialist machinery manufacturer.

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Appoints Liz Haggerty as President

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, appointed Liz Haggerty as president. She succeeds Nathan Creech who will move into a global leadership role within CRH.

Apogee Enterprises Appoints Ty R. Silberhorn as CEO

Apogee Enterprises Inc.’s board of directors named Ty R. Silberhorn as the company’s new chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.

CRL Names Two New Senior Leaders

C.R. Laurence named two new senior leadership members.

NGA Committee Member Steve Marino of Vitro Receives Construction Specifier Article of the Year Award

Steve Marino, manager, technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, and committee member for the National Glass Association, received the Construction Specifier’s Article of the Year Award for 2020.

Paul Mahedy Joins Hartung Glass as COO

Hartung Glass Industries hired Paul Mahedy as chief operating officer.

NFRC Elects New Slate of Directors to Serve on Nonprofit Board

The National Fenestration Ratings Council congratulates and welcomes three newly elected members of the board of directors for the 2021 term.

Jim McCord Joins Soft Tech

Jim McCord joined Soft Tech this month as business development manager, based out of Pennsylvania.

FHC Appoints Tony DePalma Director of Business Development

The Frameless Hardware Co., a supplier and manufacturer to the glass and glazing industries, appointed Tony DePalma to the position of director of business development.

AGMCC Adds SOM Associate Director to Board

The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council announced the election of Rowan O. Georges to its 2021 Board of Directors.

Leo M. Cyr, Former Vice President of NGA, Passes Away

Leo M. Cyr, former vice president of the National Glass Association, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, after a long struggle with cancer.  He was 78 years old.

Kensington Glass Arts Inc. Welcomes New President

Kensington Glass Arts Inc. announced that 2020 John Reichlin has assumed the role of President.

Vitro Appoints Chris Fronsoe National Architectural Manager for the Northwest

Vitro Architectural Glass appointed Chris Fronsoe national architectural manager for the Northwest region.

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints PGT Innovations CEO to Airport Authority Board

Jeff Jackson, CEO and president of PGT Innovations, was appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Board.

Glass Industry Technical Leader Cliff Monroe Passes Away

Longtime glass industry career veteran and technical leader Cliff Monroe passed away Nov. 22 in Apollo Beach, Florida. Monroe, who most recently worked as president and CEO of GlasFab Architectural Consulting LLC, started in the industry in 1970. During his five decades in glass, he held a range of…

Clark Joins Vitro as National Architectural Manager

Vitro Architectural Glass appointed Ashley Clark architectural manager for northern California, Nevada and Utah.

GGI Hires New Architectural Rep for the Northeast

GGI hired Jonathan Denaker to represent the company in the Northeast region.

Goldray Glass Appoints Laura Little as VP, Sales and Marketing

Goldray Glass appointed Laura Little as vice president, sales and marketing. 

Bavelloni America Adds Territory Sales Manager

Bavelloni America welcomed Ryan Hudgins as territory sales manager.

Agnora Welcomes Shari Robinson

Agnora welcomed Shari Robinson to the role of vice president of sales and marketing. 

SAF Taps Industry Veteran to Serve as New Atlanta General Manager

Southern Aluminum Finishing appointed a new general manager for its original location in downtown Atlanta.

Jorma Vitkala, Founder of GPD, Begins Post-Retirement Work as Industry Advisor

Jorma Vitkala, founder and former chairman of Glass Performance Days, retired in September 2020. However, Vitkala says he will start to work in November one or two days a week as a senior advisor through his own company supporting the GPD team who have assumed the everyday organization of the…

John Paleczny, Former President of Petersen Aluminum Corp., Passes Away

Retired former president of Petersen Aluminum Corp. John Paleczny passed away on Oct. 18 at the age of 72.

Virginia Glass Products/Virginia Mirror Makes Two Sales Hires

Virginia Glass Products and Virginia Mirror Co. hired Jeremy Hoy and James Wright. Both new hires join Virginia with extensive and impressive backgrounds in the glass and glazing industry.

YKK AP Appoints Ramsey Fadel to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Erie Architectural Products Group

YKK AP America Inc. appointed Ramsey Fadel as executive vice president and general manager of subsidiary, Erie Architectural Products Group.

Rhyno Glass Hires New Senior Estimator to Support Special Projects Division

Rhyno Glass, a Florida contractor specializing in high-end interior and exterior commercial glazing, is pleased to announce Bill Newton has joined its Special Project division as senior estimator.

Laraia Named Commercial Account Manager for Vitro Flat Glass for Midwest U.S.

Vitro Architectural Glass announced that Mike Laraia has been appointed senior account manager for the company’s residential/specialty glass business segment.

A+W Announces New COO for the A+W Clarity Division

Effective Oct. 1, 2020, Dennis Tiegs has assumed the position of chief operations officer for A+W's A+W Clarity business unit.

Salem Appoints New Division President, New Eastern Region Sales Director

Salem Fabrication Technologies Group Inc. (Salem FTG), formerly Salem Distributing Company, Inc., made changes in ranks along with its recent rebrand and restructure. Dan Reinhart has been named as president of Salem Fabrication Supplies, the newly integrated tooling and supplies division…

Dean Seger Named as Tubelite's Vice President of Integrated Supply Chain

Tubelite Inc. has named Dean Seger as vice president of integrated supply chain in Walker, Michigan. Reporting directly to company president Steve Green, Seger's focus will be on manufacturing, quality and logistics for Tubelite's six manufacturing sites.

Linetec Hires Jason Morrey as Safety Manager

Jason Morrey joined Linetec as a safety manager. He will collaborate across all departments to continue building on Linetec’s award-winning safety culture, say officials.

Paradigm Hires Cory Kellum as Account Executive

Paradigm hired Cory Kellum as an account executive for the company.

YKK AP America Hires John Lutes to Lead Technology and Business Solutions Group

YKK AP America hired John Lutes as the director of its technology and business solutions group. Lutes will now lead strategy development, execution and planning of the information technology future of YKK AP. 

Standard Bent Glass Names Jon Johnson National Sales Manager

Standard Bent Glass hired Jon Johnson as national sales manager. 

Vitro Names Shettler Mid-South Commercial Account Manager

Vitro Architectural Glass appointed Michael Shettler as commercial account manager for the Mid-South region.

Apogee Enterprises Announces Planned Retirement of CEO Joe Puishys

Apogee Enterprises Inc. announced that Joseph F. Puishys has communicated to the Board his intent to retire from his role as chief executive officer and member of the company’s board of directors effective Feb. 27, 2021, the conclusion of the company’s fiscal year.

Giroux Glass Inc. Appoints Preconstruction Manager at New Arizona Office

Giroux Glass Inc. appointed Duane Stanley as preconstruction manager to its new office location in Phoenix, Arizona. Stanley started with the company in July 2019, commuting from Phoenix to fill the need at that time for a seasoned project manager in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vitro Names Kenstowicz Pacific-Mountain Commercial Account Manager

Vitro Architectural Glass appointed Andre Kenstowicz commercial account manager for the Pacific-Mountain region, which covers Northern California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado.

Faro Hires Leadership for Global Hardware and Software R&D Teams

Faro Technologies Inc. hired two industry veterans to join its senior leadership team and manage the global hardware and software R&D teams. Avi Ray-Chaudhuri, who serves as vice president of hardware R&D, and Wesley Tilley, who serves as vice president of software R&D, joined the…

YKK AP America Appoints New Organizational Development and Engagement Leader

YKK AP America Inc. appointed Will Ngo as organizational development and engagement leader.

William “Bill” M. Hannay, Legal Counsel for Glass Industry Organizations, Dies at Age 76

William “Bill” M. Hannay, who served as legal counsel for glass industry organizations, passed away from a brain hematoma on Aug. 11.

Roto Frank of America Welcomes New HR Manager

Roto Frank of America Inc. hired Mayela Vela as its new human resources manager.

Vitro Names Martin Bracamonte Vice President, Marketing and Innovation

Vitro Architectural Glass appointed Martin Bracamonte to the newly created post of vice president, marketing and innovation.

Salem Adds Account Manager for the Northeast

Salem Flat Glass & Mirror, a division of Salem Distributing Company Inc., welcomed Anthony Warobe to the sales team as regional account manager for the Northeastern region of the U.S. 

Paradigm Names Ted Nafzger as Chief Revenue Officer

Paradigm appointed Ted Nafzger as chief revenue officer. Nafzger brings over 27 years of new business development experience to the role, five of which have been with Paradigm.

Technical Manager Nathalie Thibault to Depart FGIA

Officials from the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance announced the departure of Nathalie Thibault, technical manager, Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs, effective Aug. 28. Thibault joined the organization in February.

Glaston Appoints Anders Dahlblom President and CEO

The board of directors of Glaston Corp. appointed Anders Dahlblom as president and CEO of Glaston. Dahlblom joins Glaston from Owens Corning where he has been working from 2019 as vice president and managing director of the European Insulation business unit.

Vitro Names Daniel Plotnick Commercial Account Manager for Metro New York, New England and Europe

Vitro Architectural Glass appointed Daniel Plotnick as commercial account manager for the New England/Metro New York City region in the U.S. as well as all of Europe.

Chris Beahan Joins Kalwall Corp. as Sales Representative

Chris Beahan joined Kalwall Corp. as its newest sales representative. Beahan replaces Mike Keller, who was recently promoted to regional sales manager.

YKK AP America Hires Tyler Quinn as Architectural Sales Rep in the Southeast Region

YKK AP America hired Tyler Quinn as architectural sales representative for the Southeast market. He is now responsible for servicing architects and glazing contractors in the Louisiana and Mississippi markets to build and maintain long-term relationships.

Dennis Campbell Joins Crawford-Tracey as New Safety Director

Crawford-Tracey Corp. hired Dennis Campbell as the company’s new safety director. He replaces the recently retired Hank Coombs, who had previously been both a safety director and superintendent for the company.

Stefania Stucchi Joins Bavelloni as New Sales Area Manager

Stefania Stucchi joined the Bavelloni team as sales manager for Italy and Italian Switzerland.

Trex Names New President of Commercial Products Division

Trex Co. appointed Laura Rygielski Preston as president of Trex Commercial Products Inc.

GIMAV Board of Directors Finalizes 2020-2022 Leadership Team

At its July 17 meeting, the GIMAV board of directors finalized the team that will lead the Association for the 2020-2022 biennium, confirming both Nicola Lattuada, partner and sales manager of Adelio Lattuada Srl, and Nancy Mammaro, owner of Mappi International Srl, as GIMAV vice presidents.

Guardian Glass Makes Leadership Changes

Ron Vaupel, president and CEO of Guardian Industries, has assumed leadership of the company’s glass business following the departure of Kevin Baird, formerly president and CEO of Guardian Glass.  

The Glass Guru of Longview, Texas, Finds New Ownership

The Glass Guru Franchise celebrated the addition of new franchise owners for two locations in May 2020. Mike Kirkindoll came aboard as a new franchise owner, having purchased The Glass Guru of Longview, Texas, from the previous franchise owner.

Nathan Seaman Joins Architectural Grilles and Sunshades

Architectural Grilles and Sunshades welcomed Nathan Seaman as its National Sales Manager as of Monday, July 6. He will be heading up outside sales and marketing efforts and driving growth opportunities for AGS Inc.

Wood’s Powr-Grip Chief Engineer Retires After 32 years

Gary Bond, Wood’s Powr-Grip chief engineer, retired from the company.

Lou Niles, Former CEO and President of Benson Industries, Passes Away

Lucius S “Lou” Niles died June 7, 2020, at the age of 72, after a brief illness at his home in Simon’s Town South Africa.

Kalwall Corp. Promotes Michael Keller to Regional Sales Manager

Kalwall Corp. named Michael Keller as sales manager for a swath of the U.S. Mid-Atlantic. Keller replaces Bob Beganie, who is retiring after more than 38 years with the company.

Petersen Adds Technical Representatives in Canada for Metal Roof, Wall Systems

Petersen expanded its network of manufacturer representatives into Canada to meet the country’s growing demand for metal roof and wall cladding systems. The manufacturer representatives from Enercorp will support architects, consultants, installing contractors and others involved in the…

Kyle Hendrickson Joins Soft Tech

Soft Tech welcomes Kyle Hendrickson as Strategic Account Manager - North America.

YKK AP America Hires Architectural Sales Rep in the Southwest Region

YKK AP America named Juan Hernandez as architectural sales representative for the southwest market. Hernandez will expand the company’s efforts in Houston and the southwest region, providing sales support and resources for architects and glazing contractors. 

Safti First Welcomes Joe Schiavone in New Director of Sales Position

Safti First added Joe Schiavone as director of sales. In this role, Schiavone will be responsible for directing all inside and outside sales activities while working closely with R&D, operations, marketing, engineering and project management to increase sales volume, say officials.

Vitro Names New Mid-Atlantic Region Commercial Account Manager

Vitro Architectural Glass appointed Mike Dishmon as commercial account manager for the Mid-Atlantic region.

FHC Appoints Armando Rodriguez as Vice President of Manufacturing

The Frameless Hardware Co. appointed Armando Rodriguez to the position of vice president of manufacturing. Rodriguez brings over 30 years of glass industry manufacturing and fabrication experience to the newly created role, most recently serving as senior vice president of manufacturing at C.R.…

YKK AP America Appoints Ramsey Fadel as VP of Manufacturing for Erie AP

YKK AP America appointed Ramsey Fadel as vice president of manufacturing of the company’s recently acquired subsidiary, Erie Architectural Products Group. Fadel is now responsible for overseeing Erie AP’s project-driven manufacturing strategy and operations.

Apogee Enterprises Names Nisheet Gupta Chief Financial Officer

Apogee Enterprises Inc. selected Nisheet Gupta as the company’s next executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 15.

Vitro Names Wansack Southeast Commercial Account Manager

Vitro Architectural Glass appointed Sarah Wansack as commercial account manager for the Southeast region.

James Whitehouse joins Soft Tech

Soft Tech hired James Whitehouse as program manager to the implementation team. Whitehouse brings with him years of leadership experience in the industrial, energy and construction industries across the U.K. and the U.S., according to the company.

Glaston’s President and CEO to Retire in 2021

Arto Metsänen will retire from Glaston on Jan. 1, 2021, and agreed with the board of directors that he will step down as CEO on June 1. Glaston’s board of directors has nominated current deputy to the CEO, Sasu Koivumäki, acting CEO as of June 1, and the recruitment process for a new CEO has been…

Afam Ike Joins Forel Sales Network

Forel welcomed Afam Ike, a well-known sales and service manager with experience in the glass business, to its sales network.

Gimav Names Fabrizio Cattaneo New Director

Fabrizio Cattaneo was named as the new director of Gimav. “Cattaneo’s lengthy, deeply rooted experience with associations and Confindustria convinced us that he was the right person for GIMAV,” says GIMAV President, Michele Gusti.

Tubelite Names Jim Hughes as Client Development Manager for MD, Northern VA, DC

Tubelite Inc. named Jim Hughes as client development manager serving the market in Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. He reports directly to Tubelite's regional sales manager, Patrick Daniels.

Viprotron Welcomes Sandra Kugler as New Sales Manager Europe

Sandra Kugler joined Viprotron as its new sales manager Europe.

Adelio Lattuada Appoints New Sales Manager

Adelio Lattuada appointed Gino S. Gramaglia as its new sales manager.

The Glass Guru Promotes New VP of Franchise Business Development

The Glass Guru Franchise promoted Rob Lopez to the position of vice president of franchise business development.  The promotion signifies the importance the work Lopez has done since coming aboard The Glass Guru franchisor team in 2015.

Doug Sampsel, Glass Industry Veteran, Passes Away

Douglas Alan Sampsel died suddenly after a two-week stay in the hospital on the night of April 18. A celebration of his life will be held once it is safe for his loved ones to all be together.

YKK AP America Appoints Yassir Chbouki as Controller

YKK AP America appointed Yassir Chbouki to the position of controller. He will be responsible for ensuring the highest quality of internal efficiencies and integrity in YKK AP’s financial reporting. Chbouki will report to Toby Gould, vice president of finance.

Roy V. Van Buskirk, Former President of Bacon & Van Buskirk Glass, Passes Away

Roy Verne Van Buskirk, former president of Bacon & Van Buskirk Glass Co., passed away on April 21.

Thad Max Ziegler Retires from Thad Ziegler Glass

Thad Max Ziegler retired from Thad Ziegler Glass, after 73 years of working for the family business, according to a company announcement.

George Stathopoulos, Owner of Ajay Glass, Passes Away

George Stathopoulos, former owner and chairman of the board of Ajay Glass, passed away at age 85, according to an obituary published in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

EFCO Promotes Marc Donahue to Vice President of Sales

EFCO Corp. promoted Marc Donahue to vice president of sales. Donahue brings experience and industry knowledge to this role, say officials, and was most recently the senior sales manager for EFCO’s Eastern Region.

Executive Committee Shifts at dormakaba

Starting at the beginning of 2020, dormakaba began to make changes to its executive committee. Steve Bewick took over as chief operating officer for the segment AS EMEA in January.  

Former AGC Glass Europe CEO Philippe Bodson Dies of COVID-19

Philippe Bodson, former CEO of AGC Glass Europe, passed away on April 4 as a result of the coronavirus at the age of 75. 

A+W Software Hires Operations Coordinator

A+W Software welcomed George Meaden as an operations coordinator. In his new position, Meaden will assist with the management of daily business activities and administrative tasks with particular focus on project tracking, scopes and plans.

Glass for Europe Elects Philippe Bastien New Chairman

During the last General Assembly of Glass for Europe, Philippe Bastien, regional president, building & industrial division of AGC Glass Europe, was elected chairman of the board of directors of Glass for Europe.

The Glass Guru Launches New Location in Tennessee

The Glass Guru added the organization’s newest franchise location in the State of Tennessee. Franchise Owner Brant Lanham completed the company’s initial franchise training.

FHC Appoints Gary Sprague Vice President, Product Design and Development

The Frameless Hardware Co. appointed Gary Sprague to the position of vice president of design and development.

Linetec Promotes Jake Kriewald to Mid-Central Sales Manager

Linetec has promoted Jake Kriewald from inside sales lead to outside sales manager for the Mid-Central states of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. He reports directly to Linetec's vice president of sales and marketing, Jeff A. Fochs Jr., who previously managed the territory.  

Greg Saroka, Co-founder of Goldray Glass, Passes Away

Greg Saroka, co-founder of Goldray Glass, passed away. Saroka began his career in the glass industry when he co-created Goldray Glass in 1985. Together with his family, he built a business that serves customers across North America.

Trex Company Announces Succession Plan

Trex Co. announced that its board of directors has elected Bryan H. Fairbanks, currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, to the positions of president and chief executive officer and board member.

Ensinger Building Products NA Appoints New West Coast Sales Representative

Ensinger Building Products, a subsidiary of Ensinger GmbH Group in Germany, appointed Peete J. Kikerpill as the new West Coast sales representative for Ensinger Building Products North America. Kikerpill succeeds former West Coast representative Mike Gainey. Kikerpill is a resident of Southern…

FGIA Announces New Board of Directors, Strategic Plan at Inaugural Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Annual Conference featured an introduction to the 2020 board of directors.

Vitro Architectural Glass Names Martin Bracamonte Vice President, Operations

Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) named Martin Bracamonte as vice president, operations.

Cricursa Appoints Michael Reiman as Sales Manager in New York

Cricursa welcomed Michael Reiman as sales manager in New York to serve the North American market.  

Richard Danek of Anchor-Ventana Passes Away

Richard Frank Danek, vice president of the commercial department at Anchor-Ventana, passed away in November 2019 at the age of 60.

RazorGage Hires National Sales Manager for North America

RazorGage named John Thomas as national sales manager for North America. RazorGage manufactures automated stop/pusher systems as well as optimizing cutoff saw systems.   

SDC Hires Les Neal as New Central Region Business Development Manager

SDC hired Les Neal as its business development manager, Central Region, responsible for all major accounts, distributors and security and hardware representatives.  

FGIA Welcomes New Technical Manager, Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance hired Nathalie Thibault, who will serve the organization as Technical Manager, Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs. Throughout 2020, Thibault will shadow FGIA Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs Director Marg Webb to prepare to take…

American Insulated Glass Appoints Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager

American Insulated Glass appointed Charles “Chip” Carroll as sales manager for the recently acquired A. L. Smith Glass fabrication facility in Maryland.  

Graboyes Commercial Announces Revised Company Name, Promotions

Graboyes Commercial Window and Glass Solutions, formerly Graboyes Commercial Window Co., announced its new name and several promotions.

Petersen Adds Rep for US Pacific Islands

Petersen hired representation to service U.S. islands in the Pacific Ocean. The firm Building Enclosure Specialist Team Hawaii will support architects, installing contractors and others involved in the specification and installation of exterior metal cladding products on all Hawaiian islands and…

Kalwall Promotes Kevin Bruce to National Sales Manager

Kalwall Corp. promoted Kevin Bruce to national sales manager North America – panels and accessories division. Bruce will oversee Kalwall’s sales and support team for its direct and distributor sales network in North America.

YKK AP Hires Craig Lewis as Architectural Sales Rep for Tennessee

YKK AP America named Craig Lewis as architectural sales representative for the Tennessee market. Lewis will play an integral role in expanding the brand’s efforts in Tennessee and surrounding areas, with a focus on customer development and architectural support.

Changes to Glaston’s Group Structure and Executive Management Group

To better reflect its business dynamics and market drivers, Glaston made changes to the group structure. As of Jan. 1, Glaston Corp. has three business areas: Glaston Heat Treatment Technologies, Glaston Insulating Glass Technologies and Glaston Automotive & Emerging Technologies.  

Jennifer Harris Joins Techniform as Inside Sales Manager

Techniform welcomed Jennifer Harris as inside sales manager. Harris will be responsible for managing the company’s sales and estimating teams. She will also manage the administrative and training details for the team.

New Glass Guru Franchise Opens in Tennessee

 The Glass Guru organization announced the opening of the company’s newest franchise, located in Clarksville, Tennessee. Franchise owners Todd and Kristi King completed their initial franchise training at the company’s headquarters.

National Fenestration Rating Council Welcomes New Communications Director

Michelle Blackston joins the National Fenestration Rating Council as senior director of communications and marketing. She will oversee the organization’s communications’ initiatives including internal communications, marketing, public relations and media outreach.

WomenInc. Recognizes Two Quanex Board Members

WomenInc., a publication covering women’s achievement in business, recognized Susan F. Davis and Meredith W. Mendes, both members of the board of directors for Quanex Building Products, in its 2019 Most Influential Corporate Directors list.

Quanex Transitions Executive Team

On Jan. 1, 2020, Quanex will welcome a new executive team led by George Wilson, president and chief executive officer. Wilson was elected by the board of directors to succeed Bill Griffiths, who will remain with Quanex as executive chairman of the board.

EFCO Corp. Promotes John Bendt to President

EFCO Corp. promoted John Bendt to president of the company, replacing John Klein who will retire at the end of the 2020 fiscal year.

Trautman Joins Vitro Architectural Glass as National Architectural Manager

Vitro Architectural Glass welcomed David Trautman as national architectural manager for the Mid-Atlantic region—covering eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Tubelite Promotes Mary Avery to Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Tubelite Inc. promoted Mary Avery to vice president of sales and marketing, and Tom Mifflin to director of marketing.

Consolidated Glass Holdings Appoints Tracy Rogers as Technical Services Director

Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc. has appointed Tracy Rogers as technical services director.

NGA Welcomes Utah Glass Association as Affiliated Chapter

The National Glass Association is pleased to welcome the Utah Glass Association as an NGA-affiliated Chapter. 

Velux Group Implements New Organizational Structure, Names CEO

The Velux Group announces Group North America, a new organizational structure for the United States and Canada, naming Timothy B. Miller as CEO.

Longtime Crawford-Tracey Executive Randy Beard to Retire

Randy Beard, longtime general manager and chief financial officer of Crawford-Tracey Corporation, will be retiring this month.