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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. 

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.