Volume 43, Issue 8 - August 2008
Kline to Direct Amesbury Sales and Marketing David Kline is the new director of sales and marketing for the Amesbury, Mass.-based Amesbury Group’s window hardware division. Kline previously was the window hardware sales manager for Fastek products and had 11 years of experience with Builder’s Hardware. In his new position, Kline’s primary focus will be on driving the growth of the division through the sale and promotion of existing products and the introduction of new products.
Tessica Welbig has been promoted to the position of inside sales assistant for Amesbury Door Hardware. She has been with the window hardware division for three years in sales and product support. In her new position, she will continue to support the sales department while taking a more active role in sales development.
Kempf has been with the company since joining as a co-op student in the 1980s while attending high school in Midland. Upon graduation from Michigan State University, he worked as an engineer for Dow, and later became the Southwest regional AETS resource. Since 2000 he has held a variety of marketing positions.
Jennifer Kempf was named construction OEM account manager in March. Jennifer Kempf will serve as the account representative for all dayto-day selling activities and account management issues pertaining to silicone sealants used by door, window and insulating glass manufacturers. She joined the company in 1997and has worked as a plant controller and team leader, auditor and cost accountant. Most recently, she was the building materials protection market manager for the Americas and Europe.
Jim Plavecsky, the newregional sales manager, joins Edgetech with more than 20 years of industry experience—including previous employment as Edgetech’s vice president of sales and marketing. He is responsible for managing the Tom Evans Sales Group the company’s new manufacturers rep in the Great Lakes region, as well as the Kragenbring Group in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Plavecsky’s son, Brian Plavecsky, has joined Edgetech as a technical service rep at its Cambridge headquarters. Brian Plavecsky has worked as an independent sales rep for Windowtech Sales for three years.
Brian Kress is the company’s new commercial technical specialist. Kress accepted the position after three years as director of quality.
Bob Mecomonaco has been appointed product manager. In his new position, Mecomonaco is charged with the furtherdevelopment of the Eco Coat Glass Protection System product line and providing customer assistance. Formerly the national sales director for Edgetech’s sister company Lauren Mfg., Mecomonaco brings many years of sales and executive experience to his new role.
Keith Berg is the new Florida-based technical service representative. Berg will cover all of the Southeast United States, providing expert equipment installation and training to Edgetech customers. Berg has more than eight years of experience in technical service for window manufacturers.