Volume 43, Issue 3 - March 2008
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Christiane Corbin has been appointed customer satisfaction manager. Her responsibilities at Adams Rite will include tracking orders, handling customer concerns and facilitating the supply chain management for customers. Corbin joins the company after having worked with Magellan GPS, where she managed human resources for 19 years.
In addition, LuAnne Maracle, who has 30 years of experience at Adams Rite, has assumed the newly created key account management position in support of the ASSA ABLOY OEM Solutions group. Maracle will assist in OEM sales efforts and will help with the company’s key distributor customers.
SCHOTT Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer
Therma-Tru® Names David Randich President
Calibre Brings on New Sales Manager and Reps
Biesse and Intermac Bring on New Sales and Marketing Staff
Jacqueline Liger has been appointed to the position of North American marketing manager. Liger has served Biesse’s Wood Division in the role of marketing manager since early 2006. In her new position, she will be responsible for the company’s glass and stone division, as well as its new exchange division. A native of Como, Italy, she has a background in international business, having worked in public relations and marketing in the United States, Italy and France.
The company also appointed Alessandra Torri to the position of North American market and sales analyst/database administrator and Carey Brayer as North American glass product manager. Brayer has 20 years experience in management, business development and sales, with particular expertise in the glass industry.
C. B. Leflar is New Sales Manager at NASG
Prior to joining NASG, Leflar served as technical sales consultant for Naugatuck Glass. From 2002 until 2006, he was president and owner of Hardcase, a provider of chemically-strengthened glass for high-tech market applications. When Naugatuck purchased Hardcase in 2006, Leflar remained with the company as a consultant. He also is a GE-certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Pino to Manage Northeast for RiteScreen Co.
KMT Hires U.S. Marketing Manager, Regional Sales Manager in Mexico
Wheaton & Sprague Adds to Building Envelope Division
WSE also has promoted Neil Unger, P.E., as project engineer II for the commercial skylight market segment under the firm’s Building Envelope Division. Unger will provide project management, project engineering, system design and product engineering applications work for commercial and residential skylight, slope wall and conservatory clients. Unger has an architectural engineering degree from Penn State University with an emphasis in structural engineering. He received his master’s degree in business administration from Cleveland State University.
Coastal Industries Hires Carreiro as Regional Sales Manager
He attended the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, where he studied architecture and mechanical drafting. Lisec Adds Chris Brooks to U.S. Sales TeamLisec America Inc. in Eagan, Minn., has added Chris Brooks to its sales team. He will be responsible for directing the company’s sales activities in the Southeastern United States. Brooks comes to Lisec with 19 years of experience in the glass industry. He previously worked with PPG and AFG in various sales, technical and management roles.
ROFIN/Baasel Lasertech Hires Sales Manager for Glass Technology
Rogers to Represent Sommer & Maca in the MidwestChris Rogers has been hired as the new territory manager for Sommer & Maca’s central division, covering Iowa and Nebraska. He will be based in Des Moines, Iowa.Rogers has 25 years experience in the tile, stone and glass industries. He previously owned Flooring and Specialties Inc. in Des Moines.
Glass Doctor Announces New Corporate Team Members
Lincoln Architectural Glass Selects National Sales Manager
Reliant Glass and Door Systems Announces Personnel Changes
In addition, the company has hired Brent Henschel as the new vice president of business development. He will be responsible for sales and account management, overall business development and marketing management. Prior to joining Reliant, he was the vice president of sales and marketing at Walters Buildings. Henschel holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in business administration both from the University of Wisconsin.
Renee Sellin is the new manager of purchasing. She will be responsible for establishing supplier relationships, inventory management and implementation of improvement initiatives. Prior to joining the company, Sellin was the inventory control manager at Phoenix Products.
Debra Forsterling was hired as contract administrator. Forsterling is responsible for reviewing requirements of customer contracts for materials, products and services and for invoicing.
Alcan Names New Representative for Mexico
David E. Bartley has assumed the duties of chief operating officer of UGC in addition to his existing position as chief financial officer (CFO). In his new role, Bartley will focus on the integration of UGC’s subsidiaries into a more uniform and centralized group of glass fabrication operating units. He also will have responsibility for coordinating the efforts of sales, finance, manufacturing and purchasing for all UGC operating units. Bartley joined the company at its inception in July 1999 and became CFO in 2001. Prior to joining UGC, he was executive vice president and CFO of TFC Inc., which provided him more than 20 years of financial and operational experience.
Kenneth L. Lancaster has been promoted to president of PDC Glass and Metal Services Inc. in Cheswick, Pa., a wholly-owned subsidiary of UGC. In his expanded role, Lancaster will be responsible for all facets of the business as well as of its two wholly-owned subsidiaries, PDC Glass of Michigan Inc. and PDC Architectural Aluminum Inc. Lancaster has more than 16 years of experience in the glass industry.
Rick Gugliuzza has been appointed plant manager of PDC Glass and Metal Services Inc. Gugliuzza is responsible for all operational functions of this glass fabrication facility. He has more than 30 years of experience in the glass industry. Dan Nichols has been appointed operations manager of PDC Glass of Michigan Inc. In his new role, Nichols will be responsible for all aspects of the operation. He has more than 10 years of experience in the glass industry, primarily in leadership and management positions.
As committee members, Anderson and Ruth are responsible for reviewing and rendering decisions on each proposal for alterations to the International Codes. Ruth was appointed to a committee position with the International Residential Code (IRC) Building and Energy Code Change Committee.
With many years of service, she is a past chair of the ICC Industry Advisory Council, a previous member of the ICC Referenced Standard Committee, and has served on many other ICC code change and ad hoc committees. As sole proprietor of JRuth Code Consulting, she represents AAMA in the ongoing development of these codes, monitors the status of code adoption by all the states, prepares articles and guides on the code requirements for glazing and glazed assemblies and provides training on the International Codes.
Anderson was appointed to the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) Change Committee. He previously served as a member of the ICC’s IECC Code Development Committee and on the board of directors for the Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA) and the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).
“The IECC committee, which has 15 voting members, addresses energy-related proposals for the non-residential and residential markets. The IRC Building and Energy committee, consisting of 12 members, addresses energy and structural concerns for the residential market. The committees’ decisions are the first stage in the process of making changes to the International Codes, which are usually upheld at the ICC Final Action Hearing,” says Anderson. In September 2007, Anderson joined the AAMA staff as codes and industry affairs manager. In this role, he acts as technical liaison between the AAMA membership and affiliated industry organizations including state, local and international code groups.
As AAMA’s codes and industry affairs manager, Anderson fills the position vacated by Ken Brenden, who assumes the role of technical standards manager and now oversees the development and distribution of all AAMA technical documents and standards. In addition, the association has created a new Wall Interface Materials Council, which will serve AAMA’s architectural and residential product groups. As a result, Leonard Dorin of Fortifiber Building Systems Group and Ron Gzell of Schnee-Morehead Inc. were named interim vice presidents of the Council. AAMA sealants and adhesives committee members and their various sub-task groups now will report to the Wall Interface Materials Council.