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  • The National Fenestration Rating Council awarded the Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year to Joseph Hayden, Senior Engineer, Technical Leader-Products, for Pella Corp. Hayden has been involved with NFRC for 18 years and during that time he has been active on every committee, subcommittee, and many task groups. He also served a term as the Chair of the NFRC Board of Directors. The field of... more »
  •   Dino Fenzi, Fenzi Group’s president, president of Vitrum, and honorary president of the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers (GIMAV), passed away Sept. 22. “Present in the company since 1959, his great entrepreneurial skills, his intuition and his profound knowledge of the glass industry enabled him, together with his son... more »
  •   Industry icon Bob G. Pool, founder and chairman of Thermal Windows Inc., passed away Sept. 16, 2014, at his home in Bayview, Texas. He was 85. Pool spent began his career in the window industry in the early 1950s. Born Oct. 11, 1928 in Durham, Arkansas, he was a Cadet at Oklahoma Military Academy, graduating in 1945. While there he attended flight school and became a pilot,... more »
  •   Simpson Door Co. appointed Phil Steklenski as vice president and general manager, succeeding Stacie Conkle, who will be retiring after 28 years with the company. Steklenski has a diverse background in the wood products industry, including positions with Bright Wood Corp. and Andersen Windows. "Phil has a breadth of experience in the wood products industry and has helped run... more »
  • SIW Windows and Doors, manufacturer of impact windows and doors, appointed Lilly Adamo as its dealer sales director. Adamo comes with a wealth of experience and a proven track record for improving dealer acquisition and retention within the commercial and industrial industry. "We are very excited to have Lilly come on board," says Abe Lopez, CEO and president. "She has the... more »
  •     Mathews     Kragenbring Quanex Building Products appointed new regional sales managers: Rick Mathews in the East and Kyle Kragenbring in the West. A Quanex veteran, Mathews will be responsible for managing sales for all Quanex Building Products and Services east of the Mississippi River and in Eastern Canada, while Kragenbring will be responsible for managing... more »
  •   Deceuninck North America welcomed Greg Koch as director of national fenestration sales. In this new role, Koch will help develop and manage national accounts as well as provide strategic direction in product research and development for new markets. He will also develop strategies and programs to meet customer needs. “Greg joins us with 29 years of technical, sales and... more »
  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance are pleased to announce the appointment of Lynn Ishman as sales director. Ishman comes to NGA\WDDA as a veteran sales team leader, having served most recently as director of sales at Entertainment Publications HSP EP Acquisition. There, she created sales management systems and developed industry partnerships and client... more »
  • Soft‐Lite Windows appointed Cliff Langdon as its new vice president of Manufacturing. In his new position, Langdon will oversee several departments, including Production, Shipping and Engineering. Langdon comes to Soft‐Lite with more than 15 years experience in the window and door industry, serving as vice president of Operations for Sunrise Windows, and plant manager for Great Lakes Window. In... more »
  •     Seals     Rinka The American Architectural Manufacturers Association announced two new staff appointments, including Jason Seals as certification manager and Rich Rinka as technical/industry affairs manager. Seals comes to AAMA with over 15 years of experience in the fenestration industry. As AAMA’s certification manager, he will direct all... more »