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  •     Jim Strater     Maura Glenn B.F. Rich Windows & Doors added two staff members: Jim Strater, southeastern territory manager; and Maura Glenn, marketing executive. Strater's professional background includes extensive experience in remodeling, wholesale distribution and in-home sales. In his new position, Strater will be an integral part of the corporate new... more »
  •     Marg Webb     Kevin Gaul     Sid Spear During its 77th Annual Conference, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association membership ratified the 2014 board of directors, including Marg Webb of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance as affiliated association seat, and Pella’s Kevin Gaul and Simonton’s Sid Spear as... more »
  • CGI Windows and Doors Inc. promoted Liz Rodriguez to architectural sales representative. Due to its growth in the Broward County, Fla., territory, the company needed an additional sales rep. to support its customer base. Rodriguez has over 11 years of experience in the fenestration industry and started with CGI on the inside sales team. “Liz has done an outstanding job for us in inside... more »
  •   Andersen Corp. named Karen Richard senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She succeeds Mary Carter, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, who is retiring Feb. 14. In her new role, Richard will be responsible for Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Community Relations, and Code and Regulatory Affairs. “Karen brings a strong track... more »
  • VEKA Inc. named Earl Moorer general manager for VEKA South. In this newly created role, Moorer will lead VEKA's extrusion manufacturing interests in Terrell, Texas, which supplies PVC extrusion profiles to window fabricators in South Central United States, Mexico and Latin America. Moorer brings many years of manufacturing experience to his role with VEKA. Most recently, he led Georgia Pacific's... more »
  •   Rolf J. Gemmersdörfer, president and CEO of the Hornschuch Group, passed away Feb. 5, 2014 in Bad Mergentheim, Germany. “The news shocked and devastated all of us," says Dr. Hans-Hinrich Kruse, chairman of the Board of Konrad Hornschuch AG. “We mourn for a man for whom closeness to the employees and Hornschuch was particularly important. This, together with his... more »
  • PGT Industries hired Doug Ferrante as national account sales manager and Jamison Eige as regional sales manager. In his newly formed sales position, Ferrante is responsible for all national accounts. Ferrante's experience includes sales and business development, most recently with H.D. Smith and Cardinal Health. Eige is responsible for the southwest Florida region. His previous positions have... more »
  • Building Drops Inc., an engineering consulting company with a focus on residential and commercial fenestration, announced the promotion of Matthew Spahr to Project Manager. Spahr started out as an intern with the Building Drops team in 2009. “I have seen how Matt has grown from an intern from the University of Central Florida into a vital member of our business,” says Hermes F. Norero... more »
  • Window & Door, the official magazine of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance and the National Glass Association, announced the appointment of Jenni Chase as editorial director and Stacey Freed as editor. Together, they have more than 20 years’ combined editorial experience in the residential window and door, flat glass and remodeling industries. They are joined by Bethany Stough, who... more »
  •   Deceuninck North America appointed Rod Workman as technical services specialist, responsible for assisting customers in the analysis, selection, procurement and implementation of window manufacturing equipment. He also coordinates the efforts of personnel from equipment manufacturers, tooling vendors, hardware suppliers and customers. “Rod joins Deceuninck with more than... more »