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  • The Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) named Karin Peterson, vice president of human resources at Pella Corporation, as the 2014 Iowa Lean Champion. The award was created to honor a leader who has made significant contributions to Lean practices and/or led a Lean journey for 10 or more years, according to The Pella Chronicle. Lean is a methodology focusing on the elimination of waste within a process to... more »
  • Dunbarton Corporation announced Chris Chiles as its new president. According to the company, the Cochener Garvey Capital Partners Board of Directors underwent an extensive selection process to find the right candidate to lead Dunbarton forward. Chiles succeeds Oscar Hughes, who assumes the role of COO until his retirement in September of 2015. Chiles is an accomplished leader with a history of... more »
  • Quanex Building Products appointed Tony Thiret to territory sales manager in the Southwest region in addition to his role as commercial sales specialist in the West. “Tony has nearly 20 years of experience, including four years as a Quanex commercial sales specialist,” said George Wilson, general manager of Quanex’s insulating glass spacer operations. “He’s an... more »
  • Steve Chen, COO for Crystal Window & Door Systems will continue as President of the Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA) through 2015, as requested by the Association’s board of directors. Chen has led the NWDA since January 2013. "I am honored to be asked to continue in a leadership role with NWDA," said Steve Chen.  "The Association accomplished a great... more »
  • Quanex Building Products appointed Lance Lunde to territory sales manager in its South-Central region. Lunde has more than 10 years of fenestration sales experience, including five years with Quanex brands. He most recently served Quanex customers in the Southwest territory and will be based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.   “Lance is extremely knowledgeable about our products and... more »
  • Roto North America announced that Jon D’Arpino has joined the team in the role of marketing communications specialist, a new position in which he will be responsible for the marketing efforts of Roto Frank of America and Roto Fasco Canada. D’Arpino brings more than 15 years of experience as a marketing and communications professional to Roto North America. He will report directly to... more »
  • Window World announced the retirement of longtime senior executive Dana Deem after 10 years of contributions, leadership and service to the company.  Deem played a vital role in the development and direction of the company. Under his guidance, Window World hit several accomplishments, such as the sale of its 10 millionth window in 2014, earning the Good Housekeeping Seal for its window... more »
  • Roto North America expanded its management team as part of concluding the integration process of Roto Frank of America and Roto Fasco Canada. Gordon Mitchell is now director of operations, responsible for the supervision of supply chain management for the Connecticut, USA and Ontario, Canada, manufacturing plants. Mitchell joins the existing management team of Chris Dimou, president and CEO,... more »
  • Chelsea Building Products, Inc. hired Janet Moreland as customer service/product manager. As part of Chelsea’s sales and marketing department, Moreland will focus on interfacing with logistics, manufacturing, sales, and product design as it relates to improving service to customers. She will also be involved in developing a product management function at Chelsea.   Moreland has more... more »
  • Matt Szymanski has joined Roto North America as the U.S. Sales Manager, Fasco products. Szymanski brings 14 years of successful sales experience in the fenestration industry to the company, with an emphasis on door hardware. He will work closely with Roto’s existing sales team to generate new business activities for sliding patio door and sash lock hardware. According to Dan Gray, director... more »