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  • To support its continued growth, Western Window Systems has added two new members to its operations team.  Scott Gates has been promoted to be vice president and general manager and Garvin Peterson has joined the manufacturer as operations director. Gates previoiusly served as marketing director for the manufacturer of multipanel door systems.  In his new role, he will continue to... more »
  • Thermal Industries, the Pittsburgh-based division of Atrium Corp., named Dianne Bloomer materials manager. She brings 17 years of materials management experience to the manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, most recently at Sony Electronics. Prior to Sony, Bloomer was the owner/operator of a service station for 17 years.   more »
  • Richard Laflamme, president and CEO of Canadian window and door manufacturer R. Laflamme et Frère Inc., passed away November 30, at the age of 55. A well known industry figure, Laflamme grew up in a business environment. In 1950, his father founded R. Laflamme et Frère, with a plant in Saint-Apollinaire, Quebec. Richard Laflamme worked at the company for 25 years as director of sales, before... more »
  • Spear Simonton Windows announced a reorganization of its sales and marketing leadership team.  Sid Spear has been named senior vice president, sales and marketing, responsible for overseeing Simonton’s North American sales and marketing organizations. Steve Gillhouse has been named vice president of sales, East, and Tom Danisch has been named vice president of sales, Central... more »
  •       Gene Chiappetta has joined Ultrafab Inc., the Farmington, N.Y.-based weatherseal manufacturer, as product manager for the fenestration market. In this position, he manages sales, marketing and product development for all sealing products targeted at the window and door industry. Prior to joining Ultrafab, Chiappetta served in sales and account management... more »
  • The board of directors for Andersen Corp, has appointed Jay Lund to the role of chairman of the board.  Already serving as president and CEO, Lund succeeds the retiring Jim Humphrey. Lund joined Andersen in 1985 and served in a series of progressively responsible positions in IT, marketing, sales, distribution, logistics and general management.  He became the company’s 10th... more »
  • Andersen Corp. has named Paul Valle as president of Silver Line Building Products, its New Jersey-based vinyl window and patio doors division. He joins Andersen from CertainTeed Corp., where his most recent role was president of the North American insulation group.   “Paul brings strong building material industry experience and has proven results in operating within a matrix... more »
  • Jim Gandorf is joining the National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealer Alliance as the new vice president of association services. He succeeds David Walker, who has held the same position at the NGA since 2005 and WDDA since its formation in 2009. With more than two decades of experience in the non-profit sector, Gandorf served most recently as executive director of the American... more »
  • Michael F. Sugrue has been named president of Winchester Industries. Most recently serving as vice president, he has been with the Saltsburg, Pa.-based manufacturer of Bristol brand replacement windows and doors for 22 years.   Sugrue   "Mike is uniquely qualified for this position," say Robert Weis, chairman, and George Yuhasz, executive vice president and board... more »
  •   Evan Rittgers has joined ViWinTech Windows & Doors Inc., the Paducah, Ky.-based manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors as its president. He brings nearly nine years of experience in operations management, product development, and distribution to his new position, most recently serving as plant manager for a major window manufacturer. “I am very excited to have Evan... more »