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  • Following up its recent acquisition of Edgetech I.G., Quanex Building Products Corp. has made a number of key management changes. August (Gus) J. Coppola has assumed the role of senior vice president of corporate development, responsible for managing the company’s acquisition process, and its solar adhesives and aftermarket businesses. Previously senior vice president of Quanex... more »
  • Following up on changes in its operations last year, DAC Products is reorganizing its management structure to gain operational efficiencies. Several employees are assuming more management responsibilities, including Bonnie Edwards, who is becoming plant manager, and Squire Irwin, who is being promoted from plant manager to operations manager. Cathy Lynch is assuming expanded responsibilities as... more »
  • The retired publisher of Glass Digest magazine, Oscar S. (Bud) Glasberg passed away last week at the age of 87. He was involved in the glass industry for more than 30 years, joining New York-based Ashlee Publishing Co. in 1959 as editor and publisher. During his time at Glass Digest in the 1960s and 1970s, Glasberg worked actively with the National Glass Dealers Association, now the National... more »
  • Filip Geeraert has been named the new CEO of Deceuninck North America, the designer and manufacturer of window and door profiles, effective April 30. Currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, he succeeds Mark Parrish, who has resigned to accept a leadership position outside the fenestration industry. “With confidence and optimism, we are proud to introduce Filip... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed its new leadership team today as it concluded its spring meeting and legislative conference in Washington, D.C. WDMA's board of directors elected Elaine Sagers of Pella Corp. as the association's 2011-2012 chair, replacing Steve Sisson of Karona Inc.     Sagers "In this challenging economic climate, WDMA stands as a... more »
  • After nearly 35 years with the company, Jim Quinlivan is retiring Truth Hardware. Quinlivan joined Truth as a salesperson in 1976 and spent his entire career with the Owatonna, Minn.-based company in the sales and marketing area.  He served as sales manager, marketing manager and most recently, channel distribution manager. Over his career, Quinlivan has been active in the industry... more »
  • Mark Hermann, with 37 years of service at Quanex Building Products, has announced his retirement from Homeshield Fenestration Components, effective November 30. He will be succeeded by Jack Conway, currently vice president of operations at the Quanex business unit.  “Mark has been associated with Homeshield for almost 40 years, and over that period of time has seen the... more »
  • Andy Jensen has joined the Schield Family Cos. as corporate general manager. In the newly created position, he is responsible for the financial, operational and competitive success of the company's Weather Shield, Peachtree and Visions windows and doors brands. Jensen Most recently, Jensen served as VP of sales, marketing, & business development/start up leader for Cardinal Solar... more »
  • Richard "Dick" Wendt, founder of Jeld-Wen Inc., passed away August 14 after suffering a stroke. He was 79. Wendt led the Klamath Falls, Ore.-based window and door manufacturer as president and CEO from its start in 1960 until 1992. He served as chairman of the board from 1981 to 2010. His son Rod has been president and CEO since 1992 and Robert Turner, a 39-year Jeld-Wen manager, was... more »
  • The board of directors at Intek Plastics Inc. has appointed Mike Kinning as president and Steve Glienke as chief operating officer. The two serve as co-leaders of the Hastings, Minn., based company effective immediately. Kinning started at Intek in 1991 as a sales engineer, and went on to serve the supplier of custom extruded and fabricated plastic products as business manager, manufacturing... more »