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  • Hansons Windows, the Troy, Mich.-based home improvement company, has added Blake Gitlin as its new VP of marketing. He joins the dealer after more than 20 years in the wireless communications and travel industries. The hiring of Gitlin to the newly-created position reflects an aggressive new slant toward marketing and brand protection at Hansons, officials note. “Blake brings with him not... more »
  • Dariush Arasteh, a leading researcher in energy efficient window technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laborary, passed away February 3 after an eight-year bout with cancer.  Active in the formation of the National Fenestration Rating Council and its earliest window rating methods, Arasteh has served as a staff scientist, principal investigator and deputy group leader at LBNL’s... more »
  • Brett Boyum, a 15-year veteran at Marvin Windows & Doors, has been promoted to vice president of marketing.  Most recently, he served as director of marketing for both Marvin and its sister brand, Integrity Windows & Doors.  He succeeds Tom Angelis, who is retiring. Boyum has achieved a record of success during the most tumultuous time in history for the U.S. housing industry,... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions, the supplier of integrated window manufacturing equipment and systems, has named S. Joseph Shaheen to the role of director of sales and marketing. In this position, he oversees both domestic and international sales activities along with the development and implementation of sales strategies to provide customers with improved product quality, timely delivery, value and... more »
  •     Morris     Mertes FeneTech Inc., the developer of FeneVision ERP software used by window and door manufacturers, has added two senior level executives to its management team. Craig Morris has been named vice president of engineering and Horst Mertes has been named vice president of sales and marketing. Morris has been with FeneTech for 12 years, serving as a... more »
  • Joe Fojtasek, founder of the companies that eventually became Atrium Windows & Doors, passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, at his ranch in Winchell, Texas.  Having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he was 92. According to his obituary, Fojtasek started multiple manufacturing and distribution businesses, including Skotty Aluminium Products, H&R... more »
  • The National Glass Association, publisher of Window & Door, elected Chris Mammen as its chairman of the board at the recent GlassBuild America in Atlanta. Mammen, president of M3 Glass Technologies of Irving, Texas, has served on the board since 2006. New executive officers are Chairman-elect Bill Evans of Evans Glass Co., Nashville, Tenn.; and Treasurer Robert Brown of Brown's Glass,... more »
  • As previously announced with the Onex Corp. planned investment in Jeld-Wen, Philip Orsino has joined the Oregon-based window and door maker as president.  Rod Wendt, who has been Jeld-Wen's CEO and president since 1992, remains as CEO.     Orsino It was originally planned that Orsino would join Jeld-Wen upon the closing of the Onex's equity investment agreement. That is... more »
  • Endura Products, the supplier of door components, is adding Jim Hackett, effective August 22, in the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing. Hackett has more than 30 years experience in the millwork business, most recently serving as vice president sales, wholesale distribution, at Jeld-Wen Inc. "As we strive to deliver to you, our customer, products and services of... more »
  •     Spaulding     Shay A 25-year veteran with the company, Chuck Spaulding, Veka Inc.'s vice president and COO, is retiring at the end of August.  He will be succeeded by Erik Shay. "During his tenure, Chuck has been one of the most respected and trusted colleagues within the group and carries that same respect and admiration throughout the industry,... more »