March 5, 2013
The Policy Advisory Board of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies convened its first meeting of 2013 recently in Washington, D.C., under the leadership of its recently appointed chairman, Michael H. Thaman, chairman and CEO of Owens Corning.
“Mike will be a fantastic leader for the Policy Advisory Board,” says Eric Belsky, managing director of the Joint Center. “... more »
March 4, 2013
MI Windows and Doors announced that Eric Rothermel has been promoted to vice president of Human Resources. Rothermel joined MIWD in 2006 as a regional human resources manager and since then has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility over the last seven years.
"Eric's understanding of the need to create value for MIWD's stakeholders and sincere interest in 'doing what is right... more »
February 18, 2013
Donald Lahanky, former president, CEO and founder of Allsco Windows & Doors Ltd., died last week after a courageous battle with cancer. He passed away at home on February 14 with his family at his side. He was 88.
Started in Moncton, New Brunswick, in 1976, Allsco grew to become a leading manufacturer and wholesale distributor of windows, doors, shutters and siding serving Atlantic Canada.... more »
February 7, 2013
Royal Building Products has named Chris Bitsakakis vice president and general manager of its window and door profiles business.
“We are excited to have a leader of Chris’ caliber join our business,” says Mark Orcutt, executive vice president, building products. “Chris brings a solid combination of sales, manufacturing and financial experience to... more »
February 5, 2013
Frequent industry event speaker Michael Collins, an investment banker with a practice focused on the building products industry, has joined Building Industry Advisors LLC as a partner and managing director. BIA was recently formed by its affiliate, Building Industry Partners LLC, a Texas-based private equity fund.
Building Industry Advisors provides a range of investment banking services to... more »
February 4, 2013
Steve Hoffman has been promoted to general manager of the THV Compozit Windows & Doors manufacturing facility in Mandan, N.D. He has been with the company since 2010, serving as recruiter and safety administrator.
Other changes include the promotion of Wendy Vannurden to customer service manager and the addition of Ryan Grigsby as purchasing manager.
“Steve and Wendy have been a... more »
January 31, 2013
Harold Kaye, former president of Survivor Technologies and Remington Aluminum, as well as senior vice president at Crystal Window & Door Systems, has formed TKH Associates LLC to serve as a resource to entrepreneurial companies in the building materials business. The new company's services include strategic development, marketing support, and product representation.
Kaye reports that he... more »
December 21, 2012
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 »
December 19, 2012
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.
December 12, 2012
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 »