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  • 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 »
  • Clement Miller has been named as president of building products for NSG Group. The manufacturer of glass products with operations worldwide operates the unit under the Pilkington name. In his new role, Miller is charged with ensuring sustained growth for the building products business of NSG Group across key emerging markets, while also building on its existing position in more established... more »
  • Stanley (Stan) Kenneth Dudeck, the president and founder of Winnipeg, Man.-based Paramount Windows & Doors Inc., passed away July 9, at the age of 84.   Beginning his working career as a teacher in Morris, Man., Dudeck's true passion was for carpentry. He began building homes in the 1940s and soon after opened Paramount Windows, a 2,400-square-foot facility in Winnipeg that... more »
  • Tom Riscili has joined CGI Windows & Doors Inc., the Miami-based manufacturer of impact-resistant windows and doors, as president and CEO. Succeeding Brian Evans, Riscili is responsible for all aspects of the company. Riscili has more than a decade of experience in the building products industry, most recently having served as president of Fypon Ltd., the manufacturer of... more »
  •     Beard     Brown Tom Bradley has moved from his position of president to become CEO and chairman of the board at Intigral Inc., the manufacturer of insulating glass based in Walton Hills, Ohio. The company has promoted Jamey Beard to serve as president. He had served as VP of operations for the past six years.  Succeeding him in that position is... more »
  • Harold Savard has been named president and general manager of the Novatech Group effective July 4, 2011.  Raymond Ouellette, the company's founder and current president, will continue to act as president of the Canadian supplier's board of directors. For the past two years, Savard has served as executive vice president for the Sainte-Julie, Que., based company, responsible for all Novatech... more »