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  •   Fenestration Canada named Robert Rivard as executive director. His appointment follows the executive committee's decision to change the organization's existing management structure to include an individual position dedicated to cost-effective management, according to a release. Rivard has 20-plus years of experience managing national trade associations and 7-plus years of... more »
  •   As part of its succession plan, Lippert Components Inc. has hired Frank Perna as vice president of operations for manufactured housing windows. Perna succeeds Jim Chamberlain, who has served Kinro, LCI’s sister company, for more than 17 years. Perna will join the team immediately, while Chamberlain stays on with the company for one year in an advisory role. Perna... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors announced that Mike Ohlin has been promoted to director of operations. Ohlin joined MIWD in 2002 as corporate purchasing manager and has since held numerous roles of increasing responsibility that include overseeing inventory management, business integration, cost standardization and communications. "Mike exemplifies the core values of MI Windows and Doors,"... more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »