November 3, 2014
Dusco Doors appointed Thomas McAndrew Gale as president, responsible for managing all aspects of the Dusco Group of companies, which include Ocean Building Products, International Glass Products and Jade Bathroom Products. Gale began his career at Sure Magnetics Ltd., an exterior door and window manufacturer, before moving to Cafa Financial Corp., a boutique investment banking firm specializing... more »
October 7, 2014
Pleotint, LLC appointed Chad Simkins as vice president responsible for leading domestic sales and marketing efforts for the company’s Suntuitive glass products and technology. “I’m excited about the opportunity to help Pleotint’s management team guide the company into the future and to leverage the spirit of innovation they have worked so hard to cultivate,”... more »
September 29, 2014
Western Window Systems promotes Scott Gates to chief operating officer. Previously vice president and general manager of the manufacturer of multi-panel door systems, Gates has been with the company since 2010. He has contributed to Western Window Systems’ accelerated growth—the company was recently named one of Inc. magazine’s fastest-growing companies in the U.S.
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September 29, 2014
PH Tech expands its sales territory into the Western United States, covering all states West of Kansas City, Mo. Patrick Milligan, regional sales manager, is responsible for the new territory. Milligan has 20 years of experience in the vinyl window and door industry. more »
September 23, 2014
The National Fenestration Rating Council awarded the Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year to Joseph Hayden, Senior Engineer, Technical Leader-Products, for Pella Corp. Hayden has been involved with NFRC for 18 years and during that time he has been active on every committee, subcommittee, and many task groups. He also served a term as the Chair of the NFRC Board of Directors.
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September 22, 2014
Dino Fenzi, Fenzi Group’s president, president of Vitrum, and honorary president of the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers (GIMAV), passed away Sept. 22.
“Present in the company since 1959, his great entrepreneurial skills, his intuition and his profound knowledge of the glass industry enabled him, together with his son... more »
September 18, 2014
Industry icon Bob G. Pool, founder and chairman of Thermal Windows Inc., passed away Sept. 16, 2014, at his home in Bayview, Texas. He was 85.
Pool spent began his career in the window industry in the early 1950s. Born Oct. 11, 1928 in Durham, Arkansas, he was a Cadet at Oklahoma Military Academy, graduating in 1945. While there he attended flight school and became a pilot,... more »
September 14, 2014
Simpson Door Co. appointed Phil Steklenski as vice president and general manager, succeeding Stacie Conkle, who will be retiring after 28 years with the company. Steklenski has a diverse background in the wood products industry, including positions with Bright Wood Corp. and Andersen Windows.
"Phil has a breadth of experience in the wood products industry and has helped run... more »
September 8, 2014
SIW Windows and Doors, manufacturer of impact windows and doors, appointed Lilly Adamo as its dealer sales director. Adamo comes with a wealth of experience and a proven track record for improving dealer acquisition and retention within the commercial and industrial industry.
"We are very excited to have Lilly come on board," says Abe Lopez, CEO and president. "She has the... more »
September 4, 2014
Quanex Building Products appointed new regional sales managers: Rick Mathews in the East and Kyle Kragenbring in the West.
A Quanex veteran, Mathews will be responsible for managing sales for all Quanex Building Products and Services east of the Mississippi River and in Eastern Canada, while Kragenbring will be responsible for managing... more »