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  • CGI Windows and Doors Inc. promoted Liz Rodriguez to architectural sales representative. Due to its growth in the Broward County, Fla., territory, the company needed an additional sales rep. to support its customer base. Rodriguez has over 11 years of experience in the fenestration industry and started with CGI on the inside sales team. “Liz has done an outstanding job for us in inside... more »
  •   Andersen Corp. named Karen Richard senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She succeeds Mary Carter, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, who is retiring Feb. 14. In her new role, Richard will be responsible for Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Community Relations, and Code and Regulatory Affairs. “Karen brings a strong track... more »
  • VEKA Inc. named Earl Moorer general manager for VEKA South. In this newly created role, Moorer will lead VEKA's extrusion manufacturing interests in Terrell, Texas, which supplies PVC extrusion profiles to window fabricators in South Central United States, Mexico and Latin America. Moorer brings many years of manufacturing experience to his role with VEKA. Most recently, he led Georgia Pacific's... more »
  •   Rolf J. Gemmersdörfer, president and CEO of the Hornschuch Group, passed away Feb. 5, 2014 in Bad Mergentheim, Germany. “The news shocked and devastated all of us," says Dr. Hans-Hinrich Kruse, chairman of the Board of Konrad Hornschuch AG. “We mourn for a man for whom closeness to the employees and Hornschuch was particularly important. This, together with his... more »
  • PGT Industries hired Doug Ferrante as national account sales manager and Jamison Eige as regional sales manager. In his newly formed sales position, Ferrante is responsible for all national accounts. Ferrante's experience includes sales and business development, most recently with H.D. Smith and Cardinal Health. Eige is responsible for the southwest Florida region. His previous positions have... more »
  • Building Drops Inc., an engineering consulting company with a focus on residential and commercial fenestration, announced the promotion of Matthew Spahr to Project Manager. Spahr started out as an intern with the Building Drops team in 2009. “I have seen how Matt has grown from an intern from the University of Central Florida into a vital member of our business,” says Hermes F. Norero... more »
  • Window & Door, the official magazine of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance and the National Glass Association, announced the appointment of Jenni Chase as editorial director and Stacey Freed as editor. Together, they have more than 20 years’ combined editorial experience in the residential window and door, flat glass and remodeling industries. They are joined by Bethany Stough, who... more »
  •   Deceuninck North America appointed Rod Workman as technical services specialist, responsible for assisting customers in the analysis, selection, procurement and implementation of window manufacturing equipment. He also coordinates the efforts of personnel from equipment manufacturers, tooling vendors, hardware suppliers and customers. “Rod joins Deceuninck with more than... more »
  •     Steve Chen     Thomas Chen Crystal Window & Door Systems announced two executive changes. Steve Chen, executive VP, will also assume the title of chief operating officer, effective Feb. 1, and Thomas Chen, founder and president, will assume the title of chief executive officer. Since joining the company's executive ranks in 2005, Steve Chen has expanded... more »
  •   Simonton Windows named Mark Clark plant manager of its Paris, Ill., manufacturing facility, effective March 1. Clark most recently served as focus factory manager for Therma-Tru Corp. "Mark has been with various Fortune Brands companies since 1995 and brings an extensive amount of experience to his new role at Simonton," says Mark Wherry, vice president of manufacturing... more »