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  • Adrian Steenson recently joined the Roto North America management team as director of operations, overseeing operations at both Roto Fasco Canada Inc. and Roto Frank of America Inc. With an extensive background in manufacturing operations, he has more than 28 years’ experience in production planning expertise in a variety of areas. “Adrian’s background and experience will be a... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows appointed Rich Bonney as its new vice president of operations, overseeing production, shipping and engineering. Bonney spent the last nine years serving as lean manufacturing manager for Guardian Industries, where he improved manufacturing operations to excel using lean methodologies and drove world-class customer service metrics for quality and on-time delivery, according to... more »
  • The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association elected Dan Picard, director of innovation at Assa Abloy Americas, as its new president for the upcoming year. All newly-elected officers will begin their term during the 2016 BHMA Spring Committee Week. more »
  • P.H. Tech regrets to report that Raymond Dallaire, co-founder, passed away on the afternoon of December 9. Dallaire struggled with illness following his retirement from day-to-day management of the company in 2002. Raymond Dallaire and his brother Dominic founded the company more than 53 years ago. “Throughout his career, Raymond helped move the industry forward by sharing his expertise and... more »
  • AWP Windows and Doors appointed Ignacio Escobedo as vice president of manufacturing and engineering. “AWP is honored to have Ignacio leading our manufacturing and engineering efforts. His experience leading lean manufacturing transformations and managing operations through periods of high growth are perfectly suited for the transformation currently underway at AWP,” says Craig Speed... more »
  • PGT Inc. appointed two new members to the executive team. Danielle Mikesell is appointed as vice president of PGT, Industries with the responsibility of marketing, R&D, and customer service. “I’m excited to have Danielle become a member of our executive team. She has extensive experience and a dynamic leadership style that makes her the ideal person to lead the marketing, product... more »
  • ProVia announced the retirement of the company’s founder, Bill Mullet, who led ProVia from a small garage in Sugarcreek, Ohio in 1977 to the 600-plus employee organization that exists today. He will continue his role on the board of directors, and has accepted his appointment as chairman of the board. He and his wife Ellen have sold their shares back to the company, leaving their four... more »
  • Quanex Building Products appointed Chris Alderson as the managing director for its Edgetech UK business unit. According to the company, Alderson has a proven track record for success in the United Kingdom’s insulating glass market, serving most recently as Bostik’s European Business Director, Assembly Solutions. “Chris is well respected within the European insulating glass... more »
  • Acer Industrial Ltd. recently rearranged responsibilities for its management team. Bo Ding, the assistant to president, is appointed to manage sales, marketing, logistics and manufacturing. Ding has extensive experience with technical support and customer service. more »
  • Jeld-Wen Inc. appointed Mark A. Beck as the company’s president and chief executive officer effective November 30, 2015. Kirk Hachigian, who is currently in the roles, will continue as an active member of Jeld-Wen’s leadership team as executive chairman of the board. Beck joins Jeld-Wen from Danaher Corporation, where he was executive vice president of the water quality and dental... more »