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  • Brian Atkin is the new president of Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket, replacing president and CEO Ira Warren, who will become chairman. Atkin was previously the company’s executive vice president. Atkin will be responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s strategic growth plan. “Brian has played a key role in the management of the company and has... more »
  • Laura Biason is named director of Gimav, the Italian glass manufacturers’ association, and Vitrum, the biannual Italian glass tradeshow. Biason, appointed deputy director of Gimav in May 2014, worked alongside outgoing director Renata Gaffo. “We already have many future projects in the works, proof of the vitality of this Italian industry that manages to achieve state-of-the-art... more »
  • David Crowe, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, will retire on March 18. NAHB Vice President for Tax and Market Analysis Robert Dietz will take his place. "Our members have relied on Dr. Crowe for his insightful analysis during a very rocky time in the home building industry," says NAHB CEO Jerry Howard. "His skill and his clear eye were invaluable as... more »
  • Deceuninck North America appointed Greg Koch as vice president of sales and marketing. Koch has more than 30 years’ experience in the window and door industry, most recently as director of Deceuninck’s National Fenestration Sales. Koch’s role as director of the company’s commercial sales division will be filled by Sheldon Kahan, who has over 25 years’ experience... more »
  • Fortune Brands named Brett E. Finley president of its Therma-Tru business unit. Finley began his career at Ingersoll-Rand in 1990, and served in leadership roles at IDEX since 2008. Fortune Brands reports that Finley has established himself as a proven global general management executive with a track record of growing businesses, expanding company portfolios, leveraging brands and driving sales... more »
  • The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance are pleased to announce the appointment of David Gilbert as assistant editor for Window & Door magazine windowanddoor.com, the official publication of the WDDA. Prior to joining Window & Door, Gilbert was a reporter and photographer for an influential daily newspaper covering south-central Colorado. “David... more »
  • Davis Rowe is named the vice president of national accounts for Pella Corporation. Davis succeeds Bob Kubacki, who will retire in March after 17 years with the national accounts team which oversees Pella’s partnerships with national home improvement retailers and building material suppliers to contractors. “During his time on the national accounts team, Davis guided a sales force that... more »
  • Jeff Schlabach, a driver for ProVia since 2000, was recently honored for with the company’s first ever “Million Safe Miles” award for driving a delivery truck for a million miles without any safety incidents. He was recognized with a congratulatory ceremony and a $5,000 bonus for his safe driving record. “Jeff, who drives our Charlotte, NC route, is not your standard point... more »
  • Kolbe Windows & Doors named Bryan Kujawa as the company's national sales manager, a role in which he will oversee and work closely with Kolbe's regional sales managers. Kujawa began his career at Kolbe in 1991. He worked at the main plant in Wausau, Wisconsin, where he learned hands-on about Kolbe's products. In 1996, he was promoted to estimator in the customer support department and then... more »
  • Pleotint LLC named Patrick Lentz as its new marketing manager. In this position, Lentz will head marketing and social media efforts for the company’s Suntuitive Glass products.  “I’m excited to join the team at Pleotint, and I look forward to lending my expertise to help build brand awareness for Suntuitive Glass through new and existing marketing channels,” says... more »