May 13, 2011
Harold Savard has been named president and general manager of the Novatech Group effective July 4, 2011. Raymond Ouellette, the company's founder and current president, will continue to act as president of the Canadian supplier's board of directors.
For the past two years, Savard has served as executive vice president for the Sainte-Julie, Que., based company, responsible for all Novatech... more »
May 10, 2011
Jane Bierman, the co-founder and owner of Lincoln Wood Products Inc., passed away on April 29 at the age of 91. She had been actively running the Merrill, Wis.-based manufacturer until she suffered a stroke earlier this year, officials note.
Bierman founded Lincoln Wood Products with her husband Carl Bierman in 1947. Together, they started manufacturing many types of wood products and... more »
April 18, 2011
Scott Thomsen has been named president of the Guardian Flat Glass Group, effective September 1, 2011. He will succeed Russ Ebeid, who is retiring after 41 years with the company.
Thomsen most recently served as group vice president of North American Flat Glass, reporting to Ebeid. He immediately assumes the new role of chief operating... more »
April 8, 2011
Window World, the replacement window company with licensed operations in more than 200 cities across the country, has promoted Dana Deem to president. Deem's background includes 21 years in sales, purchasing and management at Lowe's Home Improvement. He joined Window World in 2004, most recently serving as vice president of sales.
"Dana brings an outstanding track... more »
April 7, 2011
Following up its recent acquisition of Edgetech I.G., Quanex Building Products Corp. has made a number of key management changes.
August (Gus) J. Coppola has assumed the role of senior vice president of corporate development, responsible for managing the company’s acquisition process, and its solar adhesives and aftermarket businesses. Previously senior vice president of Quanex... more »
March 30, 2011
Following up on changes in its operations last year, DAC Products is reorganizing its management structure to gain operational efficiencies.
Several employees are assuming more management responsibilities, including Bonnie Edwards, who is becoming plant manager, and Squire Irwin, who is being promoted from plant manager to operations manager. Cathy Lynch is assuming expanded responsibilities as... more »
March 22, 2011
The retired publisher of Glass Digest magazine, Oscar S. (Bud) Glasberg passed away last week at the age of 87. He was involved in the glass industry for more than 30 years, joining New York-based Ashlee Publishing Co. in 1959 as editor and publisher.
During his time at Glass Digest in the 1960s and 1970s, Glasberg worked actively with the National Glass Dealers Association, now the National... more »
March 16, 2011
Filip Geeraert has been named the new CEO of Deceuninck North America, the designer and manufacturer of window and door profiles, effective April 30. Currently executive vice president and chief financial officer, he succeeds Mark Parrish, who has resigned to accept a leadership position outside the fenestration industry.
“With confidence and optimism, we are proud to introduce Filip... more »
March 16, 2011
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed its new leadership team today as it concluded its spring meeting and legislative conference in Washington, D.C. WDMA's board of directors elected Elaine Sagers of Pella Corp. as the association's 2011-2012 chair, replacing Steve Sisson of Karona Inc.
"In this challenging economic climate, WDMA stands as a... more »
March 7, 2011
After nearly 35 years with the company, Jim Quinlivan is retiring Truth Hardware. Quinlivan joined Truth as a salesperson in 1976 and spent his entire career with the Owatonna, Minn.-based company in the sales and marketing area.
He served as sales manager, marketing manager and most recently, channel distribution manager. Over his career, Quinlivan has been active in the industry... more »