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  • Quanex Building Products appointed John Ryba to technical service manager for the Quanex Technical Service team. Ryba’s experience includes plant manager and director of operation roles as well as direct window company ownership. In his new role, Ryba will manage the Quanex Technical Service team in technical customer support for Quanex customers. This promotion comes as a result of Ryba... more »
  • Masonite International Corporation appointed Russell Tiejema as executive vice president and chief financial officer effective November 2, 2015. Tiejema joins Masonite from Lennox International, a global leader in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, where he has served as the vice president of finance and chief financial officer of LII Residential since 2013.... more »
  • Pella Corporation’s board of directors appointed chairman of the board Adam Farver to the additional post of interim president and CEO. Pat Meyer, who served as CEO since 2009, stepped down after a distinguished 25-year career with the company. The board’s search for a new CEO begins immediately. “Pella Corporation thanks Pat for his years of service to our company and our... more »
  • Premier Building Solutions added Jeff Graves, a research and development chemist, to its rapidly growing staff. Graves will use his knowledge and expertise to develop new products and refine existing formulas. Prior to coming on board with Premier Building Solutions, Graves was employed by Henkel Corporation for the past 18 years, where he most recently held the role of senior research chemist... more »
  • AmesburyTruth named Bill Schick as U.S. Western Region Solutions Sales Manager for Seals and Extrusions.  Schick brings valuable experience from the window and door industry and understands the customer channel well, according to the company. His work with large retail customers has enabled Schick to assist building designers, engineers, and contractors with finding creative solutions to... more »
  • Business leader Thomas Chen, founder, chairman and CEO of Crystal Window & Door Systems, was inducted into the Kings of Queens Hall of Fame for his long term, exceptional and sustained dedication to Queens, according to the company. In addition, he was presented with congratulatory certificates and proclamations from N.Y. State Senate, N.Y. City Council and N.Y. City Public Advocate elected... more »
  • Stürtz Machinery Inc. promoted Marcel Diaconu to mechanical design engineer. Diaconu earned his engineering degree at the University of Timisoara’s Institute of Engineering in Romania before immigrating to the U.S. He earned his U.S. citizenship in 2004. According to Stürtz CEO Ellis Dillen, “Marcel is a true success story and an inspiration to all of us at SMI. After going through... more »
  • Soft Tech Group hired Mitch Lewandowski as V.P. of sales, North America. Lewandowski is an experienced revenue-focused business leader in the window and door industry with almost 20 years of involvement from manufacturing, distribution and dealerships. He has been an industry consultant, owned two window and door companies and has worked with aluminum, steel, wood clad and all wood products both... more »
  • Thomas Hogg joins Linetec as territory sales manager serving customers in the Southwest. Hogg has 16 years of experience in the construction and architectural building products industries, including new construction and renovation for residential and commercial markets. “I am looking forward to partnering with multiple manufacturers here in the Southwest that fulfill project owners’... more »
  • MGM Industries hired Scott Sheffield as president to oversee all operations of the Hendersonville plant. Sheffield has more than 30 years of experience in vinyl window manufacturing.“Scott’s extensive and intimate knowledge of window manufacturing, extrusion, logistics and management put him at the top of our list,” explains Greg Schorr, CEO of the recently merged company.... more »