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  • Royal Building Products has named Chris Bitsakakis vice president and general manager of its window and door profiles business.     “We are excited to have a leader of Chris’ caliber join our business,” says Mark Orcutt, executive vice president, building products. “Chris brings a solid combination of sales, manufacturing and financial experience to... more »
  • Frequent industry event speaker Michael Collins, an investment banker with a practice focused on the building products industry, has joined Building Industry Advisors LLC as a partner and managing director.  BIA was recently formed by its affiliate, Building Industry Partners LLC, a Texas-based private equity fund. Building Industry Advisors provides a range of investment banking services to... more »
  • Steve Hoffman has been promoted to general manager of the THV Compozit Windows & Doors manufacturing facility in Mandan, N.D. He has been with the company since 2010, serving as recruiter and safety administrator. Other changes include the promotion of Wendy Vannurden to customer service manager and the addition of Ryan Grigsby as purchasing manager. “Steve and Wendy have been a... more »
  • Harold Kaye, former president of Survivor Technologies and Remington Aluminum, as well as senior vice president at Crystal Window & Door Systems, has formed TKH Associates LLC to serve as a resource to entrepreneurial companies in the building materials business. The new company's services include strategic development, marketing support, and product representation. Kaye reports that he... more »
  • To support its continued growth, Western Window Systems has added two new members to its operations team.  Scott Gates has been promoted to be vice president and general manager and Garvin Peterson has joined the manufacturer as operations director. Gates previoiusly served as marketing director for the manufacturer of multipanel door systems.  In his new role, he will continue to... more »
  • Thermal Industries, the Pittsburgh-based division of Atrium Corp., named Dianne Bloomer materials manager. She brings 17 years of materials management experience to the manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, most recently at Sony Electronics. Prior to Sony, Bloomer was the owner/operator of a service station for 17 years.   more »
  • Richard Laflamme, president and CEO of Canadian window and door manufacturer R. Laflamme et Frère Inc., passed away November 30, at the age of 55. A well known industry figure, Laflamme grew up in a business environment. In 1950, his father founded R. Laflamme et Frère, with a plant in Saint-Apollinaire, Quebec. Richard Laflamme worked at the company for 25 years as director of sales, before... more »
  • Spear Simonton Windows announced a reorganization of its sales and marketing leadership team.  Sid Spear has been named senior vice president, sales and marketing, responsible for overseeing Simonton’s North American sales and marketing organizations. Steve Gillhouse has been named vice president of sales, East, and Tom Danisch has been named vice president of sales, Central... more »
  •       Gene Chiappetta has joined Ultrafab Inc., the Farmington, N.Y.-based weatherseal manufacturer, as product manager for the fenestration market. In this position, he manages sales, marketing and product development for all sealing products targeted at the window and door industry. Prior to joining Ultrafab, Chiappetta served in sales and account management... more »
  • The board of directors for Andersen Corp, has appointed Jay Lund to the role of chairman of the board.  Already serving as president and CEO, Lund succeeds the retiring Jim Humphrey. Lund joined Andersen in 1985 and served in a series of progressively responsible positions in IT, marketing, sales, distribution, logistics and general management.  He became the company’s 10th... more »