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  • Jim Gandorf is joining the National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealer Alliance as the new vice president of association services. He succeeds David Walker, who has held the same position at the NGA since 2005 and WDDA since its formation in 2009. With more than two decades of experience in the non-profit sector, Gandorf served most recently as executive director of the American... more »
  • Michael F. Sugrue has been named president of Winchester Industries. Most recently serving as vice president, he has been with the Saltsburg, Pa.-based manufacturer of Bristol brand replacement windows and doors for 22 years.   Sugrue   "Mike is uniquely qualified for this position," say Robert Weis, chairman, and George Yuhasz, executive vice president and board... more »
  •   Evan Rittgers has joined ViWinTech Windows & Doors Inc., the Paducah, Ky.-based manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors as its president. He brings nearly nine years of experience in operations management, product development, and distribution to his new position, most recently serving as plant manager for a major window manufacturer. “I am very excited to have Evan... more »
  • Jaime Barnhart has joined the National Glass Association as manager of promotions, industry events.  She is responsible for the overall promotion of GlassBuild America, the annual trade show organized by NGA, scheduled for Las Vegas this coming September. Barnhart replaces Mary Purvis, who left NGA and GlassBuild America after eight years to spend more time with her family.  “... more »
  • Operating as newly-merged organization, Soft-Lite Gorell LLC has promoted three team members to new positions to develop and enhance the replacement window and door maker’s ability to serve its customer base. Steve Cespedes has been promoted to national account manager-corporate business development, Furman Raine is now director of sales-Eastern division, and Kevin Koznick is director of... more »
  • Todd Antonelli has joined PGT Industries as vice president of sales and marketing. He comes to the Florida-based window and door manufacturer from Masco Corp.,  where he most recently was director of sales for Masco Cabinetry. "Todd's skill and experience positions PGT to be poised for growth when the market turns," states Rod Hershberger, PGT president and CEO. "We're looking... more »
  •       Jeff Graby has joined Truth Hardware as its new president and CEO.  He brings more than 20 years experience as a senior executive to the manufacturer of operating hardware for the window and door industry. Most recently Graby served as executive vice president and business unit leader at Interface Solutions. Prior to that, he held the position of president at... more »
  • During its spring House of Delegates meeting, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry named Michael Hydeck of Hydeck Design Build in Telford, Pa., as its chairman of the board. The organization also elevated Dean Herriges of Urban Herriges & Sons Inc. in Mukwonago, Wis. to the office of president. “NARI members have assisted in government affairs initiatives and were... more »
  • Christian Fabian has been appointed to the position of incoming CEO of Rehau North America beginning in July.  He succeeds Kathleen “Kitty” Saylor, who will be stepping down from her position after an 18-year career with the extruder of vinyl window profiles, as well as manufacturer of many other plastic produts.      Fabian Fabian brings more than 20... more »
  • Charles Everly, 81, a long-time code consultant involved in the window and door industry, passed away April 8 after a prolonged illness. A one-time code official from Alexandria, Va., he had served as president of the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, one of the model code groups that eventually became part of the International Code Council. Working as a consultant for PGT... more »