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  • J. Wayne Bevis, former president and CEO of Pella Corp., passed away May 31 at the age of 79. In retirement, Bevis divided his time between his home on St. George Island, Fla., and near Rock Creek Lake near Kellogg, Iowa. Bevis joined the company in 1972, and served as president and CEO of the window and door manufacturer for 15 years from 1980 until his retirement in 1995. “Wayne and his... more »
  • Wincore Windows & Doors has appointed Michael Scarberry to the position of chief operating officer.  An employee since February 2012, he now oversees all production at the manufacturer's plant in Parkersburg, W. Va. Scarberry came to Wincore from a career in the aluminum industry, where he spent more than 30 years in numerous managerial positions in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Since his... more »
  • PPG Industries named Bradley Boone market manager, residential segment, PPG flat glass. The 33-year PPG veteran has a vast amount of experience in the production of glass, and in the technical support and marketing of glass products, officials note.    For the past 12 years, Boone has been a senior account manager serving residential, architectural and solar glass customers in... more »
  • Sprouse Windows & Doors Inc., a manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors based in New Martinsville, W.Va., has added Ken Barman to its sales team, creating a dual focus sales and customer service initiative.  Barman leads the Sprouse Western division as VP of sales and marketing, while Al Simeone spearheads the Eastern division as VP of sales and marketing. “Despite the... more »
  • Allison Beck, who served as administrator at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, passed away recently after a battle with cancer. She started in the industry joining the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada staff in 1995, and was part of the formation of IGMA in 2000 following IGMAC's merger with the Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association.   Beck has been... more »
  •   Harvey Building Products promoted Jim Barreira to president, succeeding Alan Marlow, who will transition to the role of advisor and remain on the company’s board of directors. “Jim has been instrumental in building our vinyl window business,” says Erik Jarnryd, co-chairman and CEO of Harvey. “Our employees, customers and business partners enjoy working with... more »
  •   Fenestration Canada named Robert Rivard as executive director. His appointment follows the executive committee's decision to change the organization's existing management structure to include an individual position dedicated to cost-effective management, according to a release. Rivard has 20-plus years of experience managing national trade associations and 7-plus years of... more »
  •   As part of its succession plan, Lippert Components Inc. has hired Frank Perna as vice president of operations for manufactured housing windows. Perna succeeds Jim Chamberlain, who has served Kinro, LCI’s sister company, for more than 17 years. Perna will join the team immediately, while Chamberlain stays on with the company for one year in an advisory role. Perna... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors announced that Mike Ohlin has been promoted to director of operations. Ohlin joined MIWD in 2002 as corporate purchasing manager and has since held numerous roles of increasing responsibility that include overseeing inventory management, business integration, cost standardization and communications. "Mike exemplifies the core values of MI Windows and Doors,"... more »
  • The Policy Advisory Board of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies convened its first meeting of 2013 recently in Washington, D.C., under the leadership of its recently appointed chairman, Michael H. Thaman, chairman and CEO of Owens Corning.  “Mike will be a fantastic leader for the Policy Advisory Board,” says Eric Belsky, managing director of the Joint Center. “... more »