April 25, 2013
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 »
April 4, 2013
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 »
March 29, 2013
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 »
March 27, 2013
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 »
March 12, 2013
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 »
March 5, 2013
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 »
March 4, 2013
MI Windows and Doors announced that Eric Rothermel has been promoted to vice president of Human Resources. Rothermel joined MIWD in 2006 as a regional human resources manager and since then has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility over the last seven years.
"Eric's understanding of the need to create value for MIWD's stakeholders and sincere interest in 'doing what is right... more »
February 18, 2013
Donald Lahanky, former president, CEO and founder of Allsco Windows & Doors Ltd., died last week after a courageous battle with cancer. He passed away at home on February 14 with his family at his side. He was 88.
Started in Moncton, New Brunswick, in 1976, Allsco grew to become a leading manufacturer and wholesale distributor of windows, doors, shutters and siding serving Atlantic Canada.... more »
February 7, 2013
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 »
February 5, 2013
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 »