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  • Kolbe Windows & Doors named Bryan Kujawa as the company's national sales manager, a role in which he will oversee and work closely with Kolbe's regional sales managers. Kujawa began his career at Kolbe in 1991. He worked at the main plant in Wausau, Wisconsin, where he learned hands-on about Kolbe's products. In 1996, he was promoted to estimator in the customer support department and then... more »
  • Pleotint LLC named Patrick Lentz as its new marketing manager. In this position, Lentz will head marketing and social media efforts for the company’s Suntuitive Glass products.  “I’m excited to join the team at Pleotint, and I look forward to lending my expertise to help build brand awareness for Suntuitive Glass through new and existing marketing channels,” says... more »
  • PPG Industries announced two executive appointments. Hervé Tiberghien, senior director, global human resources, will become vice president, human resources, effective Feb. 28 and report to PPG President and CEO Michael McGarry. Chris Caruso, director, information technology, global architectural coatings, will become vice president, information technology, effective Feb. 1. He will report to Ram... more »
  • ProVia announced that all corporate entities and products will now be aligned under one unified brand: ProVia. Corresponding with the brand unification, ProVia’s website address is also changed. The web address www.proviaproducts.com is now www.provia.com. The former will remain in operation to redirect traffic to the new site. The company’s Heartland Siding and Heritage Stone brands... more »
  • Jeld-Wen announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trend Windows & Doors, an Australian manufacturer of aluminum, timber and thermal energy efficient windows and doors. Its brand names include Trend, Synergy, Quantum, Quantum XP Windows, Crestlite, Trend thermAL Energy Efficiency, Thermashield, SoundMizer and Xtreme Bushfire Protection Windows & Doors. The acquisition will... more »
  • AWP Windows and Doors will roll out a new and expanded fleet of delivery vehicles for 2016. "The new fleet now delivers lower operating costs as well as an increased reliability we need in order to help ensure that our recently shortened delivery schedules are maintained," commented Jim Koscica CFO. The arrival of the new fleet coordinates with the new brand strategy and brand building... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems earned the Superior Fenestra Award for its window products in a multi-family project from the Queens (New York) Chamber of Commerce. Crystal supplied more than 20,000 energy efficient aluminum and vinyl windows in various styles for Glen Oaks Village. "This project demonstrates not only Crystal's superior energy efficient products for replacement... more »
  • Adrian Steenson recently joined the Roto North America management team as director of operations, overseeing operations at both Roto Fasco Canada Inc. and Roto Frank of America Inc. With an extensive background in manufacturing operations, he has more than 28 years’ experience in production planning expertise in a variety of areas. “Adrian’s background and experience will be a... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows appointed Rich Bonney as its new vice president of operations, overseeing production, shipping and engineering. Bonney spent the last nine years serving as lean manufacturing manager for Guardian Industries, where he improved manufacturing operations to excel using lean methodologies and drove world-class customer service metrics for quality and on-time delivery, according to... more »
  • Mergers and acquisitions were widespread in 2015, as two dozen window and door companies made investments or sold assets. This followed the national trend of massive corporate mergers across a variety of industries—i.e. Marriott (Starwood), Walgreens (Rite Aid), Anheuser-Bush (SABMiller), Dell (EMC), Anthem (Cigna) and AT&T (DirecTV), to name a few. “Participants are seeking... more »