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  • Jeff Lowinski, vice president of technical activities at the Window and Door Manufacturers Association will retire June 30 after spending 21 years at WDMA, where he served as acting CEO two times. He also spent eight years at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and another six years doing window testing, bringing his industry career to 35 years. Lowinski helped create the... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. appointed Patrick Hallinan as senior vice president and chief financial officer. The company’s current senior vice president and chief financial officer, Lee Wyatt, has been named executive vice president and will retire at the end of 2017. Hallinan began his career as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. He previously served as vice president... more »
  • Barry Murphy, most recently of Therma-Tru Doors, passed away June 7 at his home in Toronto. Murphy started in the industry in 1953, working with a number of industry companies before finishing his career with Therma-Tru. He was past president of the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association, (now Fenestration Canada) and was was awarded both the CP Loewen and Industry Pioneer awards. He... more »
  • Mikron, a division of Quanex Building Products, named Jack Meluskey as national account manager for the northeast region.   Meluskey has more than 25 years of experience in the fenestration industry, most recently serving as assistant plant manager for Jeld-Wen. Meluskey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dickinson College. He lives with his wife and two children in central... more »
  • Western Window Systems promoted several representatives within its sales, marketing and human resources teams. The company also added a new regional manager position.   Named to the new regional sales manager position in the custom sales area, and reporting to vice president of custom sales Andrew Darr, are Jason Seeley, serving the West Coast; Cesar Fuentes, covering the company’... more »
  • GED Integrated Solutions appointed John C. Moore to vice president of marketing. Moore will oversee and coordinate GED’s product marketing, channel marketing, market research and communications initiatives, and strategies for both its domestic and international activities. Moore brings over 25 years of experience as a senior industrial marketing executive to this position. He spent 10... more »
  •     Thomas Chen (r.) and Queensborough Community College President Dr. Diane Call.  Photo courtesy of Queensborough Community College. Queensborough Community College in Queens, New York, honored Crystal Window & Door Systems founder, President and CEO Thomas Chen as its 2017 Art Gallery Partner of the Year at the college's annual Partners for Progress gala. Chen... more »
  • Saint-Gobain appointed Thomas Kinisky as president and chief executive officer of Saint-Gobain Corp. As president and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp., Kinisky is Saint-Gobain’s North American representative overseeing the family of companies in the United States and Canada, which are key geographies within Saint-Gobain’s global portfolio. Kinisky was also appointed senior vice president for... more »
  • DAPA Products Inc. mourns the loss of one of its founders, Donald Gene Morton. “Don,” as he was best known, helped start the Jasper, Alabama based company in 1995. Although retired, Morton, 82, visited the plant weekly, visiting with everyone from machine operators to office personnel. He had a great sense of humor and a knack for “telling it like it is,” according to a... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows appointed Don Fisher as its new vice president of operations. Fisher previously served as plant manager and director of lean and continuous improvement at Guardian, Knauf and Maax. “Don is a people person who thrives on getting team members to drive results by empowering them to make the improvements themselves and take ownership for their own processes and decisions,... more »