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 »
February 4, 2013
Steve Hoffman has been promoted to general manager of the THV Compozit Windows & Doors manufacturing facility in Mandan, N.D. He has been with the company since 2010, serving as recruiter and safety administrator.
Other changes include the promotion of Wendy Vannurden to customer service manager and the addition of Ryan Grigsby as purchasing manager.
“Steve and Wendy have been a... more »
January 31, 2013
Harold Kaye, former president of Survivor Technologies and Remington Aluminum, as well as senior vice president at Crystal Window & Door Systems, has formed TKH Associates LLC to serve as a resource to entrepreneurial companies in the building materials business. The new company's services include strategic development, marketing support, and product representation.
Kaye reports that he... more »
December 21, 2012
To support its continued growth, Western Window Systems has added two new members to its operations team. Scott Gates has been promoted to be vice president and general manager and Garvin Peterson has joined the manufacturer as operations director.
Gates previoiusly served as marketing director for the manufacturer of multipanel door systems. In his new role, he will continue to... more »
December 19, 2012
Thermal Industries, the Pittsburgh-based division of Atrium Corp., named Dianne Bloomer materials manager. She brings 17 years of materials management experience to the manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, most recently at Sony Electronics. Prior to Sony, Bloomer was the owner/operator of a service station for 17 years.
December 12, 2012
Richard Laflamme, president and CEO of Canadian window and door manufacturer R. Laflamme et Frère Inc., passed away November 30, at the age of 55. A well known industry figure, Laflamme grew up in a business environment.
In 1950, his father founded R. Laflamme et Frère, with a plant in Saint-Apollinaire, Quebec. Richard Laflamme worked at the company for 25 years as director of sales, before... more »
December 4, 2012
Simonton Windows announced a reorganization of its sales and marketing leadership team.
Sid Spear has been named senior vice president, sales and marketing, responsible for overseeing Simonton’s North American sales and marketing organizations. Steve Gillhouse has been named vice president of sales, East, and Tom Danisch has been named vice president of sales, Central... more »
November 1, 2012
Gene Chiappetta has joined Ultrafab Inc., the Farmington, N.Y.-based weatherseal manufacturer, as product manager for the fenestration market. In this position, he manages sales, marketing and product development for all sealing products targeted at the window and door industry.
Prior to joining Ultrafab, Chiappetta served in sales and account management... more »