May 29, 2012
Operating as newly-merged organization, Soft-Lite Gorell LLC has promoted three team members to new positions to develop and enhance the replacement window and door maker’s ability to serve its customer base. Steve Cespedes has been promoted to national account manager-corporate business development, Furman Raine is now director of sales-Eastern division, and Kevin Koznick is director of... more »
May 3, 2012
Todd Antonelli has joined PGT Industries as vice president of sales and marketing. He comes to the Florida-based window and door manufacturer from Masco Corp., where he most recently was director of sales for Masco Cabinetry.
"Todd's skill and experience positions PGT to be poised for growth when the market turns," states Rod Hershberger, PGT president and CEO. "We're looking... more »
May 2, 2012
Jeff Graby has joined Truth Hardware as its new president and CEO. He brings more than 20 years experience as a senior executive to the manufacturer of operating hardware for the window and door industry.
Most recently Graby served as executive vice president and business unit leader at Interface Solutions. Prior to that, he held the position of president at... more »
April 23, 2012
During its spring House of Delegates meeting, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry named Michael Hydeck of Hydeck Design Build in Telford, Pa., as its chairman of the board. The organization also elevated Dean Herriges of Urban Herriges & Sons Inc. in Mukwonago, Wis. to the office of president.
“NARI members have assisted in government affairs initiatives and were... more »
April 19, 2012
Christian Fabian has been appointed to the position of incoming CEO of Rehau North America beginning in July. He succeeds Kathleen “Kitty” Saylor, who will be stepping down from her position after an 18-year career with the extruder of vinyl window profiles, as well as manufacturer of many other plastic produts.
Fabian brings more than 20... more »
April 10, 2012
Charles Everly, 81, a long-time code consultant involved in the window and door industry, passed away April 8 after a prolonged illness. A one-time code official from Alexandria, Va., he had served as president of the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, one of the model code groups that eventually became part of the International Code Council. Working as a consultant for PGT... more »
April 9, 2012
James Mishler has joined Champion Window at the manufacturer's new chief executive officer, according to a report in the Cincinnati Business Courier. He succeeds Dennis Manes, who has served as CEO of the home improvement company since 2007.
Donald Jones continue as president and COO of the Cincinnati-based manufacturer and retailer of replacement windows, doors and other products. ... more »
February 14, 2012
Fred A. Malik Sr., 98, died Feb. 7, 2012, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Miss. In the 1970s, Malik started Vicksburg Aluminum Metal Products Co. Inc. or Vampco, a supplier of window and door screen products that targeted the manufactured housing industry.
A developer of numerous components, as well as time saving processes and fabrication practices, he was also instrumental in... more »
February 10, 2012
Hansons Windows, the Troy, Mich.-based home improvement company, has added Blake Gitlin as its new VP of marketing. He joins the dealer after more than 20 years in the wireless communications and travel industries.
The hiring of Gitlin to the newly-created position reflects an aggressive new slant toward marketing and brand protection at Hansons, officials note. “Blake brings with him not... more »
February 6, 2012
Dariush Arasteh, a leading researcher in energy efficient window technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laborary, passed away February 3 after an eight-year bout with cancer. Active in the formation of the National Fenestration Rating Council and its earliest window rating methods, Arasteh has served as a staff scientist, principal investigator and deputy group leader at LBNL’s... more »