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YKK AP appoints Jim Anderson as residential sales representative for the state of North Carolina

YKK AP America Inc. today announced the appointment of Jim Anderson as residential sales representative for the state of North Carolina.

Jeld-Wen Names Julie C. Albrecht Chief Financial Officer

Jeld-Wen Holding Inc.announced Julie C. Albrecht will join Jeld-Wen as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 18.

Compusoft and 2020 Appoint Ron Crowl as Managing Director

Ron Crowl was named managing director of Compusoft + 2020 Doors, Windows and Glass Vertical Group.

US LBM Names Wendy Radtke Executive VP and Chief Human Resources Officer

In her role as CHRO, Radtke is responsible for leading the development and implementation of US LBM's overall associate experience and organizational effectiveness strategy, which includes learning, development, recruitment, talent management, compensation and benefits.

PGT Innovations Code Compliance Manager Appointed to Chair ASTM Task Group

Lynn Miller, PGT Innovations code compliance manager, was recently appointed as Chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials impact-resistance task group. 

Jeld-Wen Appoints John T. Krause to SVP & General Manager North America

Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. announces the promotion of John T. Krause to senior vice president and general manager, North America.

Andersen Names Ryan Williams President of the Andersen Division

Williams will lead the company's largest and most diverse business, both in terms of product variety and customer segments, serving the new residential, home improvement and light commercial market segments through diverse distribution channels and partners.

GED Grows Engineering and Project Management Groups

GED Integrated Solutions continues to grow with new hires and two internal promotions in the project management and vinyl engineering groups.

Erdman Automation Welcomes New South Central North America Sales Manager

Erdman Automation Corp. welcomes Brian Ludwig as their South Central North America sales manager.

YKK AP America Expands Houston Sales Team with Addition of Julie Freund

YKK AP America Inc. announces the appointment of Julie Freund as architectural sales representative.

Compusoft + 2020 Appoints Joerg Jung as CEO

Compusoft + 2020 appointed Joerg Jung to CEO.

VBH Promotes, Hires Staff

Hardware manufacturer VBH has recruited new staff and given existing team members new responsibilities.

Roto North America Welcomes New Warehouse Manager

Roto Fran of America Inc. hired a new warehouse manager, Bryan Buono.

Sparklike Names New CEO

Atte Kuusisto has been chosen to succeed Jukka Manner as CEO of Sparklike, according to a company announcement. Kuusisto will start as CEO on May 9.

Weather Shield Windows and Doors Founder Edward "Lee" Schield Dies

Weather Shield Windows and Doors is saddened to announce the passing of its founder, Edward "Lee" Schield. He was 88 years old. 

GED Promotes Ashraf Hussein to Product Marketing Manager - IG

In his new role, Hussein will manage all commercial activities for GED IG products.

Masonite Names James Pelletier as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Masonite International Corp. announced that James “Jim” Pelletier has joined the company as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, replacing Robert “Bob” E. Lewis.

YKK AP Hires Peter Mocker to Lead Technology and Business Solutions Group

YKK AP America Inc. hired Peter Mocker as the director of its technology and business solutions group. Mocker will now lead strategy development, execution and planning of the information technology future of YKK AP.

Quanex Announces Promotions for Sales, Service and Compliance Roles

Quanex has made personnel promotions in March 2022 in support of maintaining and improving service for their North American Fenestration customers, according to a company statement.

Milgard Names New Simi Valley Facility Plant Manager

Milgard Windows & Doors’ Patrick Heninger, who joined the company in 1999, has been promoted to plant manager at the company’s Simi Valley facility.

Loren Powell joins A+W Software as Project Manager

A+W Software announced in March a newly hired project manager, Loren Powell, who will support both A+W Cantor and A+W Clarity. 

ODL Inc. Names Dan Volkema Vice President of Finance

Volkema comes to ODL from Whirlpool Corp., where he spent the past six years in commercial reporting and analytics, sales channel finance, and managing financial operations for 14 North American manufacturing locations.

West Africa Native Finds Stability, Meaning at MI Windows and Doors

Farid Igue celebrates 17 years working for the Harrisburg, Pa.-based MI Windows and Doors.

A+W Software Rehires Renaud Schmitt as Customer Support Specialist

A+W welcomes back Renaud Schmitt, an A+W veteran returning to the North American Cantor window and door division team as a customer support specialist.

Jeld-Wen Announces CFO Transition, New Leader for European Business

Current CFO John Linker resigned to pursue another CFO opportunity in a different industry and will transition his responsibilities by the end of March. David Guernsey, currently EVP and president of Jeld-Wen Europe, will serve as acting CFO.

Jeld-Wen Executive Bonnie Davis Wins The Manufacturing Institute's 2022 STEP Ahead Award

Davis, vice president of Jeld-Wen Excellence Model transformation, oversees leadership teams that develop and implement lean strategies and has developed and deployed A3 problem solving to a global audience of 25,000 associates.

Lamatek Introduces New Sales Rep in Eastern Canada

Mathieu Hébert, owner of Lolex Sales Agency, is Lamatek's newest sales rep.

Lou Podbelski Joins Halio Leadership Team

Halio added Lou Podbelski, AIA, to its leadership team as senior vice president, business development.

Georgia Builder Elected 2022 Chairman of NAHB

Jerry Konter, a Savannah, Georgia-based home builder and developer with more than 40 years of experience in the home building industry, was elected as the 2022 Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.

Fortune Brands Names May Russell Chief Digital Officer

In this newly established role, Russell will lead the company’s digital strategy and digital transformation, as well as enterprise information technology.

WDMA Names Cesar Lujan as New Director of Codes, Standards & Technical Activities

Lujan comes to WDMA from the National Association of Home Builders, where he served as program manager for codes and standards for the past four years and worked closely with Craig Drumheller, WDMA’s new vice president of technical activities.

WDMA Senior Vice President Jeff Inks to Retire

WDMA Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Jeff Inks, will be retiring from WDMA on Feb. 15 after nearly 13 years of service to the association and the industry.

Jeff Born Hired as Director of Procurement and Supply Chain Solutions for Tubelite, Alumicor and Linetec

Together, these three companies and their six manufacturing locations provide storefront and finishing solutions as part of Apogee Enterprises Inc. All three procurement departments report to Born, as supervised by Dean Seger, vice president of integrated supply chain, and guided by Apogee's…

Veka Expands Customer Support Team

Veka Inc. onboarded two new technical account managers, Matt Dillon and Jeff Scanlon, to support its North American customer base.

Marg Webb Retires After 22 Years of Service in the Glass Industry

Webb began her time at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada in 2000, prior to the organization's transition into the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, where Webb led as executive director for nearly two decades.

Roto North America Welcomes New Customer Service Representative

Carolann McCaa brings 15 years of previous experience at various high-volume window and door manufacturers, where she was exposed to all aspects of business operations.

PGT Innovations appoints John Kunz as Chief Financial Officer

In his new role, Kunz will lead the company’s finance strategy, budgeting and planning, accounting, financial reporting and investor relations functions, as well as provide strategic direction relating to the company’s information technology efforts.

GED Appoints Steve Lang as New CEO, Bill Weaver Retires

GED Integrated Solutions Inc. named Steve Lang CEO and president of the company effective Jan. 1, 2022, succeeding Bill Weaver, who has held the post since 2008. GED also promoted Heather Cullion from controller to VP of finance.

NFRC Welcomes Two New Board Members

The National Fenestration Rating Council's membership approved Helen Sanders and Zachary Flora to the Board of Directors. 

WDMA Names Craig Drumheller Vice President of Technical Activities

In his new role, Drumheller will be responsible for management and oversight of WDMA’s technical, codes and standards activities.

Renaud Schmitt Re-joins A+W Software as a Cantor Customer Support Specialist

In his new position at A+W Software, Schmitt will support the company’s growing North American customer list. He will help customers troubleshoot any issues that arise, including remote and onsite visits to customers to implement upgrades or new software solutions.

Roto North America Welcomes New Product Application Engineer

Khan will report to Chad Hackman, Roto North America’s market product manager. 

Quanex Names Kim Garcia New Chief Human Resources Officer

As chief human resources officer, Garcia will continue to oversee global human resources and payroll activities for Quanex. Her responsibilities will also include driving recruitment and retainment efforts across Quanex’s international operations.

Andersen Promotes Chris Galvin to President and Chief Operating Officer

As president and chief operating officer, Galvin will continue to lead the Andersen division, as well as enterprise manufacturing, logistics, supply chain, RD&I and information technology.

H.B. Fuller’s Lena Chernyak Wins FenCan’s Hall of Fame Industry Pioneer Award

Lena Chernyak, Canadian technical service manager for H.B. Fuller, was honored with the Fenestration Canada Hall of Fame Industry Pioneer Award.

Quanex Building Products Announces Changes to the Board of Directors

Quanex Building Products Corp. appointed Jason D. Lippert, age 49, to its Board of Directors effective immediately. The company also announced that William C. Griffiths, age 70, will retire as executive chairman of the board, effective Feb. 21, 2022.

FGIA Welcomes Technical Training Specialist Aaron Blom

Aaron Blom has joined the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance in the new role of technical training specialist where he will be responsible for conducting and developing FGIA's professional education and technical training programs.

Joel Allen Joins A+W Software

Joel Allen joined the A+W Software team as an application and professional services specialist.

Tracey Gibson, VP and Chief Diversity Officer at Andersen, Honored with Women in Business Award

As vice president and chief diversity officer, Gibson accelerates Andersen's work to foster an inclusive and diverse workplace where all employees feel respected, valued and driven to realize their full potential.

Roto North America Welcomes New Laser Specialist

Roto Frank of America Inc. recently welcomed Bryan St. Amand to its team as a new laser specialist. 

Georges Thiret Receives First-ever FGIA Lifetime Achievement Award During Hybrid Fall Conference

Thiret has held a multitude of leadership roles within the organization, including serving two separate terms as chairman of the board, and he was the 1998 recipient of the Outstanding Member Award. Having served for many years as the chair of the sites committee, he is credited with evolving AAMA…

FlexScreen Hires Bryan Newman as Operations Manager at Pittsburgh Facility

Newman will focus his efforts on standardizing and optimizing all processes within FlexScreen's Export operations facility.

Jeld-Wen Welcomes VP of Sustainability and Social Governance

Farsad Fotouhi will join Jeld-Wen as vice president of Sustainability and Social Governance, effective Oct. 18, responsible for the company's environmental, social and governance function (ESG) globally.

Daniel Politowicz named Tubelite logistics manager

Tubelite Inc. welcomed back Daniel Politowicz as its logistics manager serving all of the company's locations and personnel, including direct supervision of the company's shipping assistants.

International Code Council Membership Elects New Members to Board of Directors

The International Code Council selected the new officers and directors for its Board of Directors during the Annual Business Meeting at the organization’s Annual Conference in Pittsburgh. The board is responsible for the Code Council’s strategic direction, while also acting as the voice of the…

PGT Innovations Welcomes Eric Kowalewski as Executive VP of Florida Operations

Kowalewski brings more than 20 years of operations experience in an executive role, with eight of those years in the building products industry, where he developed high-performance teams and global supply chains, while also leading multi-site and multi-national manufacturing locations.

Masonite Names Chris Ball as President, Global Residential

Chris Ball has joined Masonite International Corp. as president, global residential. He replaces James A. “Tony” Hair, who submitted his resignation in August.

Scott Kermode Joins FeneTech's North Carolina Management Team

Craig Morris, FeneTech Inc. VP of engineering, promoted Scott Kermode to the role of FeneTech software development group manager for FeneTech’s Holly Springs, North Carolina, office.

ODL Hires New CFO

ODL Inc., welcomed Ron Woznick as its new chief financial officer. Woznick joins Chairman and CEO Jeff Mulder, the third generation of the Mulder family to run the company, and President and COO Dave Klein to lead the organization.

Masonite Appoints Chief Sustainability Officer and New Europe General Manager

Masonite International Corp. appointed Clare Doyle as senior vice president, chief sustainability officer, and Vicky Philemon as senior vice president, general manager, Europe, both effective immediately.

MI Windows Promotes Brett Erdman to Director Of Operations

MI Windows and Doors promoted Brett Erdman, an MI Windows and Doors team member since 1990, to Director of Operations at the company’s facility in Hegins, Pennsylvania.

Jeld-Wen Names Colleen Penhall Vice President, Global Corporate Communications

Penhall will lead all internal and external communications and will report to Tim Craven, executive vice president of human resources.

Deceuninck North America Hires VP of Operations and Plant Manager

Mark Leszczynski joins Deceuninck as vice president of operations and Cory Macke has been appointed as Deceuninck’s plant manager for its Monroe production facility.

YKK AP America Appoints Tomohisa Kato as Chief Sustainability Officer

The company says the appointment is a further step toward reinforcing efforts in North America to support YKK AP’s recently announced global statement of purpose.

Sullivan Hardware Adds Regional Sales Professionals

Mike Davis, Avalanche Associates Inc, will represent Sullivan Hardware in Illinois. Jim Plavecsky, president of Windowtech Sales Inc., will represent Sullivan Hardware in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. 

Heather Hollis of Cornerstone Building Brands Receives Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Award

Cornerstone Building Brands Inc. announces Heather Hollis, director of marketing, commercial business unit, will receive the Women in Manufacturing 2021 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award from The Manufacturing Institute.

Bill Shipman Celebrates 35 Years at Roto Frank of America

Bill Shipman, Roto Frank of America’s product manager of European products, recently celebrated his 35th anniversary at RFA. 

FGIA Promotes Kathy Krafka Harkema to US Technical Operations Director

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance restructured several staff positions at the association. This restructure includes the promotion of Kathy Krafka Harkema from U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager to the newly created position of U.S. technical operations director as of Aug. 1.

FeneTech Promotes John Markowski, Alex Dangelo to New Roles

FeneTech Inc. named John Markowski to the newly created position of director of implementation services and promoted Alex Dangelo to group manager of the applications team.

Alan DeMello Becomes CEO of Ultrafab

Alan DeMello has been named CEO of Ultrafab, a supplier of sealing products to the fenestration industry.

EY Names Joe Altieri as an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 East Central Award Finalist

Ernst & Young LLP named Joe Altieri of FlexScreen as an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 East Central Award finalist.

International Code Council Appoints Committees to Lead Energy Code Development

The Code Council Board of Directors has appointed 48 members to its Residential Energy Code Consensus Committee and 45 members to its Commercial Energy Code Consensus Committee, one-third of which are governmental regulators.

PGT Innovations Welcomes Ryan S. Quinn as New General Counsel

PGT Innovations recently named Ryan S. Quinn as the new in-house general counsel.

Palmer-Donavin Names Tom Bartlett Vice President of Operations

Palmer-Donavin named Tom Bartlett vice president of operations.

Quanex Builds Its North American Marketing Team

Quanex Building Products has invested in its North American marketing team and made moves that the company says will allow for more strategic marketing sightlines across the organization, supporting both the North American Fenestration side as well as the North American Cabinet Components division…

Mitch Bell, Winco Window Company Sales Rep, Dies

Mitchell “Mitch” Bell, Southern California and Arizona sales rep for Winco Window Company and owner of Division 8 Designs, died on March 29 of natural causes. Bell was 57. 

Weather Shield Names Robert Foote President

Weather Shield Windows and Doors named Robert (Bob) Foote president of the company, as part of a planned succession transition.

Asite Appoints Head of Supply Chain Management

Asite appointed Jas Mann as head of supply chain management.

Renee Chesler Joins AmesburyTruth as VP of Sales, National Accounts

Renee Chesler has joined the AmesburyTruth executive team as vice president of sales - national accounts.

Masonite Names Richard Leland as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer

Masonite International Corporation appointed Richard Leland as vice president, finance and treasurer. In this role, Rich will have responsibility for all treasury and investor relations activities, as well as the corporate business planning & analysis function.

Josh Herman Joins Tubelite Team as Client Development Manager

Tubelite Inc. welcomed Josh Herman as a client development manager serving western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. Based in Ohio, he previously served in this role from 2018-19

Fenestration Canada Announces Laura Weil as 2nd Vice President

Laura Weil has been nominated for the position of 2nd vice-president on Fenestration Canada’s executive committee. 

FGIA Meetings Manager Florence Nicolici to Retire in May

Florence Nicolici, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance meetings manager, will retire from the association on May 31 after 36 years of service.

Asite Appoints CMO to Executive Team

Asite appointed Kyle Hamer as chief marketing officer. Based in Asite’s Houston office, Hamer will lead the global marketing and communications team. 

Joe Dietz to Manage Winco Window's Midwest Sales Operations

Winco Window Company, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of architectural and commercial aluminum windows, has announced that its vice president Joe Dietz will be now managing its Midwest sales operations, replacing Tim Cox, who has retired. 

Cornerstone Building Brands Names New President, Engineered Building Systems

Cornerstone Building Brands Inc. announced that Matthew Ackley has joined the company as President, Engineered Building Systems.

Chelsea Building Products Promotes Employees

Chelsea Building Products announced the promotion of three employees.

Cornerstone Building Brands Names New General Counsel

Cornerstone Building Brands Inc. appointed Alena Brenner as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

YKK AP America Hires Residential Sales Representative for Florida

YKK AP America expanded its residential sales team with the addition of Tom Hauer as residential sales representative for the Florida market.

Loewen Welcomes VP of Market Development

Loewen Windows and Doors welcomed Dan Brezine as vice president of market development.

Paradigm Names Daniel Creed VP of Cloud and Information Security

Paradigm appointed Daniel Creed as vice president of cloud and information security. As a member of the Paradigm leadership team, Creed will oversee the organization’s cloud technology and information security operations. 

Jeld-Wen Nominates Three New Board Members

Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. nominated Tracey Joubert, Cynthia Marshall and David Nord to its Board of Directors. These nominations, if approved by stockholders at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 29, will expand Jeld-Wen’s Board to 12 members, increasing the number of women to 25 percent and…

Quanex Building Products Hires Cristina Murray as Director of Marketing, North America

Quanex Building Products has named Cristina Murray its new North American Director of Marketing. 

Nick Orlando Joins FeneTech Management Team

Matt Buchanan, FeneTech director of software development, announced the promotion of Nick Orlando to development group manager.

Richard Gonzalez Joins Access Hardware Supply Estimator Team

Access Hardware Supply hired Richard Gonzalez as an estimator. 

Roto Employees Celebrate Milestones

Roto Frank of America Inc. had three employees celebrate milestones with the company. 

Sparklike Expands Team with Three Hires

Sparklike announced it hired three employees.

Kolbe Promotes Mark Harger to Vice President of the Manawa Division

Kolbe Windows & Doors promoted Mark Harger to the position of vice president, responsible for the Manawa Division in Wisconsin. In this leadership role, he joins the company's executive team and reports directly to Kolbe's president Jeff DeLonay.

WDMA Installs New Leadership Team

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed its new leadership team at the WDMA Board of Directors meeting on February 26. At the meeting, the Board elected Steve Tourek of Marvin as the association's 2021-2023 chair.

Fenestration Canada Welcomes Terry Adamson to Technical Team

Fenestration Canada announced Terry Adamson will join its technical team, effective May 2021.

Paradigm Adds Account Executive to Support In-Home, Virtual Selling Technology

Paradigm added Jason Oefstedahl to its team as an account executive. He will focus on Paradigm Vendo and Paradigm View, both designed to support remodeling sales professionals, according to the company.

H.B. Fuller Business Director Retires

Mark Hackbarth, business director, North America Glass retired from H.B. Fuller after 42 years.

FeneTech Europe Promotes Yannick Paulis to Group Manager

FeneTech Europe Sàrl Director Sylvain Kaiser announced the promotion of Yannick Paulis to group manager.

Ergo Robotic Solutions Welcomes New President

Jerry Nudi and Bart Knotts, co-founders of Glens Falls, New-York-based Ergo Robotic Solutions, promoted Ryan Nudi to president of Ergo.

ODL Names New VP of Product and Brand Management

ODL Inc., a products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, bolstered its executive ranks with the addition a of Celeste Wegener as vice president of product and brand management.

PGT Innovations Co-founder Elected to FGIA Council

Rod Hershberger, co-founder of PGT Innovations and chairman of the board of directors, was recently elected as an Architectural Products Council (APC) director on the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance’s board of directors for a two-year term.

Jeld-Wen Adds Joe LaMuraglia to its Communication Team

Auto industry communications veteran Joe LaMuraglia has joined Jeld-Wen as director of corporate communications.

Bruce Brecht Joins Soft Tech

Soft Tech welcomed Bruce A. Brecht as business development manager to the North American sales team.

FeneTech Promotes Brett Wilson

FeneTech Inc. promoted Brett Wilson to quality assurance group manager, where he will be responsible for the Quality Assurance Group.

Deceuninck North America Appoints Two to its Executive Team

Deceuninck North America announces two appointments to its executive leadership team, effective immediately. Lytia Watson joins as vice president of human resources, and Brian Haigis is the new vice president of finance and accounting.

United Window & Door Promotes Michael Rose

United Window & Door located in Springfield, New Jersey, promoted Michael Rose to director of business development.

Roto Welcomes New Team Members

Roto North America recently welcomed Kevin O’Connor and Suban Ari to the team.

Amy Roberts Joins FGIA as Director of Canadian and Technical Glass Operations

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance hired Amy Roberts as its new director of Canadian and technical glass operations. Roberts will be training with Marg Webb, FGIA glass products and Canadian industry affairs director, prior to Webb's retirement later in 2021.

Rick Cross Joins Paradigm Sales Team

Rick Cross joins the Paradigm sales team as an account executive. In his role, Cross will concentrate on new business development, account management and driving innovation with Paradigm customers, says the company.

REHAU Appoints Dr. Thomas Troeger CEO of Americas Region

Rehau promoted Dr. Thomas Troeger from CMO to CEO of the Americas region.

Palmer-Donavin Rebrands, Names Matt Kaufman Vice President of Sales

Palmer-Donavin’s recent rebranding initiative brings Palmer-Donavin and Seal-Rite Door under one name, Palmer-Donavin.

Leo M. Cyr, Former Vice President of NGA, Passes Away

Leo M. Cyr, former vice president of the National Glass Association, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, after a long struggle with cancer.  He was 78 years old.

NFRC Elects New Slate of Directors to Serve on Nonprofit Board

The National Fenestration Ratings Council congratulates and welcomes three newly elected members of the board of directors for the 2021 term.

Jim McCord Joins Soft Tech

Jim McCord joined Soft Tech this month as business development manager, based out of Pennsylvania.

Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints PGT Innovations CEO to Airport Authority Board

Jeff Jackson, CEO and president of PGT Innovations, was appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Board. 

Sullivan Hardware Welcomes New Employees

Kyle Kragenbring and Tracy Lammers join Sullivan Hardware.

ODL Names David Klein President and COO

ODL Inc. announces the advancement of David Klein from chief operating officer to president and COO. Jeff Mulder will continue his role as chairman and CEO.

Andersen Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Andersen Corp. announced the retirement of Paul Delahunt, president of Renewal by Andersen LLC, and the promotion of several executive leaders.

Paradigm Expands Lumberyard Business with New Hires

Paradigm announces the hiring of Dan Poepping and Chase Hackner to support the company’s expanding material takeoff technology for lumberyards.

Paradigm hires Cory Kellum as Account Executive

Paradigm hired Cory Kellum, a sales professional with hands-on experience in the construction trades and more than a dozen years in account management roles ranging from real estate sales to SaaS technology.

Masonite Names Alex Legall as Senior Vice President and Business Leader, Architectural

Masonite International Corp. appointed Alex Legall as senior vice president and business leader for the architectural segment. Legall replaces Graham Thayer, who left Masonite on Oct. 2.

Fortune Brands Announces Planned Retirement of Christopher Klein from Board of Directors

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. announced the planned retirement of Christopher Klein, executive chairman, from the company’s board of directors effective at the close of business on Dec. 31, 2020. Klein’s departure from the board is part of the company’s multi-year transition plan to…

Mayela Vela Joins Roto Frank of America as HR Manager

Roto Frank of America Inc. hired Mayela Vela as its new human resources manager. Vela joins the Roto team after previously working in HR management and development roles for mid- and large-sized global manufacturing companies in the U.S. and Mexico. 

Technical Manager Nathalie Thibault to Depart FGIA

Officials from the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance announced the departure of Nathalie Thibault, technical manager, Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs, effective Aug. 28. Thibault joined the organization in February.

Paradigm names Ted Nafzger as Chief Revenue Officer

Paradigm appointed Ted Nafzger as chief revenue officer. Nafzger brings over 27 years of new business development experience to the role, five of which have been with Paradigm.

Palmer-Donavin Appoints New COO

Palmer-Donavin promoted Matt Butzier to serve as chief operating officer, effective Aug. 1, which is a new role for the company. Butzier reports directly to CEO Robyn Pollina and is responsible for sales and operations for both the Building Material Division and Door Division.

YKK AP America Hires Residential General Manager

YKK AP America has hired Rick Cawston as general manager of residential sales. In this position, Cawston will strengthen relationships with window and door dealers by supporting both the sales and customer service teams.

Masonite Names Jennifer Renaud as Chief Marketing Officer

Masonite International Corp. appointed Jennifer Renaud as SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. Renaud joins Masonite with more than 30 years of marketing and business development experience.

Quanex Announces Promotions in North American Fenestration Group

Quanex Building Products recently promoted Wendy Rostad to senior inside sales manager and Jack Meluskey to Western regional sales manager within its North American Fenestration group. 

Palmer-Donavin Names New CEO

Bob Woodward Jr., chairman of the board at Palmer-Donavin, announced that Robyn Pollina, current CFO at Palmer-Donavin, has been named CEO of Palmer-Donavin succeeding retiring CEO, Ron Calhoun, effective Aug. 1.

Roto’s President Re-elected to Two Leadership Positions

Roto North America’s president and CEO, Chris Dimou, was re-elected to two leadership positions on the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce and the Connecticut Invention Convention.

Deceuninck Names New President and CEO

Deceuninck North America named Joren Knockaert as its new president and CEO. Knockaert succeeds Filip Geeraert, who announced his retirement this spring and who will now serve as chairman of the Deceuninck North America Board of Directors.

Deceuninck North America Names Joren Knockaert as President and CEO

Deceuninck North America named Joren Knockaert as its new president and CEO. Knockaert succeeds Filip Geeraert, who announced his retirement as president and CEO this spring.

Piqeur to be appointed managing director of Deventer

Mike Piqeur will take on the role of managing director at Deventer on July 1, reports Roto Frank Fenster and Türtechnologie GmbH. The current managing director, Lüder Pflügner, is retiring after 13 years in this position.

Kyle Hendrickson Joins Soft Tech

Soft Tech welcomes Kyle Hendrickson as Strategic Account Manager - North America.

Deceuninck North America CEO Filip Geeraert to Retire

Filip Geeraert, Deceuninck North America president and CEO, will retire from his position with the company, effective July 1, 2020. Geeraert will serve as the chairman of the Deceuninck North America board of directors following his departure.

James Whitehouse joins Soft Tech

Soft Tech hired James Whitehouse as program manager to the implementation team. Whitehouse brings with him years of leadership experience in the industrial, energy and construction industries across the U.K. and the U.S., according to the company.

Deceuninck North America Appoints VP of Human Resources

Deceuninck North America named Christina Walker vice president of human resources.

Quanex Hires Vice President of Human Resources

Quanex Building Products hired Kim Garcia as vice president of human resources.

Tru Tech Doors Appoints Skip MacLean Vice President, Canadian Sales

Tru Tech Doors appointed Skip MacLean as vice president – Canadian sales.

Soft Tech appoints Bob Koegler as Global Operations Manager

Soft Tech appointed Bob Koegler as global operations manager, based out of the U.S. Koegler has over 35 years’ experience in the commercial construction industry, most recently serving as Southeastern Service Centre Manager for Assa Abloy. 

Vytex Windows Expands Its Sales & Marketing Team

Vytex Windows added three members to its sales and marketing team, to help grow its sales territory and better serve its existing customer base.

PGT Innovations Executive Joins Board of Girls Inc. of Sarasota County

Sherri Baker, senior vice president and chief financial officer for PGT Innovations, was appointed to serve on the board for Girls Inc. of Sarasota County, a nonprofit organization that focuses on innovative programs to help prepare young women to lead successful, independent and healthy lives.

Soft Tech Promotes Darryl Huber to VP Global Customer Strategy

Soft Tech promoted Darryl Huber, strategic account manager – North America to vice president global customer strategy as of February 2020. This new role will see Huber joining the senior leadership team, leading a global team of Soft Tech’s strategic account managers.

FGIA Announces New Board of Directors, Strategic Plan at Inaugural Conference

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance Annual Conference featured an introduction to the 2020 board of directors.

World Millwork Alliance Appoints Jeffery Williams as Director of Membership

World Millwork Alliance appointed Jeffery Williams as its new director of membership. Williams brings to the position more than 30 years of executive management experience in the millwork industry, including most recently as corporate millwork manager for OrePac Building Products, a Wilsonville,…

FGIA Welcomes New Technical Manager, Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance hired Nathalie Thibault, who will serve the organization as Technical Manager, Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs. Throughout 2020, Thibault will shadow FGIA Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs Director Marg Webb to prepare to take…

Prysm Welcomes Chandler to Sales Team

Prysm welcomes Kevin Chandler of Holden, Massachusetts, as the newest member of the sales team. Chandler will represent Prysm in the New England/New York region.

National Fenestration Rating Council Welcomes New Communications Director

Michelle Blackston joins the National Fenestration Rating Council as senior director of communications and marketing. She will oversee the organization’s communications’ initiatives including internal communications, marketing, public relations and media outreach.

Roto North America Promotes and Hires New Team Members

Roto Frank of America Inc. promoted Chris Griffin to design engineering manager. Griffin started in the company's research and design department and previously held the position of senior design engineer at Roto. Read More

National Glass Association Welcomes New Board Members

The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the following three new board members:  Jim Stathopoulos, Ajay Glass Co.; Mark Chapman, Chapman Windows, Doors and Siding; and Ron Crowl, FeneTech, Inc. 

Velux Group Implements New Organizational Structure, Names CEO

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National Glass Association Welcomes New Board Members

The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the following three new board members: Jim Stathopoulos, Ajay Glass Co.; Mark Chapman, Chapman Windows, Doors and Siding; and Ron Crowl, FeneTech Inc. Read More