Promotion and New Hire at Technoform
Technoform North America has promoted Alexandra Blakeslee to co-manager of its market team focused on edge bond solutions for insulating glass in windows, doors and other fenestration systems. She is joined by Patrick McMahon, hired to lead business development and provide customer support throughout the Western Region.
Edge bond systems from Technoform support insulating glass units with high performance, durability and optimized service life. These attributes provide an advantage for insulating glass fabricators, fenestration system manufacturers, property owners and end-users.
Blakeslee and McMahon report to Helen Sanders, PhD, who co-manages the edge bond solutions business unit for North America with John Kolesar. They work collaboratively with their colleagues in operations, product management and sales engineering, as well as with their customers and partners throughout the industry.
Part of Technoform's team for nearly ten years, Blakeslee drives product innovation and technical collaborations with customers and industry and academic partners.
Recently, she and Sanders were involved with a research project with the University of Massachusetts Amherst on condensation resistance ratings in window systems. Blakeslee enjoys sharing her knowledge as a presenter, author and active member of the Facade Tectonics Institute, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance, and other industry associations and events.
Joining Technoform, McMahon is located in Oregon and brings more than 15 years of experience in market development and sales in components for high-performance building envelopes.
Most recently, McMahon served as the first U.S. sales representative for a North American manufacturer of high-performance windows and doors for the multifamily market. Prior to this, he was the first North American employee as head of sales for Swiss-owned SIGA, which produces air and weathertight building envelope membranes. His previous roles include senior sustainability manager with the Farnsworth Group, energy and sustainability coordinator at Oregon State University and manufacturing project manager for Keymark Enterprises.