Ones to Watch
Intek Plastics Adds to
Intek Plastics of Hastings, Minn., has added two individuals with years of experience in the window and door industry to its executive staff. Robert J. Tracy, a 14-year veteran of Andersen Windows, was named vice president of operations. He most recently served as vice president of supply management for Pentair Enclosures.
Alan C Colliander began his career at Intek and spent ten years in the company’s sales department before leaving to join A & B Plastics. He most recently served as director of OEM sales for Bordner and Associates, a manufacturer’s representative specializing in custom profile extrusion and injection molding. He has rejoined Intek as vice president of sales and marketing.
A Face in the Crowd
Date of Birth:May 5, 1958.
Hometown: Cedar Grove, N.J.
Education: “School of Hard Knocks” and two years at Montclair State University.
Family: Wife, Jill and three children: Toni Lynn-15, Gregg Jr.-12 and Kyle-3 ½.
Average workday: Twelve hours and longer when traveling.
First job ever: Deli man.
Other job you would like to try: Sportscaster.
Role model: My dad Larry (77), who earned a purple heart as a Marine in World War II.
Favorite Book: “The Godfather.”
Favorite TV show: Anytime the Yankees are on television.
Biggest regret: Not finishing college and going to law school.
Proudest moment: My wedding day and the days my children were born, equally.
Biggest risk: Buying my first home.
Favorite drink: Absolut and 7-up with a lemon wedge.
Favorite movie: “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”
Favorite restaurant: Angelo’s in Little Italy, New York City.
Would like to have met: Jesus.
Drives (vehicle): 2003 Mercedes E-320.
Favorite vacation spot: California.
Favorite philosopher: Nostradamus.
One-word description: Dedicated.
B.F. Rich Adds to Sales
B.F. Rich of Newark, Del., has added two new sales professionals to its team.
Joe Crane will serve as sales representative for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has 20 years experience in the construction industry, and is a former business owner.
Grant Torney joins the CAD sales and support team on a part-time basis. Torney, who has 13 years experience as a project manager in the commercial construction industry, will perform take-offs and estimate commercial and new construction projects as well as work on new business development in the commercial arena.
Rick E. Keup Named President of Simonton Windows
Rick E. Keup has taken over as president of Simonton Windows after a 15-month transition into the new role. Prior to joining Simonton in 2002, Keup held presidential positions with L.R. Nelson Corp and Ames/True Temper Corp.
“We’re excited about the talent, enthusiasm and dedication he brings to this role,” said Sam Ross, chairman and CEO of SBR Inc., owner of Simonton Windows. “With Rick in this leadership post we’re solidly positioning Simon Windows for future growth.”
Former president John Brunett, has been promoted to a corporate position with SBR Inc.
Postak Named Truseal’s Director of Research and Development
Truseal Technologies of Beachwood, Ohio, has promoted Lori Postak, a polymer chemist, to associate director of research and development. Postak has been at the company for 16 years and has served as marketing and product manager as well as project leader during the development of new insulating glass (IG) spacers.
Postak has been very involved in studies concerning IG sealants and argon permeability.
Fleming’s Grandson Starts Charity
Jordyn Harrison, the 12-year-old grandson of Screen Center Sales’ president and chief executive officer George Fleming, has started his own charity, “Kids for Kids.” The charity, based where Jordan lives in Lindsay, Ontario, is dedicated to providing backpacks, books and toys for children in care at the Children’s Aid Societies throughout Ontario.
Harrison first thought of the idea when he read Chicken Soup for the Pre-Teen Soul about a young girl who began a similar program in her area after learning that many foster children travel from house to house with few belongings and not even a bag to care these few belongings in.
Harrison is also known throughout the industry for accompanying his grandfather to trade shows and helping him in the company’s booth.