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October  2004

Ones to Watch

MANAGEMENT
Sika Makes Management Changes
The board of directors of Sika Corp. has announ-ced that William Loven will serve as regional manager for North America as well as president and chief executive officer of Sika Corp. USA. According to Sika, Loven, who joined the company in 2000, has reorganized the division and grown the business while bringing new technologies into the company’s product line.

Enrico Tissi, who held these positions for the last eight years, has elected to step down by the end of 2004. He will continue to serve the company as vice chair of the board of directors for the U.S. subsidiary. 

Milgard Makes Some Changes
Milgard Windows has named Rick McCurdy the new senior vice president for new product development and commercialization. He has spent the past 16 years with Pilkington working in research and development, manufacturing and marketing. 

“He will help us develop new products that are very closely aligned with customer needs by integrating marketing, engineering and manufacturing,” said Jim Sweeney, president and chief operating officer. 
The company has also named David Maki in the newly created position of director of operations at the company’s headquarters in Tacoma, Wash. In this capacity he will oversee manufacturing, supply chain management, distribution, service and safety for all facilities. He has more than 20 years of manufacturing experience. 

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Glass Equipment Development Inc. (www.gedusa.com) has a comprehensive website including a vast amount of data regarding its products including its cutting and loading systems, glass washing equipment, as well as its insulating glass spacer, material handling, muntin fabrication and screen fabrication systems as well as its software solutions. And if you want to know what products are new to the market you can check out the new products section of the site … National Woodworks Inc. has launched a new website at www.natwin.com which features updated product information, detailed contact and ordering information, industry news and a new company logo … The Aluminum Extruders Council has released its Shapemakers Buyers’ Guide 2004, a guide for those searching for an aluminum extruder. It is available online at www.aec.org … RSVP Windows of Clarion, Pa., has redesigned its website at www.rsvpwindows.com to highlight the company’s new products, options and other changes and has plans to include a photo gallery in the future. 

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