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September  2004

Ones to Watch

ADCO Promotes David Cooper to Business Manager
ADCO Products Inc. of Michigan Center, Mich., has promoted David Cooper to the position of business manager, Window Assembly Systems (WAS). In his expanded role, Cooper will guide the strategic positioning of the company’s adhesive and sealant product offerings to the insulating glass and fenestration industries.

While serving as business development manager at ADCO, the company says he was responsible for increasing sales growth. Cooper also incorporated several new products into the lineup from the acquisition of Kömmerling and Chemetal IG sealant and cast resin divisions, including the thermo-plastic spacer. 

PGT Names Todd Waggoner CFO
PGT Industries of Venice, Fla., has named Todd Waggoner, CPA, chief financial officer. He previously served as corporate controller, and has been with the company for 12 years. He will lead more than 30 of the company’s financial employees in PGT’s Florida and North Carolina manufacturing facilities.

“Todd’s performance as corporate controller since 1997 has readied him for this role with the company,” said Rod Hershberger, PGT president. “His cross-functional skill level and experience across key PGT operations—finance, manufacturing, product innovation, marketing and customer service—make him a valuable addition to the executive team.” 

Sika’s Mark Daniels Earns InstallationMasters Certification
Mark Daniels, a product engineer with the industrial business unit of Madison Heights, Mich.-based 
Sika, has received certification as an InstallationMaster trainer. Daniels completed the training program and passed the exam in late April.

“We are now in the process of training each of our area managers in the InstallationMasters program techniques,” said Barry Kutch, vice president of Sika’s industrial business unit. “This reinforces the value equation of our area manager expertise to Sika customers.”

Ultra Hardware Hires Tom Vinopal to Lead Sales Team
Ultra Hardware Products LLC of Pennsauken, N.J., announced that Tom Vinopal has become the national sales manager for its fenestration hardware business. Vinopal was most recently the director of business development of ClearShield Technologies. Prior to that, Vinopal spent more than 20 years with Allmetal Inc.
“Tom’s strong experience in sales, marketing and product development are sure to drive Ultra’s growing line of window and door hardware,” said Daniel Carpey, president of Ultra Hardware. “Tom brings to Ultra Hardware demonstrated management experience, leadership and a broad knowledge of the window and door industry, and I am confident Tom will drive our existing product lines plus our new casement hardware line to new heights.”

CRP Sales To Represent Dow Corning
CRP Sales of Livonia, Mich., has announced that it will promote Dow Corning's silicone fenestration products in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. The company adds that Systems and Components Group and Tom Evans Sales will also provide coverage in these states. 

Curt Pomerville of CRP Sales says he is looking forward to selling and promoting Dow Corning products.

A Face in theCrowd

Rod Hershberger
President and Chief Operating Officer at PGT Industries Inc., Nakomis, Fla.

Date of Birth: August 13, 1956.
Hometown: Sugarcreek, Ohio.
Education: High school graduate.
Family: Wife, Elaine and two sons. Benji, 20, junior at The Ohio State University. Jordan, 17, high school 
Average work day: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
First job ever: Paper boy, then full-time as a delivery driver at a lumber company.
Greatest professional failure: Too many to choose just one.
Other job you would like to try: Run a surf shop, 
preferably in Costa Rica.
Role model: Randy White, PGT Industries’ chief executive officer.
Favorite book: “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement,” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt.
Favorite TV show: Anything on ESPN.
Biggest regret: Not finishing college.
Proudest moment: Watching both sons on the podium at YMCA Nationals (swimming), and then seeing them be offered academic as well as athletic scholarships to college.
Biggest risk: Never working in manufacturing and then moving 1,100 miles to start PGT.
Favorite drink: Beer when fishing, wine with dinner, margaritas for fun, but usually I drink water.
Favorite movie: Endless Summer.
Favorite restaurant: The Salty Dog on Siesta Key.
Would like to have met: Thomas Edison.
Drives (vehicle): Cadillac Escalade.
Favorite vacation spot: Costa Rica.
One-word description: 7 P’s (Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance). 


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