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Volume 6   Issue 6                July  2005

ONES TO WATCH

NEW HIRES

Groves Joins Truth Hardware
Truth Hardware of Owatonna, Minn., has announced the recent hiring of Steve Groves to the position of senior vice president of marketing for sales and new business development. Groves comes to the company from the Donaldson Co. in Bloomington, Minn., where he served as its global director of industrial products for the past five years.

Prior to this, Groves worked at Andersen Windows for 20 years in a variety of roles from territory manager to director of strategic planning, with stops along the way in Andersen’s residential division, commercial division and corporate marketing areas.

Simonton Marketing Team Gets Addition
Simonton Windows of Parkersburg, W.Va., has hired Carrie Nesselrode as the new director of promotions. She is responsible for overseeing the promotions and public relations activities for the company, including the coordination of logistics for major trade shows, supporting new product introductions and overseeing the company’s Nitpickers™ program.

“We’re pleased to have someone with Carrie’s expertise, enthusiasm and knowledge join our Simonton marketing team,” said Chris Monroe, vice president of marketing.

John Walker to Oversee Transformations at ViWin Tech 
Vinyl Window Technologies, also known as ViWin Tech, of Paducah, Ky., has recently announced a $1.8 million expansion of its manufacturing facility in Paducah, and has named John Walker as the person who will oversee both the customer service department and transportation department throughout the change. The expansion, which is in response to an increase in sales and product demand, will take place over the next three years.

“John comes to ViWin Tech with ten years of production and plant manager experience. As we gear up to nearly double our manufacturing efforts, John’s role is important in keeping shipments moving and customers satisfied,” said Ken Barman, director of sales and marketing.

“With so much recent growth and so many planned future expansions, this is a very exciting time to be with this company,” said Walker. 


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