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Volume 6   Issue 9               October  2005

Ones to Watch
People in the News

Saint-Gobain BayForm Promotes Two Employees
Saint-Gobain BayForm has recently made two staff appointments.

Tom Delk has been appointed to the position of general manager, with overall responsibility for BayForm’s entire operations. He recently relocated to the BayForm office in Toronto (Weston), Ontario, from Bensenville, Ill. An employee with Saint-Gobain since 1995, Delk most recently held the joint position of business manager, auto glass-world, and operations manager of the SG Universal Super Abrasives Plant in Bensenville. 

In his new role, Delk will be responsible for leading the BayForm team to achieve improved operational efficiencies and effectiveness, better financial performance, and growth of sales and profitability. 

Paul Scott has been appointed territory sales manager for the Western Canada region, based in Calgary. Scott has served for 13 years as a divisional manager for the company. He will focus on strengthening the company’s strategic partnership positions with key accounts in the region. 

Republic Announces Promotions and New Hires
Republic Windows and Doors of Chicago, has announced several promotions and new hires. 
• Mark Stover has been named vice president of residential sales, reporting to Rich Gillman, executive vice president. Stover will work to expand and build the Republic Direct sales channel, through which the Classic, Allure and Ramguard window lines are offered to Republic’s replacement contractor dealers. 
• Duane Belisle is the company’s newest sales representative, covering Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. Belisle will sell exclusive and non-exclusive product lines to distinct market segments including new homebuilders, home improvement dealers and commercial accounts. 
• William McKeown has been promoted to the position of manager, human resources. He will be responsible for human resources administration, benefits, compensation, performance management, labor relations and employee relations. McKeown was previously manager of staffing for the company.
• Michael Schacht has been hired as account manager in the new construction division. Schacht is the first point of contact for customers. He is responsible for keeping jobs running smoothly, and acting as a liaison among customers, construction managers and the company’s signature service department. 
• Republic has hired Erin Dickey as assistant manager of the ASK HR employee services center.
• Curtis Ardle has been promoted to director of supply chain management. Ardle will oversee the purchasing manager, the inventory control manager, the remote warehouse manager, the manager of demand fulfillment and an administrative assistant. 

DAC Products Adds New Management
DAC Products of Rural Hall, N.C., has also announced two new management additions. Charlie Daniels has joined the company as plant manager. Prior to joining DAC, Daniels was general manager with a high-end architectural millwork manufacturer.

Teresa Horton has assumed the position of customer relations manager and will be main point of contact for DAC’s customer base. She has been with the company for eight years and held various management positions in purchasing, sales and scheduling.

NAIMA Welcomes Kate Offringa as New Director
The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) has appointed Kate Offringa as the director, federal and state programs. She will be responsible for directing all activities regarding federal, state and local energy efficiency/acoustic programs and for representing fiberglass, rock and slag wool within these programs.

Offringa comes from the Alliance to Save Energy where she was director of market transformation. Before that, she was the government affairs associate at Siemens Corp. where she tracked and reported on federal legislation, including trade policy and U.S. electricity market restructuring. 

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