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Volume 7   Issue 2               February 2006

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Quanex Promotes Mikron’s Paul Warner

Quanex Corp. of Kent, Wash., has announced that Paul W. Warner has been promoted to the newly-created position of senior vice president of its building products segment. Warner had been president of Quanex’s Mikron Industries business since 1993. 

Quanex’s building products segment operates a number of companies that supply components to the door and window industry. In addition to Mikron, the segment consists of HOMESHIELD, TruSeal and Nichols Aluminum. 

In his new assignment, Warner will be responsible for finding strategic acquisitions and creating alliances for the building products segment, relying on his extensive worldwide experience and contacts in the door and window industries. 

Michael R. Bayles, president of the building products segment, will assume Warner’s duties.


DWM Publisher Honored for Work with Magazine

Tara Taffera, publisher of Door and Window Manufacturer (DWM) magazine and contributing editor to USGlass magazine, was honored recently for her work with the magazines’ parent company, Key Communications Inc.

Company president Debra Levy presented the Holly X. Carter Biller Award for outstanding employee performance to Taffera at the company holiday dinner.

“She almost single-handedly started a magazine and, with her team, has made it into a bona-fide success in the industry in four years,” Levy said of Taffera, who described her as someone who does a lot more behind the scenes than anyone realizes.

Now in its fifth year, DWM has received the prestigious American Society of Business Publication Editor’s award in Excellence as Best New Publication of the Year in the Eastern Division in 2001.

“She does more with the many other facets of the job that don’t directly involve DWM than anyone realizes,” Levy continued.

The award, named after Key Communications marketing director Holly Biller, is presented to the employee who most shows extraordinary service to the company. It was first presented in 2004 to production manager Kim White.


Friedman Hires Doug Zahour

Friedman Corp. of Deerfield, Ill., has named Doug Zahour vice president. In his new role, Zahour will leverage his 25 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution, including more than 10 years of experience with Friedman. 

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