COMINGS AND GOINGS
Lundeen Retires from Chelsea, Hartman
Les Lundeen Jr. has retired from his role as marketing/communication
manager for Chelsea Building Products and Gary Hartman has taken over
in the position.
Hartman brings extensive knowledge and a broad background in fenestration
and building products with more than 25 years experience involved in marketing,
sales and product management to the position.
In other news at Chelsea, former sales trainee Greg Herbster has
been promoted to territory sales representative. Herbster will be responsible
for existing house accounts, along with selected accounts within his region,
which includes accounts in Western New York, Western Pennsylvania, Eastern
Ohio and West Virginia.
Chelsea also has several new employees. Scott Oslund has been hired
as Midwest territory sales representative. He will be responsible for
servicing existing house accounts and developing new business in the upper
and lower Midwest regions. He is based in Minneapolis.
Brandon Grant has joined the company as an inside sales representative.
In his new position, Brandon will be responsible for several window fabrication
accounts across the United States.
Meyer Succeeds Haught as Pella CEO
Pat Meyer has succeeded Mel Haught as president and chief executive
officer (CEO) of Pella Corp. Meyer served most recently as corporate vice
president, overseeing operations of EFCO, a Pella Company, and the company’s
Wylie, Texas, operations and project management office. He joined the
company in 1990.
Roto Frank of America Appoints New President/CEO
Roto Frank of America Inc. has named Chris Dimou as its new president
and chief executive officer. Dimou joins the company from Roto Frank AG’s
corporate headquarters in Germany where he served as corporate strategic
sales manager. He previously held management positions within international
companies in Greece, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland and the United States.
Roto Frank of America also hired Patrick R. Rutherford recently
to serve as southeastern regional sales manager. Rutherford, who lives
in Thomasville, N.C., will be responsible for the Southeastern territory
including Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida,
Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Mark Fanelli, Two Others, Join Georgia
Gulf’s Royal Group as VPs
Mark W. Fanelli, who retired June 1 from PPG Industries as director
of sales in its Performance Glazing and IG Sealants business, has joined
Georgia Gulf Corp. in the newly created position of vice president and
general manager of Royal Window and Door Profiles. Fanelli assumed responsibility
for the door and window profiles division of Royal Group Inc. on June
1. He reports to Mark Orcutt, executive vice president – building products,
who served as vice president of performance glazings for PPG Industries
prior to joining Georgia Gulf.
In addition, Georgia Gulf has announced the hiring of Simon Bates,
who fills the newly created position of vice president and general manager
of Royal Building Products. Bates is responsible for the siding and accessories
division of Royal Group Inc. Likewise, Paul Czachor fills the newly
created position of vice president and general manager of Royal Pipe Systems.
Bates joins the company from CG Consultants and held the position previously
of regional vice president at Hanson PLC. Czachor was to assume responsibility
of all components of Royal Group Inc.’s North American pipe and fittings
business, including sales, marketing and manufacturing and support operations.
He served previously as vice president of operations for Schneller LLC.
Before joining Georgia Gulf, Orcutt served as the vice president of Performance
Glazings for PPG Industries.
In addition to the three new hires, Georgia Gulf has promoted Michel
Boulanger, who will now oversee product development across all divisions,
including technology and engineering, for the Royal Group.
Truth Hardware Names New President and
Truth Hardware in Owatonna, Minn., has appointed Ronald J. Foy
as president and chief executive officer. Foy has more than 30 years’
experience in the building products industry.
Prior to his appointment at Truth, Foy spent more than 14 years with Black
& Decker Corp., where he was in charge of marketing and product development,
followed by almost 15 years with Masco Corp. Foy’s key roles at Masco
included vice president of global logistics followed by chief executive
positions at Baldwin and Weiser Lock as well as Bath Unlimited Inc. He
also has held the position of Eastern group president of Atrium Windows
and most recently served as division chief executive with Brasstech Inc.,
a Masco company.
Greg Drake has joined the Door and Hardware Institute as associate
director of certification/technical services. He will oversee the institute’s
consultant certification process, provide technical assistance and support
the group’s educational and certification programs.
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