Volume 11, Issue 2 - March 2010

Ones to Watch

Edgetech Promotes Two, Appoints One
Edgetech I.G. announced that Bruce Hodges has been appointed to quality engineer at the company’s Cambridge, Ohio, facility. Hodges brings more than 22 years of related experience to his new role, most recently as manufacturing engineering manager for Visteon Corp. Hodges has spent 22 years with multiple manufacturing companies in various roles related to project management, process engineering and operations management.

Ramsey Bader has been promoted to director, international sales and marketing, covering the company’s expansion efforts in various markets, including all international areas outside of the Americas, Europe and United Kingdom. Bader has been with the company since 2003, most recently as international market manager.

Erick Sharp has accepted the position of quality manager for manufacturing operations in the United Kingdom. In this one-year assignment, Sharp will be responsible for quality assurance and launching silicone product production at the company’s Coventry, England, location. Sharp joined Edgetech in 2002 as an engineering technician.

Lance Lunde has been appointed regional sales manager for the Southwest, including Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico. Lunde comes to the company with previous sales experience in the fenestration industry, including four years as an Edgetech manufacturer’s representative in the Northwest.

Amesbury Appoints New Chief Innovation Engineer
Amesbury Window & Door Hardware has appointed Gary Newman as chief innovation engineer for the company’s door and window hardware group. Newman is responsible for new product development and enhancement in this position. Newman has received more than a dozen window-related patents, according to the company, and previously served as engineering manager at BSI-Balance Systems, Amesbury’s sister company.

Schmidt to Represent Erdman’s IG Machines

Michael Schmidt is the new IG machine sales specialist at Erdman Automation in Princeton, Minn. In his new role, Schmidt will focus on expanding the company’s IG equipment offerings for commercial and residential applications. 

In addition to managing a glass fabricating facility for several years, Schmidt also previously spent several years applying process solutions and equipment sales for Lisec America Inc.

Bradco Supply Appoints Stoddard CEO
Bradco Supply announced on December 29 that it has appointed Larry Stoddard as its chief executive officer, succeeding Tom Karol, who continues to serve as executive chairperson.

Stoddard served in various executive positions for Wolseley over the past 26 years, most recently serving as chief operations officer. He also held the position of senior vice president of business development for Wolseley North America from 2005 to 2006 and was senior vice president of branch operations of Ferguson Enterprises, a Wolseley company, from 2001 until 2005.

Bradco Supply is a distributor of building products, including windows, headquartered in New Jersey.

Miller Named President of ProVia Door
Former ProVia Door and Heartland Siding president and chief executive officer Bill Mullet recently announced that Brian Miller has been named president of the company, effective January 1. Mullet will continue on as chief executive officer. Miller joined ProVia Door in September 2006 as corporate operations analyst, and soon became vice president of business improvement.

Miller graduated from Malone University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration in 1989 and with a master’s degree in business administration from Ashland University in 1993.


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