Volume 11, Issue 4- May 2010

Ones to Watch

Perry Joins Holzkraft Industries
Rick Perry has joined Holzkraft Industries, a custom wood door and component manufacturer in Barrington, Ill., as product engineer. Perry brings more than 25 years of experience in product design and development in the door and window industry, as well as eight years’ experience as director of industry standards for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association. In his new role, Perry will focus on new product development to enhance and expand Holzkraft’s presence in the custom wood door market.

JELD-WEN Names Turner Chair of Board of Directors
The JELD-WEN board of directors has unanimously elected Robert Turner to the position of chairperson. Turner started his career with the company in 1971 and was later named executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was elected to the board of directors in 1994 and became vice chair in 2007. As chairperson, Turner succeeds Richard L. Wendt, who remains on the board and active within the company’s leadership.

Edgetech I.G. Announces Three Appointments
Edgetech I.G. in Cambridge, Ohio, has promoted Mike Burk to manager, workplace learning and performance, and hired Adam Sanders as quality engineer and Andy Sollers as technical service representative.

Burk joined Edgetech in 2007 as product manager and most recently served the company as technical service manager. He will be responsible for providing training and support to drive customer support to improve quality, capacity and efficiency. Burk has nearly 20 years of experience in the fenestration industry.

Sanders has been promoted to quality engineer at Edgetech from within parent company Lauren International’s family of businesses, where he was most recently an application engineer. As quality engineer, Sanders will assist with continuous improvement projects. Specifically, he will focus on establishing appropriate customer specifications, follow up on customer issues and lead improvement projects assigned to him.

Sollers is now technical services representative in the Western United States, Mexico and South America. Sollers joins the company with more than 15 years of technical service experience in the fenestration industry. Sollers will be responsible for assisting with production line layout recommendations, customer quality audits and other technical service duties.

Schlabach Named ProVia Door’s Vice President of Business Development
Willis Schlabach recently was named vice president of business development for ProVia Door. In his new role, Schlabach will expand the company’s business in the multi-family, Western United States and international markets.
Schlabach joined ProVia Door in 1984 as the company’s first sales representative, and since then has served in various roles. Most recently he held the position of vice president of sales and marketing.

VEKA Announces New President

VEKA Inc., based in Fombell, Pa., has announced that Walter Stucky, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the North American division, stepped down as president beginning March 1. Stucky was to remain chief executive officer (CEO) of VEKA Inc. until June 30, in order to transition VEKA’s newly appointed president Joe Peilert smoothly.

Most recently, Peilert served as president and CEO for TMI International LLC, a manufacturer of flexible PVC products. Prior to joining TMI, he worked as the general manager and executive vice president for Ardex North America in the building materials industry.Peilert, who speaks both English and German fluently, gained extensive international experience working on four continents in different sales, marketing and corporate development functions.

Although Stucky will retire in June, VEKA says it will retain him in a consulting role as well as various special interest projects until the end of 2011. Stucky has served as VEKA Inc’s president and CEO for the past nine years and as VEKA Inc’s executive vice president for the previous 14 years.

AquaSurTech OEM has appointed Andrew Rayner as its chief technical officer. Rayner previously served as president of RoyalBond Co

WinDoor Inc. has hired Al Cascardo to serve as national sales manager


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