Volume 11, Issue 7 - September 2010


Truseal President Coppola Promoted to Senior VP for Quanex Building Products
Former Truseal president August (Gus) J. Coppola recently was promoted to senior vice president of parent company Quanex Building Products.

In his new role, Coppola’s key responsibility will be to serve as the champion of Quanex’s Project Nexus initiative. Project Nexus is a sales growth initiative formally launched by Quanex earlier this year. The initiative calls for the integration of its Engineered Products Group (EPG) sales, marketing and product development teams. Coppola and his EPG team will be focused on customer needs, and the team will be bringing more product solutions to current customers while reaching out to new customers.

Quanex also announced that David Marlar was promoted to general manager at Truseal. Marlar will assume most of Coppola’s former responsibilities. Pete Donoghue also was promoted to vice president of sales – EPG. Donoghue will be working with Coppola to further refine the structure of the EPG sales and marketing organization.

Royal Has New Eastern Canada Sales Manager

Royal Window and Door Profiles has promoted Eric Genereux to the position of sales manager for its Eastern Canada division. Genereux previously held the role of product manager at the company’s patio door plant within its RoyalPlast division. Genereux is now responsible for overseeing all activities related to sales of patio doors and window systems. He also will continue to assume his current role of product manager for the patio door division - Eastern Canada region.

Joseph Machine Appoints New Director of Sales and Marketing
Joseph Machine Co. of Dillsburg, Pa., has announced the appointment of Rick Wilson to the position of director of sales and marketing. Wilson has more than 25 years in a variety of manufacturing industries. Most of his experience is in the fenestration industry where he has focused on sales and sales management roles. He will direct all machinery sales and marketing efforts.

RSL Adds Sales Staff
RSL has hired new sales teams in the following territories:

• John Moss, Mike Meckley, Pete Fleming and Mike Montag with John Moss and Associates will cover California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho;
• Craig Hill and Frank Dow with InterMountain Millwork Sales will cover Colorado and Utah; and
• Jim Ganninger and Dan Smith with Millwork Specialists Midwest will cover Kansas and Missouri.

Grayson Founds New Sales Company
Former longtime Amesbury Group employee Amber Grayson has founded her own sales and marketing firm,
Grayson Group Sales & Marketing LLC. The company will work with fenestration and building material component suppliers in a variety of areas including marketing and brand strategies, business development, cold call sales and new distributor development.

Grayson Group currently represents MECAL USA, a JRM International Company, CINOVA LLC and Paramount Hardware.



Industrial Sales Corp. has added Donny K. Dupuis as a sales representative for the territories of Texas, Oklahoma, Western Arkansas and Western Louisiana … Soft-Lite LLC has hired John Hudnall as the company’s new regional sales manager for the territory consisting of Connecticut, New Jersey, eastern New York State, along with New York City’s five boroughs and Long Island, N.Y. … Gorell Windows & Doors has two new production supervisors, Ray Sgro and Ron Faught Amesbury Group has promoted Glenda Swank to inside sales manager, fenestration products, and Leigh Moose to the position of customer service manager for its Textile location … Soft-Lite LLC has named Mike Schindler as its new regional sales manager for the territory of Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Schindler previously was with the Ply Gem Window Group … Speaking of Ply Gem, the company recently hired Art Steinhafel as senior vice president of sales. In his newly created role, Steinhafel will lead a combined Ply Gem Windows sales organization, which formerly operated as East and West Coast groups … St. Cloud Window Inc. (SCW) has contracted Michael Keating as an independent sales representative. In this role, he is responsible for the territory containing Illinois and Western Indiana … Bill Cariano has been appointed as president of Leitz Tooling Systems. Cariano, who previously was with Stiles Machinery, will oversee the company’s U.S. and Canadian operations … Crystal Window & Door Systems has added two New England sales executives, Helen Failla and Paul Cammarota. Failla will cover the Connecticut and western Massachusetts markets, while Cammarota will cover the New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and northeastern Massachusetts areas … Wayne Gorell, chairman and chief executive officer of Gorell Windows & Doors, has been selected one of “Pennsylvania’s Top 100 People” by Pennsylvania Business Central. In addition, the company has four new production supervisors, Kevin Mumau, Ted Hutchinson, Beryl Shaffer and Steven Bashista, a new customer service manager, Jeni Adams, and two new customer service representatives, Lindsay Boykin and Bethany Ryan.Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows has named Rod Preston as its new director of sales. Preston is responsible for overseeing the ongoing sales and development of Weiland’s network of independent dealers and sales reps … Bruce Lambert has joined the Charles G. G. Schmidt & Co. sales team and will now cover the company’s New England territory …








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