Volume 12, Issue 6 - July/August 2011


Guardian Names Two New Execs
Steven D. Ziessler has been named president of Guardian Building Products (GBP).

Martin Bracamonte
has been named vice president of science and technology for Guardian Flat Glass.

Ziessler succeeds Duane Faulkner, who is retiring after more than 30 years as division president. He will oversee the worldwide operations of Guardian’s building products business in-cluding manufacturing, marketing, distribution and product development. He brings experience from domestic and international companies including Clearwater Paper, Cellu Tissue and Kimberly-Clark.

Bracamonte will oversee the company’s research and development activity at its center in Carleton, Mich. Since joining Guardian in 2010, Bracamonte has been responsible for Guardian’s energy product development activities, specifically its solar segment. Prior to joining Guardian he served in a variety of roles at Pilkington, including general manager of Pilkington (NSG) Chile; vice president of operations for Pilkington (NSG) North America; and plant manager at Pilkington (NSG) VASA Argentina.

CGI Windows and Doors Names Tom Riscili as CEO
CGI Windows and Doors Inc. has hired Tom Riscili as its new president and chief executive officer.

Riscili has more than a decade of experience in the building products industry, most recently having served as president of Fypon Ltd., a division of Fortune Brands. Prior to that he was vice president of Simonton Windows, with specific responsibility for its West Coast window business, including operations, product design, sales and marketing.

Riscili succeeds Brian Evans, who is no longer with the company.

Arkema Inc. Hires Market Development Manager for PVC Additives
Arkema Inc. has appointed John W. Pruett as its new market development manager for the functional additives division. In this role, he is responsible for developing new acrylic Plastistrength® and Durastrength® business with
a strong focus in the rigid PVC and cellular PVC foam and profile

Pruett has more than ten years of marketing and business development experience through various positions at CertainTeed/Saint-Gobain, Principia Partners and Propex. He most recently ran his own industrial market research and advisory services firm, Radnor Research and Advisory Services LLC.

Intigral Names Bradley CEO
Intigral Inc., an insulating glass provider, has announced that Tom Bradley has moved from his position of president to become chief executive officer/chairman of the board.

After serving the past six years as vice president of operations, Jamey Beard has taken over as president.

Additionally, Dan Brown has been promoted to vice president of operations and is now responsible for all Intigral manufacturing facilities. He previously held the position of plant manager at the company’s facility in Walton Hills, Ohio.

DAC Products Announces Management Changes
DAC Products has announced several corporate organizational changes.

Bonnie Edwards has been named plant manager. She succeeds Squire Irwin, who now
will serve as operations manager. Cathy Lynch will assume expanded responsibilities as the current human resources and accounting manager. Chris Hodges will increase his responsibilities as business development manager.

“The management changes we are making are consistent with our longer-term strategy to become a lean, well-functioning and efficient enterprise as we plan for our future growth,” says Tony Smith, president, DAC Products.
Irwin, Lynch and Hodges will report directly to Smith, while Edwards will report to Irwin.

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Marvin Honored by Bemidji
Susan Marvin, president of Marvin Windows and Doors, received Bemidji State University’s 2011 Distinguished Minnesotan Award during the University’s 2011 commencement ceremony in May.


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