Volume 12, Issue 2 - March 2011


Quanex Hires Three New Leaders for Engineered Products Group
Quanex Building Products Corp. has expanded its engineered products group with the addition of three newly created positions. The company has hired Daniel Stuart as vice president of national brands, Kevin Connor as director, aftermarket products, and Elena Kamaeva as European business development manager for Eastern Europe and Russia.

Stuart has more than 25 years of sales, marketing and management experience. His most recent six years of experience was as the vice president of sales for the diversified brands division of Sherwin-Williams.

Connor brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, product management, merchandising, emerging markets and e-business to the company. In his most recent position in merchandising and product management for Dealer Tire, Connor concentrated on the company’s web-based business model.

Both Connor and Stuart will report to senior vice president August Coppola.

Kamaeva has more than eight years of business development experience most recently as the international business manager for Vistage International, a privately held professional training consultant firm. Her responsibilities included initiatives related to international licensing and joint ventures, as well as market development models and forecasts for projects in China, India and Dubai.

She will report to director of marketing and business development, Eric Jackson.

In addition, Quanex has elected Curtis M. “Curt” Stevens to serve on its board of directors. Stevens currently is the executive vice president, administration and chief financial officer of Louisiana Pacific Corp. in Nashville.

GED Appoints Ken Gawlik to Head Sales/Application Engineering Department
GED Integrated Solutions Inc. has promoted Ken Gawlik to the role of applications/project engineering manager over the company’s newly formed sales/application engineering (SAE) department. According to the company, it established the department to assist and enhance its sales department’s on-going efforts to provide customers with product quality, timely delivery, value and service.

Gawlik previously served as project manager in GED’s engineering/research and development department.

Royal Group Announces Appointments to Management Team
Royal Group has appointed three new members to its management team for its building products division. Adrien Pilon was named general manager of distribution, Peter Orebaugh was named business director of Royal outdoor products and Doug Kissick was named marketing director for building products and outdoor products.

Pilon assumed responsibility for Royal’s distribution businesses; Boncor and Residentiel in August 2010. Prior to joining Royal Group, he was vice president and general manager with Emco Corp.

Orebaugh took on the outdoor products division in October 2010. Before joining Royal Group, Orebaugh was with First Florida Companies, a private equity firm where he served as vice president.

Kissick’s position took effect in November 2010. Kissick has a lengthy background in building materials and has served in senior marketing roles at Owens Corning, BPB Gypsum (Saint-Gobain) and USG Corp.

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Crystal Window and Door has added John Kane to its sales team. Kane will handle sales in the Metropolitan Boston, Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island regions …

B.F. Rich Windows and Doors has hired Patrick Heston as territory manager for its Carolinas territory.


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