Volume 12, Issue 4 -May 2011



Deceuninck Names Geeraert CEO in Light of Parrish Resignation
Deceuninck North America has appointed Filip Geeraert to serve as the company’s chief executive officer. Geeraert, who previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer, succeeded Mark Parrish, who resigned to take a position at Stuart Dean, an international provider of fine architectural restoration and surface preservation.

In addition, the company also has named Scott Sheffield vice president of North America operations and has hired David Jacobson to serve as director of marketing and innovation.

Sheffield now oversees and directs all manufacturing operations at Deceuninck’s facility in Monroe, Ohio, including materials research, compounding, tool manufacturing, extrusion, supply chain and logistics.

Jacobson will direct the company’s marketing and will oversee the company’s ongoing efforts related to product innovation and design.

Quanex Hires New Employees
Quanex Building Products Corp. has three new associates in its Engineered Products Group. The company has hired Andrea North as product marketing manager for fenestration components; Andrew Behrend as sales representative; and Tracy Earnhart as product marketing specialist, insulating glass systems.

North has more than 10 years of product and customer knowledge and previously served as quality manager and product manager for Homeshield.

Behrend has more than 24 years of sales experience. For the past seven years he worked for JELD-WEN Windows and Doors

Wareham Joins Ventana USA as Product Manager
Ventana USA has hired Jeff Wareham to serve as product manager for the company’s new line of “Euro Products.”
Wareham has been in the fenestration and glass industries for more than 25 years. In his new role, he will support the company in marketing tilt-and-turn windows, swing doors, fold-and-slide doors, and lift-and-slide doors.

ProVia Door Announces Management Promotions, New Hire
ProVia Door has promoted Phil Wengerd to the role of vice president of market strategies, Joe Klink to director of corporate relations and Dave Miller to corporate director of pricing. In addition, the company has hired Cindy Miller as corporate director of marketing.

Wengerd has been with ProVia since 1989, and has served in several positions, most recently as the company’s director of marketing. Wengerd now is responsible for the company’s corporate-level strategies related to market growth, customer and market research and analysis, new product development, and the management of intellectual property.

Klink has been with ProVia Door since 2001, and most recently served as communications manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for advertising and public relations for all ProVia companies, event coordination, media relations and assisting customers with developing effective marketing programs.

Dave Miller has been with ProVia since 1992, and most recently served as pricing manager. He is now responsible for developing pricing for all ProVia companies, maintaining customer discounts and pricing databases, generating printed pricing programs, managing co-op programs, and assisting the vice president of market strategies with research and analysis.

Cindy Miller is responsible for managing services and personnel relating to brand support, graphic design, e-business solutions, technical information and samples and displays. Prior to joining ProVia, she served as director of marketing for Lauren Manufacturing and Lauren International.


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Adhesives Research Inc. has promoted George Stolakis to the position of president and Scott Knorr to the position of vice president and general manager of the Adhesives Research division

Premier Industrial Supply Inc. has named Gary Krysiak as its new senior technical director for its research and development group

HTL LLC has hired Jeff McGovern as its new operations manager and Ryan Hedgepeth as thermal engineering specialist

Sunrise Windows, based in Temperance, Mich., has appointed Scott Ulbick as its newest territory manager serving Ohio, Kentucky and Eastern Indiana.


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