Volume 47, Issue 8 - October 2008


SHELTER’s Editor Gives Birth to Baby Girl
SHELTER’s editor, Samantha Carpenter, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on Friday, August 8, 2008. Born just after 2 p.m., Cora Stone Carpenter was eight pounds seven ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Mother and daughter returned home Saturday, August 9th, and are both doing well. Little Cora joins a proud father, Jeff, and twin older brothers, Clay and Owen, who anxiously awaited her arrival.

MMPA Appoints Morrison
The Moulding and Millwork Producers Association (MMPA), formerly known as the Wood Moulding and Millwork Producers Association or WMMPA (see related item on page 16 of In the News), recently appointed John Morrison, president of Sunset Moulding Company in Live Oak, Calif., as its new president. Newly appointed officers serving under Morrison include: Ted Smith of Smith Millwork, vice president; Craig Young of TLC Mouldings, treasurer; Kellie A. Schroeder of WMMPA, executive vice president; and immediate past president Tom Williams of Yuba River Moulding and Millwork. WMMPA officials say Morrison will serve as the association’s leader through the March 2010 Winter Business Meeting in Cancun, Mexico.

Borgelt Passes at 44 William J. (Bill) Borgelt Jr., 44, passed away Saturday, August 23. Borgelt was a 16- year employee of Wise Corp. in Largo, Fla., where company officials say he played an integral part in the growth of the company, eventually becoming operations manager. His role evolved into machine engineering and design, and with great zeal and energy, friends and officials say he pioneered many of the modern features seen on door and millwork equipment today. In its inaugural contest in 2006, SHELTER recognized Borgelt as one of the “Most Influential People” in the industry. He is survived by his wife Julie, his parents William and Margaret, two sisters, Jaqueline Borgelt and Sherry Gerow, and his second family at Wise Corp.

Skinner to Serve as SierraPine President The SierraPine board of directors recently appointed Jim Skinner its new president. Skinner has been the Roseville, Calif.-based company’s chief financial officer since 2000 and also held the position of vice president, East Coast Operations when he joined the composite panel producer in 1999.

“I am honored in the confidence the ownership has placed in me to lead SierraPine into the future,” Skinner says. “The composite panel industry certainly has a few challenges in front of it, but I am excited to seize the opportunities we have as a company ...”

Skinner has a 37-year career in the wood products industry in both operations and finance.

Bostik C&D Division Announces
Several Sales Promotions
Middleton, Mass.-based Bostik Inc.’s construction and distribution (C and D) division has announced a number of regional sales manager promotions. Tom Mylott is the new north region sales manager; Brian Kelley is the new south region sales manager; and Rick Tredwell is the new western region sales manager.

Mylott most recently served as national sales manager for the C and D division’s Chem-Calk® commercial and Bostik Home® residential construction sealants and adhesives; Brian Kelley previously served as the C and D division’s east region sales manager responsible for flooring solutions; and Rick Tredwell previously served as west region sales manager for the division’s flooring solutions, and now has sales management responsibility for Chem-Calk® commercial and Bostik Home® residential construction sealants and adhesives.

Kingery Joins Platte Valley Woodworks
Platte Valley Woodworks based in Fort Collins, Colo., has hired Dan Kingery as its new vice president of sales and marketing. Kingery has nearly 30 years of experience in building materials product sales and sales management, and will oversee the company’s expansion into markets nationwide.

Previously, he served as the western regional sales manager for a national window and door manufacturer; a manufacturer’s representative for door and millwork products; and held a variety of sales and sales management positions with several window and door companies. In his new role he will lead the company’s current sales force as it sets up distribution throughout the United States, beginning in the west.

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