Volume 48, Issue 5 - September/October 2009



Longtime Marvin President Passes Away

Marvin Windows and Doors former president William Sibley “Bill” Marvin passed away on August 31 at his home in Warroad, Minn., at the age of 92.

Marvin, a University of Minnesota alumnus, worked briefly for General Mills directly after graduation before returning to Warroad in 1939, where he joined his father’s company, Marvin Lumber and Cedar Co., as its eighth employee. Soon afterwards, the company began building custom wood door and window frames to stay busy during the winter season.

Marvin later pushed to expand the company’s offering to complete doors and windows, so that it eventually came to be known as Marvin Windows and Doors. Marvin assumed the company’s presidency and chairmanship in 1960. He most recently served as honorary chairman of Marvin Windows and Doors.

Marvin was a past president and a member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association for 45 years, and also served on its Board of Directors. He also was involved in the Northwestern Minnesota Manufacturing

Association and served as the director of the National Woodwork Manufacturers Association from 1979-1981, as well as being a member for a number of years.


Andersen Corp. Names Jay Lund President and COO
Andersen Corp. has named Jay Lund has its new president and chief operating officer, effective September 1. Lund reports to Jim Humphrey, who remains chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman of the board.

Lund is Andersen’s tenth president. He joined the company in 1985 and has held a number of leadership positions in sales and marketing management. In 2006, Lund was named group senior vice president of sales, marketing and logistics, with additional responsibilities for Andersen subsidiaries Eagle Window & Door, KML Windows and Renewal by Andersen. In 2008, he was named president of the Andersen Window and Door Group, at which time he also was appointed to the board of directors.

As CEO, Humphrey will continue to be responsible for the overall performance of the corporation as well as focusing on the long-term strategic direction of the company.


Truth Hardware Names New President and CEO
Truth Hardware in Owatonna, Minn., hired Ronald J. Foy as president and chief executive officer. He comes to Truth having served in the building products industry for more than 30 years.

Previous to his appointment at Truth, Foy spent more than 14 years with Black & Decker Corp. in charge of marketing and product development, followed by almost 15 years with Masco Corp. Key roles at Masco include vice president of global logistics followed by chief executive positions at Baldwin and Weiser Lock as well as Bath Unlimited Inc. Other industry roles include Eastern group president of Atrium Windows and most recently as division chief executive with Brasstech Inc., a Masco company.


Kellie A. Schroeder Earns Certified Association Executive Credential
The American Society of Association Executives has recognized Kellie A. Schroeder, chief executive officer and executive vice president of the Moulding & Millwork Producers Association, with its Certified Association Executive (CAE™) credential.

To be designated as a CAE an applicant must have a minimum of three years experience in nonprofit organization management, complete a minimum of 75 hours of specialized professional development, pass a stringent examination in association management and pledge to uphold a code of ethics. To maintain the certification, individuals must undertake ongoing professional development and activities in association and nonprofit management.


Snavely Forest Products Names New General Manager
Kyle Williams has joined Snavely Forest Products as the company’s general manager of its Houston division. His experience includes 14 years as branch manager of Bison Building Materials. Prior to that he was with Idaho Timber and Universal Forest Products. Williams has been actively involved in the Lumberman’s Association of Texas.



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