Volume 33, Number 11, November 1998

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

ON THE MOVE

United States Aluminum Adds Voreis, Announces Personnel Changes

United States Aluminum Commercial Products Group of Waxahachie, TX, has announced that J.D. Williams was promoted to president of International Aluminum Corporation in Monterey Park, CA. Richard D. Voreis has accepted a position as the executive vice president of the company, replacing Williams. Voreis, who will be in charge of the complete United States Aluminum Commercial Products Group, was with Kawneer from 1964-1997.

United States Aluminum has also announced a number of personnel changes. Evan Gibson has joined the company as a field representative in the Oregon area. Michael Guarino will be responsible for the South Texas region and Ken Freeland will be the field sales representative in the Anaheim and Santa Ana, CA, areas. All three men have been in the glazing industry for more than ten years.

The company has also announced a number of promotions. Gary Bubenik has been promoted from senior estimator to engineered products manager and Joe Caouette has moved from manager of the Boston service center to sales representative for the New England area.

Maguire Named Manager of Adhesives Research Ireland Ltd.

Colm Maguire has been named operations manager for Adhesives Research Ireland Ltd. a subsidiary of Adhesives Research Inc. of Glen Rock, PA. Maguire will be responsible for manufacturing operations at the Ireland plant, located in Limerick.

Prigge Joins CCC Information Services

Mary Jo Prigge has left Columbus, OH-based Safelite (formerly Vistar Corp.) to join CCC Information Services of Chicago, IL, as executive vice president of operations. Prigge, who formerly oversaw Vistar’s 800-person call center, will oversee service delivery for CCC’s customer support, total loss, ACCESS™ and CARS® Direct organizations.


CORPORATE

Israeli New CEO at Polygal

Polygal U.S.A of Janesville, WI, has appointed Amit Israeli as its chief executive officer. Israeli, who was formerly operations manager for Polygal Plastics Industries Ltd., will be responsible for North American sales, marketing, distribution and customer service for Polygal glazing materials and architectural and greenhouse applications.


HONORS

Vistawall Awards Salespeople

Vistawall Architectural Products of Terrell, TX, awarded its top five salespeople of 1997 with Jeff Miller taking home the 1997 Harry P. Nicholson Sales Award as top salesperson. Other salespeople honored included Donna Criscione, George King, Kent Baumann and Bob Gauthier.


PROMOTIONS

Coastal Announces Promotions

Coastal Industries Inc. of Jacksonville, FL, has announced three promotions. William (Bill) W. Furr, Jr., has been promoted to international sales manager and will continue to serve as the Northeast regional manager. Rick Hoffmann will move from the customer service department to inside sales manager, while S. Thomas Memory has been assigned additional southeastern states to cover as regional manager.

Cadillac Plastic Promotes Hubbard

Cadillac Plastic of Troy, MI, has announced the promotion of Clyde Hubbard to regional customer service (CSR) manager. Hubbard, who formerly served as a CSR supervisor, will manage customer service representatives for the Southwestern territories to motivate sales and profit performance.

The company also announced that it has promoted Kathy Madeira to Lexan® specialist. Madeira, who will focus on developing new applications for Lexan sheet in the Central region, has been with the company for ten years.

The company has also promoted Michael Johnson to director of marketing and business development. Johnson, who formerly served as director of call center operations and general manager of the central region, will be responsible for the product and market program managers.


ASSOCIATIONS

SGCD Elects Stanton President

Dave Stanton, purchasing manager for Cerdec Corp. of Washington, PA, was elected president of the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators (SGCD) for 1998-99.


OBITUARY

Juergen Peter Wegener, Precision Replacement Parts Corp.

Juergen Peter Wegener, vice president and owner of Precision Replacement Parts Corp., Monroe, WA, died on June 13 after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 28.

Since the founding of Precision Replacement Parts in 1986, Wegener was involved in cataloging, pricing, sales and purchasing for the family company. He is survived by his wife, Janet; his parents, Helmut and Jutta; and his brother, Michael.

"Only 28 years old, he had many loyal friends in the glass industry all around the country as well as in Europe and in Asia," according to Martin Bobinger of Precision Replacement Parts.


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