Volume 38, Issue 6, June 2003
Adhesives Research Names Morgan
Sales Coordinator and Inside Sales Rep
Marge Morgan has been named the new sales coordinator/inside sales representative for the industrial business unit of Adhesives Research Inc. of Glen Rock, Pa.
In this position, Morgan will serve as the primary sales contact for smaller accounts within the industrial business unit. She will also assist with fulfillment and qualification of incoming sales leads, from initial customer contact to product delivery. She will also create and mail customized sales-related information packages along with product samples. Other responsibilities include maintaining the customer database, performing market research and supporting the follow-up of leads from the unit’s trade shows.
Prior to this position, Morgan worked for the company’s medical/pharmaceutical business unit as the sales coordinator/inside sales representative for more than six years.
Tamglass Announces Two Appointments
Tamglass Ltd. Oy of Tampere, Finland, has announced two appointments.
Effective May 1, engineer Matti Hämylä assumed the role of sales engineer for the company’s Z. Bavelloni products covering Finland and Scandinavia. Prior to this role, he served as an installation supervisor at Tamglass’s maintenance services unit.
In addition, Tamglass has announced that effective May 19, engineer Pekka Nieminen transitioned into the role of area director for the Far East and Scandinavia. He will be responsible for the sales management and development of these areas. He worked as a sales manager for Glassrobots Oy previously.
Campolo Joins Juba As Financial Advisor; Riley Named V.P.
Juba Aluminum Products of Concord, N.C., has hired Philip Campolo as director of finance and internal operations. Most recently deputy director for a cabinet agency in the South Carolina government, Campolo directed operational and financial matters, including management of a $50 million annual budget.
In his new position, Campolo’s responsibilities include direct supervision of the company’s financial and administrative activities.
Janna Juba Riley, who previously directed the company’s internal and financial operations, will now lead the sales and estimating division of Juba Aluminum as the company’s vice president of sales.
Tony Pupp Named National Accounts Manager for Linetec
Linetec of Wausau, Wis., has promoted Tony Pupp to national sales manager. He will be responsible for the company’s largest customers.
Pupp has nearly ten years of sales experience and most recently served as a district sales manager serving the Midwest.
Pupp has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
Heitmann & Associates Announces Hiring of Dennis Hetzel
Heitmann & Associates Inc. has announced that Dennis Hetzel has joined the company as business development manager.
Hetzel previously worked for Technical Products Inc. and has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in engineering administration from the University of Missouri, Rolla. He has more than 30 years experience in the curtainwall industry.
Knudson Joins Harmon as Engineering Manager;
Bandy Joins as Technical Sales Manager
Steve Knudson has joined Harmon Inc.’s Lombard, Ill., facility as an engineering manager.
In this role, Knudson will coordinate between local offices and departments, supervising drawing preparations for the company’s factory fabrication and eventual installations. Knudson has 20 years of experience in engineering glazing systems. He has a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University. Prior to joining Harmon he served as a manager of engineering for Republic Windows.
Harmon has also announced the hiring of Joseph Bandy as a technical sales manager. In this role he will be responsible for coordinating the company’s proprietary exterior glazing systems and product applications throughout all company locations.
Bandy has more than 20 years experience in commercial glazing systems and most recently served as technical director for Kawneer Co. He is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute and has a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from Kansas University’s School of Architecture.
Larry Larsen Named Chief Financial Officer for Morse
Morse Industries has announced the appointment of Larry Larsen as its new chief financial officer. Prior to joining Morse, Larry worked as the vice president of finance for a heavy equipment distributor. He has more than 16 years experience in public accounting and private industry.
Dave Becher Joins IBA Consultants
New to IBA Consultants’ Sarasota, Fla., office is Dave Becher, who will serve as a senior consultant. Becher has more than 15 years industry experience and will be involved in all phases of consulting, inspection and testing of projects.
Wausau Names Lockenour Manufacturer’s Rep in Texas
Wausau Window and Wall Systems of Wausau, Wis., has named Jeff Lockenour as its representative in Texas. Lockenour is based in Waxahachie, Texas, and has nearly 20 years of industry experience.
Gruber Takes Over Houston AFGD Plant
Atlanta-based AFGD Glass has appointed Ric Gruber as branch manager of its Houston location. With more than 18 years of industry management experience, Gruber is a graduate of Cleveland State University, from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering technology.
DAC Hires Collins As Design Engineer Manager
Brad Collins has been named design engineer manager for Rural Hall, N.C.-based DAC Products, a manufacturer of presentation products for the window and door industry. His position will focus on creating effective custom displays according to customer specifications.
Collins brings ten years of experience in 2-D and 3-D design software to the position, as well as five years in the point-of-purchase display industry.
“Brad’s experience is a tremendous asset for our design group,” said DAC Products president Tony Smith. “Not only does he bring technical depth, but he also understands how to translate custom design concepts into showroom sales for our customers.”
Clarence Vos, Vos Glass Founder, Passes Away
Clarence “Jake” Vos, 70, founder of Vos Glass Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich., died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 20, at his home. Vos had experienced lower back pain and had been diagnosed only 12 days before with leukemia.
Vos is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara, and daughters Laura Faber and Linda Vos-Graham and son Paul Vos; grandchildren, Erin, Shannon and John Jacob Faber and Nathan and Eric Traxler; sister, Lynda Ciereman; sisters-in-law, Betty Groendyk, Deloris Rekucki, Marsha Morrissey and Donna Curie; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Vos served with the First Marines in the Korean War and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Funeral services were held April 23 at the Reyers North Valley Chapel. Interment was in Blythefield Memory Gardens with military honors under the Auspices of the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard.
Britton Takes On Task-Group
Adhesives Research Inc. of Glen Rock, Pa., has announced that Jeff Britton, the company’s window construction market manager for the industrial business unit, has been appointed chairperson of an American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Adhesives and Sealants Council sub-task group. The task group will work to develop a voluntary construction specification for simulated divided light muntin bar applications, as well as test criteria that adhesives in muntin bar applications need to pass in order to meet these specifications.
Consolidated ICC Chooses Board of Directors
Members of the Building Officials and Code Administrators International (BOCA), International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) and Southern Building Code Congress (SBCCI) have chosen the first board of directors for the International Code Council (ICC), the newly consolidated building safety organization.
Paul E. Myers is president of the ICC board and assistant director of the Cincinnati Department of Buildings and Inspections. Former president of the BOCA board, Myers is a recipient of the Ohio Building Official of the Year award and Cincinnati’s Meritorious Service award.
Anne R. vonWeller was named vice president of the board and currently is chief building official for Murray City Corp. vonWeller has served as chair of the ICBO Means of Egress Code Review committee and the Utah State Building Code Commission and vice chair of the Utah Seismic Safety Commission.
Nick D’Andrea is secretary/treasurer of the ICC board and works in Tampa, Fla., as the manager of commercial development services for the city. D’Andrea is an SBCCI past president and a certified building official. He has served on several ICC and SBCCI committees and has been a moderator at code development hearings since 1989.
“The board brings a depth of professional knowledge and strong leadership skills to the organization that will be of great value to our members and to the future of building safety,” said ICC chief executive officer Bob D. Heinrich.
Brink Named GICC Account Executive
Association Services Corp. (ASC) has announced that the Glazing Industry Code Committee (GICC) has a new account executive, Linda Brink.
Brink has more than 16 years of experience with ASC. She is also the account executive for the National Sunroom Association and the Protective Glazing Council.
BOCA Members Elect New Officers
During it’s 87th annual conference and business meeting, members of Building Officials and Code Administrators International Inc. (BOCA) elected its new officers.
After serving on the BOCA board since 1994, Steven I. Shapiro, director of codes compliance for Hampton, Va., was elected president of the BOCA International board of directors. Judson W. Collins, program manager for Health Facilities Plan Review, Okalahoma State Health Department, was elected vice president. In addition, two new directors were elected to the board: Jim Morse, a building official, zoning administrator in Brighton Township, Mich., and John N. Terry, a supervisor in the Code Assistance Unit for the state of New Jersey.
Edwin M. Berkel, fire marshal for the Mehlvill, Mo., fire protection district, was elected to the position of secretary/treasurer.
Harmon “Black Belts” Kickstart New Performance Initiatives
Harmon Inc. of Golden Valley, Minn., announced that seven of its employees have successfully completed black belt training, making them proficient at using the techniques taught in the Six Sigma/lean thinking program. According to literature from the company, “part of parent company Apogee Enterprise’s business-wide initiative to develop a continuous improvement culture and improve its financial performance, Six Sigma focuses on better quality at a lower cost, while lean thinking works to reduce process time, also at a lower cost. Together, Six Sigma and lean thinking provide a process that uses fact-based analytical tools and methodologies for preventing defects in products, processes and services; reducing cycle times; and controlling costs to generate value for customers.”
The following seven technical experts have earned their black belts:
Curt Johnson, operations manager, Baltimore;
Dave Toerner, engineering manager, Cincinnati;
Dick Kujawa, senior business systems analyst, Golden Valley, Minn.;
John Zezel, estimator, Golden Valley, Minn.;
Tim Salzer, senior business systems analyst, Golden Valley, Minn.;
Andrew Stoner, assistant controller, Golden Valley, Minn.;
Mike McComas, director of finance, Golden Valley, Minn.
In addition to the black belts, nine green belts have been selected to participate in two weeks of training that will teach them to assist the black belts on projects in addition to heading up their own smaller projects.
“The bottom line is to make it easier for our people to focus on doing the best job as efficiently as possible,” said Salzer.
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