Volume 40,   Issue 2                             February  2005

Newsmakers

new hires
Shultz and Larmer Join Arch’s Team
Arch Aluminum and Glass has announced that it has hired John Shultz as the branch manager for its Bridgeport, N.J., location. Previously he served as the general manager for Oldcastle Glass’ Telford plant, and has also worked previously for Solutia.

Schultz has an undergraduate degree from Penn State University and his masters degree from the University of Alabama.

“John is a true professional with solid experience in our industry,” said Steve Perilstein, vice president of sales. “We are excited to have him with us as we build momentum in Bridgeport and its entire delivery area.”

In addition, Timothy Larmer has joined the company as an aluminum product manager in Jackson, Miss. He joins after eight years with EFCO Corp., and has been in the industry for 28 years.

“Tim has great experience and will really fit in with the culture that we have developed in Jackson,” said Jeff Ziesche, director of aluminum operations. “He’s a great addition as we grow the aluminum business there.”

Sheffield Plastics Hires Schwartz as Manager
Sheffield Plastics Inc. of Sheffield, Mass., has announced the appointment of Kenneth K. Schwartz as its product development manager. In this role, Schwartz will be responsible for the research and development of new polycarbonate blend sheet products for Sheffield and for new film products for Bayer Films Americas, now a division of Sheffield.

“Ken Schwartz brings a wealth of plastics industry experience to Sheffield Plastics,” said Dennis Duff, president. “He will manage the development of new products for both the sheet and film divisions of Sheffield and help position Sheffield Plastics to continue to meet the demands of ever-changing markets with the best possible mix of products and services.”
Schwartz has previous experience with several plastics companies in product development and management. He received his bachelors degree from Drexel University and his masters degree from Northeastern University.

Morse Industries Announces New Employees
Morse Industries has announced the addition of two new employees. 

Joining as the new account executive for the Great Lakes is Chris Berger. Berger will be based in Cincinnati and his territory with Morse will include Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio.

Joe Worthy has joined as a new product engineer. He will be working with customers to draw and engineer custom products for the manufacturing process.

Spanier Named New National Sales Manager for Hiawatha
Hiawatha Inc. and Air Louvers, divisions of Activar Construction Products Group, has named Jeff Spanier its national sales manager. Prior to joining the company, Spanier had eight years of experience in the steel industry. He has experience in strategy development, account management and development and customer service.

Spanier will be based in the company’s Bloomington, Minn., headquarters.

Harmon Names New Risk Manager
Harmon Inc., of Golden Valley, Minn., has announced the hiring of Andy Schoenecker as risk manager for the company. Schoenecker joins Harmon with 17 years experience in claims management, safety assessments and insurance procurement processing.

Previously with Apogee Enterprises Inc., Schoenecker also served as vice president of claims operations for Harmon Solutions Group, a property and casualty claims outsourcing company created after Harmon Autoglass purchased VISN Service Corp., where he was working at the time.

Schoenecker is on the board of directors for the Minnesota Risk and Insurance Management Society, has earned a National Safety Council Advanced Safety Certificate and completed Six Sigma Champion training.

associations
WGA Elects Officers and Board of Directors for 2005
The Washington Glass Association (WGA) located in Tacoma, Wash., has elected its officers and board of directors for 2005:
• President: Ed Howell, Hartung Glass Industries, Seattle;
• Vice President: Rick Wakefield, Wakefield Glass Inc., Seattle;
• Secretary: Bonnie Fay, Northwestern Industries, Seattle;
• Treasurer: Greg Barnhart, Pacific Glass & Door, Mukilteo, Wash.; and
• Past President: Bernie Thueringer, Pacific Glass Inc., Renton, Wash.

The following are directors for 2005:
• Mike Garland, Eubanks, Centralia, Wash.;
• Dave Hill, John Latta Associates, Seattle;
• Susan Stevens, SGS Glass Co., Kent, Wash.;
• Gary Towndrow, RGA Architectural Sales, Redmond, Wash.; and
• Brad Weeks, Colorado Steel Sash, Seattle.
  Maryanne Howell continues as the executive director.

Mid-Atlantic Glass Association Elects 2005 Board of Directors
The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association has announced the election results for its 2005 board of directors. The following were elected:
Tommy Bryant, Miles Glass Co.; Rich Fortkiewicz, RHF Associates; Mac McKenzie, Bel Pre Glassworks; and Wayne Storie, AFGD Glass.

appointments
Glass Doctor Awards Area Development Agreement to Roger Williams
Based in Waco, Texas, the Glass Doctor has announced that it now has an area development agreement with Roger Williams. Williams will sell Glass Doctor franchises in Canada, with the goal of growing the business to 50 locations over the next five years.
Williams will work out of offices in Ontario.

Craig Monroe Joins Wausau as New Representative
Wausau Window and Wall Systems has announced that Craig Monroe of MEI in Anaheim, Calif., will serve as its new manufacturer’s representative in Southern California. He has more than 20 years of experience in the architectural products industry, and has worked previously with Pacific Erectors Inc., Model Glass Co., Customlines and other window manufacturers. 


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