Volume 40,   Issue 3                             March  2005

Newsmakers

Leon Silverstein Buys Stock in United Glass Corporation 
Leon Silverstein, president and chief executive officer of Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc., has purchased shares in the United Glass Corporation (UGC) directly from a prior stockholder. 

“I have purchased the shares personally in UGC as an investment opportunity with the intent of seeking to accumulate additional stock in UGC from other shareholders looking to gain liquidity on their investment,” said Silverstein.

The United Glass Corporation, headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is comprised of five companies located in the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States, and is engaged in the business of glass fabrication and distribution.

appointments
SAFTI Announces Expansion of East Coast Sales Team
SAFTI, located in San Francisco, has expanded its hours and staff to better serve customers on the East Coast. The members of the East Coast team are: Doug Vilotti, East senior regional sales manager; Kasia Grezlak and Erica Lucas, East sales estimators.

“The East Coast is a very important market for our products—and we want to be as responsive as possible,” said Bill O’Keeffe, chief executive officer. “The expanded hours and additional personnel are part of a strategic realignment of resources to give all of our customers more of what they want and less of what they don’t want.”

The team begins work at 6 a.m. PST (9 a.m. EST).

new hires
EFCO Expands Territory of KLF Architectural Systems
EFCO Corp. of Monett, Mo., has announced that the territory assigned to Kerry Fuldner of KLF Architectural Systems LLC has been expanded to include Central and South Arkansas. 

Fuldner has five years experience with EFCO in the customer service and marketing departments, and has been the company’s Tennessee sales representative since April 2004. She is the daughter of EFCO president Chris Fuldner.

KLF Architectural Systems will handle the Central and South Arkansas fenestration market from its Nashville, Tenn., base.

Wally Hanas Joins Harmon as Project Controller
Wally Hanas has joined Harmon Inc. as the company’s new project controller. Hanas previously worked for Harmon Autoglass as a compliance manager, and prior to that he worked for the Midwest division of National Steel Corp.

Hanas has more than 20 years of experience in managerial, operations and financial positions. He received his bachelors degree in business administration from Valparaiso University.

ADCO Products Announces Two Employee Additions
ADCO Products Inc. of Michigan Center, Mich., has announced that Philip Schoof has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing. Previously he was with Arizona Chemical Co. where he served as a business manager and global marketing manager. He has a bachelors degree and masters degree from the University of Michigan.

Paul Snowwhite has also joined ADCO as the director of technology. He has more than ten years of experience in developing new and existing technologies in the specialty chemicals industry with extensive experience in ultraviolet and lectron beam curing processes.

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Bud Hudgins is a new area sales representative for Bottero. He has 20 years of experience in the glass industry in production and sales … Westcrowns Inc. has announced that James Romanoski will be heading up its new Southwest distribution center in Tucson, Ariz. 


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