Volume 42, Issue 12 - December 2007

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appointments
NSG Makes Changes in Management Structure
Due to changes in integrating its glass businesses, Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG) in Japan has created new management positions. The senior management appointments took effect October 1. 

Yozo Izuhara will continue in the role of chairperson of NSG Group, leading the board of NSG Group. Katsuji Fujimoto has been named chief executive officer, in addition to his former titles of representative director and president. Stuart Chambers, previously executive vice president and director, is now also a representative director and chief operations officer. Clemens Miller has been appointed senior executive officer, as well as senior executive officer and general manager of the building products business line in Europe. Miller was previously managing director of fire protection of Pilkington plc. Mark Lyons, in addition to being senior executive officer, is now also head of the building products business line. 

promotions 
Bekaert Appoints Market Manager for North America
Bekaert has announced the appointment of Peter Andries as market manager in North America for the Bekaert Sputter Products division, effective immediately. In his new position, Andries will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities in North America. He will be the primary contact person for all existing customers of Bekaert’s Rotatable Sputter solutions and will handle queries from prospective customers. Andries will be based at Bekaert’s facilities in Spring Green, Wis.

According to information from the company, Andries has played an active role over the past several years as the company’s customer service technician in North America. In addition, Thomas Ray will be joining the North American team as an internal sales reinforcement. According to information from the company, Ray brings a hands-on mentality, strong sales experience and a proactive attitude. 

associations
NFRC Membership Elects Six New Board Members
Members of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) elected six members to serve on the board of directors. 
They are: 

  • Stephen Selkowitz, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory – general interest category; 
  • Tony Rygg, California Energy Commission – general interest category; 
  • Steven Rosenstock, Edison Electric Institute – general interest category;
  • Steve Strawn, Jeld-Wen Inc. – fenestration industry – residential;
  • Stephen Farrar, Guardian Industries Corp. – fenestration industry – glass; and
  • Joe Hayden, Pella Corp. – fenestration industry – unspecified. 

new hires
Quist Named Director of Marketing for CGI 
Len Quist
is filling the newly-created director of marketing position at CGI Windows and Doors in Miami. Quist will manage the company’s brand and image, marketing communications and strategy, event planning and programs, dealer and installer training programs and sales support. Most recently, Quist was group marketing director for Jarden Consumer Products, a global durable products manufacturer and marketer of Oster, Sunbeam and Conair brands.

Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Hires New Marketing Coordinator
Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc. in Farmingdale, N.Y., has hired Farah Rothbeind to serve as marketing coordinator. Rothbeind, who brings ten years of experience to her new role, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration/marketing from Hofstra University. Prior to joining the company, Rothbeind worked in the marketing department for a publicly-held pharmaceutical company in New York. While there, she created, developed and managed the intranet marketing website and was also responsible for managing, coordinating and handling all logistics for industry trade shows. In addition, Rothbeind has experience managing direct mail programs, as well as developing and implementing creative promotional materials.

Edgetech Names Mathews National Sales Manager in the East 
Edgetech I.G. Inc. in Cambridge, Ohio, has appointed Rick Mathews as its new national sales manager in the Eastern United States. Mathews arrives to Edgetech with more than eight years’ experience in the steel industry in sales and sales management. Mathews worked another eight years in the fenestration industry with assembly automation systems. Mathews hails from Ohio State University where he earned a bachelor’s of science degree. He resides in Cortland, Ohio, with his wife and two daughters. 

births
Johnsons Welcome Baby Girl
Erin and Larry Johnson of Edgetech I.G. Inc. in Cambridge, Ohio, welcomed Ava Elizabeth into the world on May 25, 2007. Ava weighed five pounds, 12 ounces, at birth and measured 18 inches long. She joined brother Alex, who is seven. Larry and Erin are executive vice president and marketing director, respectively, for Edgetech.

retirements
Deyo Retires from Mid-Ohio Tempering
After nearly 30 years in the glass industry, Jack Deyo, president of Mid-Ohio Tempering, a United Glass Corp. company based in Columbus, Ohio, has announced his retirement. Deyo began working in the glass industry in 1979 with Worthington Industries. 

The company acquired the high-performance coating manufacturer ACT in Nashville, Tenn., and Deyo was asked to start up that plant. In 1984 Deyo started his own company and was a manufacturers’ rep for architectural glass products for Saint Gobain. He founded Mid-Ohio Tempering in 1989.“Over the past 28 years I have been involved with thousands of projects, and a great number from design, development and delivery,” Deyo says. 

“I’ve enjoyed participating in the unique and different areas, though they’ve all been fantastic. I’ve enjoyed working on the two-story project here in Columbus as much as the 40-story in Honolulu.” Deyo told USGlass that he feels that the people with whom he has worked have made these projects successful. “[My] leadership style is you have to have a successor strategy and we have great people who are in solid positions to take this company to the next level,” he says. 

“The people are the backbone of the company and everyone here is more than capable to take the company to the next level. So I would say the people side has also been most fulfilling.”

Deyo says he is looking forward to spending more time with his wife and grandchildren. 


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