Volume 43, Issue 11 - November 2008

People
 

NEW HIRES
Gerhard Reichert Named President of Glasslam

Glasslam N.G.I. Inc. in Pompano Beach, Fla., has announced the appointment of Gerhard Reichert as president of the company. Reichert has joined the company during a major expansion of its operations servicing the glass fabrication and window industries. 

Reichert received a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, and was a founder of Edgetech I.G. LTD in 1985. An inventor of Edgetech’s Super Spacer®, he served as the company’s director of engineering and vice president of business development. He holds more than 40 industry patents and has been an author and presenter worldwide at technical events and conferences. He serves on the board of directors of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and on the board of governors for the Insulating Glass Certification Council. 

Century Bathworks Hires National Sales Manager
Century Bathworks Inc. in West Paterson, N.J., has hired Peter Raleigh as national sales manager. Raleigh will lead a sales force of more than 50 with the goal of increasing sales. 

Raleigh has more than 20 years experience in the kitchen and bath industry.

Geoff Weinstock Named Schilling Sales Manager
Geoff Weinstock has joined Schilling Graphics in Galion, Ohio, as sales manager responsible for sales and marketing screens and other services to the architectural and other industries and development of new markets.

Weinstock was with the Ferro Corp.’s Glass Systems business for 27 years. His career with Ferro began with the firm’s predecessor, Drakenfeld, in 1981. He was the co-inventor of Glass Systems Versicolor line of high chroma enamels.

ACCIDENT REPORTS
Moule’s California Glass Founder in Collision
 
Bill Moule Jr., founder of Moule’s California Glass in Redding, Calif., and his wife, Lynne, were seriously injured in September in a head-on collision. According to an article in the Record Searchlight, the Moules were traveling when, for unknown reasons, their vehicle, drifted to the left as it rounded a curve. The collision killed a passenger in the other vehicle. Bill Moule was released from the hospital the day after the accident, while his wife was expected to be in the hospital for approximately eight weeks.

Safety Training at Vitro America Pays Off
Ronnie Green, a production supervisor for Vitro America in Greensboro, N.C., has been called a hero. Green was driving to work on September 11 when he saw a car sliding out of control in his direction. According to an article in the Greensboro News & Record, while Green swerved off the right side of the road to avoid a collision, the car slid the other direction into 4 feet of water. Upon investigating the scene, Green found the driver holding her 3-year-old daughter, but her 2-month-old son was missing.Green found the baby up the hill in some bushes. He carefully picked him up, carried him to the road and performed CPR, for which he had received certification through his job at Vitro. The infant is expected to make a full recovery. 

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