Volume 43, Issue 10 - October 2008
YKK AP Promotes Turner and Baker
Turner will manage the marketing department as well as responsibilities previously under his watch, including engineering and technological resources. He has been with the company since 1992, and has represented the company within various trade associations.
Ben Baker has been named national transportation systems manager. His primary responsibility will be to implement logistics strategies. He has been employed with YKK AP for nine years, including seven years as logistics coordinator.
SAF Promotes Two Managers
After two years in inside sales at SAF, Phil
Knisely is New VP of Bystronic
Knisely joined the company in 2006 as general manager for Bystronic Solution Centre Inc. He has ten years of experience in the window manufacturing industry.
Formtek Promotes Rick Wilson Formtek Metal Forming in Cleveland has promoted Rick Wilson to the position of senior vice president of sales and marketing. Wilson has more than 25 years experience in a variety of manufacturing industries. His new duties include directing all external machinery sales and marketing efforts for North America on a regional basis, focusing on several Formtek brands.
Surma Promoted to General Manager of DecoTherm Scott Surma will assume responsibility for sales, marketing, operations and strategic direction of DecoTherm, the decorative glass process offered by IIMAK in Amherst, N.Y., in his new role as general manager.
Surma joined IIMAK in March 2006 as DecoTherm’s national sales manager. He is an active member of the Glass Association of North America, and was recently named to the organization’s board of directors.
With DAC Promotions Come New Hires DAC Products Inc. in Rural Hall, N.C., a supplier of door and window displays, has promoted Wendy Weatherington to the position of assistant vice president of sales. Weatherington has been with the company for more than two years as inside sales and customer relations manager.
In addition, DAC has hired Leslie Gannon for inside sales. Gannon has extensive experience in the customer service field.
Chris Hodges has joined the company’s sales department as project manager. He brings more than 19 years of manufacturing, design and sales experience from the fixture and display industry.
Jim Taylor also is a new project manager in the sales department. He has 30 plus years of experience as a plant manager in the apparel industry and, prior to that, with a log home manufacturer.
Heffner, the company’s new commercial designer, has five years of structural and miscellaneous steel background, as well as an extensive skylight background.
He will be responsible for engineering layouts for commercial skylights, material requisitions and glass sizing for manufacturing.
Kern will oversee commercial skylight projects after the sales process through engineering, manufacturing, delivery and installation. He has more than two decades of experience in the commercial and residential construction business.
Accura Makes Strong
Strong, who was previously general manager of Texas Wall Systems in Dallas, has more than 25 years of experience in the architectural aluminum and glass industries. He was sales and estimating manager of Accura Systems from 1991 to 1994.