PPG Appoints New VP, CFO
PPG Industries has named Patrick J. Kenny vice president of corporate
marketing. Kenny joined PPG in 1980 and progressed through various project
management, sales management and marketing positions in the flat glass,
commercial products and construction contracting businesses. He most recently
served as PPG general manager, corporate marketing and construction
PPG also has named Robert J. Dellinger as senior vice president,
finance and chief financial officer (CFO). Dellinger most recently spent
three years as executive vice president and CFO for Delphi Corp.
SAFTI FIRST Hires New Architectural Sales
SAFTI FIRST has announced the addition of several representatives to its
Mary Kimball of Kimball Architectural Sales will represent the
company in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire
and Vermont. Kimball has more than 25 years of experience in the aluminum
and curtainwall industry.
Bill Zientarski of Hi-Performance Glazing Solutions will represent
the company in Illinois. Zientarski has more than 16 years in the glass
and metal industry.
Todd Stanfield, Spencer White, Lal Williams, Brian Stanfield and
John Hurst of Texas Fenestration Inc. will represent the company in Texas.
Viracon Has New Research Development
Viracon in Owatonna, Minn., has named Dr. Charles Boyer as its
new vice president of research, process and product development. In his
new role, Dr. Boyer will oversee the research and development and the
coating development departments.
Dr. Boyer has 24 years of experience managing technology and new product
development for a number of companies, including 3M.
Bill Furr Joins Arizona Shower Door
After more than 34 years with the same company, Bill Furr, who
spent 29 years in outside sales followed by a handful of years in quality
control with Coastal Industries, recently decided he was ready for a change.
On October 1 Furr joined Arizona Shower Door in Phoenix as a regional
sales manager for the Gulf Coast states, with the exception of Texas.
“I’ve known Spike Knadler [owner of Arizona Shower Doors] for 20 years.
He was opening a program in a new territory in the Southeast and he needed
someone to do that for him,” Furr told USGlass. “It was an opportunity
that would allow me to go back out in the field.”
In this new role Furr will focus on helping the company set up new accounts
and also servicing the existing ones.
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