Viracon Sales Representative Robert (Mitch) McQueen Dies
Robert Mitchell (Mitch) McQueen, an architectural sales representative
with Owatonna, Minn.-based Viracon, passed away from a heart attack on
January 25 at the age of 47. McQueen worked closely with Viracon
clients throughout the Southeastern United States.
“Mitch worked in the glass industry for many years, and he was an important
part of our team. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and
friends during this difficult time,” says Garret Henson, director of sales
McQueen is survived by his son Dylan, parents Pete and Gwen McQueen, brother
Greg, and nieces Amanda and Rachel.
EFCO Welcomes New Director of Storefront and Sales Agency
EFCO in Monett, Mo., has announced the hire of James Bateman as
director of storefront. Bateman brings with him 25 years of experience
in all aspects of storefront sales, product development and operations
to this new position. He will be responsible for EFCO’s storefront business
including its service center operations.
EFCO also has added a new sales agency for Florida in Fenestration Specialties
LLC. Harry Argyros is the president of Fenestration Specialties.
Argyros has several years of industry experience and his agency will represent
EFCO in Central, North and South Florida including the Orlando, Jacksonville
and Ft. Lauderdale/Miami markets.
Tubelite Hires Sales, Engineer Managers
Tubelite Inc. in Walker, Mich., has hired Mike Nicklas as a national
sales manager. Nicklas will work in close collaboration with the company’s
client development managers, marketing, marketing manager at J.E. Berkowitz
In addition, Tubelite has hired Steve Wilkening as an engineering
manager helping to expand the company’s architectural aluminum products
nationwide. He draws from a 25-year career in engineering fenestration,
entrances and related building products, most recently as the vice president
of engineering for Caldwell Manufacturing.
Schmidt to Represent Erdman’s IG Machines
Erdman Automation in Princeton, Minn., has named Michael Schmidt
as its new IG machine sales specialist. In his new role, Schmidt will
focus on expanding the company’s IG equipment offerings for commercial
and residential applications.
In addition to managing a glass fabricating facility for several years,
Schmidt also previously spent several years applying process solutions
and equipment sales for Lisec America Inc.
Texas Tempered Glass Has a New VP of Operations
Texas Tempered Glass Inc. (TTG) in Houston has hired Bob Larson
as its vice president of operations. Larson brings 26 years of experience
in glass fabrication to TTG. He joins the company after 19 years at Craftsman
Fabricated Glass Ltd. where he served as vice president of sales and marketing.
client services and engineering staff. Before joining Tubelite, Nicklas
served as the architectural sales and
C.R. Laurence Promotes Lara
Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) has promoted Dora Lara
to the position of Spanish business manager. As such, she will spearhead
efforts to translate the company’s website and computer files, as well
as other materials, to Spanish.
Lara has worked for more than three years as a trainer/translator in the
company’s human resources department, where she translated the company’s
marketing media into Spanish. She also supported the company’s overall
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