CGI Windows and Doors Inc. announced that Tom Riscili has joined the company
as president and chief executive officer.
Riscili has more than a decade of experience in the building products
industry, most recently having served as president of Fypon Ltd. Prior
to that he was vice president of Simonton Windows.
Brian Evans, former president, is no longer with the company.
Tubelite Inc. in Walker, Mich., has added Tom Minnon as eastern
region sales manager of its architectural aluminum products, serving clients
from Maine to Georgia. Minnon’s nearly four decades of experience has
included positions with Kalwall, Kawneer and YKK AP.
Tubelite Inc. has two new client development managers: Scott Huff
will serve customers in North and South Carolina while Terry Britt
will serve Indiana, eastern Missouri and central to southern Illinois.
Huff previously was employed with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™. Britt has
worked for PPG Industries, Glasmont Corp. and Arch Aluminum and Glass.
Ellison Bronze Inc. in Falconer, N.Y., has named Frank Lane of Lane Associates
as its newest representative. Lane will supply Ellison custom balanced
doors to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
John A. Krajewski has joined Montreal-based Walker Glass’ architectural
promotion team for the Textures acid-etched glass and mirror products.
Krajewski brings more than 15 years of experience. His territory will
cover seven states from Virginia to New York.
Jeff McGovern is the new operations manager for HTL LLC.years
and has held several senior management positions with Trainor Glass Co.
Ryan Hedgepeth has accepted the position of thermal/engineering
specialist for HTL’s Thermal Performance Laboratory.
Glassopolis general manager Rob Botman and his wife, Melissa, welcomed
their third child in June. Jasper was born at 8 pounds 10 ounces.
Industry Legend A.A. “Sak” Sakhnovsky Passes Away
A.A. “Sak” Sakhnovsky, president and principal of Construction
Research Laboratory Inc. in Miami, passed away June 19 at his home.
Sakhnovsky tested his first curtainwall mockup in the summer of 1955 when
he operated a lab at the University of Miami. After leaving the university
in 1968, he established Construction Research Laboratory, specializing
in curtainwall tests. The lab has 40 test chambers and has provided testing
for a number of monumental projects, including the Sears (now Willis)
Tower in Chicago and the Twin Towers in New York.
Sakhnovsky lectured worldwide and conducted seminars for numerous professional
societies and trade organizations. He was a member of the American Chemical
Society, a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and a member of
the ASTM Committee E-6 on Performance of Buildings. He was instrumental
in developing the ASTM static water leakage test procedure in the early
1960s and the procedure today is substantially as originally written.
Photo: Mark Meshulam, ChicagoWindowExpert.com
Louisville Plate Glass’ Patricia Hill Dodge Dies
Patricia Hill Dodge, long-time secretary treasurer and board member
of both Louisville Plate Glass Co. (LPG) and TGI in Atlanta, passed away
on June 27.
“I have lost one of the dearest friends I have ever had in my lifetime,”
said Bill Stone, LPG president, at the time of her passing. “There will
be a void in my heart forever.”
Dodge leaves behind two loving and daughters, Robin Dodge Graf and Susan
Vetter Jones; three grandsons, Parker and Christian Graf, and Fred E Grim
III; and nephew Brian Walker, the general manager of LPG.
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