Volume 46, Issue 6 - July 2011

NewMakers

new hires
SAFTI FIRST
in San Francisco has added three new sales reps: Tom Metz of Metz Enterprises Inc., Mark Gedney of Advanced Building Concepts Inc. and Chris Rogstad of Window Tech Inc. Metz will focus on Southern California; Gedney’s territory includes Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia; and Rogstad will focus on Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho.

Pythagoras Solar, a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of photovoltaic glass units, has expanded its advisory board with the addition of Richard Voreis. Voreis is chief executive officer of Consulting Collaborative.

Strainoptics Inc. has appointed Scott Eric Slavin as director of product development. Slavin has experience in research and development, having worked in senior scientist and technology management positions at Corning, Rohm and Haas and the David Sarnoff Research Center.

Chip Hambro has joined the board of directors of Soladigm, the Milpitas, Calif.-based developer of dynamic glass. Hambro is the former chief operating officer of First Solar, the manufacturer of thin-film photovoltaic modules.

Quality Metalcrafts LLC/ Americlad® in Rogers, Minn., has expanded its sales team to include Grant Sarff, Dean Wallace and Brian Pederson. Sarff has more than 17 years of experience, Wallace more than 30 and Pederson more than 10 with the sales and promotion of architectural metal products to glazing contractors.

Phillip A. DeSautell has joined Heitmann & Associates in St. Louis as its Eastern regional manager. DeSautell has more than 30 years of experience in the curtainwall and building enclosure industry, joining the firm after an assignment with CDC in Dubai.

Patricia Hutchason has rejoined Heitmann & Associates as an accountant. Hutchason had served as the firm accountant for more than 20 years before retiring five years ago.

FabTech LLC in Peninsula, Ohio, has appointed Gary Meglich to the position of vice president of operations. Meglich has previously worked for National Enclosures and Harmon Inc.

Steven Perilstein is bringing 34 years of experience to his new role of executive vice president and equity partner at Wheeling, W.V.-based W.A. Wilson. Perilstein previously worked for General Glass International, Arch Aluminum and Perilstein Distributing Corp.

Bradenton, Fla.-based Key Glass has appointed Sandy Graham as its small projects coordinator. Graham will coordinate small projects, from estimation to installation and commercial service work.

Finland-based Glaston Corp. has placed Dr. Uwe Schmid in the position of senior vice president of Software Solutions. Günter Befort, who previously held that post, will continue as senior industrial advisor and a member of the management group.

Bruce Robinson and Paul Booth are the newest additions to the sales team of Vitrum Industries in Langley, British Columbia. Robinson will be leading the sales and customer service team in providing service to customers throughout Western Canada. Booth will cover the greater Vancouver area and the Okanagan.

Guardian Promotes Bracamonte to VP Flat Glass Science and Technology
Martin Bracamonte has been named vice president of Science and Technology for Guardian Flat Glass and will oversee research and development activity. Since 2010, Bracamonte has been responsible for Guardian’s energy product development activities, specifically the solar segment. He previously

Sittard Joins Argotec as Marketing VP
Carl Sittard has filled Greenfield, Mass.-based Argotec Inc.’s new position of vice president of marketing. Sittard most recently worked at Judd Wire as vice president of sales and marketing, and prior to that at FLEXcon’s Graphics Films Unit. In his new position, Sittard will oversee the business development, technical product management, inside sales and customer service departments.

promotions
YKK AP America has promoted Richard Braunstein to director of product development. Braunstein joined YKK AP in 2003 as product development supervisor.

Twinsburg, Ohio-based GED Integrated Solutions Inc. has promoted Ken Gawlik to applications/project engineering manager over the newly formed sales/application engineering department. For the past five years, Gawlik has served as project manager in the engineering/research and development department.

Richard Apfel is the new president of Skyline Windows in New York. Formerly executive vice president, his career at Skyline spans 30 years and a range of roles. He is the first non-family member named president in the company’s 90-year history.


YKK Makes Executive Change
Alex Gregory
, president and chief executive officer of YKK Architectural Products parent company YKK Corp. of America, has been elected chairman of the company’s board of directors. Gregory succeeds YKK Corp. president and CEO Tadahiro “Tad” Yoshida, who will continue to serve as a director on YCA’s board.

YKK AP America has appointed Gary Flemming as business manager for commercial window products. Flemming
previously served as a regional manager at Graham Architectural Products.


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