Volume 47, Issue 12 - December 2012

NewsMakers
appointments
PPG Industries has named John V. Faraci as its newest board member and member of the board’s audit committee and nominating and governance committee. Faraci has been the chairman and CEO of International Paper Co. since November 2003.

“John brings a breadth of global business knowledge and leadership that will provide PPG with valuable perspective and guidance as we continue to grow our operations around the world,” says Charles E. Bunch, PPG chairman and CEO.

new hires
Walker Glass has added Michele Eggenberger to its architectural promotion team for Walker Textures acid-etched glass and mirror products. Eggenberger will provide service for Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Nebraska.

She comes to Walker Glass with more than 25 years of experience in the architectural glazing market including 15 years working for Apogee Inc. in the Tru Vue and Harmon Contract divisions.

Danny Lamartiniere has joined Tubelite Inc. as its client development manager in Louisiana and Mississippi. Lamartiniere has 46 years experience in the fenestration industry, most recently serving as a sales representative for U.S. Aluminum. He also worked previously at Allen Glass and at Good Neighbor Glass.

Pythagoras Solar has appointed Scott Hoover as director of sales for North America. He will be responsible for growing the company’s sales pipeline and the market expansion of its solar windows.

Hoover is a 24-year veteran of the commercial glass and window industry, including experience with the NSGA Group and AGC Glass. Most recently, he was involved with new green-building companies in various executive, consulting and advisory board capacities.

kudos
Larry Patterson, owner of Glass Doctor of North Texas, was named as the 2011 Glass Doctor Franchisee of the year at the Dwyer Group 2012 Reunion in Grapevine, Texas.

“It’s an honor,” Patterson says. “It’s really the ‘Franchise of the Year’ award to me because without the guys back at the office, I couldn’t do it. That’ll be the most rewarding thing, to share it with the team.”

Patterson served on the Glass Doctor Leadership Council from 2006 until 2012. He was elected the chairperson on the committee from 2010 until June 2012.

Bill Coady, an architectural design manager (ADM) for Guardian Industries, recently was awarded the David E. Thomas Product Representative of the Year Award from the Puget Sound (Seattle) Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

Coady has been Guardian’s ADM for the Northwest Region since March 2005. He has been a CSI member since the 1980s and a member of the Puget Sound chapter since 1994.

The David E. Thomas Award is presented each year to a product representative for accessibility and reliability, honest and fair product representation; willingness to render appropriate assistance in incorporation of the product(s); currency in awareness of applicable jurisdictional requirements, environmental impacts, durability, and options; dissemination of product-related knowledge; and efforts which effectively enhance the end result.

associations
Centric Management and Consulting, the management company owned by the Glass Association of North America (GANA), has promoted Ashley Charest to vice president of client relations and Brian Pitman to vice president of marketing and media. Charest currently serves as the account executive for GANA, while Pitman serves as director of marketing. Both have been with the company for more than 12 years.

During its annual Fall Conference in October, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced new staff appointments. These include Ken Brenden, technical director; Dean Lewis, educational and technical information manager; and Rich Rinka, certification manager.

The association says these new appointments were made as part of AAMA’s strategic objectives to add value to its membership by expanding the AAMA educational platform and accelerating the development of standards based on gap analysis.

obituaries
Donald Norris of ACD Glass Passes Away Donald E. Norris, one of the three brothers that owned ACD Glass in Atlanta, passed away on October 25. ACD Glass was originally the Atlanta contract division of the Kawneer Company in the early 1950s until the Norris brothers purchased the business. He is survived by his wife, Betty.


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