Volume 47, Issue 12 - December 2012
“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.
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.
“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.
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.