Volume 47, Issue 1 - January 2012

NewMakers


new hires
United Plate Glass Co. Inc. has named David Tyrrell as architectural products division manager. Tyrrell brings more than 25 years of experience, most recently as a regional sales representative for YKK AP. He will spearhead the company’s drive to expand its efforts into the aluminum systems industry.

Virginia Glass Products in Martinsville, Va., hired Mike Dishmon as corporate sales manager for the company and its parent company Virginia Mirror Co. Inc. Dishmon, a 27-year glass veteran, previously worked at Vitro America in Greensboro, N.C., most recently as area manager.

S. Joseph Shaheen is the new director of sales and marketing for GED Integrated Solutions (GED) in Twinsburg, Ohio. Shaheen joins the company with 25 years of sales and sales management experience, most recently as a field sales representative for Arrow Electronics.

Sika Corp., in Madison Heights, Mich., has hired Paul Zeits as a senior chemist in thermoplastic technologies in the Research and Development Group. He is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry.

Agalite Shower & Bath Enclosures, a division of Hartung Glass Industries in Seattle, has hired Greg Landry as a branch manager for its Anaheim facility. Landry has nearly 18 years of glass industry, including positions with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope and Vitro America.

Mike Wellborn Sr., Mike Wellborn Jr. and Jimmy Dean have joined the Virginia Glass Products sales team to open a sales office in the Atlanta area. This team will be responsible for sales of glass doors and entrances, custom tempered glass and shower doors. Wellborn Sr. has been in the glass business for the past 28 years, the last 18 with TGI-Atlanta and 10 years before that with Arch Aluminum and Glass. Wellborn Jr. spent the last 12 years with TGI in several roles, most recently in sales estimating. Dean also comes from TGI where he has worked for 18 years in door sales.

associations
The National Fenestration Rating Council in Greenbelt, Md., has announced the results of the board of director election for the 2012. The following members have been elected to a three-year term:
• Steve Strawn, Jeld-Wen - Fenestration Industry Category (Specified). This seat is specifically for a manufacturer who sells the majority of its fenestration products or systems for use in residential construction;

Jim Larsen, Cardinal Glass Industries - Fenestration Industry Category (Unspecified);

Neal Humphrey, Alliance to Save Energy - General Interest Category (Specified). This seat is specifically for a not-for-profit institution of research or higher education;

Nelson Pena, California Energy Commission - General Interest Category (Specified). This seat is specifically for a representative of a state or local government energy or building code office; and

Tony Rygg, William Rygg Consultant - General Interest Category (Unspecified).

promotions
André Brütsch has become the new head of the Bystronic Glass Group, succeeding Richard Jakob as CEO. With the change, Brütsch will also become a member of the Conzzeta AG Management Group. He most recently served as the operative manager of the parent company Bystronic Laser AG, where he has managed the operations division of this business unit since 2008. Jakob will remain within the group management for special projects and the management of the global sales and service subsidiaries.

In addition, Bystronic has appointed Dr. Frank Scholz to the newly created position of chief marketing officer. Scholz most recently served as a managing director at a consulting company in Shanghai.

FeneTech Inc. of Aurora, Ohio, has added two senior level executives to its management team. Craig Morris has become vice president of engineering and Horst Mertes has become vice president of sales and marketing. Morris has been with the company for 12 years, serving as a software engineer, group manager and, most recently, as the director of engineering. Mertes, an industry veteran with more than 25 years of sales FeneTech Inc. of Aurora, Ohio, has added two senior level executives to its management team. Craig Morris has become vice president of engineering and Horst Mertes has become vice president of sales and marketing. Morris has been with the company for 12 years, serving as a software engineer, group manager and, most recently, as the director of engineering. Mertes, an industry veteran with more than 25 years of sales experience, has been with FeneTech for four years, most recently serving as the director of global sales.

Walker Glass of Montreal has appointed Danik Dancause
as the architectural manager for its local market. In addition to his previous duties, Dancause will be responsible for architectural promotion from Ottawa, Ontario, to Quebec City. Walker also has hired Matthew Christie as the business development coordinator in the marketing team. His responsibilities will vary from trade show coordination to following-up architectural leads, as well as being involved in numerous marketing projects.





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