Paul Trainor, previously of Trainor Glass, has joined Skyline Sky-Lites
in Colorado Springs, Colo., as manager of business development. The appointment
was announced shortly after Trainor’s closure in February (see related
story on page 10). Trainor also has experience with Traco Windows and
Robert Mastrapa has joined Glasswerks L.A. Inc., headquartered
in South Gate, Calif., as operations manager. Mastrapa, a 30-year veteran
in the glass industry worked for Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope of Santa Monica,
Calif., as assistant general manager prior to his appointment at Glasswerks.
He will be responsible for implementing the “6S System” at Glasswerks’
main fabrication facility in South Gate.
Tubelite Inc. of Walker, Mich., has named John Young as client
development manager providing storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylight
control systems for North and South Carolina, and southern Virginia. Owner
of J&L Young LLC, Young will serve this territory as an independent
sales representative, while working closely with Tubelite’s new office
in Rock Hill, S.C. He brings 27 years of experience in the glass, glazing
and architectural metal’s industry, including six as an independent sales
Viracon of Owatonna, Minn., has hired Kevin Anez as director of
marketing and product management. With 19 years of experience in the building
materials industry, Anez comes to Viracon from Andersen Window Corp.,
where he was the product marketing manager for the 200 and 400 Series
Window business. He will report to Bob Randall, Viracon’s vice president
of marketing and business development.
Anez previously was an adjunct professor in marketing at Dunwoody College
of Technology in Minneapolis. He holds three degrees, including a bachelor’s
degree in industrial technology from the University of Wisconsin Stout,
a master’s degree in manufacturing systems and a master’s in business
administration in marketing from the University of St. Thomas.
Soladigm of Milpitas, Calif., has appointed Jim Pape as chief commercial
officer (CCO). Pape has more than two decades of sales, marketing, product
development and customer service experience, and was most recently the
president of San Jose, Calif.-based SunPower Corp.’s global residential
and commercial business units. As CCO, Pape will be responsible for managing
and expanding global commercial activities.
Dorma Americas of Reamstown, Pa., recently named Wil van de Wiel president.
Van de Wiel, who most recently was president of Dorma Architectural Hardware,
brings to this position domestic and international experience. Prior to
joining Dorma, he served as managing director for Bosch Security Systems
based in Lancaster, Pa.
Van de Wiel succeeds Larry O’Toole, who has served as president for seven
years and plans to pursue opportunities outside of the company.
McGrory Glass Inc. of Paulsboro, N.J., has made several recent person
nel appointments. Tim Matthews has become vice president of architectural
sales. He will oversee the marketing, product development and overall
sales performances of the company’s architectural glass products. He has
supervised the architectural glass sales and marketing for the last 10
years. Additionally, Jerry Stoneberger has become the sales and
marketing manager for the Corning Med-X glass materials. He has more than
30 years of experience in the specialty glass market, and has spent the
last 23 years at McGrory.
HAGA Names Irene Lopez 2011 Glass Professional of the Year
The Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA) recently named Irene Lopez
of M.I. Glass Inc. in Houston as the 2011 Glass Professional of the
Year. Lopez received the award during HAGA’s dinner meeting on January
A member of HAGA for the last 15 years, Lopez has been involved in the
industry for 23 years. “My husband, Mario, and I opened our business,
a retail glass shop, M.I. Glass, in Houston in 1989,” she says. “We fabricate,
install and sell to the public.
We do everything related to glass and aluminum.”
Lopez is “always upbeat, always behind the scenes, very pleasant, always
smiling and always positive,” says David Ozment, Gulf Coast account executive
for Binswanger and past president of HAGA. “She has a warm heart, very
much a family woman and very much a business professional. She’s devoted,
brings fresh ideas, and an inside- and outside-the-box thinker. Her strong
motherly instinct comes into the business. She’s special. She’s been there
for years and does what’s best for the association.”
Wayne Harding Jr., Boulder, Colo.
Wayne Harding Jr., founder of Harding Glass in Boulder, Colo.,
passed away on February 14. He was 90.
Harding was a veteran of World War II as a Navy Pilot, and, following
his discharge, became a test pilot for Vought Aircraft in Connecticut.
Eventually, he decided to join his father in the glass business, and in
1947 they bought Acme Glass in Topeka, Kan. The company became Harding
Glass and, by 1965, it had grown to 56 operations in eight states. In
1968, Harding founded Harding Steel, which makes mechanical parking devices
and still exists today. Harding sold Harding Glass to Sun Co. in 1978,
and, through several mergers and acquisitions, the company now is a part
of Binswanger Glass.
Harding also was the author of three books, a member of the Young Presidents
Organization, a 60+ year member of Rotary International, a 66-year member
of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronomics, and an active
member of the Denver Leadership Foundation. He also was a past president
of the Flat Glass Marketing Association, a predecessor to the Glass Association
of North America, based in Topeka, Kan.
Harding is survived by his wife, Valerie Warner; five children; 13 grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife,
Nancy, in 2000.
Barbara Vos, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Barbara Vos, the co-founder of Vos Glass Inc. in Grand Rapids,
Mich., passed away on February 8 at the age of 79. She co-founded the
company with her late husband, Clarence “Jake” Vos, in 1982.
Vos is survived by her three children; five grandchildren; three great
grandchildren; two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.
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