Volume 47, Issue 9 - September 2012

NewsMakers

comings and goings
Kelly Green, the former owner of California Glass Bending, retired at the end of July. He recently completed the sale of the company to Pulp Studio, but had remained with the company “to assure a smooth transition.”

Green spent more than 42 years in the glass industry, having gotten his start working with his father, the founder of California Glass Bending. Green, a native of Los Angeles, currently resides in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Reflecting on his time in the glass industry, he offers these words: “It’s all about the people.”

promotions
Heitmann and Associates Inc. has promoted Brett Scarfino of Chestfield, Mo., to serve as project manager, and has hired Andy Andrews of O’Fallon, Mo., as engineering consultant.

Scarfino joined the company in 2006 and has experience with design detailing, performance specifications, project submittals and field inspection/testing. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Rolla with a master’s degree in both ceramic and materials engineering.

Andrews has significant building enclosure field experience, according to the company, and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He spent five years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Alcoa Building and Construction Systems (BCS) recently appointed Jay Kahn as the Norcross, Ga.-based company’s corporate identity (CID) manager for North America.

Kahn will manage the CID sales for two product brands that include curtainwall, storefront and window solutions products.

Kahn began working at Alcoa in March 2003 as the CID manager for Reynobond in North America. Kahn then served as a national sales manager in North America and in 2008 worked as a global commercial development manager.

Before working at Alcoa, Kahn worked within the building materials industry at companies such as Alpolic and Pioneer International. Kahn earned his bachelor’s degree in operations logistics from the University of Houston.

new hires
Tubelite Inc. has hired Carla Styles as the company’s new client development manager for the Western territory. Styles will serve clients in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana.

Styles most recently served as architectural sales representative for Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope’s (OBE) national accounts. Prior to her position at OBE, she worked as an outside sales representative for Arch Aluminum and Glass.

Styles, who is based in Fort Collins, Colo., got her start in the glass and aluminum industries after serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Accurate Perforating has hired David Baer as its business development manager.

Baer will focus on expanding the company’s presence in existing key markets and penetrating new target markets. His duties will include assisting in the market assessment, sizing and evaluation.

Baer’s past positions include the role of national sales manager for Marking Specialist Group in Buffalo Grove, Ill., and vice president of sales for Solar Corp. in Libertyville, Ill.

Patricia Hernandez has joined Vetrotech as an inside sales associate and estimator for glass and frame systems. Hernandez’s duties include preparing quotes for customers and assisting Vetrotech sales representatives to support corporate goals. She also communicates with customers to answer project-related questions.

Hernandez has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial glazing industry. Prior to joining Vetrotech, she was with Milgard for more than 15 years, first as an inside sales representative, and eventually was promoted to inside sales supervisor and then to outside sales representative. Her previous commercial glass sales experience also includes inside and outside sales work at ACI Distribution-West, where she was once named outside sales person of the year. This is Hernandez’s second time working at Vetrotech, as she once served as North American sales customer service and sales support for the company.

Trent Kibby is Harmon Inc.’s newest senior sales representative. He will serve as part of the company’s national sales team and will report to Steve Norton, director of sales.

Kibby has more than 24 years of experience in the glazing industry, coming to Harmon from Architectural Wall Systems where he worked in business development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Northern Iowa. He will be based in Iowa and will work with customers throughout the upper Midwest.

kudos
Several PPG Industries scientists recently received the Advanced Manufacturing Award at the 2012 Carnegie Science Awards in Pittsburgh, Pa., for their work on the development of the company’s Solarban R100 glass. Adam Polcyn, Andrew Wagner and Paul Medwick helped engineer the neutral-reflective, solar control, low-E glass, according to the company.

“These gentlemen were honored for scientific innovation, not for the commercial success of this particular product,” says Glenn Miner, director, construction, flat glass. “Together, they created a new way to sputter nanolayers of coating on a glass substrate, which enabled them to eliminate the visibility issues inherent in the coating materials while still achieving superior performance and manufacturability.”


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