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Robert “Bob” Price has been named vice president of architectural sales for Architectural Window Manufacturing (AWM), in East Rutherford, N.J. Previously, he served as vice president of strategic architectural sales at Consolidated Glass Holdings and was with J.E. Berkowitz (JEB) for 35 years.

Price joined JEB as a sales representative in 1983, was named sales manager in 1990, and was elevated to the position of vice president in 1998. The company became part of CGH in 2016. Price told USGlass that he is very excited about the new opportunity with AWM.

“I will be joining a long-time customer that I respect,” says Price. “I will be learning a new concept and a different business model.”

Anthony Laino Jr., president and CEO of AWM, adds he is also excited to have Price be a part of his company.

“Bob comes to Architectural Window Manufacturing with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He has serviced us for over 15 years. His experience and energy make him a perfect fi t for the Architectural Window family. We look forward to Bob making this his new home and building lasting relationships with our clients.”

Promotions

Pulp Studio has promoted Kirk Johnson to the position of executive vice president of operations. He was been with the company since the beginning of 2018, when he was hired as director of operations, a new position at Pulp Studio. Johnson has 23 years’ experience in the industry, and previously held positions with ACI (now Trulite) and Hartung Glass Industries.

According to Pulp Studio, Johnson’s optimism and willingness to take his past glass manufacturing experience, and use it as a basis for learning an entirely new segment of the industry, has created a synergy that uniquely qualifies him for this new position.

Accura Systems has promoted Ryan Alexander and Clay Coltharp. Alexander will be vice president of engineering and Coltharp will be vice president of contract management.

Alexander is a licensed professional engineer in Texas. He first worked at Childress Engineering Services as a professional engineer and as the manager of their residential division, and later in the commercial curtainwall division. In August of 2015 he joined Accura where his most recent position was as senior project manager.

Coltharp spent some time with Lucent Technologies before joining the curtainwall industry in 2005 when he went to work for Vistawall Architectural Products. He joined Accura in 2012 and has been a senior project manager, and most recently a contracts manager.

Appointments

YKK AP America has appointed Daymon Loyd to residential plant operations manager and Tony Nista as an architectural sales representative in the company’s Cincinnati branch.

Loyd began in YKK AP’s commercial manufacturing center in Dublin, Ga., in 2004 as a quality engineer. He moved to manufacturing engineering where he was heavily involved in manufacturing process improvements and several strategic key projects, including the establishment of YKK AP’s Texas manufacturing facility. He has since served as a quality assurance engineer, where he worked to improve and upgrade YKK AP’s quality control systems. He is a certified quality engineer through the American Society of Quality.

In his new role, Nista will service the Central Ohio region with metro areas including Cincinnati, Columbus and Day ton , Ohio. Most recently, he served as a senior manager at Kiesland Development Services, where he worked closely with architects to provide professional design and consulting services on construction projects for commercial property owners.

Family-owned Livers Bronze Co., a designer and manufacturer of ornamental hand railing systems, has appointed Charlie Livers president. He replaces his brother, Richard “Deuce” Livers, who had been president since 1991 and is now retiring. Both men have worked for the Kansas City, Mo.-based company for more than 40 years.

“It’s been quite a ride,” says Deuce Livers. “So many changes have taken place over these past 40 years—from moving our headquarters and manufacturing facilities to the significant advancements that we’ve made in technology—it’s amazing to see how much progress we’ve made.”

Two years ago, Livers Bronze marked its 70th anniversary. Today, the brothers, along with their sister, Brett Walter, and brother, Al Livers, represent the third generation of the Livers family at the helm of the business.

“It’s such an exciting time for our company as we continue to grow and introduce new products,” says Charlie Livers. “I look forward to following in my brother’s footsteps and taking our business to the next level.”

Associations

At the meeting of GIMAV’s Governing Board on September 5, the remaining chairs on the GIMAV presidential team for the 2018 – 2020 biennium were filled with the election of the two vice presidents. Newly-elected Nicola Lattuada (Adelio Lattuada srl) and Nancy Mammaro (Mappi International srl) will assist president Michele Gusti (OCMI-OTG SpA) in the performance of his duties.

Other members of the committee include Aldo Faccenda (Bottero SpA), president of the hollow glass section; and Dino Zandonella Necca (Adi srl), president of the accessories section and of Vitrum.

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