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Quanex Building Products has promoted two people in its Homeshield division. Brandie Stiltner is now Western territory sales manager, and Jim Card is Eastern territory sales manager.

Stiltner and Card both have decades of experience in the industry and will work closely with customers in support of the Quanex Homeshield business.

New Hires

IWR North America, a building enclosure specialty contractor based in St. Louis, has hired Sean Hamlin as senior estimator. He is responsible for glass and glazing pricing, proposals and preconstruction support services, and has 11 years of commercial façade contracting experience. The St. Louis are a native ha s both lived and worked in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest regions managing multiple national projects. Most recently, he was employed by Enclos Corp. as senior project manager. He previously worked at Cupples Inc. and Trainor Glass Company.

Tim Metcalfe has been hired by Exterior Technologies Inc. (EX-TECH) as its new technical sales engineer. Metcalfe is responsible for assisting the sales team with technical sup-port primarily focusing on daylight analysis.

Drawing from 15 years in the day-lighting and architectural building products industry, Metcalfe’s expertise includes a special focus on daylight modeling and sustainable building strategies.

He most recently worked as the vice president of architectural services for Duo-Gard Industries Inc., where he led the company’s integrated building modeling strategies. His previous employers have included Wasco Skylights and Kalwall Corp.

Faour Glass Technologies has hired two new architectural representatives. Darren DeNett will represent North Carolina, South Carolina and coastal Georgia while Jim Roman will represent the west coast and central Florida.

DeNett has more than 30 years’ experience in sales and as a business owner. He is also founder and president of Dencon Architectural Inc., a southeastern manufacturer’s firm.

Roman brings more than 30 years of industry experience in commercial and residential glazing in Florida, with a background in sales, sales management and experience with impact-testing after Hurricane Andrew in the 1990s. Roman will focus on growing the company’s Slimpact business for frameless impact window wall and door systems.

YKK AP America Inc. is expanding its Southeast team with the addition of architectural sales representative, Wesley Grubb. Grubb joins the Atlanta branch, and will cover architectural sales in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

Grubb previously worked with King-span, where he consistently increased market share in his five-state territory. Additionally, he has extensive knowledge of building codes, including Florida Building Codes and green building rating systems.

Spencer Raymond is the new architectural business development representative for GGI. He will focus on the architectural design community in New Jersey, using his 15 years’ experience in the glass industry to promote the company’s fabricated glass solutions.

Raymond previously worked for GGI in the areas of customer service, estimating and project management. He has spent the last five years focusing on the family’s glazing business.

Kudos

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) (now NGA-GANA) recognized a number of individuals during the 2018 Annual Conference dinner in Napa, Calif., in April 2018. The association presented its division member awards, as well as the C. Gregory Carney Member of the Year award, which is presented to one outstanding member.

This year’s top honor was given to Rick Wright with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® for his many years of service and dedication to the glass industry. Wright has been active not just within the association, but also many other organizations, such as ASTM.

Division member award winners were:

  • Decorative: Bobby Chestnut, with Standard Bent Glass;
  • Energy: Kayla Natividad, Pilkington North America;
  • Flat Glass: Mitch Edwards, Guardian Glass;
  • Insulating: Joe Erb, Quanex Building Products;
  • Laminating: Jeff Haberer, Trulite; and
  • Tempering: Ren Bartoe with Vesuvius.

The association also recognized outgoing GANA general counsel Kim Mann for his many years of service and dedication to the glass industry.

“That glass statue and its touching etched words of recognition memorialize a very significant piece of my professional life for which I am extremely grateful; however, they also symbolize for me the reciprocal nature of this honor. It has been my honor and privilege to have been given the opportunity to serve GANA and its predecessor organizations for so many years. That’s how I will always remember this award,” Mann told USGlass magazine.

Quanex Building Products has announced the winner of its annual William A. McHattie Scholarship, named in honor of Quanex’s former president William A. McHattie.

This year’s winner is Meghan Hummel, daughter of Quanex’s Sean and Karen Hummel. She attends Medina High School in Medina, Ohio, and maintained a GPA of 4.56 all while participating in a range of extracurricular activities. She will attend The Ohio State University (OSU), where she plans to study biomedical science.

The Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA) will give scholarships to three recipients in 2018.

Weston Ozment, son of HAGA past president, David Ozment with Binswanger, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship. He attends the University of Houston Clear Lake.

Katie Emmons was awarded the 2018 scholarship of $500. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sociology at Texas A&M University.

Lina Solorzano was also awarded the 2018 scholarship of $500. Solorzana attends the University of Houston and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nutrition.

Appointments

Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions has named Jack Murphy vice president of sales and marketing. He will be responsible for leading improvements in the field sales effort, developing new business opportunities and creating customized solutions to customer needs.

Kevin O’Neill is a new client development manager for Tuloelite lnc., covering Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Based in New Jersey, he reports directly to Tubelite regional sales manager Jim Oberlin. Both gentlemen work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region.

O’Neill started his career in 1990 at Kawneer Company in New Jersey as a project manager and was promoted throughout his years at the company before landing in the architectural sales representative role. He continued his career as an architectural sales representative for a variety of companies including Kalwall Corp. and YKK AP America. He returned to New Jersey and to project management in his most recent position at Boss Glass Company.

Associations

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) announced Janice Yglesias, executive vice president of the organization, is succeeding Rich Walker, president and CEO, as he steps aside after serving in this capacity for 18 years.

Yglesias started her career at AAMA in February 1999. In June 2000, she was promoted to marketing manager and has since held management positions over-seeing membership, education, office, and association operations and human resources. Most recently, Yglesias served as association services director, continuing to guide her existing areas of responsibility while additionally advising on accounting and product certification activities.

An industry veteran, Walker joined AAMA in 1996 as technical director and advanced to Southeast region director before accepting the president and CEO position in 2000. Beyond expanding AAMA’s technical offering, which serves as the cornerstone of the association, Walker led the implementation of strategic objectives expanding the scope of services to include comprehensive education such as the FenestrationMasters Program, legislative and regulatory monitoring and validation of fenestration product performance in Florida.

Christian Quenett, head of Architectural Glass Europe Pilkington Deutschland AG (NSG Group), has been elected chairperson of the board of directors of Glass for Europe, a trade association for Europe‘s flat glass manufacturers.

Philippe Bastien, general manager of the building and industrial division of AGC Glass Europe, was elected vice chairperson of the Christian board, which includes representatives of the five leading EU-based Quenett float glass manufacturers: AGC Glass Europe, Guardian, NSG Group, SainteGobain Glass Industries and Sisecam, and a representative from Germany‘s flat glass and glazing association, Bundesverband Flachglas.

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