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Appointments

Solar Seal has appointed Mark Chisholmas an outside sales representative for northern New England. He will work primarily in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and Southern New Hampshire.

Chisholm has more than 25 years of business-to-business sales experience in the building products industry. Most recently, he worked at Allura Fiber Cement Products, and held prior positions at CertainTeed Corp., BlueLinx Corp. and Guardian Building Products.

Unicel Architectural, a manufacturer of vision and daylight control solutions, has appointed Julie Huelle to lead its brand and customer development efforts in the southwestern U.S. market including California, Nevada and Arizona. Huelle has more than 15 years of architectural sales representation in the commercial, healthcare, academic, government and high-end residential sectors.

Previously, Huelle held sales and management positions with glazing manufacturers including Walker Acid Etched Glass, Major Industries Day-lighting Systems and Kalwall Daylighting Systems. She also served in sales and marketing roles at glass and glazing contractors Carmel Architectural Sales and Romanoski Glass.

Josh Herman is Tubelite Inc.’s new client development manager serving western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio.

Herman previously worked at Everhart Glass Co. in Canton, Ohio. As shop foreman from 2006-2013, he fabricated aluminum framing systems, fulfilled glass and aluminum cutting requests and was a field installer for contracted projects. In 2014, he returned as the operations manager where he ran the day-to-day operations, estimated and oversaw safety and quality on midsize to large contracted projects. In the interim, he was a project manager at Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® in Warwick, R.I., from 2013-2014.

New Hires

Consulting Collaborative has hired two new managing principals. Rick Liddell will be managing principal of the Denver office while Jim Leugers will be managing principal at the Indianapolis office.

Liddell has extensive experience in sales, marketing and operations, and has successful profit and loss responsibility for both specialty and commodity products.

Liddell’s work history includes 20 years with VT Industries Inc., a senior vice president role for the Fine Laminate Countertop Division, with general management responsibility for the sales and operations of a seven-plant North American business.

Leugers previously worked as vice president of manufacturing for a leading glass and glazing contractor; held several positions at Kawneer Co., including general manager, corporate controller and plant manager; and spent five years as an executive with a non-profit agency.

Brian Leizerowicz is the commercial sales director for Western Window Systems. In this newly-created role, Leizerowicz will provide leadership and coordination across Western Window Systems’ commercial projects.

Leizerowicz was formerly senior sales manager of the western United States for EFCO Corp. Prior to that, in 2013, he was an area sales director for TRACO, a manufacturer of architectural fenestration products (acquired by Alcoa in 2010). Earlier in his career, he was a sales consultant for architectural glass fabricator and distributor J.E. Berkowitz.

Leizerowicz earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Stockton University.

John Adams and Jacob (Jake) Silversteinhave joined the Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products management team. Adams will assume the role of vice president of sales and marketing while Silverstein will take on the position of inventory control/project manager.

Adams has served in an executive sales capacity in the door and window industry throughout his entire career, supervising sales teams and developing brand strategy with accompanying marketing materials for several national manufacturers.

Silverstein is a graduate of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. In his previous role with a revenue cycle management company in the medical billing industry, he handled a myriad of projects that created tangible improvements for the company. Silverstein moved quickly up the ladder during his tenure overseeing projects from inception through training and implementation. He will spearhead the advancement of Aldora’s inventory and operational systems.

SAFTI First has added Edify Studios to its growing network of sales representatives. Principals Brad Glauser and Brad Walker have a combined 35 years of experience in the architectural glazing industry, and will focus on Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

Glauser is a fourth-generation general contractor who brings a perspective that stretches from real estate development, through subcontracting and into manufacturing.

Walker brings more than 20 years of experience in the global building products industry. The company says his ‘boots on the ground’ experience, from the perspective of the con-tract glazier, enhances his understanding of the overwhelming value that can be provided from a vendor partner with practical knowledge of the industry.

Obituaries

Larry Anderson, a former president of Apogee-owned glazing contractor Harmon Glass, died on July 2, 2018. Anderson was the president of Harmon for 16 years before retiring 23 years ago. He first began working for Apogee Enterprises as a public accountant.

Anderson was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Ethel and his infant brother Ardell. He is survived by his wife Pat; children Jordan, Jeff and Jill Klass; his brother Dennis; his sisters Elaine and Jannette; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service was held for Anderson in July in Lakeville, Minn.

 

Associations

Michele Gusti is the new president elect of GIMAV, the Italian association of manufacturers of machinery, accessories and special products for glass processing.

Gusti, who is also president of OCMI-OTG Spa, succeeds Aldo Faccenda (Bottero Spa), who held the position for the 2016-2018 term, and was voted to serve as president of the Hollow Glass Division for the next two years. The president-elect of the Accessories Division is Dino Zandonella Necca of ADI Spa.

Members of the new board of directors are: Barbara Antonini of Antonini Srl, Chiaralberta Galli of Bavelloni Spa, Giulio Isernia of Glass Service Srl, Nicola Lattuada of Adelio Lattuada Srl, Nancy Mammaro of Mappi International Srl, Barbara Mazza of Cugher Glass Srl, Matteo Rolla of Neptun Srl and Cinzia Schiatti of Officina Meccanica Schiatti Angelo Srl. The presidential line-up will be completed during the next board of directors’ meeting, with the nomination of the two vice-presidents.

The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council (AGMCC) is now an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. The members of its initial board of directors includes:

President: Demetrios (Jim) Stathopoulos, Ajay Glass, Canandaigua, N.Y.;

Vice president: Dale Fuhr, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., Houston;

Secretary/treasurer: Jon Kimberlain, Dow Corning Corp., Elizabethtown, Ky.;

Jim Maggiore, Royal Glass Co., Santa Clara, Calif.;

David Stutzman, Conspectus Inc., Tuckahoe, N.J.; and

Raymond Roy, Guardian Glass, Trenton, Ohio.

The board is working to develop by-laws and policies that will lead to an initial face-to-face meeting of all interested parties, tentatively set for October/November of this year.

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