Newsmakers November 2021

Promotions

Petersen

Petersen Aluminum Corporation has promoted its southeast regional manager Mike Weis to vice president, sales and marketing. The promotion precedes the planned retirement of Mike Petersen, president, in the new year.

Weis began his career at Petersen in 1999 as southeast sales manager and advanced to become southeast regional manager in 2014 for the past seven years.

Glaston

Joe Butler was recently appointed to senior vice president, sales and service for Glaston Americas’ office in Mount Laurel, N.J.

Butler has more than 20 years of sales experience, including various leadership roles with manufacturing companies focused on the fenestration industry. Most recently, he led the North American sales team at Guardian Industries, where he was responsible for flat glass products in all key market segments.

In addition, Konstantin “Konsta” Petrov is now sales and service director of Glaston’s Australian branch office. Petrov replaces David Charnock, who will retire at the end of this year after celebrating 50 years in the glass industry.

Petrov began his career in 1996 as a senior operator and later as a chief technologist at glass processing factories in Moscow, Russia. In 2001, he joined the Moscow Tamglass (now Glaston) maintenance service unit to work as a service engineer, and later on, as a service manager for LLC Tamglass-Bavelloni. Petrov moved to Singapore in 2006 to manage after sales in the Asia Pacific market before returning to Moscow in 2009
as service manager for Glaston. He relocated to Sydney, Australia, in 2017 to become service manager there.

Charnock’s career began in 1971 at Pilkington Glass in St. Helens, U.K. After working in numerous management roles in Pilkington Glass Australia and Viridian Glass he joined Glaston in 2019.

Comings and Goings

Jim Ellsworth, Greco Architectural Metal Products’ previous president for U.S. operations, retired on October 1, 2021. Since April of this year, Ellsworth has dedicated his time to providing support in estimating and sales. Matt Palmer succeeded Ellsworth on April 1, 2021, as the company’s new president for U.S. operations.

Ellsworth has spent much of his career in the architectural fabrication industry in various leadership roles, including owning multiple businesses.

Obituaries

George Michael Sultage Jr., Press Glass Inc

George Michael Sultage Jr., 43, of Mechanicsville, Md., passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021 after battling cancer. His final days were spent at home surrounded by loving family and friends.

Sultage spent most of his career working in the commercial glass and façades
industry. He most recently held the position of director of sales for Press Glass Inc., an architectural glass fabricator in Europe and in the U.S. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Elaine Sultage; sons, Hunter and Bryce Sultage; parents, George Sr. and Bonnie Sultage; father-in-law, Edward Zamaitis; aunt, Donna Boutiller, and several special cousins. He was  receded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Sr. and Helen Sultage, maternal grandparents, Charles and Ruth Rumbarger, and twin sisters (stillborn).

Don Reschke, Retired

Don Reschke passed away on October 27 at his home with his wife, Maria, by his side. Reschke was previously employed by Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Manufacturing Company for 26 years as a sales representative and then regional sales manager in Denver, according to information listed on his realtor site. He was also a member of the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association.

Mark Pasion, All New Glass

Mark Pasion, 59, project manager at All New Glass in Auburn, Wash., died on September 21.

Pasion was also treasurer of the Washington Glass Association (WGA) and a
member of the WGA Golf Committee. He previously served as secretary and director of WGA. He was a member of the local glass community for more than 35 years.

Pasion is survived by his wife, Stella; sons Joe and Mitchell; grandchildren Anthony, Kaden, Riley, Tylin and Jaymeson; mother, Zenaida Dalton; siblings Roslyn Duavit and Thomas Pasion Jr. as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

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