tubelite_glenbarfknechtTubelite Inc. has appointed Glen Barfknecht to the position of vice president of operations. Based at the company’s headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich., he is part of the executive team and reports to Tubelite’s president, Ken Werbowy.

Barfknecht joins Tubelite from its parent company, Apogee Enterprises Inc., where he served as director of operational excellence. He has 28 years of experience in a variety of senior operations management roles within several large corporations including Pentair, Reviva and Progress Energy.

Previously located in Minnesota, Barfknecht received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.