Jeff Cothery has recently been named the general manager of Besana Lovati Inc., the North American representative of Italian-made glass fabricating machinery and supplies.

Cothery brings more than 35 years of glass industry experience to the North Carolina-based company and takes over the position from Stewart Walmsley, who has been the general manager since it was started in 1994. Walmsley, who will be retiring later this year, is looking forward to taking some well-deserved time with family and friends, according to the announcement.