CH Holdings USA Inc. announced the promotion of Rick Hamlin to president of Cupples and Bill Trainor to vice president of operations.

“Rick and Bill have overseen every phase of a project: from estimating to project management and strategic planning,” says Gregg Sage, CEO of CH Holdings USA Inc. “We couldn’t ask for a more dedicated and well-rounded group of leaders.”

Hamlin first joined Cupples in 1981 in the engineering group, before moving to estimating and project management. He then went on to chief estimator and director of project management positions. In the early-2000s, Hamlin left Cupples, but continued to work in the exterior fenestration industry at companies such as Architectural Wall Systems, TRACO and Trainor Glass. In 2012 CH Holdings USA Inc. “reorganized Cupples as a domestic contractor focused on advanced facade applications in regionalized markets,” according to the company, and Hamlin returned as the firm’s national estimating and pre-construction manager.

Trainor began his career in project management at Trainor Glass Co., where he worked his way up to the firm’s regional manager position for the Rocky Mountain district. In 2012, Trainor joined Cupples as a senior project manager and was eventually promoted to operations manager.

Since its re-launch three years ago, Cupples has completed $60 million of contracted work, and entered 2015 with a backlog of more than $100 million.

“We have experienced significant market traction with our Cupples strategy,” says Hamlin. “The goal is to forge these early successes into a leadership position for the company.”