The Frameless Hardware Company (FHC) has appointed Tony DePalma director of business development. Prior, DePalma served as vice president of product group sales at C.R. Laurence. During his tenure there, DePalma managed architectural hardware DSS sales teams and, working directly with then CEO Don Friese, pioneered the company’s business development department.

In his new role with FHC, DePalma will oversee the integration of sales and technical support in developing and managing a team focused on customer service, large projects and new business development spanning entrances, storefronts, shower enclosures, transaction hardware and railings. The company created this new position to facilitate and enhance its commitment to customer service, one of its core principles.

“We’re excited to have Tony join our team,” says Chris Hanstad, president of FHC. “Tony understands sales, but, more importantly, he understands people and knows how to tap into customer needs and build relationships. We’re excited to see what he can do for our customers and where that takes us.”

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