Promotions

Ryan McHugh has been promoted to president of Integrated Automation Systems (IAS), a glass fabrication and gas filling equipment solutions company. Previously he was vice president of sales.

He previously worked as a manufacturing engineer in the nuclear operations
division of Babcock & Wilcox Co. and as a technical sales engineer with Dixon Sanitary, which serves the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.

Mike McHugh will continue to serve as CEO and as head of product
development.

Security Door Controls (SDC) has promoted Shane Geringer to CEO and president. He represents the third generation of his family to assume the role of CEO at SDC.

Geringer began working in production at the company in 1988, and learned about the hardware and security business by advancing through a series of positions from sales engineer to vice president of sales.

Over the last few years, he has accomplished a comprehensive re-organization of many SDC departments including customer and tech support, product design and marketing through team-building and strategic investments in people, assets and tools.

Former CEO Dave Geringer now assumes the role of chairman and continues to lead the research and development team as well as supervising manufacturing operations.

New Hires

Diego Rodriguez is HMI Cardinal’s new vice president of sales and
marketing. Rodriguez previously served as the vice president and general manager of the Latin America division of Lixil Water Technology, the parent company of American Standard and Grohe bath and plumbing products. Prior to that, he was the vice president of business development and vice president of sales for Grohe America.

Mike Wellborn Sr. has joined Aldora Aluminum and Glass Products as
the manager of the new Engineered All Glass Systems Division. Jimmy Dean and Mike Wellborn Jr. also joined the team in tech sales and estimating.

The three have 37 years, 25 years and 18 years’ experience, in the glass industry respectively. The team will be based out of Aldora’s Austell, Ga., location, but provide sales and operational services to the branches located in Louisville, Ky. (Louisville Plate Glass), Charleston, S.C., Orlando, Fla., and Miramar, Fla.

Kudos

Paul Schodorf, vice president of sales at Schodorf Truck Body & Equipment, won gold in the World Indoor Rowing Championship 2018 for the 30-minute event in the 65-69 age group. The competition, held in Alexandria, Va. late last year, was the culmination of around five years of training.

Schodorf says he has always been athletic. He used to be a runner before discovering his love of rowing thanks to his daughter, Bridget, who had a rowing scholarship at Ohio State University. When her parents bought her a rowing machine so shecould practice in the winter, Schodorf began using the machine for his hown workouts. He first began competing about three years ago.

While his passion for rowing stems from his daughter’s career, it’s his son, Tim, who acted as coxswain during his race. Schodorf plans to compete in the World Indoor Rowing Championship 2019 in Long Beach, Calif., in February.

He describes rowing as an endeavor for a person of any age to improve their overall fitness.

“It embellishes my capacity to do work, mentally and physically,” he says. “It
gives my working life more of a punch.”

Schodorf says he doesn’t feel almost 68 years old. As unemployment stays low and the demand for skilled labor grows, exercise allows Schodorf to keep working at the family business longer.

Schodorf Truck Body & Equipment was founded in 1881. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the company is a fourth-generation, family-owned business. Schodorf says that as an athlete he strives to do his best, which is something that carries over into his work mentality.

“Striving to do our best and treating our people and customers accordingly is
why we’re still here,” he says.

Appointments

Kevin Yates succeeded Paul Schmitz as CEO of Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions. Schmitz will transition to board member and executive advisor to the CEO and board. Yates joins Trulite from Siemens where he was most recently president of the energy management division in the U.S. and Canada.

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