Salem Fabrication Technologies Group

Salem Fabrication Technologies Group (Salem FTG), formerly Salem Distributing Co., has made changes in ranks along with its recent rebrand and restructure. Dan Reinhart has been named as president of Salem Fabrication Supplies—the newly integrated tooling and supplies division previously comprised of four separate industry divisions. In addition, Ashley Price has been promoted to Salem FTG’s Eastern region sales director. HHH Equipment Resources, also a division of Salem FTG, has promoted two machinery sales directors to regional vice president of sales positions, Michael Rosato and David Anderson.

Since 2011, Reinhart held the position of vice president of sales and marketing for Salem, overseeing all divisions. He is a 21-year veteran of the glass industry with experience in both the residential and commercial markets.

Price and his team will cover the entire U.S. East Coast and eastern Canada. Price most recently held the position of director of diamond tooling with Salem and has been with the company for nearly 11 years. He has over 20 years of experience in the glass and stone fabrication industries working with both U.S. companies and Italian machinery manufacturers.

Rosato is a glass industry veteran with more than 37 years of experience. He joined Salem in 2012 as a regional account manager. He was promoted to machinery sales director, West Coast in 2019.

Anderson has 24 years of experience in the glass and stone industries. He joined Salem in 2017 as a machinery sales engineer and was promoted to machinery sales director, East Coast in 2019.

Comings & Goings

Linel Architectural Glass and Metal Solutions

After 40 years in the skylight business George Petzen, who was an estimator for Linel Architectural Glass and Metal Solutions in Mooresville, Ind., retired in August. Petzen was with the company 16 years. His work has included historic museum renovations, which he says are near and dear to his heart. He’s also been involved in project specific system designs, hurricane systems and blast-rated projects. He’s worked on the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., as well as projects for the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

New Hires


Jason Morrey has joined Linetec as a safety manager. He will report to Mike Schauls, vice president of operations, and will collaborate across all departments to continue building on Linetec’s safety culture. Morrey has 24 years of manufacturing experience and more than a decade in safety, health, security and property protection programs. Most recently, he served as the corporate safety and health manager for Verso Corporation’s four paper manufacturing facilities.

Rhyno Glass

Rhyno Glass has hired Mark Burrows and Bill Newton as senior estimators. Burrows has more than 35 years of commercial glass experience, including field installation, architectural and structural design, custom engineered systems, complete project management and estimating. In his new position, Newton will help manage and expand Rhyno’s special project division, focusing on new construction and renovations throughout Florida. He has more than 30 years of glass and glazing experience.


Bavelloni has hired Lakbira Zanzoune as its new sales area manager for France, French-speaking Switzerland, North and Central Africa, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq. Zanzoune speaks French, Arabic, Italian, English and Spanish.


A+W Software

Dennis Tiegs has assumed the position of chief operations officer (COO) for A+W’s Clarity business unit. A+W Clarity is the company’s glass software division. Tiegs also will become a member of the A+W executive management team and report directly to CEO Peter Dixen.

Tiegs was most recently COO, global accounts in the A+W Clarity business unit. He joined A+W in 2007.

United Glass Company

After three years of planning and executing a transition for the second generation of leadership at Universal Glass Company (UGC), the company has announced the succession of president and CEO John S. Lamb. John Lamb has held those positions for 34 years and will continue serving as chairperson of the board, taking a reduced role in the day-to-day operations of the company. Kyle Lamb will assume the role of president and CEO while Brett Smith will continue as vice president of sales. John and Kyle Lamb will continue to maintain 100% ownership of UGC.

Trex Commercial Products Inc.

Trex Company Inc. has named Laura Rygielski Preston president of Trex Commercial Products Inc. Rygielski Preston assumes management of the company’s commercially focused subsidiary, which includes two inneapolis-based businesses: Trex Commercial Products, which focuses on architectural railing systems, and Staging Concepts, a provider of portable staging solutions.

Rygielski Preston has more than 25 years of experience as a sales and operations executive with large global companies. She began her career with Trane in 2006 and served in a variety of sales and operations management roles during her 15-year tenure there.

YKK AP America Inc.

YKK AP America Inc. has appointed Ramsey Fadel as executive vice president and general manager of subsidiary Erie Architectural Products Group (Erie AP). Fadel succeeds founder and president of Erie AP, Ron Stronks, who will retire from day-to-day operations to serve as a management consultant and continuing member of Erie AP’s board of directors.

Fadel has more than 25 years of strategic leadership experience within the manufacturing industry, ranging from quality assurance and operations to plant management as vice president of manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Erie AP, Fadel led and managed all plant operations, maintenance, staff functions and resources for Hydro Extrusion Canada.

In addition, Tim Thomas, vice president of technical services, has been promoted to Erie AP’s executive management team where he will assume the position of senior vice president of sales operations. Martin Gray, account manager, has been promoted to national sales manager, where he will work closely with customers to ensure success through oversight of project solutions and business development activities.

Will Ngo was named organizational development and engagement leader at
YKK AP America Inc. Ngo will join the organizational excellence team, and has more than 13 years of experience.

The company also hired John Lutes as the director of its technology and business solutions group. Lutes brings more than 25 years of technology experience to this position.

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