NEW HIRES

GGI

Jonathan Lizarazo is the new fabricated glass sales representative for the South Jersey territory. Lizarazo began his career in the glazing industry in 2008 and brings knowledge in glazing, project management and sales. Most recently, he was manager of Shore Glass.

Glassopolis

Bruce Cooke has joined Glassopolis as vice president of sales. Cooke was most recently responsible for sales and marketing at SAAND. Prior to that he was regional sales manager for Guardian Industries and also held positions at Oldcastle Glass, Barber Glass and AFGD.

Security Door Controls

Door hardware and security industry sales veteran Les Neal has joined Security Door Controls as new business development manager for the Central region. Neal will be responsible for all major accounts, distributors and security and hardware representatives in the region.

PROMOTIONS

American Insulated Glass

Clint Blair is the new vice president of operations at American Insulated Glass (AIG). Blair joined AIG in 2017 as general manager, with more than a decade of experience in sales leadership and business development. He will focus on growing the business organically and through business acquisitions.

Darin Johnson joins as regional operations manager, bringing more than 25 years’ engineering, operations and manufacturing management experience. Johnson will oversee operations in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Michigan and Tennessee.

Charles “Chip” Carroll has been appointed as sales manager for the recently acquired A. L. Smith Glass fabrication facility in Maryland. Carroll has over 30 years’ sales and management expertise, including 17 years with AGC Glass North America.

The company also has hired Daniel Danese for the newly created position of commercial products director for its Detroit fabrication plant. Danese will support the expansion of the recently acquired fabrication facility, formerly Great Lakes Glass Distributors.

ICD High Performance Coatings

Tim Krytenberg was promoted to research and development manager from his previous lab manager position. Krytenberg has been with ICD for six years. The company also hired DJ Widmer as its global sales director. Widmer has a background in executive business development at start-ups and at growth-stage companies in multiple industries ranging from medical devices and software as a service to sustainable products and services.

KUDOS

Kalwall Corp.

Steve Del Guercio was honored as Salesperson of the Year by Kalwall Corp. Del Guercio has received the award ten separate times. Strategic partner Structures Unlimited Inc. celebrated its top producer for 2019 by naming Tim Herrmann as Super Sales Achiever.

Tom Hon and Jim Fierro were also honored during the annual company meeting when they were named Regional Managers of the Year for Kalwall and strategic partner Structures Unlimited Inc.

Minneapolis Glass Co.

Jennifer Lang, owner and president of Minneapolis Glass Company was ranked 46th on the Women President’s Organization’s (WPO) 2019 Women 2 Watch List. She has been involved with WPO for ten years.

Lang’s father became the sole owner of the company in the 1980s. Lang originally planned to go to medical school and took a job at the front desk to earn money while studying for the MCAT. She worked in several different positions within the company, including purchasing and human resources, before going back to school to get her MBA. She became president of Minneapolis Glass Company in 2006.

To view the laid-in version of this article in our digital edition, CLICK HERE.