Appointments

Vitro Architectural Glass

Shawn Winn has been appointed Vitro Architectural Glass’ new commercial account manager for the Central Plains Region. Winn is responsible for managing commercial fabrication accounts and offering sales and support to fabricators and glaziers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis, and his previous experience includes serving as a technical advisor and an architectural manager for national glass manufacturers in his region.

New Hires

Apogee Enterprises

Matt Osberg was named chief financial officer (CFO) and executive vice president of Apogee Enterprises. Osberg replaces Mark Augdahl, who served as interim CFO and will return to his previous role as vice president of finance for the company’s architectural glass segment. Osberg has more than 20 years of financial experience and recently served as CFO at Helen of Troy Limited.

Innovative Glass

Following his departure in 2019, Anthony Branscum returns to Innovative Glass Corp. as senior vice president. He previously served as the architectural sales vice president from 2010-2019. “I’m excited to be back in this new capacity,” he says. “I look forward to helping the company expand and grow. I’m happy to return to a familiar place, surrounded by extraordinary colleagues.”

Tubelite

Avi Bar has been named Tubelite Inc.’s vice president of sales. Additionally, Scott Rageotte joined the company as its client development manager serving New Jersey and central and eastern Pennsylvania.

Bar has more than 20 years of experience leading large national sales teams and recently worked as the national sales manager for ASI Group.

Rageotte has more than 25 years of experience in the glass and glazing industry and spent the majority of his career at Vistawall/Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. He also worked for Debra’s Glass Inc. as a project manager and lead estimator.

IGE Glass Technologies

Heinz Wiedmayer has joined IGE Glass Technologies as its senior vice president of sales. Wiedmayer boasts more than 23 years of experience in the glass industry, including expertise in sales consulting and management.

Window Film Depot

Lindsay Spires has been hired as Window Film Depot’s director of operations. She will be responsible for managing and reporting on all operational aspects of the business.

Linetec

Joshua Chapple is the new Northwest regional sales manager for Linetec. Chapple is based in Wisconsin and focuses on clients in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah and Kansas. He has more than 10 years of sales and marketing experience in customer service and shaping business partnerships.

Laminators Inc.

Laminators Inc. has hired three new architectural regional sales managers: Ed Scholl, John Johnson and Tim Casey. The company also shifted regional manager Jason Bauknecht’s role to focus on the Southeast.

Scholl will take over Bauknecht’s previous territory in Delaware, Maryland, Southern New Jersey, New York (excluding NYC), Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Johnson will cover Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. He has more than 17 years of experience within the commercial construction industry, specifically in the building envelope sector.

Casey’s territories include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northern New Jersey, Metro New York/Long Island, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Promotions

Pulp Studio

Pulp Studio has promoted three corporate sales managers: Mike Nicklas, Joe Carlos and Cathy Yamasaki. Nicklas was promoted to Southeast regional manager; Carlos was promoted to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) regional manager for the Western U.S.; and Yamasaki was promoted to Southwest regional manager.

Nicklas has been with Pulp Studio for four years and in the glass industry for more than 35 years. In his new role, he will develop and provide solutions to architects and contractors. He was previously with JE Berkowitz for 23 years.

Carlos has been with Pulp Studio for three years and in the industry for more than 35 years. In his new role, he will be responsible for developing the company’s insulating glass unit product line and supporting its OEM customers.

Yamasaki has been with Pulp Studio for seven years. In her expanded role, Yamasaki will now cover Las Vegas and Arizona in addition to the Los Angeles and San Diego territories.

Obituary

Joe Gudenburr

Syracuse Glass Co. president Joe Gudenburr passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2023, following a battle with cancer. He was 53 years old.

Gudenburr was named Syracuse’s CEO in 2021. He was an accomplished business executive with more than 30 years of experience leading and growing businesses in the sales and marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, service, logistics and distribution arenas.

Gudenburr joined Syracuse Glass Company from Sprague Energy, where he was the division general manager for a $150 million delivered fuel business. Prior to Sprague Energy, he spent nearly 16 years as the president and chief operating officer of G.A. Braun Inc.

Gudenburr was also the vice president of sales, marketing and product development for the Buckbee-Mears Group and executive vice president of global operations for Vision-Ease Lens. He served in the U.S. Army and held a Bachelor of Science in general engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

He is survived by his wife, Joanee, and his children, Joey and Jacob.

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