Obituaries

Chris Rogstad, Window Tech Inc.

Chris Rogstad of Window Tech Inc. in Lynnwood, Wash., passed away in late January. He is survived by his wife, Lin Ciaramitaro, and daughters Sophia Branson and Rebecca Rogstad.

Rogstad attended the University of North Dakota and graduated from the University of Washington with a Masters of Business Administration. After several years of working for Pella Windows in Seattle, he joined his longtime friend and business partner, Lou Novak, to launch Window Tech Inc.

“Chris was very devoted to promoting diversity in small business hiring and
was an active mentor to the new leadership team at Window Tech,” according to his obituary.

Rogstad was active in the Washington Glass Association, where he served
as director, secretary, treasurer and vice president.

Retirements

Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has announced the retirement of stalwart industry leader Marg Webb, after 22 years in the glass industry. Webb began her time at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada (IGMAC) in 2000, prior to that organization’s transition into the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), where Webb led as executive director for nearly two decades. At the beginning of 2022, she resigned her position as FGIA’s Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs director.

“When I started with IGMAC right before the merger, I was the only female leading an industry organization,” said Webb, who was hired at the time for her background in certification. “Now, 22 years later, they are all led by strong, competent women. I’d like to think that I had some influence in opening up executive positions for women in the industry.”

Webb was instrumental in the October 2000 IGMAC merger with the Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association, resulting in IGMA.

Appointments

FutureVu Brands

FutureVu Brands (FVB) has named Rebecca Weiner chief marketing officer and Joe Mauldin vice president of sales. One of FutureVu’s five subsidiaries, Impact Security, has named Steve Champlin vice president of sales.

Weiner joins FVB with more than a decade of marketing experience, having most recently served as the senior director of marketing for Avis Budget Group’s largest licensee, Betterway Rent-A-Car Group.

Mauldin has more than a decade of experience in graphic and franchise-related sales experience, most recently with Alliance Global Graphics.

Champlin brings more than 25 years of sales leadership. He most recently worked with Thermolite LLC.

YKK AP

YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP) announced changes to its manufacturing leadership team. Rick Farmer joins as vice president of commercial manufacturing. Greg Hultquist, formerly vice president of manufacturing operations, was appointed vice president of manufacturing strategy.

Farmer has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing operations within the industry, most recently with Viracon.

Hultquist joined YKK AP in 2004. He recently provided daily operational oversight of commercial and residential plant operations.

Viracon

Viracon has named two tenured associates to lead the supply chain and logistics teams. Seth Madole will transition to the director of supply chain and customer experience, and Brian Savage transitions to supply chain manager.

Madole joined Viracon 18 years ago as a project manager and brings experience in various roles, most recently focusing on sales operations.

Savage joined Viracon in 2010 as a market research analyst and has held various roles in sales and marketing, including international sales and product management.

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