Promotions

Vitro

David Linhart is now the manager of sales in the West region, and Sarah Ward is the manager of sales in the East region for Vitro Architectural Glass. Linhart joined Vitro in 2015 as an account manager and was promoted to senior sales manager in 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stephen F. Austin University. Ward joined Vitro as a commercial account manager in 2019. She holds a bachelor’s degree in ceramic engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Appointments

Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions

Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions, which offers specialty door and access applications, has named Dan Seymour as its new vice president of engineering. Seymour takes the role with more than 21 years of leadership experience. He will oversee the new product development and sustaining engineering teams for Horton Automatics and FLEX by Horton product lines. He will also assume responsibility for technical support and configuration and master data teams.

Sto Corp.

Sto Corp. has named John McClellan its new vice president of operations. McClellan is responsible for overseeing workforce utilization, supply chain operations and ensuring a safe manufacturing process.

McClellan most recently worked as vice president of operations at Temper Sealy International. Previous stops include plant management at Owens Corning and operations management at Anheuser-Busch. Additionally, he served in the U.S. Navy as a weapons/engineering officer. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

Linetec

Linetec appointed Paul Bratz as regional sales manager for the Midwest. He assumes the role with more than 15 years of experience managing the company’s paint and anodizing operations. He most recently served as the company’s quality manager and has been with Linetec since 2002.

Additionally, Bratz represents Linetec as a member of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance and participates as part of the AAMA Finishes Committee.

New Hires

Erie Architectural Products

YKK AP America Inc., a manufacturer of commercial facade systems, residential doors and windows, announced that John Cookson has joined its subsidiary, Erie Architectural Products, as its national sales manager.

Security Door Controls

Security Door Controls (SDC) has hired industry sales veterans Erik Mosher and Les Neal. Mosher takes the role of national sales associate and Neal is the company’s newest factory sales associate. Mosher joins SDC following a stint as project coordinator for a physical security integration company and as an outside sales representative for a door hardware distributor. Formerly one of SDC’s business development managers, Neal returns to grow the company’s inside sales support system.

A+W Software

Lee Lagazon has joined A+W Software as the company’s application support specialist for its A+W Clarity (glass) customers. In his new position, Lagazon will troubleshoot customer support tickets, prioritize tasks, implement solutions in a timely manner and ensure customer satisfaction throughout the support process.

Morse Architectural

Stephanie Denooyer is the new regional sales manager in Florida for Morse Architectural. Denooyer has more than eight years of experience in sales and project management. In her new role, she will manage accounts in her territory to ensure that customer needs are met.

Elections

Eastman

The Eastman Chemical Company board of directors has elected Eric L. Butler as its new director. Butler assumes the role following time as executive vice president and CEO of Union Pacific Corp. He retired from the latter role in 2018.

Coming and Goings

AkzoNobel

Gregoire Poux-Guillaume becomes the new CEO of AkzoNobel on November 1, 2022. He will replace Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the board of management since 2017. Shareholders also appointed Poux-Guillaume as a member of the Board of Management.

Poux-Guillaume has more than 25 years of experience as an international business leader. His previous roles include CEO of Sulzer, CEO of GE Grid Solutions (previously Alstom Grid) and senior managing director of CVC Capital Partners.

Now Representing

Winco Window Company

Sean Delaney’s territory at Winco Window Company has expanded to now include Western Pennsylvania. Delaney, along with long-time associate Randy Dornburgh, manages Winco through Ranco Architectural, an independent architectural representative company in Hilliard, Ohio. Delaney has been employed in the commercial window and door business for more than 35 years.

Pulp Studio

Pulp Studio announced a sales partnership with Michigan-based Bodkins & Associates to provide additional project support in the Midwestern U.S. Alex Rosul of Rosul & Associates, who represented Pulp Studio for 15 years, has retired from architectural representation.

Father and son duo Noel and Kyle Bodkins will cover the Michigan area, while Ann Mather will cover the Ohio area. Mather and Noel Bodkins each have 30 years of experience in the contract furniture and interior design industries.

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