Kudos

ASTM International Honors Larry Carbary

ASTM’s Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants presented the Werner H. Gumpertz Award to Larry Carbary, who retired from Dow in 2019.

Carbary wore many hats throughout his 37- year career. Prior to his retirement, he served as a construction industry fellow at Dow Performance Silicones. He is also an internationally recognized author and speaker on the performance of building facades. Additionally, he represented the U.S. as a member of the International Organization for Standardization.

The award recognizes Carbary’s professional contribution to the field of building technology and multidisciplinary technical problem-solving in the construction industry.

Carbary was vital in creating standards with ASTM that stabilized the industry in the 1980s, his mentorship in the organization and his illustrious career in research and development of the building envelope.

He was previously honored with such awards as the Lou Toporcer Sealants Hall of Fame Award, the Award of Merit and membership in the ASTM board of directors.

Otto Schott Research Award Recognizes Achievements in Glass Science

Schott presented the 2022 Otto Schott Research Award to two European researchers as part of the 26th International Congress of Glass in Berlin, Germany. The achievement honors outstanding scientific and technological achievements in glass, glass-ceramic and related advanced materials.

The award was given to Professor Alicia Durán from the Spanish Research Council in Madrid, Spain, and Professor Daniel Neuville from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris at the University of Paris.

Durán is a distinguished researcher on functional glass coatings. She was instrumental in the United Nations’ designation of 2022 as the International Year of Glass.

Neuville is recognized for utilizing various types of spectroscopies to develop new structural concepts for glass-like inorganic materials, especially at the interface between geomaterials, physics and chemistry.

Appointments

Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions

Horton Pedestrian Access Solutions, a division of Overhead Door Corp., announced that Joy Ribble will become its new president at year’s end. Ribble will succeed Kirk Brunson, who is retiring. Over the past 25 years Ribble has served as plant and regional controller at Overhead Door, and vice president of operations and vice president of finance at Horton.

Pulp Studio

Chris Allen is the new executive vice president of sales for Pulp Studio. Allen has experience in sales management, concept development, marketing, industry partnerships and customer relationship management. He assumes the role following more than 25 years of experience in architecture and construction.

Halio

Dmitry Lipkin is Halio’s new vice president of global marketing. Lipkin has more than 27 years of technology marketing experience, with previous stops at NXP Semiconductors, Maxim Integrated, Applied Materials and Flextronics. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hartwick College and a Juris Doctor from Lincoln Law School of San Jose.

Compusoft + 2020

FeneTech managing director and former CEO Ron Crowl was named managing director of Compusoft + 2020’s Doors, Windows, and Glass Vertical Group. 2020 acquired FeneTech in September 2021, and merged with Compusoft in December 2021.

Crowl was one of the founding partners of FeneTech in 1996, becoming president and CEO in 1999.

H.B. Fuller

H.B. Fuller has named Michael Moren as the new geographic sales manager for the North American glass market. Moren will lead a team that focuses on the growth of the warm edge spacer and H.B. Fuller’s overall glass portfolio.

Insulbar North America

Ensinger Inc. appointed Kurt Miglas as the insulbar sales and marketing manager for the North American market. He has a strong international background in the fenestration industry and experience across all facets of sales and marketing along with technical knowledge of fenestration products, system design, construction methods and thermal modeling.

Promotions

Vitro Architectural Glass

Dan Stipetich is Vitro’s new director of commercial sales for the U.S. He will lead a team of commercial account managers across the nation, serving the commercial construction industry, the company announced.

Stipetich joined Vitro in 2016 as a senior account manager and was named sales director of the eastern region in 2019. Prior to Vitro, Stipetich worked in flat glass and architectural coatings with PPG Glass.

In addition to Stipetich’s promotion, Vitro announced that Cary Topham is now the director of business development, and Glenn Davis has an expanded role as vice president of international sales and sales development.

Tubelite

Tubelite Inc. announced a number of personnel changes. Most recently, the company promoted Chad Mason and Collin Beighley as client development managers in Michigan. Mason will cover Eastern Michigan while Beighley will cover Western Michigan.

Beighley joined Tubelite in 2015 as part of the custom department. Prior to working at Tubelite, he was a builder with ASSEM-tech Inc. Mason started at Tubelite in 1998 in production working in the extrusion and fabrication departments. Most recently, he was an estimator.

Other promotions include Dan Goodman as regional sales manager for the Midwest and East territories. He assumes the position as Jim Oberlin transitions to the role of independent architectural sales representative based in Western New York.

Goodman started his career at Tubelite 28 years ago on the production floor in Reed City, Mich. Oberlin is planning for succession after 40 years in the industry.

Jim Hughes is now business development manager for strategic accounts in the retail, health care, hospitality and corporate office markets. He has more than 30 years of industry experience and has been with Tubelite since 2020. Hughes takes over for Kent Baumann, who will assist clients in northern Texas and Oklahoma as a client development manager and the owner of Baumann Architectural Products.

After more than 40 years in the industry, John Wiemer has transitioned his Oklahoma responsibilities to Baumann in preparation for retirement. He will be dedicated to Arkansas as a Tubelite client development manager and owner of Glazing Systems Specialties.

Accura Systems

Accura Systems, based in Sunnyvale, Texas, promoted Clint Strong to the position of controller. He joined Accura as a project coordinator, later switching to purchasing.

Strong has a Bachelor of Science in business administration and finance from the University of Arkansas.

In addition, Mitzi Daniel is Accura’s new purchasing manager. Daniel has more than 30 years of experience in the curtainwall industry, having worked in order entry and project management for Vistawall Architectural. She held roles in national accounts, custom skylights, and standard skylights in project management estimating.

New Hires

Bavelloni

Bavelloni do Brasil, a manufacturer of machinery and tools for flat glass processing, has hired Joaquim Lozito as sales director.Lozito will manage national sales and a network of representatives in Brazil.

Staging Concepts

Trex Commercial, a provider of architectural railing and custom staging systems for commercial building applications, has named Raymond Byrnes as western regional sales manager for its Staging Concepts business. Byrnes will oversee sales activity across the Western U.S. for Staging Concepts, which engineers and produces custom modular staging solutions for venues.

Xinglass

Joseph J. Santelli has joined Xinglass (Hangzhou Glass Technology Co.) as a sales representative. Santelli will focus on selling glass tempering furnace products in North America. He has more than 30 years of experience in tempering furnaces and glass processing, including more than 10 years at Glaston.

Crystal Structures

Crystal Structures, the commercial division of Sunshine Rooms Inc., hired Teajai Kimsey as the new director of marketing and communications. Kimsey has more than 20 years of experience in the digital marketing world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human factors psychology and a master’s degree in management.

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