Sean Hummel has been promoted to director of research and development at Quanex, where he will oversee the company’s R&D efforts for its insulating glass systems business unit.

Hummel has 20 years of product development, marketing, project management and leadership experience, with an emphasis on R&D. He has spent the last six years managing R&D for Quanex’s IG systems operations.

“We are very excited to have Sean as our new director of R&D,” says George Wilson, general manager of Quanex IG Systems. “Sean has a lot of experience in R&D and in the industry. We are looking forward to him taking on the responsibility of leading the team into the future.”

Hummel assumed his new role March 31, when the company’s former vice president of R&D, Jim Baratuci, retired.