Walker, Mich.-based Tubelite Inc. appointed Tim Fookes as its director of engineering. In his new role, Fookes will “ensure that the engineering department provides excellent customer service and assistance for both new and existing storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylight control systems,” according to a release.

Tim Fookes
Tim Fookes

In addition to helping support Tubelite’s clients, Fookes is responsible for monitoring all building codes and standards. He serves as the company’s contact for applicable code-related councils and associations, such as the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, the Glass Association of North America and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Fookes brings 20 years of experience in engineering and team leadership and most recently worked at Izzy+, a furniture manufacturer with headquarters in Michigan. Prior to Izzy+, he was employed with Haworth Inc., a commercial furniture systems manufacturer also based in Michigan. At Haworth he served as an engineering manager, project engineer, product engineer and manufacturing engineer.

Fookes earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Western Michigan University –Kalamazoo and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.