YKK AP America announced the appointment of Kurt Wenzel and Paul Vainer as sales representatives in the Midwest region.

Kurt Wenzel
Kurt Wenzel

Wenzel joins as an architectural sales representative out of the Chicago branch. In his new role, he will be responsible for assisting customers in the Chicago metropolitan territory, sharing the company’s latest products with architects and assisting with the product selection process.

Vainer will also join the Chicago branch in the role of sales representative for the state of Michigan and other assigned areas. Based in the greater Detroit area, Vainer will be responsible for all customer and architectural representation for the company’s direct sales efforts in the region.

“We are excited to welcome Kurt and Paul to the YKK AP team,” says Oliver Stepe, senior vice president. “It’s vital for our customers, as well as our business, that we recruit

Paul Vainer
Paul Vainer

talented individuals that can immediately make an impact. Both Kurt and Paul have extensive knowledge of the window and door business, which will be an asset as they work with customers and architects on a day-to-day basis.”

Wenzel has 17 years of experience in the commercial aluminum door and window business. His background includes a variety of roles in the fenestration industry, such as product promotion, estimating, engineering, project management and sales.

Vainer also has a background in the glass and glazing industry, bringing more than five years of experience, having worked in project coordination, estimating and product marketing.