Hirings, promotions and appointments
November 21, 2008

KlofkornSchmidtOfficials from Germany’s Bohle AG announced two changes in their Haan location’s management team. Christoph Schmidt became sales director with overall sales responsibility for the Bohle Group.
Before joining the Bohle Group, Schmidt worked for Fraba AG of Germany.
Arne Klöfkorn joined Bohle AG’s board of directors. He has been with the company since 2004, most recently as commercial director. He also serves as president of the company’s U.S. subsidiary, Bohle America Inc., Charlotte, N.C.

Officials from Viracon hired Dale Simon as financial services manager at the headquarters in Owatonna, Minn., to focus on credit and credit service needs for clients. He worked as credit manager for Rexton Inc. of Minneapolis, a subsidiary of Siemens AG, Germany. Before that, he served as credit administrator for Quebecor Printing Inc., now Quebecor World Inc., Montreal. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Fabricator and distributor of specialty glass products, Glassopolis, a division of ProScience, both of Toronto, added Fred Fulton as key accounts manager to oversee commercial glass contractor clients. He has more than 25 years experience, most recently as vice president of marketing for Fulton Windows, Mississauga, Ontario.

Bill Weaver became president and CEO of GED Integrated Solutions Inc., Twinsburg, Ohio. Formerly vice president of sales and marketing, he has worked for GED for 10 years, and has more than 23 years experience in the window and door industry. He replaces Ron Auletta, president and CEO for the past nine years and remains a member of its board of directors.

Kenneth Jacobs joined Sealant Equipment and Engineering Inc., Plymouth, Mich., as vice president of global sales and marketing. He has more than 30 years experience in the meter mix and dispense industry. Most recently, he served as president of TAH Industries, Robbinsville, N.J., and before that, held various management positions including president, executive vice president and vice president of sales at Liquid Control Corp., North Canton, Ohio, acquired by Graco Inc., Minneapolis, in 2005.

New York-based Thornton Tomasetti officials hired Mark Dannettel as senior associate to work in the company’s building skin practice. He provides global consulting for building owners, architects and contractors. He previously worked as executive designer and team leader for Advanced Structures Inc., Los Angeles, acquired by Enclos Corp., Eagan, Minn., in 2007.

The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., added two staff members to support the Product Certification Program and the Certification Agency Program, Toni Stroud and Sherri Wendt.
Stroud started as PCP associate, managing day-to-day issues while developing and maintaining relationships with manufacturers and consumers. She brings experience in membership services, recruiting, consulting and meeting planning.
Wendt became certification associate responsible for the Certification Agency Program , and staff liaison to the Certification Policy Committee and Ratings Committee task groups and subcommittees. Before joining the NFRC, she worked for Architectural Testing Inc., St. Paul, Minn., and brings five years of fenestration industry experience.

Officials from the National Glass Association, McLean, Va., announced that Stephen Mort, CEO of Don’s Mobile Glass Inc., Modesto, Calif., has been elected to chairman of the board. He took office Oct. 7, 2008, during GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, and will serve a one-year term. He has served on the board since 2003.
Joining Mort as executive officers are Chairman-elect Kevin McMahon, president, K-Man Glass Corp., Bethel, Conn., and Treasurer Steven Burnett, president, Walters and Wolf Curtain Wall, Mukilteo, Wash. Rod Van Buskirk, president, Bacon and Van Buskirk, Champaign, Ill., serves as immediate past chairman for the coming year.
Wes Topping Jr., member, board of directors, Belron US, Columbus, Ohio; Al Gauntlett, consultant, General Glass Co., Portland, Ore.; and Richard Voreis, CEO, Consulting Collaborative, Dallas, leave the board after several years of service. Bill Evans Jr., president, Evans Glass Co., Nashville; Rich Harrison, senior vice president and chief operations officer, Belron US; and Paul Heinauer, president, Glasspro, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., start a three-year term on the board of directors. Board members returning for the 2008-2009 term include Douglas Linderer, president, Go-Glass Corp., Salisbury, Md.; Chris Mammen, president, M3 Glass Technologies, Irving, Texas; John Morris, president, Jack Morris Auto Glass, Memphis; Gregory Pattakos, chairman of the board, Advanced Auto Glass Inc., Akron, Ohio; and Robert Trainor, CEO, Trainor Glass Co., Alsip, Ill.