Tips for hiring and retaining employees in this unique working environment
February 18, 2011
Finding adept individuals to fit a particular position can be difficult, and the glass industry is no stranger to that experience. In an informal Glass Magazine survey in November 2010, 40 percent of fabricators said they were having trouble finding qualified employees. A quarter of respondents said this would be one of their biggest challenges in 2011.“Probably, our major issue is finding people...
April 1, 2010
Vitro AmericaVitro America, Memphis, promoted Arturo Carrillo to president. Chief financial officer since 2005, he has been with Vitro for seven years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard University. He replaces Luis Gonzalez, president since 2003, who elected to leave Vitro effective Feb. 28, 2010. Throughout his 25-year...
June 1, 2009
C.R. Laurence Co.Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. announced four promotions. Tina Olivares became manager of the customer services department. from online support manager. She has been with CRL for 17 years, and has more than 21 years of experience in the glass industry. Yolanda Cabadas became manager of CRL’s online support department from assistant to the online support manager. She...
May 13, 2009
CPFilmsSolutia Inc., St. Louis, named Ray Kollar as president and general manager of its CPFilms subsidiary, also in St. Louis. Most recently, he worked as vice president of commercial services for Solutia’s Technical Specialties business, where his proactive commercial approach generated significant sales volume increases in these premium branded product lines. Prior to...
Hires, promotions and appointments
January 28, 2009
PPG IndustriesOfficials at PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, announced that Gary Danowski, director, global operations, aerospace, became vice president, performance glazings. He reports to Senior Vice President Victoria M. Holt and is based at the Harmar, Pa., glass business and discovery center. Danowski joined PPG in 1982 as a production engineer, became an automotive glass sales engineer in 1988...
Hirings, promotions and appointments
December 17, 2008
M3 Glass TechnologiesRoger Erwin joined M3 Glass Technologies of Irving, Texas, as outside sales representative and Elaine Tschirgi as decorative glass sales representative.Before joining M3, Erwin was a sales representative at Complete Line Glass Wholesalers, Arlington, Texas. He has 25 years experience in the glass industry including working as sales representative for Gardner Glass Products,...
September 12, 2008
EdgetechOfficials from Edgetech I.G. of Cambridge, Ohio, promoted Todd Haney to director of operations and hired Keith Berg as a Florida-based technical service representative.Haney will be responsible for manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management and mixing technology. He joined the company in 2004 as engineering manager and before that, worked for six years at Lauren...