Pilkington Architectural Glass Division Makes Organizational Changes

Glass Magazine
January 24, 2014
Rex Tracht
Paul Baskwell

Rex Tracht and Paul Baskwell, regional sales and marketing managers, retired  from Pilkington North America after serving the company for over 42 years each, according to a Jan. 24 company release. 

"It's been a unique experience; I don't regret one iota of it," said Tracht, in the release. "I've seen a lot of changes, and the changes seem to have become more rapid as time has gone on."

"My 44 years with Libbey Owens Ford, Pilkington and NSG have been terrific," said Baskwell, in the release. "One of the major highlights in my career was being part of the start-up team for our first float operation in Laurinburg, N.C., and being present to see the glass when it first came off the line."

Pilkington made several appointments within the sales and marketing team as a result of the retirements.

Laura Mecklenborg joined the company on Jan. 6, and will cover a territory stretching from Northern Virginia north through New York City and Long Island. Mecklenborg joins Pilkington from Hess Oil in Philadelphia, according to the release.

Larry Clay Lanier Jr. was appointed regional sales manager, replacing Baskwell in October 2013. Lanier joined the company in November of 2011, working out of the Laurinburg, N.C., float operation. His regional sales responsibilities cover the Carolinas and Southern Virginia markets in addition to his existing responsibilities covering the southern sales territory.

Ken Schraufnagle, key account manager, is covering the Quebec market in addition to his existing responsibilities of selling float glass into the automotive markets from the Rossford, Ohio, facility.

Tom O’Day, regional sales manager, has been appointed to the newly created position of AGNA key account manager in addition to his regional sales role covering the Northeast sales territory.

Laura Mecklenborg Larry Clay Lanier Jr. Ken Schraufnagle Tom O’Day