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  • The National Glass Association announced Chris Mammen as the association's new chairman of the board. He took the office Sept. 14 at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, in Atlanta. President of M3 Glass Technologies, Mammen has served on the board since 2006.New executive officers are Chairman-Elect Bill Evans of Evans Glass Co. and Treasurer Robert Brown of Brown's...
  • The Texas Glass Association announced that Deron Patterson, sales development manager for PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, has been named president elect to the 2011-2012 board of directors. Patterson joined TGA in 1999, when he entered the glass business as an employee of the Guardian Industries float glass plant in Corsicana, Texas. The following year, he accepted a position in outside...
  • Officials of Safelite Group, Columbus, Ohio, announced the promotions of Ed Sprigler and Rodger Pickett. Sprigler has been promoted to assistant vice president of national contact center operations, while Pickett has been promoted to vice president of customer relations. In his new role, Sprigler will be responsible for supporting national insurance and commercial referral programs. Pickett...
  • Betsy Blake has joined U.K.-based Belron SA as director of purchasing, North America. She will continue to work in the Belron US corporate office in Columbus, Ohio, where she previously served as purchasing director.In her new position with Belron SA, Blake will be responsible for direct-spend supplier management for the United States and Canada, and will have a seat on the Belron global supply...
  • Employees of Pittsburgh Glass Works accepted wage cuts Wednesday night.The cuts were included in a contract ratified by Local 3059 of the United Auto Workers, which represents about 305 workers at the company's Evansville plant.Terry Hall, president of the local union chapter, declined to say how many members voted in favor of the contract."We know the times we are in," Hall said....
  • Mark Hatfield, an area sales manager for Safelite Solutions in Fredericksburg, Va., and Bev Rook, a regional sales manager based in Kansas City, Mo., have been promoted to national account managers for Safelite Solutions, Columbus, Ohio.They will be responsible for developing new accounts and building relationships with insurance companies that have existing vehicle glass programs with Safelite...
  • Steve Miggo has joined Belron US, Columbus, Ohio, as senior vice president of human resources and leadership development, according to a release. Miggo joins Belron US from Limited Brands, where he served for the last three years as associate vice president of human resources. Prior to that he served as vice president of human resources for Elmer's Products Inc. for seven years, where he was...

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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...
  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...