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  • Thermal Industries, a division of Atrium Corp., promoted Richard Hardie to regional operations manager.  “During Richard’s 32 years of service at Thermal Industries, he has been instrumental in helping define the operational methods of our distribution facilities around the country," said Scott Jeffreys, VP of sales, in a release. "In most recent years, he has been very helpful in supporting...
  • Thermal Windows Inc. hired Grady Faulk of WGF Architectural Sales to serve as the manufacturer’s representative for Florida. Grady has in-depth knowledge of architecture and project management, as well as building codes and regulations, drawing from 15 years' experience with commercial architecture and fenestration, according to a release. 
  • Pulp Studio announced that Bill Thimons is now VP of operations, a new position that the fabricator created following its acquisition of California Glass Bending last summer. Thimons  brings years of glass contracting expertise to Pulp Studio, having served most recently as operations manager for Giroux Glass. Thimons was also employed by IBA Consultants, where he specialized in glass...
  • Officials from Binswanger Glass have named Bill White as area manager for Virginia, according to a Jan. 21 company release. White, who had been branch manager at Binswanger's Richardson, Texas, location, will be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the nine locations that make up the Virginia region."Bill has significant management experience in his past, and brings strong operational...
  • Longtime glass industry representative, Caleb Brown "Buck" Jennings, Jr., of Spartanburg, S.C., died on Jan. 6 at the age of 86. Jennings owned and operated glazing subcontractor Jennings Paint and Glass Co. with his father, and later his sons Kit and Harold. 
  • Following its acquisition by Saint-Gobain, SAGE announced a new management structure for Europe, in which the company will rely on new teams of architectural and glass representatives to launch SageGlass solutions and assist customers across Europe.SAGE Saint-Gobain Europe regroups senior managers from Saint-Gobain to form a dedicated organization of electrochromic glazing specialists, ...
  • Officials from Wausau Window and Wall Systems named Jack Spelman architectural sales representative for eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware. Drawing from more than 30 years of industry experience, he works closely with the building owners, architects, general contractors and glazing contractors in the region.For the past 18 years, Spelman served as president of JDS...
  • Officials from Thermal Windows Inc. promoted Seth Patterson to commercial sales manager, according to a Nov. 20 company release. For the last seven years, Patterson has been involved in contract sales throughout the United States with Thermal's commercial division, providing assistance to customers and operations personnel in the areas of product specifications, performance and approvals.In his...
  • John P. (Jack) Hilboldt, co-founder of National Glass and Glazing and a nearly 60-year glass industry veteran, has passed away, according to a statement from the family. Hilboldt started as a glazier apprentice in 1947, and went on to run Stanley Hanks Glass Co., which was purchased by Cupples Product and became Gateway Glass. He left in 1982 to start National Glass and Glazing with his sons...
  •  Don Wessinger, a glass and glazing industry veteran of more than 56 years, passed away, July 12, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Wessinger began his career in 1956 as a draftsman and project manager for window-wall and curtain-wall projects. After graduating from Texas A&M University, he was owner and president of Tejas Panels from 1978-1992. Wessinger developed and...
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  • 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...
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