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  • Officials from Guardian Industries named Rick Zoulek vice president of North American Flat Glass operations.“Rick brings to Guardian leadership skills that will more strongly position us in the competitive and constantly changing flat glass business in North America," said Scott Thomsen, Guardian Glass Group president, in a release. "He has the innate ability to connect innovation and...
  • Officials from The Glass Guru franchise announced that four additional franchisees were trained during the month of August, bringing the number of new franchisees that have joined the organization in 2013 to 18. The most recent franchise owners with The Glass Guru have expanded the company’s presence in Arizona, California, Maryland, and Virginia, according to an Aug. 27 company release.Patrick...
  • Officials from Greco Aluminum Railings USA Inc., a subsidiary of Greco Aluminum Railings LDT, announced Jim Ellsworth as president of the company’s U.S. operations, according to an Aug. 27 company release.Ellsworth joined Greco in May 2013 and was recently appointed president. Ellsworth brings more than 30 years of executive management experience. To support Greco’s strategic growth in the United...
  • WinDoor Inc. named John Adams national sales manager, effective as of Aug. 5 in WinDoor's Orlando location, according to a company press release. In this role, Adams will continue to expand the WinDoor market share in the northeastern part of the United States as well as oversee the entire sales team currently covering the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina,...
  • PGT Industries, supplier of residential impact-resistant windows and doors as well as hurricane-impact systems for storefront and condo applications, promoted Brad West to vice president and controller. West has more than 16 years of management experience in manufacturing organizations, holding positions including operational division controller for Mrs. Smith's Bakeries, manager of SEC reporting...
  • YKK AP America Inc. appointed Steve Schohan as marketing and communications manager. In his new role, Schohan will develop marketing and promotion strategies, as well as lead research efforts on emerging markets and trends, with an emphasis on driving industry product evolution and innovation, according to a YKK AP press release. Schohan brings more than 25 years of experience in the retail...
  • The Dwyer Group, parent company of seven service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, has announced the appointment of Mary Kennedy Thompson to the position of director of veteran affairs, effective immediately.Thompson, who serves as the president of Mr. Rooter, was appointed to this additional role in a newly-created position that aims to attract more veterans to franchise...
  • 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. 
  • 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...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...