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  • Spider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announced Steve Leon has been promoted to district sales representative of its Las Vegas operation center. In this role, Leon will be responsible for solving the suspended scaffolding and fall protection challenges of contractors and facility owners throughout western Nevada, eastern New Mexico, southern Utah, and Arizona, according to a Dec. 5 company...
  • Special-Lite Inc., a Michigan-based manufacturer of commercial entrance systems, announced the appointment of Roger Stempky to the position of assistant vice president, sales and marketing, according to a Sept. 24 company release. In this new position, Stempky will assume responsibility for the sales and marketing activities of the company, and will have full responsibility at the end of 2013,...
  • Glass Doctor hired Thomas “Tommy” Patterson as its newest Sure Start Coordinator, according to a Sept. 19 company release. Most recently, Patterson was the market manager for Mygrant Glass Co., where he developed and built market share. Patterson also worked as the senior sales manager for Pilkington North America where he oversaw the market development of the company, according to the release....
  • Officials from Bohle America Inc. announced Keith Knolmayer joined the Bohle America management team as hardware development director, according to a Sep. 2 company release. Knolmayer previously worked for Häfele America Co. for 17 years. Knolmayer's extensive product knowledge of sliding door applications, ANSI grade builder’s hardware and all glazing products will allow Bohle to expand its...
  • 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...
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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...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....