Volume 9, Issue 7 - July-August 2008
Ones to Watch
COMINGS AND GOINGS
Chris Monroe, who has served as the company’s vice president of marketing since 2000, has assumed the newly created position of vice president, strategic planning and business development.
Sid Spear, who has served as the vice president of sales since 2007, will assume the expanded responsibilities of marketing for the national window manufacturer. His new title, vice president/sales and marketing, permits Simonton to combine Spear’s talents for sales, marketing and communications functions, according to a press release issued by the company.
Simonton has hired Tom Danisch to take over the position of vice president of national sales. In his role, Danisch will work with the company’s network of national customers and assist in growing the company’s business in various market segments throughout the country.
In addition to these moves and additions, the company has added a number of new managers and employees and has promoted several from within Simonton.
Bruce Kuni is now the company’s director of global sourcing to coordinate strategic sourcing and purchasing.
Lisa Edwards has been hired as the inbound logistics and distribution manager to implement cost-saving programs and practices at Simonton.
Teresa Cox, who has worked for Simonton since 1993, has been promoted to corporate quality analyst. She will perform quality reporting and analysis of standard reports along with special projects.
Brian Bliek has been promoted to manufacturing manager after serving several years as a process engineering manager within the company. He will work on implementation of lean manufacturing principles and production management in his new role.
Maria Barnhart, who has worked as an associate product manager at Simonton since 2006, has been promoted to the position of corporate process engineer. She will support lean manufacturing efforts along with the company’s continuous improvement program.
Dan Pennock has been promoted to corporate manufacturing project manager at Simonton with responsibilities for leading efforts to improve operational performance and capacity utilization at company facilities nationwide.
Scott Sheffield, who has been with Simonton since 2003, has been promoted to the position of plant manager for the company’s McAlester, Okla., facility. He will oversee the operations at the 202,500-square-foot manufacturing plant in the Steven W. Taylor Industrial Park in McAlester.
Amesbury Promotes Kline and
Kline served previously as window hardware sales manager for Fastek Products, and, prior to that, was with Builder’s Hardware for 11 years. He will now focus on driving the growth of the window hardware division, through the sale and promotion of existing products and the introduction of new, recently developed products, according to a statement from the company.
Welbig has been with the window hardware division for three years in sales and product support. In her new position, she will continue to support the sales department while taking a more active role in sales development.
Bystronic Appoints Knisely VP of Sales and Marketing
Roberts had served previously as eastern region sales manager for the Medford, Wis.-based company. In his new role, he will oversee all U.S. and international sales initiatives and will be in charge of the national and international sales force.
When being introduced to the membership as the new president, she joked, “Hillary Clinton, eat your heart out.”
She also noted that one of her goals is “to increase the number of members who join [the] organization.”