Volume 9, Issue 9 - October 2008
Ones to Watch
COMINGS AND GOING
Truseal Expands Sales Department Truseal Technologies Inc. has made three new appointments within its sales department. The company has hired Peter Donoghue as vice president of sales, appointed John Westfall as sales manager for its southeast U.S. division, and hired Tom Italiano as sales manager for its western U.S. division.
Donoghue served most recently as an executive at Sherwin-Williams. In addition, he spent 11 years at Truseal in technical services and sales roles and was once a recipient of the company’s President’s Award.
In Westfall’s new role, he will develop and manage sales and sales strategies for Truseal’s insulating glass sealant and equipment platforms in the southeast, as well as oversee sales personnel in the territory. Westfall, who has been with Truseal for seven years, served as a sales representative previously. Prior to joining Truseal, he served as regional sales manager at Vytex Windows in Laurel, Md.
Italiano will manage the western U.S. region’s sales and customer service programs, including market promotion and support. He most recently served as director of sales and marketing at Soft-Lite Windows in Cleveland. Prior to that, he spent seven years as a regional sales representative for Truseal.
Simonton Expands, Promotes
Simonton Windows has announced the appointment
of several new managerial team members:
ATech Appoints New Managers Hande Kilic is the new marketing manager and Al Yoldas the new technical service manager for ATech Machinery of Gaithersburg, Md.
In her position, Kilic is responsible for the organization, prioritization and management of all requests that come into ATech’s marketing department. She also is in charge of media, promotions and publication of ATech’s newsletter. Yoldas is responsible for the company’s vinyl, aluminum and wood window manufacturing machinery. His responsibilities include material and process development, as well as research and physical testing of a variety of products.
Rovtar Joins Frank Lowe
Rogers Joins HOPPE
Welter, who has more than 12 years IT experience, will be responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and designing the IT and telecommunication activities of the company, as well as providing direction and support for daily operational activities of the IT function.
Haubert will oversee a broad scope of areas, including product configuration, raw material specifications, quality and technical support. He also will provide leadership and direction to the engineering team, which includes Sunrise’s technical and installation support department, and participate on the company’s new product teams.
Melick will focus on reviewing all gauges and fixtures on the production floor and developing a system for gauge and fixture tracking. He also will be responsible for implementation of process improvements.
Collins, a noted expert in the industry travels to various industry events educating door and window manufacturers about various industry trends and what they need to do to stay alive in this competitive market. As with his columns and articles, his blogs tackle various topics affecting manufacturers.
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