Industry Mourns Passing of Stan Dudeck
Stan Dudeck, president and founder of Winni-peg, Manitoba-based
Paramount Windows and Doors Inc., passed away on July 9. He was 84.
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) recalled his brilliant
career, which started as a teacher in Morris, Manitoba, though his true
passion was for carpentry. He began building homes in the 1940s and soon
after opened Paramount Windows, a 2,400-square-foot facility in the St.
Boniface area of Winnipeg.
As a testament to Dudek’s vision and leadership, the original building
stands to this day as the cornerstone of a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing
operation, according to IGMA.
“For 60-plus years, Stan prided himself on the quality products and services
that Paramount provided. Stan was the originator of triple-glazed insulating
glass units and received multiple awards for his dedication to the industry
and the community,” said Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director. “Stan
will be remembered as an honest businessman, an innovator and leader within
the glass industry, and a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather
and great-grandfather. He will be deeply missed by the employees at Paramount
and the many friends and associates he made in the business community.”
Sunrise Windows Announces New Territory Manager z
John Paine is the newest territory manager for Sunrise Windows
based in Temperance, Mich. He will serve the New Jersey, Southern New
York, Connecticut and Massachusetts territory.
“John brings 25 years in the industry to the table. We’re excited about
how his depth of experience from the dealer side of remodeling will positively
influence the growth of our customers,” says Mike Roncato, vice president
of sales for Sunrise Windows.
Edgetech I.G. Hires Jeff Wycinski as Quality Engineer
Edgetech I.G., the Cambridge, Ohio-based division of Quanex Building Products
Corp., has hired Jeff Wycinski as a quality engineer.
Wycinski spent 24 years in various roles in the auto industry for a fuel
and brake line supplier, including positions as lab technician, supervisor,
project engineer and quality engineer.
Payne Joins Chelsea as Inside Sales/Marketing Services Rep
Chelsea Building Products Inc. announced that James Payne has joined
its team as inside sales/marketing services representative. In this new
role, Payne will be responsible for supporting customer service/inside
sales and serving as a customer resource for product/technical information
and also providing marketing/sales support.
Payne graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in
product design and has worked for Chelsea, on two different occasions,
for more than 14 years in product design, product testing and technical
services. Between those times, he worked for an exhibit company designing
trade show displays.
He is a member of Chelsea’s HIPO (High Potential) group, which works with
employees to expand their knowledge base of
the business and gives them opportunities to work in cross-functional
Novatech Group Promotes Savard to President
The Novatech Group has named Harold Savard president and general
manager. He succeeds Raymond Ouellette, who will continue to act
as president of the board of directors of the Novatech Group.
Savard has been with the company for more than 15 years and most recently
served as executive vice president.
Gorell Windows and Doors recently hired Lily Adams as customer
Alberina Ziemba has joined the B.F. Rich sales team
as a territory manager and will be responsible for the Eastern Pennsylvania
and Northern Delaware territories
Phantom Screens announced that Bob St. Louis, formerly
of Mirage Retractable Screens, has joined its team as a territory sales
representative based in the United States
Contact Industries has expanded its sales staff with the
addition of Jeff Mancusoas sales manager.
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