Volume 14, Issue 8- October 2013
Ones to Watch
PGT Industries has promoted Brad West to vice president and controller. In this new role, West will oversee PGT’s accounting and finance departments, as well as its risk management function. He reports directly to executive vice president of operations and chief financial officer Jeff Jackson, and is a member of the company’s executive management team.
West has more than 16 years of management experience in manufacturing organizations. His history includes positions such as operational division controller for Mrs. Smith’s Bakeries, manager of SEC Reporting and Investor Relations with Riverwood International and public accountant for BDO Seidman, LLP. West earned a B.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and is a certified public accountant in Georgia.
Pollard Windows Inc. Names
Karen Pollard-Josling has been named the new president of Pollard Windows Inc. and Gary L. Pollard as director of business development. The changes at the company follow the recent passing of former president Michael Pollard.
Pollard-Josling has been with the company for 23 years. She started as marketing representative working with Michael Pollard and worked her way up to marketing manager. She will be responsible for day-to-day running of the company.
Gary L. Pollard has been at Pollard for 30 years working as a sales consultant, service manager and head of the U.S. office for the past 20 years. He will work with Pollard-Josling and the executive team to identify new potential business and build relationships with industry groups.
"We are proud of what our family business stands for and are committed to serving our customers and community in the way they have grown to expect for over 65 years,” says a company statement from Pollard. “We will carry on with the vision that both our father and brother Michael Pollard shared with the help of our family and extended family of employees here at Pollard Windows. Thank you for all your continued support."
Andersen Corp. Names New Silver Line President
Andersen Corp. announced it has named Dave Beeken president of the Silver Line division, which Andersen acquired in 2006. Beeken takes on this new role following the departure of Silver Line president Paul Valle.
Our vinyl business is an important element of our overall strategy to lead the window and door industry with a wide ranging portfolio of different and better products and services,” says Andersen Corp. chairman, president and CEO Jay Lund. “Dave brings to this business a long track record of success during his 35-year career in the window and door industry.”
Beeken most recently served as the senior vice president of doors and accessories for the Andersen division, one of three divisions of Andersen Corp. Previously, he was the senior vice president and general manager of the architectural products division, where he spearheaded the integration of Eagle Windows and Doors into the Andersen business.
Beeken’s career in the door and window industry began when he joined Eagle in 1977. He became the president of Eagle in 1999.
Cascade Windows Hires VP of Operations
Cascade Windows, a vinyl door and window manufacturer based in Spokane, Wash., announced the addition of has added Randy Buchanan as its new vice president of operations.
Buchanan comes to Cascade Windows with more than 31 years of experience in the glass industry. He spent 30 years at Milgard Manufacturing where he most recently held the role of director of Northwest operations. Here he oversaw all operational activities for Milgard’s fiberglass and vinyl manufacturing facilities including directing sales efforts in Canada. He was awarded Milgard’s “Plant Manager of the Year” three years in a row and was handpicked by Gary Milgard to start up a new manufacturing facility in Virginia. Prior to accepting the position at Cascade Windows, Buchanan spent a year as the general manager at Tacoma Glass Manufacturing Inc.
Guardian Names Zoulek VP of North American Flat Glass
Guardian Industries has named Rick Zoulek as vice president for North American flat glass operations. Zoulek will oversee all aspects of the North American flat glass business and position the company for continued long-term profitable growth. He has established a strong track record of innovation and commercial leadership in growing businesses throughout his career, according to the company.
Zoulek says he welcomes the opportunity to join the Guardian leadership team.
“There is a principle at Guardian of adding value every day to our customers and that is a vision I completely share,” he says. “It is only through helping our customers grow their businesses that we can reach our ambitious goals for profitable growth. I very much look forward to the challenge.”
Zoulek has demonstrated both technological leadership and a strong commercial track record during a long career at PPG Industries, where most recently he was vice president of industrial coatings for the Americas, according to the company.
Zoulek holds a B.S. in management information sysstems from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Wayne State University.