Volume 43, Issue 3 - March 2008
Among those individuals are Tom Niepokoj, who will continue as vice president of sales, while Dennis Pilkinton serves as vice president of operations. Both Niepokoj and Pilkinton report directly to Russ Huffer, chief executive officer of Apogee Enterprises.
Born December 13, 1940, Audette worked with CRL for 44 years. He was heavily involved with the development of many of CRL’s products, according to the company. He helped create CRL catalogs and assisted in the design and construction of many of CRL’s facilities, including the headquarters campus and the branch warehouses.
In his spare time, Audette was a dedicated fisherman.
“He was a true professional and a great friend,” says Don Friese, chief executive officer, and close friend of Audette’s. “He contributed so much to this company. He was one of the most talented people ever to be a part of CRL. He will be deeply missed by all of us.”
Audette is survived by his wife, Ramona, and three children.
Arizona Shower Door Branch Manager, Dies
The formal presentation of the award will take place at SGCD’s annual convention, Deco 2008, which will be held April 16-19, 2008, at the Omni Champions Gate Resort in Orlando, Fla. Duffer retired from PPG on January 31. He had been employed by the company for nearly 31 years. “For me, this represents a long anticipated event that has been allowed to come to fruition as a result of number of factors,” Duffer says.
Edgetech President Named Person of the Year
While Hovan is personally active in many community organizations, the Edgetech team collectively contributes time and resources to the United Way of Guernsey and Noble Counties, Relay for Life, the Cambridge YMCA, the Cambridge Main Street Project, the American Red Cross, the Guernsey Leadership program and the Police Benevolence Program, among others.
“This is a great honor, and I accept the award on behalf of the entire Edgetech team,” Hovan said. “We are grateful to the City of Cambridge and look forward to continuing our support of the community.”
Masahiro Kadomatsu, the current representative director, president and CEO, will become the representative director, chairman of the board, chairman and CEO. Kazuhiko Ishimura, currently the senior executive officer and general manager of the electronics and energy general division, will become representative director, president and COO.
Shinya Ishizu, currently director and chairman of the board, will retire from the board of directors.
The Wagner Companies Promotes Three, Hires One
Justin Wesser has been promoted to the position of manager of quality services, where he will be responsible for quality assurance efforts. Wesser joined Wagner in March 2004 as a manufacturing engineer.
Jeff Wissbroecker has been promoted to estimator/customer service representative. He will be responsible for preparing customer quotes, as well as providing training to current estimators and customer service representatives. He has been with the company for ten years.
In addition, Debra A. Emmer has been hired as a quality supervisor. In this position, Emmer will be responsible for the implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of the quality processes necessary for Wagner to sustain an ISO-compliant business system. She brings 30 years of experience in the metal forming industry.
Ed McMahan has joined the company as a sales representative for the Houston area. McMahan has 25 years of sales and sales management experience in the commercial glazing and glass industry. He previously was with Arch Aluminum & Glass in Magnolia, Texas, and before that was branch manager of Arch Aluminum & Glass in Florida.
In addition, the company announced that Bill Lang, product development manager, has achieved the title of LEED-accredited professional. Lang, who has 23 years of experience in the architectural metals industry and 18 years of experience in product development, is a registered professional engineer.