Charles (Chuck) Croskey has become the chairman of the board of
directors of Guardian Industries Corp. An international executive with
40-plus years experience in the glass industry, Croskey has been a board
member since 2010 and has been with the company since 1970. Most recently,
he was the group vice president responsible for all of Guardianís manufacturing,
marketing and distribution operations throughout Asia, Africa and the
Croskey began his career at Guardianís first float glass plant in Carleton,
Mich., and went on to hold several posts at the companyís Kingsburg, Calif.,
float glass plant, ultimately responsible for the companyís West Coast
operations, including float and fabrication facilities. In 1988 he was
named the companyís employee of the year. Before joining Guardian, Croskey
worked for General Motors Corp.
Croskey replaces outgoing chairman Peter Walters, who completed
two terms as board chair. Walters remains a member of the board.
Officials at ASTM International in West Conshohocken, Pa., have elected
Thomas A. Schwartz, senior principal, president and head of the
building technology group at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH),
as vice chairman of the board of directors for 2011-2012. A member of
ASTM International since 1982, Schwartz currently works on Committees
E06 on Performance of Buildings as well as C14 on Glass and Glass Products,
Bohle America Inc. has appointed Pat Bailey to represent the company
in the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana.
Based in Denver, Bailey has been in the glass industry for more than 27
years representing manufacturers of flat glass and mirror, including Vitro
and Binswanger, as well as manufacturers of door hardware and glass handling
Wojan Window & Door has added Tim Hruska as its new production
engineer. Relocating from the Sacramento area, he joins the company after
more than 21 years in the window and glass industries.
Hruska earned his degree in industrial engineering from the University
of Idaho and, throughout his career, has held various positions relating
to production planning and business management on both the commercial
and residential sides.
Tim Doughty has joined Tubelite Inc. of Walker, Mich., as client
development manager to serve Georgia.
Doughty joins Tubelite following nearly 30 years of service with Oldcastle
BuildingEnvelope (OBE) and Vistawall Architectural Products. He began
as an architectural field representative and was promoted to district
sales manager and then to region sales manager. He most recently served
as southeastern region sales manager.
Bob Leyland, Kawneer Co. Director of Sales
Bob Leyland, director of sales at Kawneer Co. in Norcross, Ga., recently
announced that he will retire on August 3, after 37 years with the company.
Colin Brosmer, currently director of front end services, will take over
Leylandís position, effective July 27.
Q: What would you say has been your greatest contribution to the
A: I would say my involvement in people development. The reason
I spent 37 years with the same company is the people within the industry
and the company. Iíve had a number of positions throughout my career,
Iíve had a chance to hire people, and help them grow in their roles, and
that is very important to me.
Q: What are you most proud of?
A: Couple of things: Being able to participate and lead an industry-leading
company. I started with Kawneer right after graduating from Michigan State.
The people I have had the chance to work with, the customers, and the
opportunity to take on more responsibilities, is one area. Itís also been
really important to me to be a leader in our own organization. I have
worked with and for very strong leaders and I have learned from them a
Q: If we asked somebody in the glass industry what your legacy is,
what would they say?
A: I would like to think that they would say that I have been a
dedicated, ethical, high-integrity person who has led a successful company,
managed product performance and people development. A guy who had tried
to live and operate with a sense of integrity. I would like to think both
my colleagues and customers will think of me as a positive influence.
Q: What do you plan to do?
A: I do not have any immediate plans. I will take some time to
relax a bit and contemplate what might be of interest to pursue. My wife
is a teacher and she has one more year to teach, so I have one year to
figure that out. I have been working since I was 12, as a paper boy. So
it might be healthy for me to just stop and think for a bit. I still have
a high level of energy, so I will do something. I live in a golf course
community, so I might get a chance to get better in golf. I am excited
about what the next chapter of my life will bring, but I will go one step
at a time.
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