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January/February 2003

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Harmon Auto Glass Names Bishop CFO/CIO
Harmon Auto Glass, which is based in Minneapolis, has named Robert Bishop as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and chief information officer (CIO). In his new role, Bishop will manage both the financial and the technology groups of Harmon Auto Glass.

“We are pleased to have such a strong professional leading our financial and IT teams,” said Joe Deckman, president of Harmon. “Bob has an impressive senior financial management history and his extensive technology background will serve us well as Harmon continues to grow.”

Bishop comes to Harmon from PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), where he has been working for Harmon as a consultant. 

Brandjord Retires After 45 Years 
BRANDJORD Jim Brandjord, Dow Automotive’s Essex ARG representative in Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, is retiring at the end of December, after a 45-year career in the glass industry (34 of which he has been with Dow Auto-motive/Essex ARG).

Brandjord began his career in the glass industry in 1957 as a sales trainee for PPG in Detroit. In 1960, he was appointed PPG Service branch manager in Ann Arbor, Mich. Brandjord joined the glass division of Ford Motor Company as Eastern regional sales manager in 1962 after relocating to Pensauken, N.J. In 1967, he became a manufacturer’s representative for Shatterproof Glass Corp. and sold windshields to auto glass shops. Finally, in 1968, he and George Davis formed Davis-Brandjord Associates and added the Protective Treatments Inc. line of sealants, which would serve as the forerunner to Dow Automotive/Essex ARG. 



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