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Volume 7   Issue 3               March 2006

Ones to Watch
people in the news


Technical Director Carl Wagus Retires

Carl Wagus, technical director for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), has elected to retire after 11 years of service. 

Members and staff have relied on Wagus for both technical and procedural expertise for many years, according to information from AAMA. Wagus has been regarded as an expert in door and window ratings and performance standards in North America and has represented AAMA at many affiliated organizations. In addition, Wagus has contributed to DWM’s “AAMA Analysis” column for five years. Prior to joining AAMA’s staff, he was an active AAMA member, holding many leadership positions within the association. 


Edgetech Appoints New Director, Product Manager

Edgetech I.G. Inc. of Cambridge, Ohio, has promoted Tracy Rogers to the position of technical director. The position, which is new to the company, was formed specifically to take advantage of Rogers’ 18 years of window industry experience. His responsibilities include planning and executing all research and development and new product development activities for the company. Rogers will continue as the company’s technical representative at industry professional association meetings. 

Rogers most recently served as North Central regional sales manager and technical representative for Edgetech. Prior to joining the company, he held a variety of product development, sales, marketing and general management positions throughout the window industry. 

Masco Corp. Announces Management Appointments

Masco Corp. of Taylor, Mich., has announced that it has appointed Clay Kiefaber president of the company’s Architectural Coatings and Windows Group.

Kiefaber has been vice president for Masco’s Builder Cabinet Group since 2004. In his new role, he will assume responsibility for Behr, Masterchem, Milgard Manufacturing., Watkins and the U.K. Window Group. According to a company news release, Kiefaber will assume many of Masco Group president Chuck Dowd’s responsibilities as Dowd moves toward retirement. 


Former WDMA President Alan J. Campbell Dies Suddenly

Alan J. Campbell died of a heart attack Friday, February 3rd, in Tallahassee, Fla., at the age of 55. Campbell was the president and chief executive officer of the Florida Society of Association Executives and, for 12 years prior to that, had served as president of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). 

For four years during his term as WDMA president, Campbell had contributed the “WDMA Opens Up” column to DWM Magazine. 

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patricia, and three daughters.


Winkhaus Names Jim Roberts Director of Sales

Jim Roberts has been named director of sales for Winkhaus North America Inc. of Whitewater, Wis. Roberts will direct the sales growth for the company’s North American operations, according to the company. 

Roberts brings a wealth of experience to his position. He was previously national accounts manager at Kwikset/Weiser Lock, a Black & Decker Co. While there, he was responsible for programming and promotional activities of key national accounts within MRO, two-step distribution, new construction supply and national buying groups. According to a news release from Winkhaus, Roberts’s years of experience handling the Kwikset and Weiser brands of residential door locks has exposed him to virtually all channels of distribution. 

Carlson Systems Hires New Head of Machinery

Don Carlson, chairperson of Carlson Holdings LLC has announced the hiring of David Rose as the vice president and general manager of the company’s machine building division. Carlson Systems Engineering LLC of Omaha, Neb., manufactures fabrication systems for wood window and storm door manufacturing. 

Rose’s work history includes a 16-year career beginning in 1984 with GE in the company’s transportation systems and aircraft engines divisions. This included several operations and plant management positions. Over that time, he created and led several improvement and lean manufacturing initiatives, and earned distinction as a Six Sigma Master Blackbelt. In addition, Rose has served as vice president for the commercial products division of Therma-Tru Corp., and president of Next Door Co. and NOVEL Architectural Products.

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