Volume 9, Issue 6 - June 2008

Ones to Watch 

Comings and Goings
Collins Promoted to VP, Building Products Group
Michael Collins, author of the DWM column, “Trend Tracker” (see page 12), has been promoted to vice president, building products group, for Jordan Knauff & Company.

Collins will continue to deal with the door and window market in his new position, though his work will expand to other areas of the building products industry as well.

Collins has been with Jordan Knauff & Company. since 2003.

Prior to that, he was an associate at Morgan Stanley. 

Edgetech Appoints New Eco Coat Product Manager
Edgetech I.G. has appointed Bob Mecomonaco to the position of Eco Coat product manager. In his new position, Mecomonaco is responsible for developing the Eco Coat glass protection system product line and providing customer assistance.

He served previously as the national sales director for Edgetech’s sister company, Lauren Manufacturing.

Bilco Announces New Customer Service Manager
The West Haven, Conn.-based Bilco Company has announced that Pamela Greulich has been named customer service manager for the company’s residential product line. 

Greulich will be based at the company’s new residential products manufacturing facility in Zanesville, Ohio. In her new position, Greulich will oversee all aspects of service for the company’s residential product customer base. In addition, she will supervise the customer service staff in this facility and participate as a member of the company’s Residential Products Value Stream team.

DAC Products Hires Two New Project Managers
DAC Products recently made two new additions to its sales team.

Chris Hodges has joined DAC’s sales department as project manager. He brings more than 19 years of manufacturing, design and sales experience from the fixture and display industry. 

Jim Taylor is also a new project manager in the department. He has more than 30 years of experience in the apparel industry as a plant manager and prior to that, a log home manufacturer, which included a sash and door operation.

Crystal Adds Arietti as Regional Sales Manager
Crystal Window & Door Systems has hired Renzo Arietti as the regional sales manager for the Connecticut/Massa-chusetts area. Before joining Crystal, Arietti was with ABC Supply Co., where he was responsible for business development and customer service throughout Connecticut and western Massachusetts. 

McMahon Joins Technoform
Technoform has announced the addition of Chris McMahon as I-Spacer™ sales engineer. He will be responsible for working with commercial IG manufacturers in the central U.S. market. McMahon’s experience in technical sales includes eight years with SPX Corp., an automotive supplier. Homeshield Adds Winner as Operations ManagerHomeshield has announced that Keith Winner has been named operations manager for its location in Chatsworth, Ill. Winner previously served as engineering manager for a division of Lennox International and has nearly 25 years of manufacturing experience from various industries.At Lennox, Winner was certified as a Step+ Black Belt via Six Sigma training. Homeshield is based in Luck, Wis. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and system engineering from Ohio State University.

Bosco Inducted into NAHB Society of Honored Associates
The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) recently inducted Tony Bosco, CAP, CGA, Eastern Michigan district sales manager for Hurd Windows & Doors, into the NAHB Society of Honored Associates. Bosco has been with Hurd for five years and is based in Freeland, Mich.

He is an active associate member of NAHB. He has chaired the home show, membership, program and public relations committees at the local and state level with the Home Builders Association of Saginaw and the Michigan Association of Home Builders, according to a press release issued by Hurd. He also has been involved with long-range strategic planning, the parade of homes, associates council, building codes and planning and zoning, home show advertising, Habitat for Humanity and other state and local committees.

Roto Frank of America Inc. has appointed Patrick R. Donnelly as western regional sales manager. In his new position, Donnelly will manage and service the entire western region of the United States including Texas ... Dale Fuhr has joined Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., a consulting firm of structural engineers, architects and materials scientists, as an associate principal. Fuhr previously served as Southeast region operations manager at Permasteelisa ... Jim Kirk has been promoted to the position of quality supervisor at Simonton Windows. In this new position, Kirk will provide support for quality activities and processes at the Pennsboro, W.Va., and Harrisville, W.Va., facilities. He served previously as technical trainer in the corporate quality department at the company’s headquarters in Parkersburg, W.Va. ... Mini Die Casting Inc. has a new Fort Worth, Texas, plant manager, Garry Coufal. Coufal brings more than 24 years of experience in plant management to the position ... Edgetech I.G. is expanding its team with the appointment of Ryan Kerch as its marketing assistant. Kerch will support the marketing and sales departments at both Edgetech and its sister company, Lauren Manufacturing. His role will include assisting with layout, design and production of company collateral, as well as support with the planning of trade and industry events ... Adhesives Research Inc. has promoted Kim Weigle to vice president of manufacturing. She served previously as director of manufacturing operations … SierraPine has added Lane Cox to its company as territory sales manager for the South Central United States. Most recently, Cox was with James Hardie Building Products.

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