Volume 9, Issue 10 - November 2008

Ones to Watch

Amesbury Names Steinhauer VP Wayne Steinhauer has been named vice president of the Amesbury Group’s window hardware group. He will be responsible for all organizational functions for this group, which includes BSI-Balance Systems, Fastek and Amesbury Asia.

Steinhauer served previously as general manager for BSI-Balance Systems.

NuAir Manufacturing Names New CEO NuAir, a door and window manufacturer based in Tampa, Fla., has announced that Michael Brooks, managing director of Resolution Management LLC, has accepted a position as the company’s interim chief executive officer (CEO). Despite challenging times in the Florida construction market, Brooks says he has a plan to help NuAir regain its leadership position in the door and window market. “Like many companies in the construction industry, NuAir has faced some challenges over the past few years,” says Connie Horner, owner of NuAir. “However, with the help of Mr. Brooks, we intend to combat these market conditions and continue to build on our legacy of more than 62 years in business.”

Scott Henderson served previously as president. Representatives at NuAir said Henderson left to pursue other opportunities in March 2008.

G-U Hardware Names Administration Manager, National Sales Manager G-U Hardware has promoted John J. Imbriale to administration manager and has hired Kevin O’Connor as national sales manager.

The company says O’Connor has 27 years of fenestration sales and marketing leadership and experience. He will be responsible for directing the efforts of the company’s technical sales staff, as well as the independent manufacturers’ representatives. His initial focus will be on introducing G-U’s new line of bronze handle sets, decorative hardware collection, Eagle locking system and BKS e-Bolt.

In his new position, Imbriale will coordinate materials management,  logistics, information technology, technical services and customer support.

During his 12 years with G-U Hardware, Imbriale has served as materials and purchasing manager, technical services manager and customer service manager.

DAC Products Promotes Two DAC Products has promoted two members of its staff.

Chris Hodges is the company’s new business development manager. He will serve this function along with his existing duties of project management. In his new role, Hodges will target new industries for DAC’s business to business customer base. He has been with the company for one year.

Jim Taylor is assuming the duties of customer service manager. He will lead the customer service team while continuing to have contact with customers wishing to develop custom designs.

Biesse Adds Key Account Project Manager Biesse America recently appointed Avtar Tiwana to the position of key account project manager for Biesse Systems of Canada and the Upper Midwest of the United States.

Tiwana is certified as a professional engineer and has 15 years of wood operations experience. He will represent Biesse’s full line of machinery and service for potential and current customers throughout Canada and the United States, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and New York.

Edgetech Has Several New Hires, Promotions Edgetech I.G. has made several appointments and promotions recently.

Sarah Swigert has been named international customer service representative;

Matthew Downing has been appointed customer service representative;

John Burnett has been hired as a regional sales manager for the Southwest, covering California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico;

Rob Miller has been promoted to quality engineer; and Jeff Hanson has been promoted to director of human resources.

In addition, Edgetech’s company controller, Cindy Vellano, has been named Rotarian of the Year for her service as member and treasurer of the local Rotary Club.


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