Volume 11, Issue 6 - July/August 2010


King Joins Vytex Windows
Kelly King has joined Vytex Windows as vice president of sales. King previously was with Ritescreen in Elizabethville, Pa.
In her new position, King will play a role in the expansion of Vytex’s current market as well as management of its sales team and initiatives. King has more than 10 years’ experience in the door and window industry.

John StJohn Launches New Manufacturer’s Rep Company
John StJohn
, formerly of Amesbury, has formed a new manufacturer’s representative organization, serving the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky. The new Aptus Sales Group currently represents the Amesbury Group, Selena USA and Laminated Building Products.

Other sales associates with the company include Shaun Grindall, and the company just recently hired Charlie Irwin, former Midwest sales manager at Veka, to serve in a technical sales role as well.

Pres-On Appoints Weidler General Manager
Pres-On has appointed Kurt Weidler to the newly created position of general manager, effective

As general manager Weidler oversees the core functions of Pres-On, including assembling and leading teams of key managers, extending the company’s proactive customer care programs and maintaining overall quality control of final products.

Weidler joins Pres-On from Midwest Jobbers, a distributor of wholesale millwork products where he served from 1991 in several management positions of increasing responsibilities, most recently as purchasing manager overseeing procurement decisions and control over a multimillion dollar inventory system with more than 5000 SKUs.

NFRC Adds Staff, Promotes Several
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) recently hired Anita Marsh as manager
of member relations, and Robin Merrifield as documents coordinator.

Marsh is responsible for planning, managing, and operating NFRC’s membership program. Prior to joining NFRC, Marsh served as the membership manager at the Council on Foundations, where she was a part of the Council’s efforts to grow its

Merrifield will maintain NFRC’s technical and program documents and assist with balloting and meetings. Before joining NFRC, she served as the director of education for the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research.

NFRC also has promoted Jim Benney to chief executive officer; Deborah Callahan to chief operating officer; Robin Clayton to controller; John Lewis to director, new business programs; and Scott Hanlon to program director.

Industrial Sales Corp. (ISC) has added Bob A. Scherer to its south regional sales team and Beau D. Jasmer to its West Coast sales team. Scherer, former president and owner of Scherer Industrial Products Inc. in Greensboro, Ga., will oversee sales in Southern Georgia, Southern Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Western Tennessee and North/Central Florida, while Jasmer will be responsible for California, Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada.

Edgetech I.G. has promoted Joe Koscoe to research and development lab technician. Koscoe has been a member of the Edgetech team for more than three years, holding the positions of equipment technician, production associate and Six Sigma auditor.

Soft-Lite LLC
has named Mike Schindler as its new regional sales manager for the territory of Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Schindler previously was with the Ply Gem Window Group.

Speaking of Ply Gem, the company recently hired Art Steinhafel as senior vice president of sales. In this newly created role, Steinhafel will lead a combined Ply Gem Windows sales organization, which formerly operated as East and West Coast groups.

St. Cloud Window Inc. (SCW) has contracted Michael Keating as an independent sales representative. In this role, he is responsible for the territory containing Illinois and Western Indiana.


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