Volume 11, Issue 5 - June 2010


Masonite Inc. Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Masonite Inc. has appointed Mark J. Erceg as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 1.

Erceg has 18 years of experience in global finance and accounting with the Procter & Gamble Company, most recently as vice president and general manager of global investor relations. In that capacity, Erceg was the point of contact for all buy and sell side analysts, portfolio managers and financial institutions. He also served as director of global finance for the Wal-Mart customer team, plant comptroller and associate director of market strategy and planning, amongst others.

Hurd Adds Bender as Operations VP
Hurd Windows & Doors has appointed Darrell Bender to the position of vice president of operations. Bender has 15 years experience in manufacturing leadership, with extensive experience in leading continuous improvement and lean manufacturing programs, and is already putting these principles into place in his new position, according to Hurd.

Most recently, Bender served as vice president of manufacturing of Oshkosh Door Co. There, he led key operation initiatives to improve shipping performance to greater than 99 percent, reduce manufacturing throughput times by 81 percent and led Quality Action Teams that improved the company’s quality and reduced costs. Bender joined Oshkosh after spending more than 10 years with Marshfield DoorSystems, formerly known as Weyerhaeuser Door Division, where he held several key management roles including continuous improvement/lean manufacturing manager.

Reeb Names New President
Reeb Millwork has named Dan Schaffer as president. He succeeds Don Houghton, who recently relinquished his responsibilities as president but will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors.

Schaffer, who has been with Reeb since 1986, also serves as chief operations officer for the company. He has held a number of positions with the company, including accountant, office manager, accounting manager, operations manager and general manager.

Kolbe Promotes Four VPs
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork has made a number of promotions. Jeff De Lonay has been named executive vice president, Cindy
was appointed vice president of marketing, Ann Micholic is now vice president of human resources and Hank Hosler was named vice president of information technology (IT).

De Lonay previously served as vice president of operations for Kolbe and has more than 25 years experience with the company. He now will oversee the operations of all facilities and business disciplines along with responsibility as president of Point Five Windows and Doors.

Bremer has more than 23 years marketing and sales experience in the door and window industry in both residential and commercial construction. Prior to being named vice president, she held the position of director of marketing.

Micholic has 13 years’ experience in human resources and training. During her time with Kolbe, she has worked as human resources generalist, training manager and director of human resources.

Hosler has been in the IT arena for 15 years and has served as director of information technology for the company since 2004. In his new role, he will continue to lead Kolbe’s IT strategy across all business units.

WDMA Announces New Leadership Team
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) recently elected a new leadership team. The WDMA Board of Directors elected Stephen Sisson of Karona Inc. in Grand Rapids, Mich., as the association’s new chairperson, replacing outgoing chairperson Steve Tourek of Marvin Windows and Doors. 
The other members of the 2010-2011 WDMA Executive Committee are: 

Elaine Sagers of Pella Corp., who was named vice chair of the window division;

Jerry Oleshansky of Therma-Tru Doors, who was named vice chair of the door division;

Ken Moody of VKR Business Development, treasurer;

Steve Tourek of Marvin Windows & Doors will serve as immediate past chair; and

Tom Kaiser of Cardinal Glass Industries, supplier representative.

P.H. Tech Promotes Two
P.H. Tech has promoted Benoit Vachon to the position of sales director. Benoit has 20 years experience in the window and door industry, including more than 13 years with the company. P.H. Tech also has appointed Steve Bronson to the position of territory sales manager for Ontario, Western Canada and the United States. Bronson’s experience includes 20 years in the door and window industry with 13 years at P.H. Tech in various sales roles.


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