Volume 12, Issue 7 - September 2011


Industry Mourns Passing of Stan Dudeck
Stan Dudeck, president and founder of Winni-peg, Manitoba-based Paramount Windows and Doors Inc., passed away on July 9. He was 84.

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) recalled his brilliant career, which started as a teacher in Morris, Manitoba, though his true passion was for carpentry. He began building homes in the 1940s and soon after opened Paramount Windows, a 2,400-square-foot facility in the St. Boniface area of Winnipeg.

As a testament to Dudek’s vision and leadership, the original building stands to this day as the cornerstone of a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing operation, according to IGMA.

“For 60-plus years, Stan prided himself on the quality products and services that Paramount provided. Stan was the originator of triple-glazed insulating glass units and received multiple awards for his dedication to the industry and the community,” said Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director. “Stan will be remembered as an honest businessman, an innovator and leader within the glass industry, and a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be deeply missed by the employees at Paramount and the many friends and associates he made in the business community.”

Sunrise Windows Announces New Territory Manager z
John Paine is the newest territory manager for Sunrise Windows based in Temperance, Mich. He will serve the New Jersey, Southern New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts territory.

“John brings 25 years in the industry to the table. We’re excited about how his depth of experience from the dealer side of remodeling will positively influence the growth of our customers,” says Mike Roncato, vice president of sales for Sunrise Windows.

Edgetech I.G. Hires Jeff Wycinski as Quality Engineer

Edgetech I.G., the Cambridge, Ohio-based division of Quanex Building Products Corp., has hired Jeff Wycinski as a quality engineer.

Wycinski spent 24 years in various roles in the auto industry for a fuel and brake line supplier, including positions as lab technician, supervisor, project engineer and quality engineer.

Payne Joins Chelsea as Inside Sales/Marketing Services Rep
Chelsea Building Products Inc. announced that James Payne has joined its team as inside sales/marketing services representative. In this new role, Payne will be responsible for supporting customer service/inside sales and serving as a customer resource for product/technical information and also providing marketing/sales support.

Payne graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in product design and has worked for Chelsea, on two different occasions, for more than 14 years in product design, product testing and technical services. Between those times, he worked for an exhibit company designing trade show displays.

He is a member of Chelsea’s HIPO (High Potential) group, which works with employees to expand their knowledge base of
the business and gives them opportunities to work in cross-functional team.

Novatech Group Promotes Savard to President
The Novatech Group has named Harold Savard president and general manager. He succeeds Raymond Ouellette, who will continue to act as president of the board of directors of the Novatech Group.

Savard has been with the company for more than 15 years and most recently served as executive vice president.


Gorell Windows and Doors recently hired Lily Adams as customer service representative

Alberina Ziemba has joined the B.F. Rich sales team as a territory manager and will be responsible for the Eastern Pennsylvania and Northern Delaware territories

Phantom Screens announced that Bob St. Louis, formerly of Mirage Retractable Screens, has joined its team as a territory sales representative based in the United States

Contact Industries has expanded its sales staff with the addition of Jeff Mancusoas sales manager.


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