Volume 13, Issue 1 - January/February 2012

Ones To Watch

NFRC Announces New Board of Directors

Jim Benney, CEO of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) in Greenbelt, Md., announced the results of the board of director election for 2012. The following members have been elected to a three-year term:

Steve Strawn, Jeld-Wen. Fenestration Industry Category (Specified). This seat is specifically for a manufacturer who sells the majority of its fenestration products or systems for use in residential construction;

Jim Larsen, Cardinal Glass Industries. Fenestration Industry Category (Unspecified);

Neal Humphrey, Alliance to Save Energy (ASE). General Interest Category (Specified). This seat is specifically for a not-for-profit institution of research or higher education;

Nelson Pena, California Energy Commission (CEC). General Interest Category (Specified). This seat is specifically for a representative of a state or local government energy or building code office; and

Tony Rygg, William Rygg Consultant. General Interest Category (Unspecified)

NBMDA Announces its 2012 Board of Directors

The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) announced its board of directors for 2012. The group is comprised of industry executives from both distributor and manufacturer member firms within the building and woodworking material industry.

Paul Vella, Atlantic Plywood (Massachusetts), will serve as NBMDA president in 2012. Other officers for 2012 include president-elect Michael Darby, Capital Lumber Company (Arizona); vice president Donald Schalk, C.H. Briggs Company (Pennsylvania); treasurer Robyn Pollina, Palmer-Donavin Mfg. Co. (Ohio); and immediate past president Brian Schell, Parksite Inc. (North Carolina).

Distributor directors serving in 2012 include Ken Hager, Amerhart (Wisconsin); Ray Prozillo, A&M Supply (Florida.); Bill Sauter, OHARCO (Nebraska); and Rick Turk, Metro Hardwoods (Minnesota).

Manufacturer directors include; Mark Carlisle, M.L. Campbell, (Ohio); Jeff Muller, Panolam Industries International Inc. (Connecticut); Dan Pickett, Knape & Vogt Company (Michigan); Greg Pray, Columbia Forest Products Inc., (North Carolina); Karl Ruedisser, Blum Inc. (North Carolina); and Chris Schlabach, VT Industries Inc. (Iowa).

GED Appoints Joe Shaheen as Director of Sales and Marketing
GED Integrated Solut-ions (GED) in Twinsburg, Ohio, has appointed Joe Shaheen to the role of director of sales and marketing. In this position, Shaheen will oversee both domestic and international sales activities along with the development and implementation of sales strategies.

Shaheen graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of general studies—business degree. For the past three and a half years he has served as a field sales representative for Arrow Electronics.

Lauren Plastics Hires Director of Sales and Marketing
Joe Hasbrouckis the new retail business director of sales and marketing for Lauren Plastics in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Hasbrouck, supervised by Chuck Laney, will direct the development of plastic extrusions manufactured for retail businesses’ point of purchase displays. 

A former professional golfer, Hasbrouck worked at SemaSys Inc., a plastic extrusion company, as the vice president of sales for 18 years.


Henry Banman, senior executive vice president and founding partner of All Weather Windows, has accepted an advisory position with Habitat for Humanity Canada’s National Leadership Council, a group of Canadian business and community leaders who believe that building stronger communities depends upon safe, affordable and accessible housing … Michael Duncan Jr. is a new Viwinco window sales representative for Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. He replaces Allen Hudson who has retired year after 18 years of service … Hurd Windows & Doors in Medford, Wis., announced the appointment of Rich Black to the position of district sales manager-transcend replacement division. He will be covering the states of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and eastern Iowa … The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) board of directors unanimously approved a motion to award Bill Gorman, an engineer at Milgard who continued to represent Milgard with active participation in AAMA and National Fenestration Rating Council following his retirement in 2001, with Honorary Membership status with AAMA. Gorman has served on more than 35 committees, task groups and councils. He began actively participating in AAMA in 1985 and has attended the AAMA National and Western Region events consistently since 1990.

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