Volume 13, Issue 6 - July/August 2012

Ones To Watch

Associated Materials Appoints Senior Vice President
Associated Materials LLC appointed James Kenyon as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Kenyon was previously vice president, human resources at Rexnord Corp.ís water management platform and brings more than 20 years of management experience in manufacturing companies.

Kenyon has a masterís degree in organizational development from Bowling Green State University and a bachelorís in business administration from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Associated Materials, he served in various management positions at OM Group and Danaher Corp.

PGT Announces New Executive Appointments
PGT Industries announced that Todd Antonelli is its new vice president of sales and marketing. Antonelli comes to PGT from Masco Corp. where he most recently was director of sales for Masco Cabinetry.

In addition, the company also named Debbie LaPinska as the vice president of customer relations. This newly formed position serves as the customer advocate and provides a comprehensive and authoritative view of the customer at the highest level to the organization, according to the announcement, which also said ďthis important role solidifies the customer experience across all levels of the company to ensure greater customer value and increased loyalty.Ē

Atrium Corp. Appoints Senior Vice President of Operations
Atrium Corp. has hired Steve Monks as its new senior vice president of operations. In his new post Monks will direct all of Atriumís U.S. plant operations and will have responsibility for the companyís procurement, logistics and engineering functions.

Prior to joining Atrium, Monks spent five years at Pentair Water Corp., where he served as vice president of operational excellence and vice president of global operations for its Engineered Flow Business Unit. Prior to that, he held several management positions with Eaton Corp.ís Aerospace Business Unit.

Monks holds a masterís degree from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a bachelorís degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Wanda Angel Promoted to Brand Manager
Wanda Angel has been promoted to the position of brand manager for ProViaís door and window product lines. In her new role, Angel will be responsible for managing various aspects of the marketing program including program changes, new product rollouts, and all marketing tools including samples and displays. Angel has been employed at ProVia for nearly 11 years where she started as a customer service representative. She then moved into the position of engineering coordinator, and recently served as a technical writer in the companyís marketing department.

Louisiana-Pacific Names Curt Stevens as CEO
Curt Stevens is succeeding Rick Frost as CEO of Louisiana-Pacific (LP) Corp. Frost, who served as CEO for the past eight years, retired May 31, 2012.

Stevens, 59, joined LP in 1997 and has held senior management positions throughout his career at the company. He was appointed to the interim position of executive vice president, chief operating officer in December 2011. Previously, he served as executive vice president, administration and CFO from May 2002 to December 2011. He also served as vice president, treasurer and CFO. He is also a member of the board of directors of Quanex Building Products.

Guardian Board Names New Chairman
Charles (Chuck) Croskey has become the chairman of the board of directors for Guardian Industries Corp. An international executive with 40-plus years experience in the glass industry, Croskey has been a board member since 2010 and has been with the company since 1970. Most recently, he was the group vice president responsible for all of Guardianís manufacturing, marketing and distribution operations throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Croskey replaces outgoing chairman Peter Walters, who completed two terms as board chair. Walters remains a member of the board.

Croskey began his career at Guardianís first float glass plant in Carleton, Mich., and went on to hold several posts at the companyís Kingsburg, Calif., float glass plant, ultimately responsible for the companyís West Coast operations, including float and fabrication facilities. In 1988 he was named the companyís employee of the year. Before joining Guardian, Croskey worked for General Motors Corp.

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