Volume 13, Issue 5 - June 2012

Ones To Watch

Truth Hardware Hires New President and CEO
Truth Hardware has hired Jeff Graby as its new president and CEO. Graby brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive in different industries. Most recently he was executive vice president and business unit leader at Interface Solutions.

Prior to that, Graby served in several senior executive roles including president of Schneider Electric HVAC and Pumping Solution Center and president and COO of RAM Industries.

Associated Materials Appoints New Officials
Associated Materials LLC appointed Paul Morrisroe as senior vice president, chief financial officer and secretary. Morrisroe brings more than 20 years of management experience in manufacturing and logistical services companies, including three years serving in a senior management capacity. He succeeds chief financial officer Stephen E. Graham.

Prior to joining Associated Materials he served in various management positions within Barnes Group Inc. over the course of 15 years, including vice president of finance for Precision Components from April 2011 to February 2012 and vice president of internal audit for two years.

Executive Change at Silver Line Window Division
Andersen Corp. has named Phil Donaldson acting president for Silver Line Building Products. Andersen acquired the vinyl window division in 2006. Donaldson fills the interim role following the retirement of Silver Line president Randy Iles. Donaldson will maintain his role as Andersen Corp.’s CFO and executive vice president during an external search.

“We have a strong executive team in place to drive our strategic vision for the future and they have successfully steered the company through the difficult market and industry environment of the past several years,” says Andersen’s president and CEO Jay Lund. “Phil has been integral to that success, and his extensive knowledge of our industry, products and business will serve us well as we search for a replacement.”

Donaldson joined Andersen in 1999 and led the Silver Line acquisition team in 2006. He was named CFO in 2003, and joined the Andersen Corp. board of directors in 2009.

William S. “Bill” Marvin Named to IDEA Hall of Fame

The late William S. “Bill” Marvin, who built Marvin Windows and Doors from a small lumberyard into a major manufacturer, was inducted into the IDEA Hall of Fame. Marvin is the fifth inductee to the hall.

According to the announcement, Marvin joined his father’s Warroad-based lumber business as the eighth employee and led its entry into manufacturing. Today, the company employs more than 4,000 people in five states.

“My father was a believer in the power of great ideas,” says John W. “Jake” Marvin, chairman and CEO of the Marvin Companies. “He would take an idea from anyone, anytime—test it out and see if it made sense. And if it did, he wasn’t afraid to take a risk.

“My father had opportunities over the years to move his business away from Northwest Minnesota, but he valued the spirit, intelligence and frontier ingenuity of the people who make their home here,” he adds. “He was proud of our region and a tireless promoter of it. We’re honored and humbled by this recognition.”

Code Consultant Charles Everly Dies
Charles O. Everly, 81, a building industry code consultant of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Alexandria, Va., died April 8, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Sandra, three sons, two daughters, one brother and seven grandchildren.

Everly received many awards as a professional engineer. He served on many professional boards of directors including the Council of American Building Officials, National Institute of Building Sciences and BOCA, where he rose to the position of president.

He was employed as director of the Department of Building and Mechanical Inspections for the City of Alexandria before moving to Sarasota in 1984 to assume the position of director of building and zoning for Sarasota County. After retiring in 1996 he practiced as a code consultant in the building industry. Throughout his career he also contributed much to the codes and standards arena, particularly in the area of winds, and was considered of the world’s foremost experts of wind effects and wind-resistant design.

“Charlie’s dedication to the codes and standards arena was instrumental in promoting industry positions and facilitating our members’ understanding of complex code provisions and enforcement challenges,” says Rich Walker, AAMA president and CEO.
“His code expertise and active participation in AAMA will not be forgotten.”

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