Volume 14, Issue 1 - January/February 2013

Ones To Watch

Tru Tech Doors Names Chief Operating Officer

James B. Wilson will now serve as chief operating officer for Tru Tech Doors. He previously served as chief financial officer. In his new role, Wilson will report directly to John Careri, president and CEO.

During the past three years, Wilson has been successful in implementing best practices throughout the organization in areas of finance, operations and information technology. He will be responsible for the overall day-to-day activities and will oversee the company’s Canadian and U.S. operations, as well as the company’s sales team.

LaBelle Heads Up Fenestration at Sika
Thomas LaBelle has assumed responsibility for the management of Sika’s Fenestration, Facades and Insulating Glass Market (FFI) segment. This is in addition to his existing responsibility as global key account manager for the Transportation Business Unit.

NFRC Selects New Executive Committee
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has confirmed its list of board members for the 2013 term and has approved new members of its executive committee.

Sneh Kumar of Kawneer (fenestration industry representative) was one NFRC board member selected to serve a three-year term. Also chosen as NFRC board members were Jeff Baker of WestLab Canada (laboratory category), Mahabir Bhandari of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (general interest category) and Gary Curtis of Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (general interest category). In addition, NFRC also established a new executive committee. The committee named Steve Strawn of JELD-WEN as the chair, Baker as the vice-chair and Steve Farrar of Guardian Industries as the committee’s secretary. Kumar will be the committee’s treasurer, Joe Hayden of Pella is the previous chair and Jim Krahn of Marvin will be the ombudsman.

Simonton Shakes Up Sales Team

Simonton Windows, based in Columbus, Ohio, has announced a reorganization of its sales and marketing leadership team that the company says will provide even better service to its North American customer base.

Sid Spear has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing and will have oversight over Simonton’s North American sales and marketing organizations. Steve Gillhouse has been named vice president sales-East. Tom Danisch has been named vice president sales-Central. Pete Placido will remain vice president sales-West. These vice presidents will report to Spear.

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