Volume 14, Issue 2 - March 2013

Ones To Watch

THV Announces Personnel Changes

THV Compozit Windows & Doors, based in Louisville, Ky., announced some recent personnel changes.

Steve Hoffman has been promoted to general manager of the Mandan, N.D., manufacturing facility. Hoffman has been with the company since September 2010 as recruiter and safety administrator.

Wendy Vannurden has been promoted to customer service manager. The company says she has been an integral member of the THV Compozit customer service team for almost six years.

Ryan Grigsby has joined THV as purchasing manager. His background in management includes sourcing and managing contracts and purchases with suppliers.

Quanex Names New Leader for Door and Window Systems

Houston-based Quanex Building Products Corp. has hired Thomas Herriges to serve as general manager of its door and window systems business. Herriges will oversee all of the companyís door and window system sales, and will report to Quanex president and CEO David Petratis.

Herriges previously served as director of operations for Honeywell International/Autolite LLC and as manufacturing and supply chain manager for 3M manufacturing and supply chain services. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelorís degree in mechanical engineering and earned his masterís degree in business administration from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.

Chelsea Building Products Hires Engineer
Sam Huda
has joined Chelsea Building Products as business development engineer. Huda will be responsible for research and development (R&D) efforts for developing new raw materials and work with product engineering on new building products.

Huda specializes in formulations, product certifications and R&D. He holds a degree in textile science from Dundee College of Technology at the University of Abertay in Dundee, Scotland, and a bachelor of science from the University of Rajshahi in Bangladesh with concentrations in chemistry, physics and mathematics.

Huda previously has held positions at James Hardie, Certainteed Corp., Johns Manville and Royal Group.

Grayson Group to Represent EuGenie in U.S.
EuGenie, a North American machinery manufacturer of door and door jamb equipment located in Quebec, announced that Amber Grayson, of Grayson Group Sales and Marketing, will serve as the companyís first regional sales representative in the United States. The company aims to expand its reach in the U.S., and the addition of Grayson will allow the company to service these customers.

The territory primarily being covered by Grayson include the states in the mid-section of the U.S.

Azon Adds Representation in the West
Azon now has two representative firms for expanded supply, service and coverage of the western United States.

Gold River Sales in Gold River, Calif., operated by Steve Kobely, offers a range of related products to the fenestration industry and represents Azon in California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. Kobely has been in the industry for more than 30 years and will warehouse the Azon warm-edge spacer products in northern California.

Atlas Supply (headquarters in Seattle, Wash.,) and Tony Mazza, who heads up its fenestration group, represents Azon in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado.

Ventana Reorganizes Sales Team

Ventana USA announced a reorganization of its sales team to service its customers and prospects more effectively. Kevin Reilly and Andrew Rodriguez have been appointed regional sales managers. Reilly will focus on the central and western U.S., Rodriguez will concentrate on the eastern U.S. Reilly has been with Ventana for more than eight years, Rodriguez for almost two years. Prior to joining Ventana, both men were involved in the building products industry.

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