Volume 14, Issue 4 - May 2013

Ones To Watch

Harvey Building Products Promotes Barreira to President
Waltham, Mass.-based Harvey Building Products promoted Jim Barreira to president, making him the company’s first new president in 27 years. Barreira joined Harvey in 1979, beginning his career in the Waltham branch warehouse followed by the Woburn, Mass., plant where he took on more responsibility in various manufacturing and administrative roles. In 1991, Barreira became vice president of manufacturing and the youngest officer in Harvey’s history. In 2005, he was promoted to executive vice president and general manager.

MIWD Promotes Mike Ohlin to Director of Operations
MI Windows and Doors announced that Mike Ohlin has been promoted to director of operations.

Ohlin joined MIWD in 2002 as corporate purchasing manager and since then has held numerous roles including his oversight of inventory management, business integration, cost standardization and communications.

In this new role, Ohlin will be directly responsible for managing the purchasing team, materials management, logistics and managing the full integration of its enterprise resource planning system across all divisions of the company.

FeneTech Europe Names Krenn Sales Director
FeneTech Europe SARL, the Luxembourg-based sister company FeneTech Inc., has named Christian Krenn as sales director for Europe.

Krenn joined the company in September 2012 as sales manager for Germany, Austria and the other European German-speaking countries. He will now be responsible for managing, monitoring and developing the market for the company’s software across all of Europe and for leading the European sales team.

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.

WDMA Announces New Leadership Team
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) elected its new leadership team during the association’s Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference held in March. At the meeting, the WDMA board of directors elected Mike Salsieder, president of Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork in Wausau, Wis., as the association’s 2013-2014 chair, replacing outgoing Chair Ann Duebner of Eggers Industries in Two Rivers, Wis.

In addition to Salsieder, the other members of the 2013-2014 WDMA Executive Committee are:
• Vice Chair, door division: Steve Donner, Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows, Oceanside, Calif.;
• Vice chair, window division: Al Babiuk, Loewen Windows, Steinbach, MB;
• Treasurer: Steve Tourek, Marvin Windows & Doors, St. Paul, Minn.;
• Immediate past chair: Ann Duebner, Eggers Industries, Two Rivers, Wis.; and
• Supplier representative: Jeff Shilakis, Hoppe North America, Fort Atkinson, Wis.

PPG Appoints Sklarsky as EVP of Finance
PPG Industries has added Frank S. Sklarsky as executive vice president of finance reporting to chairman and CEO Charles Bunch. Also, effective August 1, Sklarsky will be named PPG executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).

David B. Navikas, currently PPG senior vice president of finance and CFO, will continue in his current role until August 1, and will then continue as senior vice president in a senior leadership role that will be announced later.

Most recently, Sklarsky was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Tyco International Ltd.

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