Volume 14, Issue 7- September 2013


Ones to Watch

United Window and Door Makes Promotions

United Window & Door Manufacturing Inc., based in Springfield, N.J., announced the promotions of two key members of its management team. The company has promoted John D’Elena to the position of vice president of marketing and national accounts and Gregg Proscia to the position of vice president of sales.

The company says the move is in response to its strong growth and expansion over the past few years, and the promotions will position United for continued growth in the years ahead as part of its plan to expand markets and product offerings.

D’Elena has more than 40 years of industry experience. Before joining United in 2008 he held senior management positions at companies including Associated Materials/Alside.

Proscia previously was national sales manager at United and has more than 32 years of industry background. He served as senior vice president of sales and marketing with Silver Line for 29 years and most recently as director of business development for Milgard/Masco.


Amesbury Creates Executive Leadership Team

Amesbury, a supplier of hardware, sealing, extruded and specialty products to residential and commercial markets, has created an executive leadership team.

The following employees have been promoted and will all be part of the senior leadership group.

Wayne Steinhauer, currently vice president of Amesbury Hardware Products, will be promoted to chief operating officer for Amesbury. Currently responsible for six locations, Steinhauer, who has been with the company since 2004, will now be responsible for all 12 Amesbury locations.

Steve Brennan, currently director of human resources for Amesbury Hardware Products, will be promoted to senior vice president of human resources. Previously director of human resources, Amesbury hardware products, Brennan will now coordinate talent management, benefits and human resource activities for all of Amesbury.

Brian Cann rounds out Amesbury’s leadership team as chief financial officer. He joined Amesbury as CFO in the summer of 2012. Additionally, the following employee changes have been announced:

Denis Schmider, formerly vice president of Amesbury Sealing Products, will oversee Amesbury’s sealing and extrusion operations as the new vice president of Amesbury sealing and extrusion operations. Schmider joined Amesbury in 2003 and will now be responsible for operations in six facilities in Rochester N.Y., Amesbury, Mass., Statesville, N.C., Covington, Ga., Cannon Falls, Minn. and Ontario, Calif.

Todd Betterley, formerly vice president of Amesbury Extruded Products, will be leading Amesbury’s worldwide sourcing efforts as the new vice president of strategic sourcing, which includes responsibility for logistics and quality programs. Betterley has been with Amesbury since 2003.

Dan Raap, currently director of engineering for Amesbury Hardware Products, will be promoted to vice president product engineering. This position will include a concentration on research and development, commercialization of new products and a commitment to accelerated innovation.

James Larson, currently director of operations for Amesbury Hardware Products, will be promoted to vice president of hardware operations. Larson has been with the company for eight years and will be responsible for operations in Sioux Falls, S.D.; Canton, S.D.; Fremont, Neb.; Statesville, N.C.; and Juarez, Mexico.

Amesbury is currently searching for a senior vice president of sales. This position will fill out the executive leadership team and will serve as a senior leadership member.

WinDoor Inc. Names National Sales Manager
John Adams has been named national sales manager for WinDoor Inc. in Orlando Fla., effective August 5, and the company says he will play an important part of its senior management team. His background includes approximately 20 years’ experience in the door/window and glass industry including time at Anderson, Perma-Door/Taylor Door and Therma-Tru.

WinDoor says the company will continue to expand its market share in the northeastern part of the United States, and Adams will oversee the company’s entire sales team that currently covers Florida, Caribbean, Texas, Georgia, Carolinas and Virginia.

Solar Innovations President Honored

Solar Innovations Inc. president Greg Header was selected as the top entrepreneur in the northeast division of the Governor’s Impact Awards. This award is given to an entrepreneur who has led a company to a position of strength in the marketplace by way of growth in one or all of the following areas: creativity, innovation, managerial ability, leadership skills and turnaround. Header was acknowledged for constant innovative product releases, mentoring, community involvement and personal involvement with employees over the past 15 years.








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