Ones to Watch  
Marvin Appoints New Chief HR Officer  
The Marvin Companies have appointed Krischelle  
Tennessen to the newly created position of  
chief human resources officer. In her new role,  
Tennessen is responsible for driving the com-  
pany’s long-term human resources vision and  
Dr. Helen Sanders Joins Technoform  
Dr. Helen Sanders has joined Technoform  
Glass Insulation (TGI),  
Technoform Group, as part of its North  
American market team.  
She will help advance strategic markets,  
relationships and products while guiding and  
a member of  
Most recently, she was senior vice pres-  
Dr. Helen  
supporting the company’s focus on energy Krischelle ident of grow people/human resources at  
performance and sustainability. TGI develops Tennessen Krause Holdings Inc., a West Des Moines,  
thermal-optimized hybrid plastic spacers for  
insulating glass products.  
Iowa-based company with a large, diversified  
portfolio. She previously held senior human resources  
During the last 17 years of her 22-year career in the glass positions with Walmart in Bentonville, Ark., and held  
industry, Sanders has been involved in creating and devel- both human resources and operations roles with Target in  
oping a new market for electrochromic glazing, product Minneapolis.  
development and commercialization. Most recently, she  
served as vice president of technical business develop- PROMOTIONS  
ment at SAGE Electrochromics Inc., a subsidiary of Saint- Strybuc Promotes Mike Boyd  
Mike Boyd has been promoted to inside account man-  
Sanders currently serves on the board of the Insulating ager in Strybuc Industries’ sales department.  
Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) and as chair of its Boyd has many years of experience in the door and  
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Committee. She is window industry and is working in Strybuc’s Pennsylvania  
also chair of the Glazing Industry Code Committee (GICC) sales office. He is responsible for the Michigan, Tennessee,  
and vice chair of the Glass Association of North America’s Indiana, West Virginia and Canada markets.  
GANA) Energy Division. In addition, she is the incoming  
president of the Façade Tectonics Institute (FTI) and has  
been a speaker at many building industry events.  
Ventana USA Names Anne Wittman  
Customer Support Supervisor  
Sanders earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in  
natural sciences (chemistry) and her doctorate in surface  
science from the University of Cambridge, England. She  
also completed the Minnesota Executive Program through  
the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Anne  
Ventana USA has promoted Anne Wittman  
to customer support supervisor.  
Wittman has worked as a customer service  
representative with Ventana for more than 15  
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St. Denis Wins Award for Extraordinary Service to Key Communications  
Nick St. Denis, editor of™ and a contributing editor for DWM, has been recognized by  
the magazine’s parent company, Key Communications Inc., through the presentation of its 2016 Award  
for Extraordinary Service. The honor is presented annually and was named after vice president for media  
services Holly X. Biller, who has been with Key Communications for 20 years and epitomizes the definition  
of extraordinary customer service.  
St. Denis was presented the award on December 18 at the company’s annual Christmas party by Debra  
Levy, president.  
We are thrilled to present this award,” says Levy. “Not only does he continue to help us enhance, USGlass magazine, DWM and the Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal™, but he is  
forging the development of a new department and service area for our organization, which  
will be announced about a year from now.”  
I am truly honored and humbled to have received this award among a staff of so many  
deserving employees,” said St. Denis. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with such  
amazing people and under fantastic company leadership—all of whom I respect so much. It is  
an honor and one I do not take for granted.”  
Door & Window Market  
Ones to Watch  
Not Just Machines  
years in both fence and window sales. In her new position,  
she will focus on interaction with production and devel-  
oping customer relationships to advance the company’s  
service and sales goals.  
Hager Companies Announce  
Three Promotions  
At J&S Machine, we specialize in providing a  
turnkey, profitable solution for your bending  
applications. From storefront and window  
extrusions, to awning and sign applications,  
we provide the machine, tooling, and training  
to fit your investment budget and meet your  
bending needs.  
Hager Companies, a manufacturer of com-  
mercial and residential door hardware, has  
promoted Josh Hager to president and chief  
operating officer. Ralph J. Hager II retains  
the position of chief executive officer. Rusty  
Hager retains his position as chairman of the  
board of directors. Ralph J. (Johnston) Hager  
has been promoted to vice president, resi-  
dential sales and national accounts.  
Josh Hager served as chief operating offi-  
cer of the company for more than four years.  
Johnston has led the residential sales team in  
expanding the company’s market share and  
profitability in this key segment of the business.  
Your success is our business.  
J&S Machine, Inc.  
W6009 490th Avenue, Ellsworth, WI 54011  
Ph: 715-273-3376 Fax: 715-273-5241  
Additionally, Robert Wilkins was promoted to vice pres-  
ident of marketing and product development.  
Web site:  
Door & Window Market  

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