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-
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 USGNN.com™ 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
We are thrilled to present this award,” says Levy. “Not only does he continue to help us enhance
USGNN.com, 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.”
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