Volume 33, Number 6, June 1998


People In The News



Commercial Plastics Names Brown Manager

Commercial Plastics and Supply Corporation of Boca Raton, FL, has appointed Brett Brown as national telemarketing manager. Brown, who has more than three years of experience, is charged with generating leads and raising sales for Commercial Plastics.

Walsh Named Norton President, COO

Gerard Walsh has been named president and chief operating officer of the New Jersey based Norton Performance Plastics Corporation of Wayne, NJ. Walsh, who has had a 33 year career, was the business unit director and manufacturing director for 3M.

Cadillac Announces Moves in Dallas: Coleman to Manage

Cadillac Plastic has announced the appointment of Herbert Coleman to manager of the Dallas Distribution Center and Jane Hearne to Dallas call center manager. Coleman, who will manage all areas of the Dallas facility, has spent more than 20 years in distribution and logistics, while Hearne will manage the call center supervisors, each with their own customer service team.

Michalski Joins Lake Country Sales

Lake Country Sales, Inc. of Elysian, MN, has announced that Roger Michalski has accepted the position of corporate operating officer at the company’s corporate headquarters. Michalski, a 19-year veteran of the fenestration industry, arrived at Lake Country from Acro Extrusion in DE.



Viracon Promotes Three

Viracon of Owatonna, MN, has announced several promotions. Janda Thomas has been named architectural sales representative for the Pacific Northwest territory. Thomas, formerly an inside sales representative, will facilitate sales in the western states. Debra Fischer has been promoted to marketing communications manager and Don McCann to manager of the architectural design group. Fischer, who has been with Viracon since 1995, will be responsible for managing the company’s architectural glass products advertising, public relations, corporate communication and promotional programs. McCann will be responsible for providing architectural and design support, as well as educational programs for architects and commercial building developers in his new position.

Tubelite Announces Personnel Changes

Tubelite Inc. of Reed City, MI, has promoted Dale Knight to bill of materials specialist. Client development manager Ed Warnes has been assigned to the Midwest Lake Erie region covering Cleveland, Detroit and Buffalo.

Tubelite has redefined the sales regions for client development managers Joe Fleming, Dan Richards and Gary Tongco. Fleming will be responsible for specific regions in his states, while Richards will now be responsible for the Michigan area outside of Detroit and Tongco will service accounts in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama and the Carolinas.

Craig Todd has been added as product development/engineering assistant, Shawn Fiske as architectural technician and Randy Boardman as a client development manager in the Northern Virginia/Baltimore area. Finally, the company has promoted Dan Goodman to estimator in the Reed City office.

Essex Promotes Davis to Manager

Essex ARG of Dayton, OH, has promoted Shane Davis to the position of product manager. Davis, who joined Essex in 1995, now promotes the division’s aftermarket auto glass products.


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