Volume 34, Number 8, August 1999

People In the News


Salem Distributing Hires New Sales Manager
Michael Willard, formerly of Pilk-ington/LOF, has been named national sales manager for Salem Dist-ributing of Win-ston-Salem, NC. Previously he held management positions in manufacturing, sales and operations support for both the building products and aftermarket glass replacement divisions for Pilkington/LOF. In his new position, Willard will direct the company’s domestic and international sales.

Abrasive Technology Announces Changes
Westerville, OH-based Abr-asive Technology Inc. has announced two changes in its structure. Kimberly Bailey has been named to the newly-created position of marketing specialist. She will develop and coordinate marketing initiatives for the company. Previously she worked five years as the public relations manager for a national real estate development company.
Jim Weldon has assumed the position of controller. He will lead and direct the company’s financial management initiatives. He brings 25 years experience to the company and most recently served as group controller with Frigidaire Co.


TruSeal Technologies Announces Promotions
TruSeal Technologies of Beachwood, OH, has an-nounced the promotion of Joel Falck to CEO. Previ-ously Falck was the company’s vice president of finance. His responsibilities include all financial operations and management information systems.
James R. Blamble has been named regional sales manager. He will oversee sales operations in ten states located in the Midwestern and southern parts of the country while conducting direct sales for the Ohio, Indiana and Chicago markets.
Assuming the responsibilities of sales representative is Mark Hartman. He will handle sales operations in Kentucky and Tennessee. Previously he was a sales representative for IKON Office Solutions Inc. Hartman graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelor of science degree in business and marketing.

AFGD Promotes Hoover to Marketing Director
AFGD Inc. of Atlanta, has promoted Scott Hoover to di-rector of marketing and
business development. He was previously the company’s architectural products manager. His responsibilities will include all aspects of marketing and the development of new products and services.


Klein-Dickert Realigns Board of Directors
A realignment of the Mad-ison, WI-based Klein-Dickert Co. Inc. board of directors has taken place due to the recent retirement of president Richard S. Olson. The new board includes: Francis X. Dickert, CEO and chairman of the board; M. Susan Dickert, president and COO; Richard Karbon, executive vice president; Don M. Kanable, vice president; and Donald H. Lukes, secretary-treasurer and CFO.

Stylmark Fills Key Positions
Stylmark of Minneapolis, has appointed a number of new employees. Daryl Walsh, who was previously involved with Apogee Enterprises Inc., was appointed president, and Jerry Otto, previously national sales director for Josten’s Inc., was named general sales manager. In addition, Chris Munn, who has over 11 years of experience in sales and marketing, was added as general sales manager, Ed Krehl was promoted to product applications manager and Amy Chatt, with seven years of marketing experience, is the new marketing communications coordinator.   


Patient Announces Retirement from Geon
William F. Patient, chairman and CEO of The Geon Co. of Cleveland, OH, has announced his retirement. He will continue as chairman until the company’s August board meeting. Patient has held this position for six years.   


NWDA Adds Members to Board of Directors
The Northeast Window and Door Association of Law-renceville, NJ, has announced the election of a new president, first vice president, treasurer and four new directors to its board of directors. The new president is Chris Lorber of BF Rich Co., the first vice president is Keith Oakley of Air-Check Manufacturing and the treasurer is Art Poland of Thermal Industries. New active member directors include Willis Schlabach of Sugarcreek Industries, Tom Dixon of Patriot Manufacturing and Tom Shafer of MI Home Products. The new associate member director is Mike Mackereth of Architectural Testing.

Washington Glass Association Holds Election
The Washington Glass Association elected new officers and board of director members in early 1999. The officers are: Bill George of General Storefronts Inc., Everett, WA-president; Frank Calbrese, of John Latta Associates Inc., Seattle-vice president; Ed Howell of Hartung Glass Industries, Seattle-secretary; Bonnie Fay of Northwestern Industries Inc., Seattle-treasurer; Jerry Larson of Larson’s Glass, Puyallup, WA-past president.
The members of the board are: Mike Ball of Glaziers & Glassworkers Local Union #188, Seattle; Mark Casper of DeaMor Associates Inc., Seattle; Steve Kein of Taco West Inc., Kent, WA; Gary Towndrow of RGA Architectural Sales, Redmond, WA and Maryanne Howell will continue as the
executive director.



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