Volume 34, Number 10,  October 1999



Flour City Reorganizes Management Team
Flour City International of Johnson City, TN, has announced changes in its management. Michael J. Russo has resigned his position as president. Edward M. Boyle III has been named the new president. He has over 15 years of experience in the custom curtainwall industry.
John W. Tang, chairman of Flour City International since 1997, has assumed the additional position of chief executive officer. He received a masters degree in structural engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and has over 23 years of experience in the construction industry.
Roger Ulbricht is the new executive vice president and the chief executive officer and president of Flour City Architectural Metals Inc. He has been with the company for over 39 years.
Michael Logan has accepted the position of vice president for sales and marketing. He has been the national sales manager since 1997 and has over 25 years of experience in the custom curtainwall industry.
Tita Chan is the new general manager and vice president of marketing in Hong Kong and China. She has over 20 years of experience in the custom curtainwall industry.
David Thomas is the new general manager in the Philippines. He has more than ten years of experience in the custom curtainwall industry.
Paul Cannon has been named general manager of Flour City Architectural Metals Ltd.’s Thailand office. He has more than 15 years of experience in the custom curtainwall industry.
John Sonnenburg is the new vice president, general manager in North American operations. He was previously the vice president of operations and a member of the board of directors at Apex Curtain Wall Group.

Aldrich Elected to Board of Directors
Apogee Enterprises of Minneapolis, announced it has elected Bernard P. Aldrich to its board of directors. Currently, Aldrich is the president and chief executive officer of Rimage Corp., also of Minneapolis. Prior to joining Rimage he was president of three companies within the Activar Inc. group during a two-year period and president of Colwell Industries for three years prior.
“He is a wonderful fit for our board,” said Russel Huffer, chairman, president and CEO of Apogee. “He’s a highly experienced CEO with a tremendous track record in running high-tech businesses.”

Saint-Gobain Selects Chairman
Saint-Gobain Corporation has selected a new chairman for its board of directors. Frank V. Cahouet will succeed John T. Fey, who recently retired from the board. Cahouet is a member of the Mellon board of directors and has been a member of the Saint-Gobain board since April 1992. He serves as a trustee of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Sully North America of Trumbauersville, PA, a subsidiary of St. Gobain, has named Scott Switzer to general manager. He will be responsible for managing the supply of high-performance security and safety transparency products to customers throughout North Amer-ica. Previously, he worked as the operations manager at APV Baker in Grand Rapids, MI.


Commercial Plastics Makes Changes

wpeC.jpg (1915 bytes)Craig Hampton has been named vice president of marketing for Commercial Plastics and Supply Co. of Boca Raton, FL. He will be responsible for managing marketing for Commercial Plastic’s distribution centers. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and has over 20 years of experience in the plastics business.
Carlos Bennett has been appointed branch manager of Commercial Plastic’s Gardena, CA, service center. He will be responsible for implementing marketing plans, coordinating stocking programs, maintaining existing business and starting new accounts. He is a graduate of Cal State University and has over 12 years of experience in the plastics industry.


Häfele Promotes Three Employees

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From left to right: Philip Martin, Lew Ferretti and Karl-Heinz Kraft.
Häfele America Co. of Archdale, NC, announced the promotion of three employees. Philip Martin is the new marketing manager for North America. Lew Ferretti is the new sales manager for North America. Karl-Heinz Kraft has been named the new manager of technical services and corporate projects.


Peterman Receives Entrepreneur Award
The president and CEO of Abrasive Technology of Westerville, OH, has been named the 1999 Central Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year in the manufacturing category. Loyal M. Peterman Jr. is now eligible for the national Entrepreneur of the Year award, which will be presented in November. The award is presented by Ernst & Young in recognition of entrepreneurial courage, imagination and perseverance.
“This award is a tribute to all of our associates around the globe who share my commitment to the superior development and manufacturing of diamond tooling,” said Peterman.


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