Volume 37, Issue 4, April 2002


AFG Industries Announces New General Counsel
AFG Industries of Kingsport, Tenn., has announced the appointment of Chris Correnti as its new general counsel.

Prior to this position Correnti served as associate general counsel/corporate environmental compliance manager for AFG, and has been responsible for environmental issues for eight years. Prior to joining AFG, Correnti practiced law for nearly ten years with the Kingsport law firm of Moore, Stout, Waddell and Ledford.

He earned his law degree from Wake Forest University and his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College.

Sturma Appointed Bostik Findley's New Territory Manager

STURMA Richard Struma

Bostik Findley, based in Middleton, Mass., has appointed Richard Sturma to the position of distribution group territory manager, responsible for sales of industrial products across a three-state region.

Based in the Los Angeles area, Sturma oversees sales and related marketing throughout California, Arizona and Nevada.

Groves Named to Glazers Choice Board

HANK Hank Groves

Hank Groves
of Groves Incorporated, based in McHenry, Ill., has been elected to the board of directors of Cleveland-based Glazers Choice Inc. Groves, who founded C. Guther Co., said he is excited about his new affiliation with Glazers Choice.

"I have missed my involvement in the mirror mastic business since selling C. Gunther Co. in 1994," Groves said.

Juba Aluminum Expands Management Staff
Juba Aluminum Products Co. Inc. of Concord, N.C., has recently expanded its managerial staff.

The new appointments are: John Juba, chief executive officer; Janna Juba Riley, vice president of internal operations; Johnny Ray, vice president of field operations; William Dick, senior estimator; Mike Ray, senior project manager; and Michele Juba Chambers, director of human services and communications.

associations and councils
OGMA Names Ringler President
The Ontario Glass and Metal Association (OGMA) has appointed Dieter Ringler as its new president. Ringler, who is president and owner of Oakville Glass and Mirror, succeeds Fulton Windows’ Fred Fulton Jr., who will remain on the board as secretary.

on the move
Harmon Hires New Renovation Manager

SINNOTT Tom Sinnott

Harmon Inc., based in Golden Valley, Minn., has hired Tom Sinnott as its new renovation manager. Sinnott will be responsible for introducing the renovation business unit to Chicago-area building owners, property managers and renovation contractors.

Bringing 25 years of experience to Harmon, Sinnott served as vice president of regional painting and coatings contractor for Superior Coatings previously. He also worked as operations manager of the Ameron contract management services division.

In addition, Sinnott has served on the Construction Specifications Institute's board of directors and is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers and Steel Structures Painting Council.

Management Changes Implemented for Lenhardt Maschinenbau GmbH
Effective December 31, 2001, Karl Lenhardt resigned from his position as managing director of Lenhardt Maschinenbau GmbH of Neuhausen-Hamberg, Germany, a division of the Bystronic Group. According to a news release, Lenhardt resigned in order to spend more time with his family.

"I feel pride in being responsible for building an enterprise that is today regarded as a very successful and well structured medium-sized machine manufacturer with a motivated team of loyal and highly qualified employees," Lenhardt said. "I feel it is my responsibility to hand over the reigns to a younger generation."

Taking hold of the reigns as Lenhardt's successor is Volker Abt. Abt served as managing director of Schuler Hydroforming, sister company to Schuler AG.

Mike Casey Passes Away
Mike Casey, founder of North Star Glass, died February 2 in Florida. Casey's two sons, Tim and Mike Jr., are the current owners of North Star Glass.
Casey was a charter member of the Minnesota Glass Association (MGA). He and his sons were active in both the glass industry and the MGA. n


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