Volume 38, Issue 2, February 2003


burgess AFG Names Burgess Sales Representative
Aubrey Burgess has been named to the position of sales representative in the Charlotte, N.C., territory for AFG Industries.

“Aubrey is a career salesman who has represented AFG as an inside sales coordinator for the past 12 years,” said Marc Massa, vice president, sales. “During that time he was honored as coordinator of the year (2000) and earned a [bachelor’s] degree in business from Milligan College (1998). For the most part, the customers Aubrey has worked with for the past 12 years will be the core of his new territory.”

Chilcoat to Assume Editorship of USGlass 
Ellen Ellen Chilcoat, current managing editor of USGlass magazine, has been named editor of the publication. The transition will begin with the March 2003 issue and will be complete with the May issue. Chilcoat began as an assistant editor with USGlass in February 2000, and was promoted to managing editor in October 2000.

“I am excited to be taking over as editor,” said Chilcoat. “I look forward to working with individuals in the glass industry to offer articles of interest to our readers.”

Current editor Tara Taffera, will devote her time to Door & Window Maker magazine, sister publication of USGlass. Taffera, who currently serves as editor and publisher of Door & Window Maker, will continue in that role.

Companies may now submit press releases to Chilcoat at echilcoat@glass.com.

Triplett Receives Outstanding Industrial Technologist Award
jtriplett Jay Triplett, EFCO’s vice president of marketing and a member of the company’s board of directors, received an Outstanding Industrial Technologist award by the Industry Division of the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT). The award was established in 1997 to recognize individuals who show exemplary leadership and application of industrial 
technology practices.

According to NAIT, honorees are nominated by institutions of higher education with which it is affiliated. The Industry Division confirms nominees after credentials are reviewed.

Mike Davlin Named Paco’s Vendor Salesperson of the Year
Paco Building Supply of St. Louis presented its 2002 Vendor Salesperson of the Year award to Mike Davlin of Midwest Pro-Marketing on December 16. Davlin, who represents Dow foam insulation board, OSI caulking and Van Mark brakes, was presented a certificate by Sal Easterley, Paco vice president and general manager, during a luncheon ceremony.

“The criteria set for the award is salesmanship, professionalism and tangible results,” said Easterley. “We have been pleased with Mr. Davlin and his efforts in supporting our expansion plans and how he works with our salespeople as well.”

new hires
Wadley Joins Besten as Accounts Director
Wadley Randy Wadley has joined Besten Inc. as the company’s new national accounts director. His responsibilities will include planning and executing Besten sales functions.

Before joining Besten, Wadley held sales and general management positions in the window industry.

Solutia’s Holt Joins PPG; Wulfsohn Promoted
Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries has announced the hiring of Victoria Holt, former president and general manager of performance films for Solutia Inc. of St. Louis, to serve as president of the fiberglass business. The position was effective February 1.

Holt will be responsible for PPG’s reinforcements and electronics and specialty materials.
Also at PPG, William A. Wulfsohn has been named vice president of European coatings and managing director of PPG Europe. Prior to joining PPG Wulfsohn served as general manager pf Nylon System for Honeywell International.

Wagner Companies Name Customer Service Rep.
Malendziak The Wagner Co. of Milwaukee have announced that Shelly Malendziak has been hired as a customer service representative. 

Prior to this position, Malendziak served as a member of an inside sales support team.

Cohen Joins Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. Team
Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co. Inc. of Farmingdale, N.Y., has expanded its executive team with the addition of Randy Cohen to the position of vice president. Bringing ten years experience in sales and marketing, business management, production and human resources in both government agencies and private industry, Cohen’s new responsibilities include sales and marketing and administrative operations. 

Cohen holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a master’s degree from Fordham University.

Theobald Joins Harmon as Area Sales Representative
Harmon Inc. has announced the hiring of Doug Theobald as a sales representative for Indiana and Western Kentucky. 

Prior to this position, Theobald was employed as a client development manager for Tubelite Inc. He has also held positions with Cleary Building Corp., Alliance America Inc. and Kawneer Corp.

Gander Named Edgetech Customer Serve Rep
Gander Andrea Gander has been named to the position of customer service representative for Edgetech I.G. Inc. of Cambridge, Ohio. Her responsibilities will include communicating with customers and field representatives concerning orders and quotes, performing cost analyses and coordinating 
line layouts.

Previously, Gander served as an administrative assistant with the Guernsey Soil and Water District.

Tom Barkow Joins Unruh Fab Sales Team
Unruh Fab Inc. of Sedgwick, Kan., announced that Tom Barkow, former owner of H. Barkow and Glass Rack Specialties, has joined Unruh Fab as a national sales representative.

A graduate of Purdue University with a degree in electrical engineering, Barkow enlisted in the Navy for four years before joining his father, Alvin Barkow, in the family business, starting in production before eventually working his way into management. In 1973 he became the third generation owner/president of H. Barkow. The company’s name changed to F. Barkow after it was sold in 1986.

Barkow founded Glass Rack Specialties in 1995 and was purchased by Unruh Fab in 2001. 
“We are delighted to have Tom represent Unruh Fab. His wealth of experience and ground-up knowledge of glass rack manufacturing and sales is an invaluable asset to our enterprise,” said Unruh Fab president Steve Brown.

Keane Named CSI Interim Executive Director
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) announced the appointment of Tony Keane to the position of interim executive director. Keane will head CSI’s national office in Alexandria, Va., during the search to replace former executive Greg Balestrero, who left CSI to become chief executive officer of the Project Management Institute. 

BHMA Elects New Officers
The Builders Hardware and Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has announced the election of its officers, who will each serve a two-year term.

PaulkPaul T. Kosakowski

Paul T. Kosakowski, AHC, president and chief executive officer of Dorma Group North America. Scott Duncan of IR Security & Safety will serve as first vice president; Anthony Mudford of Detex Corp. will serve as second vice president and Helen Rose of Lorient North America will serve as third vice president.

All four elected officers are also members of the BHMA board of directors.

NFRC Elects New Board Members
The National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) board of directors re-elected Tony Rygg of the California Energy Commission as its chairperson at its meeting in December 2002.

The board also re-elected Randy Van Voorst from Quality Testing Inc. of Everett, Wash., as vice chairperson and Roland Temple from VELUX-AMERICA Inc. of Greenwood, S.C., as treasurer. The board elected Marvin Stover from Mikron Industries of Kent, Wash., as secretary.

The membership elected Marcia Falke, representing the Fenestration Manufacturers Association of Apopka, Fla., to fill a vacancy, and re-elected Bill Prindle from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy of Washington, D.C., to another term on the board.

Jim Krahn from Marvin Windows and Doors of Warroad, Minn., who retired from the board, was appointed to a new position, NFRC ombudsman. In this position he will assist in the transition to the organization’s new one-size ratings regime and other initiatives.

The board also appointed Susan Douglas as NFRC executive director, a position that replaces that of the NFRC administrator. As executive director, Douglas will be responsible for all administrative aspects of NFRC and will serve as the staff liaison to the board of 

WGA Elects New Board Members
The Washington Glass Association’s (WGA) membership elected its new officers during its recent board elections. Greg Barnhart of Pacific Glass and Door, Bonnie Fay of Northwestern Industries and David Hill of John Latta Associates will now be serving three-year terms on the WGA’s board of directors.

Three New Members Added To Art Glass Association Board 
The Art Glass Association recently announced that Craig Bradley of Hoevel Mfg., Jeff Vail of Plum Gully Stained Glass and Nancy Willimon of St. Louis Stained Glass will serve on the association’s board of directors until 2005.

“We’re very excited about these additions,” said Randy Wardell, chairperson of the board. “Their professional experience and expertise will enhance the work of the association and help us implement the wonderful plans we have for 2003 and beyond.”

Sheet Metal Workers Appoint New General Secretary-Treasurer
Thomas J. Kelly recently was appointed to the position of general secretary-treasurer for the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association based in Washington, D.C. Previously business manager and president of the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 19 in Philadelphia for 23 years, Kelly first began his career in the labor movement following an apprenticeship in 1965. 


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