Volume 38, Issue 3, March 2003


Orcutt Named PPG’s Vice President of Flat Glass
Mark J. Orcutt, president of PPG auto glass, has been appointed to the position of vice president of flat glass for PPG. Orcutt succeeds Barry McGee, who has taken on the role of vice president for PPG’s automotive original equipment glass business.

Orcutt has been with PPG since 1981, when he joined the company as a sales and marketing trainee in the flat glass branch in Houston. He became project supervisor for PPG’s commercial construction group, first in Houston and later in Los Angeles. In 1985 he took the position of area sales manager for commercial products in Hartford, Conn., and in 1989 he was a senior account manager for trade glass in Minneapolis. 

In 1992 Orcutt was appointed general sales manager for flat glass at PPG Canada. In 1995 he moved to Pittsburgh and took the role of director of sales and marketing for automotive replacement glass. He took on his most recent position when the PPG Auto Glass joint venture with Apogee was formed in 2000.

Weidner Named New Pilkington V.P.; Gore Moves to AGR Division
Stephen Weidner Stephen Weidner has been appointed the new vice president of sales and marketing for Pilkington Building Products North America (BPNA). He will work from BPNA headquarters in Toledo, Ohio.

Most recently vice president and general manager in the Midwest region, Weidner has been with Pilkington since 1988 and has served in a variety of sales management positions.

Weidner replaces Mark Montgomery who had joined Pilkington last September.

Also at Pilkington, Paul Gore, residential product manager with the building products group, has accepted a position in the company’s auto glass replacement group. The transition is effective March 24. 

Edgetech Appoints Two Technical Sales Managers
Ron Robinson Edgetech I.G. of Cambridge, Ohio, has named new technical sales managers for the Eastern and Western regions. Ron Robinson will work as technical sales manager in the Eastern region and Joe Erb is now technical sales manager for Edgetech’s Western region. Their new responsibilities include managing and directing activities for the technical service representatives, including audits and services. Robinson and Erb will also serve as project leaders for Super Spacer® implementation and will coordinate with regional sales managers during the final stage of sales.
Joe Erb
Previously a technical services manager, Erb joined Edgetech in 1995. 

Robinson joined Edgetech in May of 2000 and was most recently a technical services technician.

new hires
Gillespie and Gainey Join Azon Team
Dave Gillespie Dave Gillespie is filling the newly created position of design center manager for Azon USA Inc., based in Kalamazoo, Mich. A former senior design engineer with Acorn Windows, Gillespie brings 25 years of experience in developing designs for aluminum and vinyl product lines to his new position.

Most recently the director of engineering for an Ohio-based vinyl and fiberglass window manufacturer, Gillespie’s new duties will focus on assisting customers in the development of thermal barrier windows and doors to ensure they meet or exceed all thermal and regulatory codes.

Mike Gainey Mike Gainey has also joined Azon as warm-light business manager. A 20-year glass industry veteran, Gainey will be responsible for sales and management of the warm-light structural spacer business throughout North America. 

Gainey comes to Azon from Guardian Industries where he was manager of the architectural products group.

Williams Retires After 47 Years of Service
After 47 years of service, Roy Williams has retired as executive director of the Department of Ornamental, Architectural and Miscellaneous Metals (DOAMM) for the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers. 

Williams served as an officer for Iron Workers Local 63 in Chicago for 28 years before being appointed executive director of the international organization, a position he held for the past 11 years. 


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