Volume 44, Issue 4 - April 2009


new hires
Arty Feles Named CRL’s CFO

Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) has appointed Arty Feles as chief financial officer. In this role, he will be responsible for corporate finance and accounting, accounts receivable, credit and collections, accounts payable and payroll/personnel. He also will serve as a member of the company’s executive committee.

Before joining CRL, Feles worked for 16 years at Edelbrock Corp, a manufacturer of high performance automotive products. 

Chuck Mowrey Joins Carmel Architectural Sales 

Carmel Architectural Sales (CAS) in Anaheim, Calif., has announced that Chuck Mowrey has joined the company as vice president of business development. In his new role, Mowrey will contribute to sales and operations, helping with team growth and development, vendor sourcing and new product expansion with its manufacturing partners. 

Mowrey comes to the company after 21 years with Harmon Inc., having most recently served as president.

CAS offers exterior glazing and cladding systems and services to the southern California and Nevada commercial construction markets.

Hanosh Returns to Diversified Glass Services 

Diversified Glass Services in Rochester Hills, Mich., parent company of Henderson Glass, has named Reginald Hanosh as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO). He will also continue in his role as the organization’s chairman of the board.

Hanosh replaces Jim Churilla, who has been serving as the company’s interim CEO since November 2008. Churilla will remain with the company in a financial consulting role.

Hanosh, who has 40 years of experience with Diversified, is rejoining the company after a two-year retirement. Prior to retirement, he held the position of operational vice president. 

YKK AP Recognizes Sales Achievements

Austell, Ga.-based YKK AP architectural sales representative Kirk Grizzell received the company’s annual President’s Award for outstanding sales and customer service achievement. Grizzell, whose territory includes Tennessee and parts of Kentucky and Arkansas, was commended for outstanding sales achievement and exemplary conduct and professionalism. The key to Grizzell’s approach, he says, is to always follow up with clients, resolve issues quickly and make sure customers are satisfied. 

YKK AP also presented its Branch of the Year Award to Dallas branch manager Marvin Parker; Dallas was chosen for sales, profitability and operational excellence in the region, which includes parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and the Kansas City area. The branch significantly increased its market share in the region in 2008.

“Teamwork is the key,” Parker says.

The awards were presented at YKK AP’s annual sales meeting in January.

Torres Welcomes Son

Nestor Torres, national architectural manager of PPG Performance Glazings, has just become a first-time dad. Sebastian Joaquin Torres came into the world in January at 8.2 pounds and 21 ¼ inches.

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