Volume 44, Issue 12 - December 2009


new hires
PPG Appoints New VP, CFO
PPG Industries has named Patrick J. Kenny vice president of corporate marketing. Kenny joined PPG in 1980 and progressed through various project management, sales management and marketing positions in the flat glass, commercial products and construction contracting businesses. He most recently served as PPG general manager, corporate marketing and construction

PPG also has named Robert J. Dellinger as senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer (CFO). Dellinger most recently spent three years as executive vice president and CFO for Delphi Corp.


SAFTI FIRST Hires New Architectural Sales Representatives
SAFTI FIRST has announced the addition of several representatives to its sales team.

Mary Kimball of Kimball Architectural Sales will represent the company in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Kimball has more than 25 years of experience in the aluminum and curtainwall industry.

Bill Zientarski of Hi-Performance Glazing Solutions will represent the company in Illinois. Zientarski has more than 16 years in the glass and metal industry.

Todd Stanfield, Spencer White, Lal Williams, Brian Stanfield and John Hurst of Texas Fenestration Inc. will represent the company in Texas.

Viracon Has New Research Development
Viracon in Owatonna, Minn., has named Dr. Charles Boyer as its new vice president of research, process and product development. In his new role, Dr. Boyer will oversee the research and development and the coating development departments.

Dr. Boyer has 24 years of experience managing technology and new product development for a number of companies, including 3M.


Bill Furr Joins Arizona Shower Door
After more than 34 years with the same company, Bill Furr, who spent 29 years in outside sales followed by a handful of years in quality control with Coastal Industries, recently decided he was ready for a change. On October 1 Furr joined Arizona Shower Door in Phoenix as a regional sales manager for the Gulf Coast states, with the exception of Texas.

Ive known Spike Knadler [owner of Arizona Shower Doors] for 20 years. He was opening a program in a new territory in the Southeast and he needed someone to do that for him, Furr told USGlass. It was an opportunity that would allow me to go back out in the field.

In this new role Furr will focus on helping the company set up new accounts and also servicing the existing ones.

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