Volume 46, Issue 10 - November 2011


new hires
Mike Rubner has joined Accura Systems as chief executive officer. He previously spent 28 years with the former Vistawall, ending his time there as general manager of Engineered Products, before joining Childress Engineering Services as vice president of operations.

Glass fabricator Dillmeier Enterprises in Van Buren, Ark., has appointed Garrett Ames to the new position of vice president of sales and marketing. Ames is a 20-year veteran of the retail and wholesale industry, and will be based out of Providence, R.I.

SAGE in Faribault, Minn., has added two senior executives. Andrew J. Hulse, the new vice president of business development and sales, joins the company from Honeywell Aerospace, where he served as vice president of business development. Derek Malmquist, the vice president of marketing, brings to his new position experience launching products and growth initiatives at consumer and business-to-business companies.

United Plate Glass Co. Inc. has appointed David Tyrrell to architectural products division manager. Tyrrell, most recently a regional sales representative for YKK AP, brings more than 25 years of experience in the architectural metal industry. In his new position, he will spearhead the company’s expansion into the aluminum systems industry.

John Bush has joined General Glass International (GGI) of Secaucus, N.J., as plant manager. Bush, who had been principal at John Bush Consulting Inc., will be in charge of the manufacturing and management of the fabricating facility. He previously was the director of laminated glass for Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope.

David Katz has joined DORMA Architectural Hardware in Reamstown, Pa., in the new position of director of business development and technology. Katz brings with him more than 12 years of experience in the security industry, including executive positions in technology and engineering management.

Viracon has a new president, Kelly S. Schuller. Schuller has served as senior vice president of sales and marketing since 2010. Before joining Viracon, he served as Apogee vice president of strategy and business development for four years. Prior to starting with Apogee in 2006, he held operational positions within United Health Group, Innovex and Pillsbury; he also has had positions with McKinsey & Co. and Ernst & Young.

Graham Architectural Products has named Ken Boilesen as vice president/general manager of its curtainwall manufacturer subsidiary, FM Graham Enterprises. Boilesen joined FM Graham in 2009, bringing with him more than 28 years’ experience in the curtainwall manufacturing business.

Don McCann, CSI, LEED Green Associate, is now director of international sales for Viracon in Owatonna, Minn. In his new role, McCann will assume responsibility for international sales representatives and territories outside North and South America. In his nearly 25 years at the company, he has worked closely with architects, most recently as manager of the architectural design team.

PPG Industries announced that David B. Navikas, vice president and controller, has been appointed senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Navikas succeeds Robert J. Dellinger, who resigned for health-related reasons.

Basco Shower Enclosures has promoted Tim Sartori to its sales team. Sartori will serve as the sales account manager for Cincinnati distributors of Basco products.

Minneapolis-based Stylmark Inc. promoted Cathi Bullis to the position of chief financial officer. Bullis also joins the company’s board of directors as the first female director in company history. She has more than 18 years of accounting and financial experience in a variety of manufacturing industries.

McGrory Glass Inc. in Paulsboro, N.J., has announced that Jen Lampani Karel will now be its exclusive representative for the greater Chicago area architecture and design marketplace.

The Finishing Contractors Association has hired Cindi Spangler of St. Louis, Mo., as its new central regional vice president and safety specialist. Spangler has an extensive background in the construction industry and most recently served as the safety director for T. J. Wies Contracting.

Past President of Iron Workers Local 63 Dies
Bruce John Madiar, past president of Ornamental Iron Workers Local 63, passed away in September. Madiar had given 42 years of service to the group and was also a trustee of the Local 63 pension and health and welfare funds. He is remembered as full of life, honest, hardworking, loving, loyal, pragmatic and always looking out for the underdog and less fortunate.

Madiar is survived by his wife of 41 years, three children, five grandchildren, his brother and many nieces and nephews.

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