Volume 46, Issue 9 - October 2011


Donald Francis McNabb Dies
Donald Francis McNabb, 80, of Mulberry, Fla., died August 26 in Palm Terrace in Lakeland, Fla. He was the owner of Penn Allen Glass Co. in Allentown, Pa., and Berks Lehigh Glass in Allentown from 1979 to 1995. He started work at Penn Allen Glass right after graduating from Allentown High School in 1948, and took ownership in 1979. He served as the president and chairman of the board until his retirement in 1995.

Active in the glass industry’s professional associations, McNabb served as chairman of the National Glaziers Apprenticeship Fund from 1979 to 1987, treasurer and vice president of the Flat Glass Marketing Association from 1988 to 1991 and on the board of directors of the National Glass Association from 1991 to 1993. He also served as the first president of the Glass Association of North America from 1994 to 1996.

Steve O’Neill of Dorma CDC Passes Away
Steve O’Neill of Dorma-Carolina Door Controls (CDC) passed away in his home on August 19 after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 51.

The former salesman for Dorma-CDC, an active member of the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, was the consummate family man who enjoyed vacationing with his wife Susanne and their five children, according to the association. He especially appreciated time at the beach, boating and fishing, and golf and skiing.

Rich Porayko, marketing consultant for Hartung Glass Industries, Agalite, Holcam and Lami Glass Products, and his wife Tricia recently welcomed their newborn son, Levi Hayden. Levi was born August 10, and was 9 pounds 3 ounces.

new hires
Kendall Baker and Mike Castleberry have joined Monett, Miss.-based WinTech’s Engineering Group. Baker comes to WinTech as senior designer, bringing with him 25 years of experience from Monett-based EFCO’s application and design groups. Castelberry joins the company’s technical services, and comes with more than 15 years’ experience in the window industry, including time at EFCO and Boyd Windows. He has extensive knowledge of the technical side of the business including testing and blast window design.

Amesbury has named Patrick Junker director of sales and marketing, commercial. He brings more than 25 years of fenestration experience to this position, having worked most recently for G-U Hardware—and with Amesbury from 1989 to 1999.

Finland-based Glaston has appointed Mika Laitinen as vice president of global procurement. He has 20 years of experience working in various sourcing positions in international companies. Prior to Glaston, Laitinen worked as chief procurement officer at CPS Color Group Ltd. in Finland.

YKK AP America in Austell, Ga., has hired Kevin Haynes as brand manager for its ProTek hurricane impact and blast mitigation fenestration products. Haynes has more than 25 years of industry experience, most recently as the national architectural products sales manager for Vitro Architectural Products.

After 20 years with Trainor Glass Co., Brian Clark has been named as the company’s new president. Clark succeeds Tom Trainor, who remains with the company as chief financial officer.

SAFTI FIRST in San Francisco named Tim Nass vice president of national sales. Nass joined the company in 2009 as the national sales manager, bringing more than 15 years of experience in the architectural glazing industry.

John Crowe has been appointed as president and chief executive officer of both Saint-Gobain Corp. in Valley Forge, Pa., Saint-Gobain’s North American holding company, and CertainTeed Corp., also in Valley Forge. Crowe will oversee North American businesses and chair the executive committee. He has more than 30 years of experience in the company’s innovative materials businesses, most recently as president of the global abrasives business.

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