Volume 48, Issue 4- April 2013


The supervisory board of Schott AG appointed Frank Heinricht as its new chairperson of the board of management. Heinricht currently is chairperson of the board of management for Germany-based Heraeus Holding GmbH, a precious metal and technology company. He holds a degree in physics and a doctorate in engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and began his professional career at TEMIC Semiconductors. After holding positions as general manager and chair of the integrated circuits division, he was appointed CEO of TEMIC Semiconductor Group in 1998. In 2003, Heinricht joined Heraeus as a member of the board of management and was appointed chairperson of the board and labor director in 2008. He takes office June 1.

Grey Mountain Partners named Paul Cody president and CEO of Consolidated Glass Holdings Inc. Cody succeeds Tom Ryan, who was named president and CEO of the company last April.

Cody most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of the Power Distribution division, a business of the Electrical Sector of Eaton Corp. Prior to this assignment, Cody led the Eaton Electrical Service & Systems division as vice president and general manager.

Cody started his career as a field service engineer at Westinghouse Electric Corp. in the engineering service area and was promoted to various management positions of increasing responsibility throughout his career there.

HHH Tempering Resources in Vancouver, Wash., named Mike Synon as its new vice president of sales and marketing. Synon brings more than 14 years of industry experience, including involvement within the manufacturing, fabrication and installation sides of the glass industry.

Previously, Synon spent more than 16 years in sales and management positions in the equipment and capital goods industries.

Stéphane Nicoli is the new general manager of Saint-Gobain’s specialty films division, the group responsible for the company’s window films and Solar Gard brand. Nicoli succeeds Christophe Fremont, who is stepping down after 10 years to pursue other responsibilities within Saint-Gobain.

Nicoli has experience in operations and general management across multiple sectors of Saint-Gobain, including work with Glassolutions, focused on the next generation of glass and glazing innovation.

new hires
Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Intertek has hired Michael Beaton to serve as its new director of product evaluation. In this role, Beaton will lead the company’s new product evaluation services department to provide clients with market-accepted code compliance reports.

Prior to joining Intertek, Beaton served as senior vice president at ICC Evaluation Service, working with manufacturers and industries to address code compliance issues.

The Fenzi Group has hired Fabio Gioffreda as the new technical director for the ceramics division of its Tempver paints line.

Gioffreda has 20 years of experience in the ceramics arena, according to a company release.

now representing
Montreal, Canada-based Unicel Architectural hired several new U.S. sales reps.

Custom Aluminum Systems Inc., led by Mark Cox, will represent the company in Georgia and Alabama. Michele Eggenberger of EA Sales will now sell the company’s products in Minnesota, North/South Dakota and Nebraska.

In New England, including Main, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, Unicel has added William T. Smith to serve as its sales rep. Tysen Gannon of Gannon Associates also will now represent the company in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Mike Brisbin of Serious Energy, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., has assumed the role of eastern region sales manager for its SeriousWindows vinyl replacement division.

Brisbin is based in upstate New York and serves accounts from Virginia to Maine, as well as some key accounts. He has a background in windows, general building materials and home improvement.

Wausau Window and Wall Systems in Wausau, Wis., hired Gregg Tassone, a partner with Engineered Window Systems LLC, as its architectural sales representative for the areas of New York City and Northern New Jersey. He has 35 years of experience in the glazing industry.

Prior to joining Engineered Window Systems, Tassone worked with Traco Inc. as regional sales manager in New York and New Jersey.

Los Angeles-based Glasswerks L.A. Inc. has named Daniel Rodriguez as its sales representative for the Las Vegas market.

Rodriguez comes to Glasswerks with an extensive background in architectural glass estimating and sales, including seven years’ experience as a project estimator.

Owatonna, Minn.-based Viracon’s Ryan Hoffman will be taking over as sales representative for the Utah market. According to the company, this move will allow Cameron Scripture, who recently was named Western regional architectural sales manager, to better focus on his new assignment.

Hoffman most recently served as a field sales representative for the Northern California and Northern Nevada markets. Prior to this, he worked in the company’s technical services, architectural promotions and international sales departments. In his new role, Hoffman will maintain his current markets and expand his responsibility to cover all of Utah.

Michael H. McGarry has been appointed executive vice president of PPG Industries, where he will lead the company’s flat glass businesses and its architectural coatings businesses in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. McGarry previously oversaw the company’s automotive refinish and aerospace businesses, and these will now report directly to company chair and CEO Charles E. Bunch. McGarry will continue to report to Bunch and will serve as a member of the executive and operating committees in this role from the company’s headquarters in Pittsburgh.

McGarry succeeds J. Rich Alexander, who retired March 1.

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