Volume 48, Issue 8- August 2013


The board of directors for Quanex Building Products Corp. elected William C. Griffiths, 61, as chairman, president and CEO. He succeeds David D. Petratis who resigned to accept the position as president and CEO of Allegion, the $2 billion security company to be created upon its separation from Ingersoll Rand.

Griffiths has served on the Quanex board since 2009 and most recently was the managing director and member of the board of directors of Sealine International Ltd., a privately held manufacturer of motor yachts based in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Sealine, he served as chairman of the board, president and CEO of Champion Enterprises Inc., a producer of modular and manufactured housing, and president Ė Fluid Systems Division of SPX Corp., a global multi-industry company.

Quanex also appointed Dewayne Williams and Martin P. Ketelaar as corporate officers.

Williams was appointed vice president and corporate controller and will be responsible for all internal and external financial accounting and reporting functions. He previously served as vice president, corporate controller, chief accounting officer and assistant treasurer for Complete Production Services Inc. He received his bachelorís degree in accounting from the University of Houston and holds a Certified Public Accountant designation.

Ketelaar, who joined Quanex in September 2012 as vice president/ investor relations and corporate communications, has been appointed treasurer of the company, where he will be responsible for all banking, cash management and risk management functions in addition to his current duties. Prior to that he was vice president/investor relations and assistant treasurer at the ServiceMaster Company. He received his bachelorís degree in finance from the University of Iowa and his masterís degree in business administration from Drake University and holds a Certified Public Accountant designation.

Wausau Window and Wall Systems promoted Bob Daniel from senior estimator for engineered sales to regional sales manager. Danielís responsibilities include guiding the companyís architectural sales representative serving Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware.

Danielís 30-year-career in commercial window systems includes 18 years in estimating, sales and account management at Wausau. In his new role he will continue to work closely with building owners, architects, general contractors and glazing contractors.

Daniel is trained in lean manufacturing principles, earned a Green Belt in Six Sigma and graduated from Wisconsinís Northcentral Technical College with a degree in architectural design.

board elections
Apogee Enterprises of Minneapolis announced the election of Donald Nolan, 52, president of the Avery Dennison Corp. Materials Group, as a new director

. Prior to joining Avery Dennison in 2008, Nolan served as senior vice president of global packaging and automotive coatings for Valspar Corp. He also previously worked at Loctite Corp., Ashland Chemical Co. and General Electric Co.

He will serve on the Apogee board of directors committee and is a Class I director who will stand for re-election at the 2014 annual meeting. With his addition, the Apogee board now has ten members.

new hires
YKK AP America has hired Steve Schohan as its marketing and communications manager. He has more than 25 years of experience in the retail, construction, home-improvement and consumer products industries.

Prior to joining YKK AP America he served as the vice president of QEP, a company involved with the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of a comprehensive line of specialty tools and flooring related products. He also worked with the Dow Chemical Company for more than 14 years.

Schohan earned a liberal arts degree from Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif.

Mappi North America has hired Joseph J. Santelli to sell its tempering furnaces and laminating equipment for the United States and Canada, excluding the far western regions of both countries.

Santelli previously sold tempering equipment for 15 years before starting his own tempering operation, according to a company release.

Galaxy Glass and Stone in Fairfield, N.J., announced that Lynda Portelli has joined the company as director of marketing. In this newly-created position, Portelli will oversee all marketing and public relations campaigns for the company, as well as assist with sales and product development.

Portelli holds a bachelorís degree in marketing and an associateís degree in fashion buying and merchandising rom the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Norm Hollander has been appointed to the newly-created position of New York account executive for the Milwaukee-based Wagner Companies. Based out of Long Island, Hollander comes to Wagner with more than 30 years of sales experience in metal industries.

He holds a bachelorís degree in business administration from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.

John Priebe has joined Walker, Mich.-based Tubelite as an architectural representative who will serve clients in South Central states. A fourth-generation glazier with more than three decades of experience in the shop and in the field, Priebe most recently served as general manager for Harmon Inc.ís Cleveland office.

He eventually also served as director of service and special projects for Harmonís clients in Florida and throughout the U.S., and was with the company for 13 years.

Serban Cornicioiu has joined the Salem Distributing team of employee-owners, as a regional account manager for the New York, New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania areas. He will be responsible for growing and maintaining Salemís glass fabricating equipment and consumables sales and support.

He combines a masterís degree in engineering with more than 15 yearsí experience in industrial sales, and served most recently as the director of sales at Stone Age NYC.

Winchester Industries, based in Saltsburg, Pa., hired Henry ďChipĒ Schildmeier, as its new national sales manager. The company says that Schildmeierís 23 years of window sales experience makes him vital to its growing exclusive dealer sales program.

Michael McAskin, 62, of Farmington Hills, Mich., died suddenly on March 20. He is known for Glass and Metal Distributors, which he opened in 1985, and Great Lakes Glass Distributors. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia, as well as children, including Katie, Courtney, Patrick, Jim and John Angus. His siblings include Kathy Luyben, Thomas, Gordie and Colleen. He was a grandfather of nine.

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