Volume 48, Issue 5- May 2013


The board of directors of Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. has appointed Adrian Sada Cueva as the company’s new CEO. He succeeds Huga A. Lara Garcia, who is retiring.

Cueva has been president of the glass containers unit since March 2012 and has more than 15 years of experience in the company.

Before leading the glass containers business unit, he was vice president of operations and administrative and financial officer of that division. During 2008 and part of 2009, he led Vitro’s internal restructuring division. From 2006 to 2008, he was vice president of Vitro Automotive, and before that, he was vice president of Vitro Cristalglass and held several positions in the flat glass business unit.

Bonnell Aluminum parent company Tredegar Corp. has named W. Brook Hamilton president of Bonnell (also known as the William L. Bonnell Co.), effective June 1, 2013. Hamilton, who currently serves as Bonnell’s director of business planning, succeeds Duncan A. Crowdis, who is retiring.

Hamilton joined Bonnell in 2005 and was the plant manager of the company’s Newnan, Ga., plant from 2006 to 2012. He was promoted to director of business planning in 2012.

Prior to joining Bonnell, Hamilton held various industry management roles, including production manager for Alcan Extrusions, plant manager for Wilkinson Steel and Metals, general manager of Daymond Aluminum, and general manager of Central Wire Co.

Frank S. Sklarsky was appointed executive vice president of finance for PPG Industries. Effective August 1, Sklarsky will also be named PPG executive vice president and chief financial officer. David B. Navikas, currently PPG senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer, will continue in his current role until August 1, and will then continue as senior vice president in a senior leadership role that will be announced later.

Most recently, Sklarsky was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Tyco International Ltd.

In addition, PPG announced Scott Sinetar, vice president of architectural coatings for North America, will lead the company’s combined architectural coatings business in light of the recent acquisition of AkzoNobel’s architectural coatings business. Sinetar, who was named to his current position in 2006, previously served as manager, national accounts; national sales manager; director of sales; and general manager, architectural coatings. Earlier in his career, he held various positions with Olympic® Paints and Stains.

new hires
Bill Thimons has been named vice president of operations for Los Angeles-based Pulp Studio.

According to an announcement from the company, its acquisition of California Glass Bending led it to create this new position. Thimons has past experience with IBA Consultants, where he specialized in glass facades, and most recently served as operations manager at Giroux Glass in Las Vegas.

BCIndustries has hired Dirk Sayre as its new business development manager.

Sayre is responsible for managing all of the company’s sales, estimating, new business development and marketing. He brings more than ten years of experience in the window and curtainwall industry to the position.

Isabella Leung, human resources department manager for Crystal Window and Door Systems in Flushing, N.Y., was one of several individuals to receive the Queens “Rising Star” Award. The award recognizes outstanding young leaders under 40 from the business, non-profit and government sectors of age whose efforts are having a positive impact on the economy and quality of life in Queens, N.Y.

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