Volume 50, Issue 10 - October 2015



Pilkington Architectural Glass North America announced that Jason Weiss has been appointed director of domestic and export sales, and Dan Knecht was appointed director of planning.

Weiss joined the company in September 1996 as an engineer and most recently was manager of export. He holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve.

Knecht started with Pilkington in December 1996 as an electrical controls engineer and was most recently planning manager. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University.


Paul Cannon, Kawneer

Longtime Kawneer sales professional and industry expert Paul Martin Cannon passed away Friday, August 14, at the age of 63.

An integral part of the company’s Western region sales team, Cannon joined Kawneer in 1980, serving in various sales and management positions for more than 30 years. He began his career with the company in the Salt Lake City territory, moving to major projects representative for Northern California, then to customer service manager at Kawneer’s Visalia facility.

Most recently, he served as architectural sales representative for Montana, Idaho and Utah. He received numerous sales awards and served on the President’s Club.

“Paul was a true ambassador of the Kawneer brand and approached his work with both passion and integrity,” says Colin Brosmer, vice president, sales, marketing and product development for Kawneer. “At Kawneer, we are committed to building a team of dedicated, talented and enthusiastic people. Paul truly exemplified this, and our sincere sympathy and thoughts are with the Cannon family during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed by all.”

Dave Helterbran, Helterbran Associates,

Texas Glazing Solutions

Dave Helterbran, a longtime industry veteran and manufacturer representative in Texas, passed away in September after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Helterbran, of Helterbran Associates and Texas Glazing Solutions, represented companies including Trelleborg, Vistawall, Access Door and Accura Systems, and other industry manufacturers.

Helterbran is survived by his wife of 40 years, Susan, his daughters Stefanie Cawood and Lindsay Price, his sons-in-law Shane Cawood and Dustin Price, granddaughter Kendall Cawood, and grandsons David and Joshua Cawood.

Also surviving him are his mother Lola, brothers Bob and Cliff, sister Jo Ann Helterbran-Peaden, sister-in-law Dinah Turrin and brother-in-law John Turrin.

His daughter Lindsay and son-in-law Dustin continue to run the representative firm Texas Glazing Solutions.

new hires

Graham Architectural Products has added Antonio Iglesias, Benjamin Pettit and Robert Fogle to its team.

Iglesias has joined Continental Glass Systems (CGS) as a project manager in Hialeah, Fla., where he will lead the planning, design and implementation of CGS’s window wall products for the Prive at Island Estates luxury condominium project in Aventura, Fla. Previously, he worked for Gamma USA as a project manager and director of plant operations. He has also held positions with Permasteelisa CS and Glassalum International.

Pettit was appointed assistant project manager at Graham’s York location, where he will be responsible for a variety of customer-support activities. He is a recent honors graduate of York College of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s of science in business administration.

Fogle, also working out of the York location, is a CAD drafter. He will be responsible for the preparation of project shop drawing submittals. Fogle earned his associate of applied science degree in architectural technology from Harrisburg Area Community College, where he was appointed to the school’s Architectural Advisory Committee. He also received his associate of science degree in business administration from York College.

Scott Goodman is now an architectural representative in Florida for AGC Glass Co.

Goodman has 24 years of glass industry experience in sales, management and product development, and is well-versed in the commercial construction supply chain.

Goodman spent over a decade with Arch Aluminum & Glass and was most recently employed with Quality Enclosures—U.S. Glass Tempering in Port Orange, Fla.

In his new role, Goodman will utilize his expertise working directly with architects and other members of the building team, according to AGC.


Lanham, Md.-based St. Claire Window and Door Corp. promoted Andy Reilly to executive vice president. He will be responsible for “creating, communicating and implementing the organization’s vision, mission and overall direction,” according to a release from the company.

Reilly has 15 years of experience in the window manufacturing industry. Most recently, he served as director of sales and development for St. Claire. He joined the company in 2006 after five years with Thompson Creek Window Co.


The Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA) has granted its 2015 scholarship to Caleb Lucas.

Lucas, the son of Luke and Viveanne Lucas, was awarded $1,000 on behalf of HAGA for his college education. He attended Kempner High School in Sugarland, Texas, and will attend Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in California in the Ministry Leadership degree program.


Scott Platta
, who founded Linetec in 1983 and served as its first president, has retired after a 40-year career.

When Linetec was established, Platta oversaw 20 employees and a new aluminum-coating facility in Wausau, Wis. He has since helped the business grow to 450 employees, as it expanded into a leading provider of paint and anodized finishing services for windows, curtainwall, entrances, hardware and other components, according to the company.

Prior to Linetec, Platta worked for its first customer, Wausau Window and Wall Systems—then known as Wausau Metals. He was later responsible for acquiring the Polywood Shutter painting business, which for many years was Linetec’s largest customer. He continued to manage Polywood Shutter’s fabrication facility located in Wausau, in partnership with owners Sunburst Shutters of Las Vegas, and served as its liaison with Linetec.

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