new hires  
United Architectural Metals has a obituaries  
new design manager. Stephen Evans Brad Kirkendall, S. Albert Glass Co.  
assumes the role, bringing more than  
Brad Kirkendall of S. Albert Glass Co. in Odenton, Md., passed away on May  
17. Kirkendall, 49, had been with the company for 26 years.  
6 years of industry experience.  
Evans will manage the design of  
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Kirkendall; three children, Allie, Adam  
and Amy Kirkendall; four siblings, Crystal Muthler, Becky Winterer and her hus-  
band Thomas, Kelly Johnson and her husband Mark, Chad Kirkendall and his  
wife Nikki; mother-in-law Joanne McLaren; sister-in-law Kristi McLaren and her  
husband Todd Harrison; two brother-in-laws, Michael McLaren and his wife  
Laura, and Scott McLaren and his wife Tracy; and 16 nieces and nephews.  
aluminum, steel and glass curtain-  
wall and window systems, and will  
assist the preconstruction and pro-  
duction departments in finding solu-  
tions to wall system facade design  
challenges, according to the company.  
various commercial roles. Prior to Bo-  
The company is currently recruiting  
David Stone is a new outside sales realis, Hammer spent 11 years at PCD a new CFO, and Koivumäki will handle  
representative with Trulite Glass & Alu- Danubia, a polyolefin supplier.  
those duties, in addition to his new  
role, until a new individual is named to  
Glaston Corp. announced two new the position.  
Pekka Huuhka, senior advisor and  
minum Solutions. He is based in Jack-  
sonville, Fla., and previously worked  
with AGC Flat Glass North America for executive appointments and one  
8 years.  
member of the executive management  
Juha Liettyä, senior vice president group, left the company on May 1.  
of machines, was named senior vice  
Dr. Harald Hammer president of sales and service in the  
Western Window  
Systems (WWS) ap-  
pointed Ty Cranford as  
its architectural director.  
He will lead the devel-  
opment of relationships  
with the architectural  
community, focusing  
initially on the California  
market before extending  
is the new CEO of Ever- Americas. This is a newly established  
lam. He replaces Luc De position. She will continue to be a  
Temmerman, who will member of the executive management  
join the company’s group.  
board of directors.  
Sasu Koivumäki, Glaston’s chief  
Hammer brings ex- financial officer and member of the  
tensive leadership expe- executive management group, was ap- Ty  
rience in the chemicals pointed senior vice president of ma- Cranford  
and plastics industries. chines.Koivumäki will continue to be a  
Dr. Harald  
He previously spent 18 years at Borea- member of the group as well as deputy to the rest of the Western region and  
lis,a specialty plastics manufacturer,in to the CEO.  
the country. He has been with WWS for  
nearly ten years and was most recently  
business development manager.  
ASTM International Committee F12 on Security Systems and  
Equipment presented its Award of Merit to Julia Schimmelpen-  
ningh of Eastman.  
Michael MacLeish  
was appointed senior  
product engineering  
manager for The Wag-  
ner Companies. He has  
more than 18 years of  
experience in engineer-  
The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title  
of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for individual contributions  
to developing standards, according to an announcement by ASTM.  
Schimmelpenningh has been a member of ASTM since 1992  
and has served as the committee’s chairperson since 2012. She  
Schimmel- is also the first vice chairperson of the committee on performance  
penningh of buildings (E06).  
ing, design and product  
Most recently, he was  
Andrey Shuster, a project engineer at Wheaton Sprague Building Envelope  
in Stow, Ohio, passed his professional engineering exam and is now a licensed  
professional engineer in the state of Ohio.  
Shuster joined the company in early 2015 with eight years’ prior experience  
in structural engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and  
is currently in pursuit of his master’s degree in civil engineering.  
the business unit manager/chief brand  
officer at SPI Lighting Inc. He also  
spent time with Milwaukee Sign Com-  
pany and Kohler Company.  
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Architectural hard-  
ware designer and  
manufacturer Krown-  
lab appointed Xavier  
Cuadrado as product  
operations manager and  
Abigail Morgan as pro-  
duction specialist.  
Cuadrado is responsi-  
ble for managing prod-  
uct operations from late  
development through  
supply chain, quality as-  
surance, inventory and  
Brad Aldrich was named COO of D.A. Glass America in Calu-  
met, Mich. He has been with the company since October 2014  
and has since served as its marketing and sales manager.  
In his new role, Aldrich will oversee day-to-day operations, in-  
cluding production and facilities management, finances, human  
resources and logistics. He will also continue in his current role  
as vice president of marketing and sales.  
ICD High Performance Coatings promoted Chris Fronsoe to  
global sales manager. Fronsoe joined ICD’s sales and market-  
ing department in February 2015. He has been developing new  
markets and products as the company expands its offerings and  
sales territories.  
He was previously  
director of product de-  
velopment for Everlast  
new hires  
Entrance Systems. He also has experi-  
John Conway joined ence in sales,product development and  
LaCantina Doors as di- product innovation.  
rector of operations.  
Worldwide, and prior to that was a  
lighting designer for West Elm Inc.  
Morgan works with three existing  
production team members to support  
Krownlab’s production manager and Jon  
the product operations manager.  
Conway earned Lean  
Wausau Window and Wall Systems  
Six Sigma Black Belt has two new market managers, Todd  
certification during his Sackmann for the Central region and  
time at ASSA ABLOY Tom Hammerbeck for the Western  
now representing  
Sackmann has worked  
Salem Distributing Co. Inc. has extended Serban Corni-  
cioiu’s sales territory. He is now covering Connecticut, Maine,  
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont,  
as well as New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  
His territory is serviced through Salem’s East Coast corpo-  
rate office in Winston-Salem, N.C.  
at Wausau as part of its  
estimating team for 14  
years. Most recently, he  
was senior estimator for  
engineered products.  
Hammerbeck served as  
design engineer and has  
Sackmann 25 years of experience at  
In addition, the com-  
pany hired two new  
architectural sales rep-  
Scott Nicholas is  
based in Lexington,  
Ky., and is responsible  
Hammerbeck for customers in Ken-  
tucky, Tennessee, Ala-  
bama, Mississippi and  
In addition, Bill Davidson has joined the company and its  
Salem Flat Glass & Mirror division as a regional account man-  
ager. He will cover Northern California and Nevada.  
Davidson spent the last 16 years with Stone Boss Indus-  
tries, National Abrasives and Western Tool & Supply.  
Viracon relocated Connor O’Neill into a new sales  
responsibility and hired Doug Urich as an architectural sales  
O’Neill joined the company in March 2013 and was re-  
sponsible for sales and architectural relationships in the  
Midwest region. As of May, he is now managing  
Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming and  
Urich, managing principal and founder of Ar-  
chon Fenestration Technologies LLC, joined the  
company as an independent representative  
responsible for the promotion and sales of ar-  
chitectural glass products in Kansas, Missouri,  
Oklahoma and Nebraska.  
Nicholas spent nearly  
ten years with Hilti Inc.,  
most recently serving as  
its regional sales manager.  
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Field labor shortage?  
Consider Aldora’s pre-  
glazed storefront.  
In addition, Danette Lucas is covering  
Ready to install  
Florida and southern Georgia. She most re-  
cently was an architectural sales representa-  
tive for Kawneer Co.  
Impact or Non-impact  
Oversized storefront  
(up to 5’ x 12’ panels)  
Screw locations pre-drilled  
per specifications  
One trip to the jobsite  
Oversized doors  
Dried-in after installation  
4’ x 10’ panels)  
Secaucus, N.J.-based General Glass In-  
ternational (GGI) hired Devorah Serkin as  
its new senior manager of business devel-  
opment. Prior to joining GGI, Serkin spent  
three years at Dip-Tech. She most recently  
held the position of relationship and content  
manager. She has almost a decade of experi-  
ence in relationship management and orga-  
nizational development.  
Glaston Corp. held its annual general  
meeting April 5, where it re-elected all cur-  
rent members of the board of directors,including: Andreas  
Tallberg, Teuvo Salminen, Claus von Bonsdorff, Anu  
Hämäläinen,Kalle Reponen and Pekka Vauramo.Archi-  
tect Sarlotta Narjus was elected as a new board member.  
In its organization meeting,the board of directors elected  
Andreas Tallberg as chairperson and Teuvo Salminen as  
vice chairperson. n  
Fabricated Glass  
Insulated Glass  
Laminated Glass  
Fire Rated Glass  
Shower Enclosures  
Miramar, FL  
Orlando, FL  
Charleston, SC  
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