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appointments  
15,000 employees. Yaggi also held a viously spent 17 years as vice president of  
number of senior management posi- Edward Hines Lumber Co.  
tions at Whirlpool Corp., most recently  
After an extensive,na-  
tionwide search, Pella  
Corp. named Tim Yaggi  
its new president and  
CEO. Yaggi’s most recent  
position was chief oper- Tim  
ating officer and interim Yaggi  
president and CEO at  
as executive vice president, North  
America market operations.  
Isra Vison AG appointed Lars  
Brickenkamp as a manager. He will  
coordinate activities in new markets  
and expand the company’s industrial  
automation segment, along with its  
global distribution network.  
Kane Innovations Inc.,  
an Erie, Pa.-based archi-  
tectural products manu-  
Tempur Sealy International. While facturer, appointed Mac  
there, he led the turnaround of the Hines vice president of  
Tempur-Pedic brand through product sales.  
Brickenkamp has held leading  
management positions at various  
electronics companies, most recently  
the automation corporation Phoenix  
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innovation and brand-building activi-  
Hines has more than 23 Mac  
ties. Prior to his work in bedding, years of sales and market- Hines  
Yaggi served at Masco Corp. as group ing experience.Previously,  
president of the North America Builder he served as president of Illinois Glass-  
Peter Morton was appointed Struc-  
Group, where he oversaw a portfolio of worksLLC,parentcompanyof Glassworks tures Unlimited Inc.’s north regional  
seven independent companies with and Arcadia Residential Inc. He also pre- sales manager for all wet space applica-  
tions on projects in the northern half of  
the United States.  
appointments  
Morton most recently was the New  
England sales representative for Trim  
Solutions LLC and was the New Eng-  
land regional product representative  
at YKK.  
Dave Nelson is now manager of CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s service  
center in Orlando, Fla. He joined the company more than eight  
years ago and for the past several years served as sales man-  
ager for the Orlando territory.  
In addition, the company announced six new  
members of its national sales team.  
newhires  
Greg Gonzales joins from E-Z Automated Sys- Dave Nelson  
tems. He has more than 35 years of experience  
in the commercial glass and glazing industry and  
will serve customers in Los Angeles.  
Patrick Lentz was  
marketing  
named  
manager for Pleotint  
LLC. He will head mar-  
keting and social media  
efforts for the com-  
pany’s Suntuitive Glass Patrick  
products.  
Originally from the  
Netherlands, Lentz has 16 years of ex-  
perience in marketing and e-business  
development.  
Most recently with YKK AP, David Ham brings  
Greg  
Gonzales  
more than 35 years of architectural aluminum  
sales experience. He will cover North Texas and  
Oklahoma City.  
Lentz  
Leslie Miller joins from Oldcastle BuildingEnve- David Ham  
lope®, where she served as a sales consultant for  
2
0 years. She will assist customers in the Iowa,  
Minnesota and Wisconsin territories.  
Jeff Tate brings more than 12 years of experi-  
ence, previously working for Kawneer. He will rep-  
resent the company in South Carolina and  
Leslie Miller Eastern Georgia.  
John Tedrow has more than 22 years of experi- Jeff Tate  
ence in the glass and glazing industry and has  
worked for PRL Glass Systems, Trulite Glass & Alu-  
minum Solutions and Vitro. He will cover Salt Lake  
City.  
Bill Thimons previously worked for Giroux Glass  
and Advanced Systems Analysis LLC. He will serve  
customers in Las Vegas and Reno, Nev. He has  
John Tedrow more than 38 years of experience in the industry. Bill Thimons  
Mike  
Augustine  
joined Safti First as na-  
tional technical direc-  
tor and architectural  
representative.  
He has more than 19  
years of experience in  
the fenestration indus- Mike  
try, working for com- Augustine  
panies such as Arc  
Specs and Wausau Window and Wall  
Systems, among others.  
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Nanuet, N.Y.-based Casso-Solar  
Technologies hired Sal Frasco to Service Center Metals in Prince moted to operations  
serve as sales manager. George, Va., will serve as vice chair- manager for Tubelite’s  
Scott Kelley, president and CEO of  
Cheol Ro was pro-  
Frasco has many years of experience person. Mike Flynn, president of Walker, Mich., facility. He  
in the concept, design and sales of cap- APEL Extrusions Ltd. in Calgary, Al- will oversee the facility’s  
ital industrial equipment and will work berta, was elected to the at-large po- plant and maintenance  
with customers on the company’s batch sition on the executive committee.  
laminating systems, high-speed auto- The group elected Martin Bidwell, ing engineer, production Ro  
clave laminating systems and decora- president and CEO of Magnode Corp. assistants,schedulers and  
tive glass applications. in Trenton, Ohio, as immediate past materials management team.  
supervisors,manufactur- Cheol  
chairman, and Rick Merluzzi, CEO  
Ga.- of Pennex Aluminum in Wellsville, 2015,leading lean manufacturing activ-  
Ro started with Tubelite in December  
Alpharetta,  
based AGC Glass Co. Pa., as past chairman. Jeff Henderson ities at its facilities in Walker, Reed City,  
North America hired was appointed president. Mich.,and Dallas.He has more than two  
Scott Raileanu as pri- In addition, new board members decades of experience in operations,en-  
mary sales representa- were added as extruder directors: gineering and management.  
tive for its Midwest Brook Massey, president of MI Met-  
territory.  
als in Oldsmar, Fla.; Brook Hamil-  
After spending the  
last two years as Major  
Industries Inc.’s assis-  
tant plant manager,  
Jason Weber is now  
plant manager. In his  
new role, he will oversee  
day-to-day manufactur-  
ing operations.  
Raileanu has estab- ton, president of Bonnell Aluminum  
lished a background in in Newnan, Ga.; and Jason Weber,  
the building products director of business development of  
industry, working in energy and construction products  
Scott  
Raileanu  
both sales and material management. for Sapa Extrusions in Rosemont, Ill.  
Matthew Castle, director metal Jason  
sales of the Americas for Alcoa Pri- Weber  
mary Metals in Knoxville, Tenn., was  
associations  
Dr. Frank Heinricht,  
board chairman at  
Schott AG, was elected  
president of the Federal  
Association of the Ger-  
man Glass Industry (BV  
Glas) and will act as  
president of glasstec Dr. Frank  
elected producer-director. Re-elected  
to three-year terms as extruder di- newhires  
rectors were Shayne Seever, vice  
David Hogan is the  
president of Sierra Aluminum in new East Coast regional  
Riverside, Calif., and Charles sales manager for Pertici  
McEvey, executive vice president of North America Inc.  
Western Extrusions Corp. in Dallas.  
Hogan has more than  
2
016.  
The presidency of  
Heinricht  
30 years in the glass and  
promotions  
glazing industry, includ- David  
ing the last 16 years sell- Hogan  
ing machinery in the  
aluminum, industrial and PVC mar-  
kets. He will be based in Indiana.  
the trade show alternates every two  
Pulp Studio promoted  
years between BV Glas and the Fed- Karen Rains to national  
eral Association of the German Glaz- sales manager. She has  
ing Trade. The two organizations are been with the company  
conceptual sponsors of glasstec, to- for eight years as a sales  
gether with the German Engineering representative in the Pa-  
Federation. The event will take place cific Northwest.  
Forel North America opened a new  
service and sales branch office in Toronto,  
Canada, which is staffed by Owen Allen  
and Al Degiorgio. Allen, formerly of  
Karen  
September 20-23, 2016 at the fair-  
grounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.  
“We are excited to Rains  
have someone who can  
hit the ground running in this newly Fenzi North America, and Degiorgio,  
The Aluminum Extruders Council appointed position,” says CEO most recently of Robatech,both have ex-  
AEC) announced the results of its an- Bernard Lax.“We have been working perience in industrial automation and  
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nual election of officers and directors. toward the appointment of a national have specific glass industry knowledge.  
Matt McMahon, president of Pries sales manager for some time, and we The company also hired Greg Olson  
Enterprises in Independence, Iowa, know Karen will have an immediate as a technician and Dani Wertjes for  
was elected to serve a one-year term impact with all of her experience spare parts support at its main location  
as chairperson of AEC.  
with us.”  
in St. Paul, Minn. s  
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