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appointments  
Doug Zacharias is tional sales manager.She has more than  
the new vice president of 25 years of experience in the glazing in-  
sales for EFCO Corp., a dustry with a background in sales,busi-  
Lauren International of New  
Philadelphia, Ohio, has named Mike  
Hovan chief operating officer. The 30-  
year industry veteran will be responsi-  
ble for promoting development within  
the company’s subsidiaries.  
Pella Corp. subsidiary.  
ness development, estimating and  
Zacharias has 25 project management.  
years of experience in  
marketing, sales and  
management. He is a  
Dave Kraninger was  
Hovan joined the company in 1993 as Doug  
mixing plant manager.In his nearly two Zacharias LEED-accredited pro-  
decades at Lauren, he served as presi- fessional and certified  
dent of Lauren Manufacturing, presi- construction document technologist.  
dent of Edgetech and vice president of  
Lauren International.He also served as  
a board member of the company until  
the sale of Edgetech to Quanex in 2011.  
Most recently, he was the president of  
Mikron Industries, Quanex’s largest  
business division.  
appointed executive vice  
president for sales and  
marketing for The Wag-  
ner Companies. He  
brings more than 24  
years of experience in  
sales,marketing,product  
management, business  
development,product de-  
Anne M. Foulkes,  
currently assistant gen- Dave  
eral counsel and secre- Kraninger  
tary, was named PPG’s  
new vice president,asso- velopment, technical project manage-  
ciate general counsel and ment and manufacturing. He also has  
secretary. She will con- experience as a manufacturing engineer  
tinue in her role as cor- and production supervisor.  
Frank Lowe Rubber & Gasket Co.Inc. Anne M.  
has appointed Brian Atkin as presi- Foulkes  
dent. Ira Warren, who has served as  
porate secretary, which  
Most recently, he worked with Mas-  
she has held since 2011. ter Lock Co., a subsidiary of Fortune  
president and CEO for the past 40 years,  
assumes the chairmanship.  
In her role as associate general coun- Brands Home & Security,where he was  
sel, she will lead legal support for many the vice president of the commercial  
As president, Atkin will be responsi- of PPG’s businesses in areas including safety and security business unit.  
ble for leading the development and ex- commercial, litigation, transaction and  
ecution of the company’s strategic intellectual-property matters.Foulkes is  
growth plan. He has worked in a vari- also executive sponsor of PPG’s Diver-  
ety of positions at Frank Lowe since sity and Inclusion Leadership Council.  
joining the family-owned business in  
Also at Wagner, Greg  
Steffen is now an archi-  
tectural railing systems  
project manager. Steffen,  
a registered architect,  
brings more than 13  
years of experience in de-  
signing, managing,plan-  
ning, bidding,scheduling  
and executing commer-  
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vice president.  
994. Most recently, he was executive  
Minneapolis-based SC Railing Co.ap-  
pointed Shelly Farmer as its new na-  
Greg  
Steffen  
promotions  
Evan Gibson and Jessica Rios were promoted  
recently within YKK AP America. Gibson assumed  
the role of branch manager of the company’s  
Houston branch, and Rios is now operations  
manager of the Dallas branch.  
cial building projects. Most recently, he  
worked for Interior Systems Inc.  
Michael Krumel is territory manager  
for facades, fenestration and insulating  
glass (FFI) at SIKA Target Market Indus-  
try. The company also named Joshua  
Hill marketing project coordinator.  
Prior to joining SIKA, Krumel was  
an independent manufacturer’s repre-  
sentative, where he developed busi-  
ness and relationships in glass and  
building-related industries. He will be  
responsible for sales in the Texas/Ok-  
lahoma FFI markets.  
In his new position, Gibson will cover Southern  
Evan Gibson Texas and the Gulf Coast region. He joined YKK Jessica Rios  
AP in January 2015 as service center manager  
in Houston.  
Rios first joined YKK AP in May 2014 as a project manager.  
In her new role in Dallas, she will cover northern Texas, sur-  
rounding states and the West Coast.  
In addition, Dave Herber was hired as the company’s first  
California-based architectural sales representative. He has  
façade industry experience in business development and ar-  
chitectural consulting service in Southern California, where he  
Dave Herber will represent the brand in major markets such as Los Angeles  
and San Diego.  
Hill joined SIKA as a graduate intern  
and has a Bachelor of Arts in marketing.  
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newhires  
vice president of services,will continue obituaries  
Kawneer announced several new as a senior advisor and member of the Ken Wakefield,  
sales team appointments throughout executive management group.  
North America.  
Wakefield Glass  
Ken Wakefield of Seattle-based  
Wakefield Glass passed away Febru-  
ary 10 at the age of 70.  
Nickolas Ricketts is  
Solaria Corp. appointed Scott  
now an architectural Hoover vice president of sales, build-  
sales representative for ing solutions,North America.The com-  
He was born in Seattle on March  
the Oregon territory.Pre- pany also added Scott Thomsen, 16, 1945. He entered the glazing in-  
viously, he served as a co-founder of Innoscovery, and  
project manager with Emanuel Salmona, head of global  
Bend Commercial Glass. business development in the building  
Tammy McCarron technologies division at Siemens, to its  
was hired as an architec- advisory council.  
dustry after graduating from Ever-  
green High School and opened his  
own glass business in 1977, accord-  
ing to his Legacy.com obituary.  
Wakefield Glass has been a mem-  
ber of the Washington Glass Associa-  
tion for 25 years, and Ken’s son, Rick  
Wakefield, is the association’s incom-  
ing president.  
Nickolas  
Ricketts  
tural sales representative  
Hoover, an industry veteran previ-  
for the Edmonton, Al- ously with AGC and Pilkington, will  
berta territory. Previ- work with building and construction  
ously, McCarron was partners to bring powered-by-Solaria  
sales representative for building-integrated photovoltaic solu-  
Olympia Tile in Halifax, tions to market. Thomsen, former vice president in charge of the building  
Nova Scotia. president of Guardian Glass, will pro- distribution sector, will assume Imau-  
Lawrence Soto transi- vide insight in investing and advising ven’s previous role.  
Tammy  
McCarron  
tioned to an architectural clean technology companies, accord-  
Kare Malo, CEO of the company’s  
sales representative for ing to Solaria. As a consultant to early distribution in Nordic countries, will  
the St. Louis, Mo., terri- stage companies in smart energy, now lead Saint-Gobain’s building dis-  
tory. He began his career Salmona brings expertise in the tech- tribution sector. Benoit d’Iribarne,  
with Kawneer in 2006 as nology, market drivers and new busi- president of high-performance materi-  
a fabricator and was later ness opportunities for intelligent als, was appointed a general delegate in  
promoted to quality tech- buildings. Germany, Austria and Benelux. He will  
nician, responsible for the also coordinate the group’s industrial  
A number of Saint-Gobain Group excellence programs.  
program. He later held executives are taking on new leadership CFO Laurent Guillot will be in  
positions as an estimator roles.  
and then estimating  
supervisor in Harrison- dent in charge of the construction ramic materials activity. Guillaume  
burg, Va. products sector, was appointed chief Texier, president of the ceramic mate-  
Lawrence  
Soto  
continuous improvement  
charge of the high-performance mate-  
Claude Imauven, senior vice presi- rials sector and will directly oversee ce-  
Ryan Long, previ- operating officer. Benoît Bazin, senior rials activity, was appointed CFO.  
ously an architectural  
sales representative for newhires  
Ryan Long the Edmonton territory  
in Alberta since 2013, is  
transitioning to the Washington, D.C.,  
territory.  
Langley, British Columbia-based  
Apex Aluminum Extrusions pro-  
moted Bill de Koning to vice  
president and hired Don Welsh  
as general manager.  
The Finnish company Glaston has  
made two recent personnel changes.  
Artturi Mäki was named senior vice  
president of the services business area  
and member of the executive manage-  
ment group.He previously served as di-  
rector of Valmet’s roll maintenance  
technology unit.  
de Koning has served as gen-  
eral manager since 2010 and has Bill  
more than 30 years of manage- de Koning  
ment experience in the aluminum  
extrusion and glazing industry. Welsh will oversee sales, marketing and new  
product launches for the company.  
In addition, the company hired Owen Anderson as its newest account exec-  
utive. He will provide support to customers throughout Washington, Oregon  
and Northern California and will be based out of Vancouver, Wash. s  
Don  
Welsh  
Owen  
Anderson  
Pekka Huuhka, the current senior  
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