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.
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-
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.
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-
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.,
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
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
Pekka Huuhka, the current senior
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