NewsMakers  
new hires  
appointments  
In addition, Jim  
Trainor is Cefla Finish-  
ing North America’s new  
sales area manager for  
Central Canada. His ter-  
ritory includes Ontario,  
Manitoba,Saskatchewan  
GCI Consultants hired Mike Bowie  
Riccardo Quattrini was ap-  
as a senior consultant to operate its pointed the new CEO of Cefla. He  
new Virginia location. Bowie brings joined the company in 2010 after  
more than 35 years of experience and having worked for the Biesse Group  
has worked in all facets of the con- and Delmac Group, first serving as  
struction industry.  
sales and marketing manager of  
He has experience in corporate risk Cefla Finishing. He later led that de- Jim Trainor and Alberta.  
prevention, mitigation and manage- partment as managing director, and  
Trainor spent the last  
ment within the building industry, in 2014, took the helm at Cefla Inter- nine years as business development  
having held a previous role as director national, which oversees the com- manager at Henkel Corp. Prior to that,  
of claims and risk management for pany’s foreign direct investments he was the North American sales man-  
a manufacturer of exterior building in both the finishing and medical ager for Kleiberit Adhesives.  
products. He also has assisted in the equipment divisions. The board of  
development of industry window in- directors then appointed him Cefla manager covering Quebec, the Cana-  
dian Maritimes and British Columbia.  
Joe Sanders is the new sales area  
stallation best practices.  
general manager.  
kudos  
Documentary Highlights Glass Industry Leader, Russ Ebeid  
Keith Famie of Visionalist Entertain-  
ment Productions directed and produced  
a legacy film telling the story of former  
Glass Group president and Guardian  
Industries chairman Russell Ebeid, a  
renowned glass industry leader and  
philanthropist.  
“He’s a very quiet and reserved per-  
son, but he’s accomplished so much  
and touched so many people through  
his leadership, philanthropy and outlook  
on life,” says Famie, who spent a year  
interviewing many of Ebeid’s friends and  
colleagues throughout the country.  
Visionalist Entertainment Productions recently produced a legacy film on the story  
The film premier took place in June of former Glass Group president and Guardian Industries chairman Russell Ebeid.  
at the Valentine Theater in Toledo. Re-  
gional health system ProMedica and turing departments would come to him the glass industry before retiring in  
Sylvania, Ohio-based Lourdes Univer- with an issue, problem or idea, they al- 2011. In 2008, he was featured in US-  
sity organized the event.  
Famie says Ebeid wasn’t involved in tions then they came in with,” he says. dustry’s 50 Most Influential People.  
the film aside from providing names “He wasn’t one to give an answer, but Throughout the years, Ebeid has made  
and contacts. In fact, the first time instead provided guidance and a can- philanthropy an important life focus. He  
Ebeid saw the film was at its release. vas of questions to address. has worked closely with ProMedica,  
This really says a lot about someone’s “They all look back on it now and say among other organizations, donating  
ways seemed to leave with more ques- Glass magazine’s list of the Glass In-  
personality,” he adds. “I think when Russ that was probably one of his greatest millions of dollars to many health-related  
decides he has confidence in someone, attributes, to force you to think and not causes. He also received the National  
he lets them do their job.” This was a just give you answers. That takes a real Ethnic Coalition of Organization’s Ellis  
trend Famie recognized in speaking with confident type of person and a true Island Medal of Honor and has been  
people who worked under Ebeid through- leader, to create that kind of environ- knighted by several foreign governments.  
out the years. They spoke of Ebeid as the ment as opposed to leading by holding  
The film won’t be released to the  
“Riddler,” which Famie soon learned why. the reigns tight.”  
public, but could be available for indus-  
When leaders of different manufac-  
Ebeid spent more than 40 years in try members and others in the future.  
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Sanders worked for Cef a tions over a 23-year career at Intel.  
between 2004 and 2009,  
Bammi has more than 20 years of  
establishing the compa- leadership experience in the semicon-  
ny’s Canadian Division. ductor and electronic devices indus-  
Prior to his first ten- tries and joins View from Lumileds,  
ure with the company, where he served as global vice presi-  
Sanders co-owned dent of marketing and product man-  
Joe Sanders several companies, in- agement. Prior to Lumileds, he worked Tom  
In 2006, he joined Al-  
coa’s Kawneer business  
as the corporate tech-  
nical manager and later  
served as plant manager  
for its curtainwall and  
window plant in Spring-  
dale, Ark. In 2011, he  
cluding Gisa Solutions, at KLA-Tencor, where he held global VanSumeren was appointed general  
T.N.A. Wood Technology and Co.Mec product and revenue responsibility for  
manager of Kawneer  
Windows.  
International Inc.  
two of the semiconductor equipment  
company’s product lines.  
Foster joined Alcoa  
in 1998, where she most  
recently worked as man-  
ufacturing manager for  
metal finishing and for  
the automotive business.  
Prior to this role, she  
held a range of mana-  
View Glass announced Brian Harri-  
son as its new COO as well as Rahul  
Bammi as chief marketing officer.  
Kawneer Co. appointed Tom Van-  
Sumeren vice president of NorthAmer-  
Previously, Harrison, who has 35 ica operations and Cherlyn Foster  
years of high-technology experience, general manager of Kawneer Windows. Cherlyn  
was senior vice president of corpo-  
VanSumeren began with Alcoa in Foster  
rate integration and manufacturing 1992 as senior manufacturing engi-  
at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. He also held neer for its technical center and later gerial positions including plant man-  
CEO positions at Numonyx and Solyn- held various leadership positions in the ager for the Alcoa Aerospace Center in  
dra, and several senior executive posi- automotive business.  
Hutchinson, Kan. s  
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