Volume 51, Issue 2 - February 2016

NewsMakers

appointments

Enclos has announced new promotions within its sales, engineering, operations and administrative departments. One key executive change is the appointment of Bruce Bornhurst as president of the company.

Bornhurst has been responsible for Enclos’ West Coast sales and operations since 1985. In his new role as president, he will oversee the company’s strategic development, growth and profitability.

Gregg Sage, president of Enclos’ parent company, CH Holdings USA Inc., had been acting president of Enclos since 2004. He is stepping down to focus on other CH Holdings businesses.

Steve Danke was named executive vice president of sales with national responsibility for the firm’s sales and pre-construction activities. Danke has been with Enclos since 1989, managing preconstruction estimating and engineering in the western region in recent years.

John Wolf was promoted to vice president of sales. Wolf’s curtainwall experience started with Flour City in 1995, followed by Permasteelisa in 2000. He joined Enclos in 2014 and will continue his business development activities focused on the New York City area.



associations


The Glass Association of North America (GANA) appointed Sara Neiswanger as its new account executive. She replaces Ashley Charest, who worked with GANA membership and the board of directors for more than 15 years.
Neiswanger has been the technical resource coordinator for GANA for the past six years. In addition, she served as the executive director for several clients under Centric Management and Consulting, a for-profit subsidiary of GANA, specializing in association management services.

Neiswanger is an active member of the Kansas Society of Association Executives and is a certified association executive through the American Society of Association Executives.




Bill Yanek
is the new executive director of the Canadian Glass Association (CGA); he is also executive vice president of the Glass Association of North America and president of its subsidiary association management company, Centric Management.

As executive director, Yanek assists CGA in representing and supporting the interests of the glass and related industries at the national level and serves as the voice of the CGA membership.




The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) named Diana Hanson its new regulatory affairs manager. Hanson has previous association experience as a founding member of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA).

While with NADRA, she presented at International Code Council hearings, which will aid her in her codes-related work for AAMA. She also has experience in the legal field, previously working as both a paralegal and technical writer.

In addition, AAMA made three other appointments. Michelle Gaynes is now education coordinator, Lorraine Zimak is association services assistant and Julia Carlucci is technical standards assistant. Gaynes serves as a dedicated resource to programs such as FenestrationMasters and the Continuing Education Licensing Program, supporting the InstallationMasters Program, as well. Zimak has nearly 25 years of administrative experience. In her role, she will support the marketing and association services departments, aiding in member retention and renewal, logo usage requests and trade show preparation. Carlucci will use her linguistic background, communication abilities, proofreading skills and attention to detail in her new role.




The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) board of directors has appointed Deb Callahan as CEO. Callahan had been acting CEO since June 2015 while also serving as the organization’s chief operating officer.

She has been with the NFRC since 2005, originally serving as deputy executive director before becoming COO in 2010.


obituaries

Hilton Berger, Saand Inc.

Industry veteran and Saand Inc. co-founder Hilton Berger passed away at the age of 63.

Berger co-founded Independent Mirror in 1990, with just 10 employees at the time. He helped expand the Toronto-based company, now named Saand Inc., to more than 450 employees in six locations.

Because of his illness, he retired from day-to-day involvement with the business six months ago.

“He was a genuine people person … and in turn everyone who met him instantly liked Hilton and saw the gentleman and kind person that he was,” says Tim Richard, Saand director of sales and marketing. “His warmth and kindness attracted people to him like a magnet. The glass industry has lost a visionary, and all who met him have lost a friend.”



James Edward Lehner, Fullerton Glass


After a short illness, industry veteran James Edward Lehner of Fullerton Glass passed away January 3 at the age of 73.

Lehner was born in Pennsylvania in 1942, served six years in the U.S. Army and later relocated to Fullerton, Calif., where he went to work for a small window and glass retailer. He eventually purchased and grew the business into a well-respected commercial glazing contracting company, Fullerton Glass.

He passed away alongside his business partner and significant other of 18 years, Michelle Saavedra. Lehner is survived by his daughter, Michele Dunn, who resides in Las Vegas with her husband.







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