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promotions  
and product management. She will Mich., location. He joined Tubelite in  
YKK Corp. of America has promoted oversee all marketing team members August 2014 with more than 20 years of  
Oliver Stepe to president of YKK AP and functional areas including market- management experience.  
America Inc. Mike Turner, who most ing, communications,brand and prod-  
recently oversaw marketing and tech- uct management, and architectural  
nical services, succeeds Stepe as vice services/national accounts.  
Likewise, Jim Gonza-  
les was hired as plant  
manager of the com-  
pany’s Dallas facility.  
Gonzales has more than  
30 years of experience in  
operations management,  
process evaluation and  
continuing improvement.  
Most recently, he served as director of  
operations at Texas-based Progressive  
Inc., a division of PCC Aerostructures.  
In other personnel news, the com-  
pany hired Daniel Politowicz as logis-  
tic manager. Politowicz  
president of sales and marketing.  
In addition, the com-  
Current president Max Mizota as- pany added Terry  
sumes the role of chairman of YKK AP. Vaughan of Vaughan  
Stepe joined the com- Architectural Products  
Jim  
Gonzales  
pany in 1992 as a part of as a sales agent in the  
the Baltimore/Washing- Arizona, New Mexico  
ton, D.C.,office.Through- and El Paso, Texas, mar- Terry  
out his 23-plus-year kets. He has more than Vaughan  
tenure at YKK AP, he has 40 years of experience in  
worked in a variety of commercial construction.  
Oliver  
Stepe  
roles, including business  
development, regional  
branch management,vice  
president of sales and op-  
erations, and most re-  
Steve Jaskolski was  
promoted to vice presi-  
dent of operations at  
Tubelite Inc. Most re-  
cently, he served as di-  
rector of operations for  
has worked in logistics  
and distribution for  
more than 30 years.Most  
recently,he was the oper-  
cently  
senior  
vice  
president of sales and  
ations and procurement  
the company’s facility in Daniel manager at Palogix Sup-  
Walker, Mich. Jaskolski Politowicz ply Chain Services.  
marketing at YKK AP’s Steve  
Austell,Ga.,headquarters. Jaskolski  
Turner also started  
with YKK AP in 1992,  
holding roles in drafting,  
project management,ap-  
plications engineering  
and technical services.  
He has held his most re-  
Mike  
Turner  
has more than 20 years of  
experience in operations,  
sales management and  
customer service. Prior  
to joining Tubelite in  
2014, he managed Sun-  
rise Windows Ltd.’s plant  
in Temperance, Mich.  
Tubelite also appointed  
DougDietrichandKevin  
Haynes as architectural  
accounts representatives.  
Dietrich is based in Iowa,  
and has more than 30  
yearsof experienceincon-  
struction,architectureand  
business development.He  
most recently worked at  
Merchants Metals Inc.  
Haynes is based in Florida  
and has nearly 30 years of  
experienceinarchitectural  
promotion,technical sales  
and engineering within  
the glass and glazing in-  
dustry. He previously  
worked at Coral Industries  
Inc.  
cent position since 2008. Craig  
The company also Tyson  
hired Jamilla Walcott as  
Doug  
In addition, Craig Dietrich  
Tyson is now director of  
director of marketing operations for the company’s Reed City,  
Jamilla  
Walcott  
obituaries  
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the age of 97. Barber owned Barber’s Glass & Manufacturing Co. Inc. for more  
than 43 years and had locations in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Wichita, Kan. At  
one time, during the 1960s and 1970s, his company was the largest inde-  
pendent glass company west of the Mississippi. He installed windows, store-  
fronts and automobile glass.  
Kevin  
Haynes  
Barber invented and patented sliding back glasses, which were originally de-  
veloped for use in oilfield equipment. They were manufactured at his company  
in Oklahoma City and were shipped worldwide. Today, sliding back glasses are  
available for most trucks.  
He is survived by his brother Clyde Merle Barber; daughters Billye Stein and  
Beverley Bevins; their husbands, Jerry and Mike; five grandchildren; 12 great-  
grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.  
Michelle Musso was  
appointed South Central  
sales manager. Musso  
has 13 years of experi-  
ence, most recently as a  
regional sales manager  
with Hilti Inc.  
Michelle  
Musso  
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Coatings appointed Jeff  
Nicholson to technical  
services manager.He has  
been with the company  
for almost five years.  
“We are excited to have  
Jeff in this position. He’s  
earned it with his hard  
Chen was named to Crain’s New York Business magazine’s  
2016 40 Under 40 list of top New York area young executives.  
For more than a decade, Chen has had overall responsibility  
for the operations of Crystal’s growing family of vinyl and alu-  
minum window companies, its 600 employees and nearly one  
million square feet of manufacturing space. He grew up in the Steve Chen  
family window business, working through high school and col-  
lege wherever needed — on the factory floor making windows,  
in accounting or even loading trucks.  
Since taking the helm of the manufacturer in 2005, the company claims  
Chen has grown sales by more than 70 percent, in addition to acquiring prop-  
erties and launching production facilities in California and Pennsylvania, ex-  
panding distribution to 40 states and adding 200 employees.  
Jeff  
Nicholson  
work and growth through the company  
and we are confident he is going to raise  
the level of ICD’s technical program to  
new heights,”says Kris Vockler, CEO.  
Vetrotech Saint-Gob-  
ain recently made a  
number of personnel dent of AGC Research Institute Inc. He New York region, and Jeff Cooper was  
changes. Patricia Her- had served as general manager of tech- promoted to vice president of informa-  
nandez is now North- nology in the company’s general divi- tion technology for Graham Capital,  
western regional sales sion. Tokio Matsuo, general manager which shares its IT resources with GAP.  
manager and Katie of AGC’s corporate social responsibility  
Patricia  
Hernandez Rampke is the Midwest office, is now assistant to the CEO.  
regional sales manager.  
Radhika Batra is  
PPG’s new vice presi-  
dent, purchasing and lo-  
gistics. Steve Lampe,  
who previously held the  
position, was scheduled  
to retire May 1.  
Batra served as vice  
president, global supply  
management, at Borg-  
Warner Turbo Systems in  
Auburn Hills, Mich. She  
also held executive-level  
positions in procurement  
at Owens-Illinois Inc. in  
Perrysburg,Ohio; Solutia  
Inc. in St. Louis; and  
Rohm and Haas Co. in  
Philadelphia.  
Hernandez has transi- newhires  
tioned from inside to  
Graham Architectural Products  
outside sales. Her terri- (GAP) has announced several person-  
tory includes Washing- nel changes and additions.  
ton, Oregon, Idaho and  
Western Canada.  
Taylor Caterbone, who started her  
career at GAP three years ago as a staff Radhika  
Katie  
Rampke  
Rampke is responsible accountant, was promoted to cost ac- Batra  
for Illinois,Indiana,Ken- countant. David Conway is a new in-  
tucky, Ohio, Michigan, dependent sales representative for the  
West Virginia, Wiscon- Florida market. Derek Ober is a new  
sin, Minnesota, and project documentation coordinator.  
North and South Dakota. Pete Varevice has joined GAP Curtain  
The company also ap- Wall Solutions as national sales man-  
pointed Joe Traynor ager. Kathy Scott is now an estimator.  
senior designer/special  
engineering projects ager. Steven Skaggs is the new field serv- Lampe  
Steve Weisser is the new safety man- Steve  
Joe  
Traynor  
manager. He will be re- ice manager.Danielle Daugherty joined  
sponsible for manufac- the company as assistant project manager.  
turing processes for the company’sVDS  
system and CNC machine installation, ager, assumed an expanded role in  
Dave Keller, cost accounting man- associations  
The Aluminum Extruders Council  
as well as the interface framing and pro- monitoring costs and supporting proj- (AEC) elected Jeff Henderson to be its  
duction department.  
ect execution details.Bruce Croak was next president. Henderson succeeds  
appointed marketing and project sub- Rand Baldwin,who announced his re-  
Asahi Glass Co.Ltd.(AGC),headquar- mittals manager.  
tered in Tokyo, announced changes in Ben Pettit and Sarah Garabedian rectors last September. Baldwin has  
the assignment of two executive officers. are new project managers. Kayla Glat- been its president since 2000.  
tirement to the council’s board of di-  
Yasumasa Nakao will assume the felter moved from marketing coordina-  
Henderson was officially elected  
role of assistant to the CEO and presi- tor to assistant project manager in the president in March. s  
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