comings and goings
Bill Yanek has re- Joe Landsverk, Wood’s Powr-Grip
signed from his posi-
tion as executive vice
president of the Glass
Association of North
America (GANA) to be-
come the new CEO of the
Professional Retail Store
Wood’s Powr-Grip’s Joseph Edward Landsverk of Laurel,
Mont., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 4. He was
59 years old.
He began working for Wood’s Powr-Grip in 1986 and had
been with the company since. He was named head of advertis-
ing in 1991 and eventually marketing manager.
He was divorced with two children, Josh and Amanda.
“Joe was a phenomenal father and a ﬁerce friend,” his obitu-
tion (PSRM). Yanek assumed his new
role on September 19.
ary in the Billings Gazette reads. “He was always there to give a smile with his
quick wit and dry humor. He will be missed very much by so many.”
“Deciding to leave GANA was one of
the most difﬁcult decisions I have ever them in their new roles, executive vice company. He will also lead the revital-
had to make. Serving as the executive president Dennis Kelly will assume ized “Graham University” to offer tech-
vice president for the voice of the glaz- new responsibilities for corporate ini- nical training for employees, and will
ing industry was an immense honor,” tiatives within the business.
says Yanek. “My sincere thanks to the Cerminara will be the company’s AAMA and other industry professional
GANA team in Topeka and Texas and chief application/production process trade organizations.
continue to represent the company at
to GANA boards past and present who engineer. His career includes 30 years
Also at Graham, Bob Smith is a
made representing the greatest material at Traco Inc., now Alcoa Commercial new production supervisor and Terri
in the world professionally rewarding.” Windows, where he held multiple engi- Ream is a new accounts receivable co-
Since 2007, Yanek has served as ex- neering leadership roles.He also served ordinator. Smith is responsible for the
ecutive vice president of GANA, where as commercial engineering manager at assembly line at the company’s new fa-
he directed all business operations, Season-All Industries for several years cility in York, Pa. Previously, he worked
including membership growth, mar- in the early 1990s. as production supervisor at Morgan
keting, stafﬁng, budgeting and ﬁnan- Tran will be Graham’s chief prod- Corp. and as production supervisor at
cial management. He has served as the uct design engineer. Previously, he Viwinco Windows. Ream began her ca-
spokesperson representing GANA to spent time at Guardian Industries as reer in the window business at River-
the industry, other associations and to a regional technical advisor. Prior to view Architectural Products Inc. When
stakeholders across the country and Guardian, Tran worked for Kawneer Riverview was purchased by Graham
Co., where he served as technical de- Architectural Products, she joined in
sign engineer manager. He began payroll and accounts payable and tran-
his career in the industry at YKK AP sitioned into supporting the accounts
Graham Architectural Products has America Inc., as a design engineer for receivable and invoicing functions.
made a number of personnel changes its architectural aluminum storefront,
and additions. The company named entrance, curtainwall and window sys- manager and Derrick Girouard as
Joe Cerminara vice president of pro- tems business. estimator. Grim will be responsible for
cess engineering and Tuan Tran vice Kelly, in addition to leading Gra- quality assurance at Graham’s Mt. Rose
Keith Grim was hired as quality
president of design engineering. Fol- ham’s ﬁeld service team, will become and Eden Road facilities in York, Pa., as
lowing a transition period to assist a strategic technical advisor within the well as at its New Castle,Pa.,production
facility. He previously worked as cus-
tomer quality manager at JLG Indus-
tries and as supplier quality manager
at Tyco Electronics.Girouard was previ-
ously with Armstrong World Industries
in Lancaster, Pa.
In addition, the company hired
Jose Rodriguez and promoted Brian
Sourber and Anne Smith.
Salem Distributing Co. Inc. has expanded Ser-
ban Cornicioiu’s sales territory. He is now cov-
ering Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, as well
as New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
In addition, Bill Davidson has joined the com-
pany at its Salem Flat Glass & Mirror division as
a regional account manager. He will cover North- Serban
ern California and Nevada.
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