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comings and goings  
obituaries  
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  
Maintenance Associa-  
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.  
Bill  
Yanek  
Joseph  
Landsverk  
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  
abroad.  
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  
personnel changes  
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-  
now representing  
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  
Bill  
ern California and Nevada.  
Cornicioiu  
Davidson  
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Rodriguez joins Continental Glass  
Systems, a company in which Gra-  
ham has equity and an operating  
partner position, as senior project  
accountant.  
Sourber returns to Graham’s York  
operations,where he is focused on pur-  
chasing all glass materials.  
Smith is a production planner/  
scheduler, as well as a member of the  
production control team. She started  
her career at Graham in 2007 as a  
financial analyst in the accounting  
department.  
In addition, Lynne Kile was named  
director of aluminum materials  
processing.  
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