NewsMakers  
appointments  
from Siemens Building Technologies, new hires  
Mike Barry is the new  
senior vice president for  
A resident of Wayne, Pa., he is a li- Skyco Skylights. He has  
Ellis Guiles is now where he served as senior manager of  
owner and president of sales and business development.  
Graboyes Commercial  
Window Co. He and his censed professional engineer with six years of daylighting  
investment partners ac- an MBA in global product strat- industry experience and  
quired the company in egy and 35 years of experience in more than 20 years of Mike  
February from previ- building performance, HVAC and experience in sales and Barry  
Ellis  
Guiles  
ous owners Tricia Scott, construction.  
John Scott and company founder Terry  
Graboyes.  
multiple-channel dis-  
tribution management. He was most  
Aimee Leeper joined recently with Solatube.  
The new entity is in the process of  
registering as a Minority Business  
Enterprise.  
John Scott will continue to serve as  
chief operating officer.Guiles,a 35-year  
veteran of the building and construc- Aimee  
tion industry, will provide the day-to- Leeper  
day leadership and overall strategic  
Binswanger Glass as the  
new digital marketing  
strategist.  
She has more than  
20 years of experience  
in marketing man-  
agement, and aims  
to help overall brand  
development and messaging in the Becky  
Lehr  
Winco Windows  
hired Becky Lehr as its  
new master scheduling  
manager.  
Lehr  
previously  
worked as master sched-  
uler for Donaldson Co., a  
direction of the company.  
Guiles joins Graboyes Commercial marketplace.  
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appointments  
Musical Chairs? Management at Top Contract Glaziers Undergoes Changes  
A few major contract glazing firms eight years as a sales manager.  
have experienced sig- “I look forward to further strength- tegic development of business and  
nificant personnel ening Permasteelisa’s strong pres- relationships, technical advisory, com-  
changes of late. ence in the Northeast, working with mercial sales and project consultancy.  
Most recently, Ste- the premier developers, architects “TNG has passed through amazing  
ven Acker joined and general contractors in the re- records, developing state-of-the-art  
Permasteelisa North gion,” says Acker. glazing products for advanced archi-  
America Corp. as busi- Dirk Schulte who served as vice tecture,” says Schulte. “I’m thrilled  
Schulte is responsible for the stra-  
Steven  
Acker  
ness development president of business development, about being part of TNG’s innovative  
manager in the North- sales and engineering at APG Interna- team, driving the company’s devel-  
east. He’s working in tional, as well as managing director of opment and growth to the next level;  
the company’s exte- the company’s Middle Eastern opera- especially, within the high demanding  
riors division focused tion in Dubai for more than eight years, markets of North America.”  
on curtainwall, and also made a change. Schulte is now  
Mic Patterson, formerly of Enclos,  
collaborates with the vice president of the North American also has a new home. Patterson was  
company’s interior and operations of Tianjin North Glass (TNG), among the founding group of the com-  
Gartner divisions.  
a member of the North Glass Group.  
pany’s Advanced Technology Studio  
Dirk  
Acker has nearly  
“Dirk comes with a ton of industry where he worked as the vice president  
Schulte  
three decades of indus- experience, special technical expertise of strategic development. Last sum-  
try experience, including and a personality that fits well into our mer, he joined Schüco USA as director  
in extrusions, glass and strategic vision for the North American of strategic business development.  
curtainwall. He spent market,” says Paul Gao, general man-  
“We are very excited to have Mic  
the last two years as di- ager and vice president of TNG’s global Patterson onboard,” says Attila Arian,  
rector of business devel- operations. “At TNG, we are always president of Schüco USA. “Mic is an  
opment at Alumil North challenged to think outside the box, experienced professional and rec-  
America. Before that, and with Dirk on board, I’m excited to ognized industry leader, and will be  
he was with Oldcastle expand our regional services and sup- instrumental in increasing Schüco’s  
Mic  
Patterson  
®
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The Houston Area Glass Associa-  
tion (HAGA) named John Linhart of  
Scott Goodman is now an architec-  
tural sales representative with Aldora  
Aluminum and Glass Products. He  
has more than 20 years of experience  
in sales positions with C.R. Laurence,  
Arch Aluminum and Gardner Mirror.  
Tristar Glass “Glass Professional of  
the Year.” Lindhart was honored for  
his dedication to the glass industry Lindsay Price with Texas Glazing  
and coordination of the annual HAGA Solutions (left) presented the award  
golf tournaments.  
to John Linhart.  
Goodman will have a sales territory from chief financial officer to chief Jorgensen as project manager.  
in central Florida, make architectural operation officer. According to infor- Schmidtchen, who began with Gra-  
calls, present AIA accredited CEU mation from the company, Levine ham in May 2015 as engineering man-  
courses and assume a leadership role played a significant role during the ac- ager, will continue to preside over the  
in Aldora’s sales team.  
quisitions of JE Berkowitz and Dlubak engineering department. Additional  
Specialty Glass, while also bringing the duties will include project manage-  
other companies in the CGH family up ment and plant operations.  
As project manager, Jorgensen will  
be the company point of contact with  
Graham Architectural Products Cur- the customer and the project team. His  
promotions  
Consolidated Glass Holdings (CGH) to speed financially and structurally.  
named Norm Plotkin its executive  
chairperson. Plotkin previously served  
as Binswanger Glass CEO from 2012 tain Wall Solutions, based in Merrill, responsibilities include managing all  
to 2015. Wis., promoted Ken Schmidtchen to aspects of the project from execution  
CGH also promoted Mark Levine operations manager and hired Steve of the contract to the close-out. n  
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