Consolidated Glass  
Holdings (CGH) has ap-  
pointed Kevin Yarem-  
chuk as senior vice  
president of sales and  
Richard Wolk, the president of Rochester Insulated Glass  
(RIG), died suddenly in October.  
Wolk spent the majority of his life working in the glass industry,  
starting with RIG at 16 years old. He worked there from its incep-  
tion and continued there throughout his 45-year career. Wolk’s  
dedication and commitment is evident by the company he helped  
In his new role,Yarem-  
chuk will be responsible  
Some of the major projects that Wolk was involved in include  
for leading the sales and marketing  
teams of CGH’s family of companies,  
including Columbia Commercial Build-  
ing Products, Dlubak Specialty Glass,  
Global Security Glazing, J.E. Berkowitz,  
North American Specialty Glass and  
Solar Seal.  
the Calgary International Airport, Howard Hughes Medical Center, high-end  
retail establishments around the world and numerous air traffic control towers.  
Wolk’s son Tyler is running the company, which was founded by his late  
grandfather Stanley. Tyler Wolk worked side-by-side with his father for more  
than 15 years.  
G. William “Bill” Rohde, former CEO of Basco Company, died  
on August 7, 2017. He started Basco, a family business, on Au-  
gust 1, 1955 at 26 years old with the help of his father-in-law,  
George T. Schulte, and brother-in-law Elmer Kokenge.  
Rohde worked as president for 38 years, then assumed the  
role of CEO and chair of the board until his retirement in 2006.  
Binswanger Glass, a full-service re-  
tailer and installer of architectural, res-  
idential and automotive glass, has hired  
James Geringswald as chief financial  
officer (CFO).Geringswald is a seasoned  
G. William  
He also served on other boards throughout his career, including  
Bill” Rohde the Athenaeum of Ohio and the Midwest Group of Funds.  
executive with extensive operations experience and has held  
experience,most recently CFO positions at several publicly and  
serving as CFO and vice privately held companies in the man-  
president at Arrowhead ufacturing sector.  
Products Inc. in South-  
ern California.  
As CFO, Geringswald  
Geringswald will focus on maintain-  
ing a healthy balance  
sheet and evaluating critical invest-  
ments in operations and people.  
Geringswald comes to the company Kimmo  
with more than 20 years of finance and Kuusela  
Kimmo Kuusela has  
been appointed Glaston  
Corp.’s new sales direc-  
tor for North America.  
He will be located in  
Glaston’s office in Mount  
Laurel,N.J., to oversee the  
sales of all products in the  
U.S., Canada and Mexico.  
Tan Diep  
Kuusela started at Glaston in 2005 and  
has rotated throughout the company in  
many different roles. He’s had hands-on  
experience in glass processing and tech-  
nical support. Additionally, he has fo-  
cused on improving products during his  
time with research and development and  
was responsible for the digitalization of  
Glaston’s products.  
Tan Diep has accepted a position as  
Vitro Architectural Glass’ West Coast  
architectural manager.  
Diep will work with architects in a  
five-state territory (California, Ne-  
vada, Arizona, New Mexico and Ha-  
waii) to help them manage the glass  
selection process, from initial building  
design and specifications through pro-  
duction scheduling, fabrication and final  
installation. He previously worked for five  
years as an architectural manager for  
PPG’s architectural coatings business.  
Kuusela will transfer to the U.S.from  
Finland, where he headed up Glaston’s  
customer engineered solutions.  
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communications and event planning.  
She previously served as marketing  
manager for Biesse Group,overseeing all  
product lines and the tooling division in  
North America.  
Viracon appointed Lisa Honaman as its newest archi-  
tectural sales representative in Chicago. She will team  
with Mitch Hawkins, the current Viracon sales repre-  
sentative in Chicago, and Bob Carlson, regional sales  
manager, in serving the Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin  
Honaman has extensive experience in the building NFRC Recognizes Members  
products market. She worked 12 years for Dow Corning as During Awards Ceremony  
an application engineer and business development spe-  
cialist. In 2016, she joined SageGlass as its Midwest  
territory sales and business development manager.  
The National Fenestration Rating  
Council (NFRC) recently presented  
three of its members with awards for  
their contributions to the organization  
In her new role, she during a reception held as part of its  
will develop and imple- fall membership meeting in San Diego.  
ment marketing initia- The NFRC also announced one newly  
tives and support the elected member and three incumbents  
sales force and distribu- to its 2018 board of directors.  
tion networks.  
Liger has more than Award went to Jesse Winters, lead  
The Council’s Emerging Leader  
Biesse Group appointed Jacqueline  
Liger as North American marketing Jacqueline ten years of industry ex- drafter with Window Tech Inc.  
manager for Intermac and Diamut.  
perience in marketing,  
John McFee, vice president of cer-  
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tification programs for the Window  
Door Manufacturers Association  
WDMA), accepted the Dariush Ara-  
steh Memorial Member-of-the-Year  
Award from last year’s recipient, Steve  
The award recognizes the individual  
whose work throughout the year makes  
an exceptional contribution to acceler-  
ating NFRC’s mission.  
Given for the first time in NFRC’s  
8-year history, the Lifetime Achieve-  
ment Award went to Jim Krahn, who  
has been active with the organization  
for 25 years. Krahn, who recently re-  
tired as manager of codes and regu-  
latory affairs at Marvin Windows, has  
served the fenestration industry for  
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0 years.  
The criteria for candidates includes  
demonstrated leadership and involve-  
ment with NFRC activities for at least  
5 years, substantial achievement in  
multiple leadership roles, serving as a  
role model and mentor, and being gen-  
erally recognized as having reached the  
pinnacle of their career in the fenestra-  
tion industry.  
Krahn,who spent more than 30 years  
with Marvin Windows, served on task  
groups, subcommittees, committees,  
and the board of directors during his  
time with NFRC. He was also NFRC’s  
member-of-the-year in 2011.  
Jim Larsen of Cardinal Glass In-  
dustries Inc. was elected to the NFRC  
board for a three-year term, represent-  
ing the fenestration industry.  
Additionally, the following members  
were re-elected for three-year board  
terms: KevinVilhauer,Milgard Manu-  
facturing,representing the fenestration  
industry as a residential manufacturer;  
Kerry Haglund, Efficient Windows  
Collaborative, representing the general  
interest; and Payam Bozorgchami,  
California Energy Commission, repre-  
senting the general interest as a fed-  
eral, state or local government energy  
or building code official.  
The new directors will take office on  
January 1, 2018. n  
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