Paris, where she was responsible for human resources for  
Special-Lite Inc.announced Ken Bowditch Saint-Gobain Glass U.S. and human resources for Saint-  
will assume the position of vice president of Gobain ADFORS and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.  
engineering. The company’s board of direc-  
tors approved the promotion in April.  
Sara Havard is the new vice president of sales and mar-  
Bowditch joined Special-Lite in 2007 as keting for Wasco Products Inc. She has been with the com-  
a research and development engineer and pany for 13 years.  
was promoted to director of research and  
Previously chief operating officer, Havard’s primary ini-  
tiatives will be growing the architectural community and  
Since 2009, Bowditch simultaneously has specialty daylighting professionals while supporting the  
served as a department associate for the University of Flor- national sales teams. Her past responsibilities included  
ida, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and improving manufacturing efficiencies and expanding  
Everlam, a manufacturer of polyvinyl bu-  
tyral film for laminated architectural glass,  
appointed Laurent Verhelst financial director.  
He will report to CEO Harald Hamer and suc-  
ceed Ilse Tielemans, who remains on the com-  
pany’s financial team.Verhelst joined Everlam  
from Stanley Black & Decker.  
Terry Hessom was appointed to the newly  
created role of vice president of operations for  
HHH Tempering Resources. He has 30 years  
of industry experience.  
Before joining HHH in 2011, he served as Laurent  
Vitro America’s equipment services director Verhelst  
and as plant engineering manager at Arch  
new hires  
Bohle-America hired Jorge Romero to its architectural  
Aluminum and Glass.  
Saint-Gobain appointed Valerie Gervais as sales and support team.  
senior vice president of human resources for  
Saint-Gobain Corp., the firm’s North American  
holding company.In this role,Gervais fills a key  
position on the company’s executive committee  
and will report directly to Tom Kinisky, presi-  
dent and CEO of Saint-Gobain Corp.  
Romero,who has been in the glass industry  
since 1991, will be based in Charlotte, N.C.  
“We are thrilled to have Jorge join our  
team,” says Gareth Francey, president of  
Bohle-America.“His knowledge of our indus-  
try and of the products we manufacture and  
sell will be a huge positive not only for us, but  
as a resource for the customer base we serve.”  
She will relocate to Saint-Gobain’s North Jorge  
American headquarters in Malvern, Pa., from Romero  
YKK AP America recognized  
its top performers of 2016  
during its annual meeting at  
Lake Lanier Lodge in Buford,  
Ga. The recipients were se-  
lected based on performance  
and growth during the 2016  
fiscal year.  
Honorees included Balti-  
more branch manager Derick  
Clutchey, who received the  
Branch of the Year Award, and  
architectural sales represen-  
tative Jim Darcangelo, who  
was awarded the company’s From left to right: Jeff Turicik, architectural sales; Michelle Pearson, architectural  
most prestigious individual sales; Jim Darcangelo, architectural sales; Mark Richard, Boston branch manager;  
honor, the President’s Award. Derek Clutchey, Baltimore branch manager.  
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