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
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
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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