NewsMakers  
retirements  
obituaries  
Longtime Capital  
Tape employee Cheryl  
Browning has retired  
after more than 25 years  
with the company.  
Dudley Otto of Viracon  
Viracon’s Dudley Otto passed away in April. He was 76 years old.  
“We have lost a dear friend and valued colleague,” says Gar-  
ret Henson, Viracon’s vice president of sales and marketing. “It  
is a very sad day for the Viracon family, and Owatonna as well.”  
Otto joined Viracon in 1987 as an architectural field represen-  
tative and retired from his full-time duties in March of 2010. In Dudley  
September of that year, he returned to the company on a part- Otto  
time basis, working with its customer service team.  
“He was known as ‘Mr. Hockey’ in Owatonna for all his years of coaching  
the Owatonna High School hockey team, and many years of teaching in Owa-  
tonna,” says Henson. “His infectious laugh, willingness to help with everything,  
and always looking out for the ‘Big V’ were an inspiration to many… and made  
coming to work a bit brighter on a daily basis. He will be missed.”  
Otto is survived by his wife, Emma, children David and Mike, and grandchil-  
dren Elisabeth and Jacob.  
“Cheryl has been with  
Capital Tape since in-  
ception, helping to grow  
[the company] to the  
business it is today,”sales  
Cheryl  
Browning  
specialist Andrew Small said.“For those  
of our customers who have been doing  
business with us over the years, you can  
attest to her vast product knowledge  
and excellent customer service.”  
He added, “Without Cheryl’s ability  
to recognize opportunities and to put  
the customer first, I can assure you comings and goings  
bilities of Gene Pagel, who has retired  
Wausau Window and Wall Systems after 37 years at Wausau.  
Ananthasivan will lead and set di-  
Capital Tape would not be where it is  
now. Cheryl’s achievements and ac- has hired Sundar Ananthasivan as  
complishments at Capital Tape laid the vice president of engineering. He will rection for all aspects of the company’s  
foundation for [the company’s] ongo- serve as a member of the company’s engineering activities including proj-  
ing success and will not be forgotten.” executive team and report to president ect engineering, project management,  
A retirement dinner was held in May.  
Jim Waldron.He assumes the responsi- structural engineering, quality and  
research and development. He most  
new hires  
recently worked as a senior global en-  
gineering and technology director at  
Colfax Fluid Handling.  
After 44 years, Rod Kivioja, Super  
Sky Products Enterprises’ director of  
sales, is retiring. Larry Grassmann  
Lucy  
Eric  
Paul  
Jim  
Jorge  
was hired as his replacement.  
Babikian  
Mayer  
Shannon  
Damron  
Martinez  
Grassmann has more than 15 years of  
sales and marketing experience in the  
commercial construction industry,work-  
ing in executive management positions.  
The CRL-U.S. Aluminum national sales team has increased by five. The com-  
pany recently announced the following additions: Lucy Babikian, Eric Mayer,  
Paul Shannon, Jim Damron and Jorge Martinez.  
Babikian will serve customers in Montreal. She joins CRL from A&D Prevost  
Inc., where she was territory manager.  
Mayer joins CRL from YKK AP America. Before that, he was the regional  
sales director at HMi Cardinal. He will serve customers in the San Francisco  
Bay area.  
Shannon will cover Sacramento, Calif. He is a Construction Specifications  
Institute member and previously worked for Kawneer and Schüco.  
Damron has more than 20 years of experience in the glazing industry. He  
comes to CRL from Architectural Aluminum Techniques, where he served as  
project manager. He will serve customers in Orlando.  
Martinez has more than 15 years of experience in the construction market.  
He joins CRL from Interstate Screw Corp., where he was a sales manager. He  
will serve customers in the Miami region.  
appointments  
Tim Fookes is now  
vice president of engi-  
neering at Tubelite Inc.  
He joined the company in  
December 2014 as direc-  
Tim  
Fookes  
torof engineeringandwill  
continue to manage the  
product data, structural  
and applications engineering,product de-  
velopmentandCADdepartments.Healso  
will continue as the company’s contact for  
code-related councils and associations.  
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Linetec named Mike  
Schauls vice president  
of operations.  
Schauls was previously  
with Northwire Inc.  
appointments  
Thomas Kinisky was appointed president and CEO  
of Saint-Gobain Corp., Saint-Gobain’s North American  
holding company. He will oversee Saint-Gobain’s fam-  
ily of companies in the United States and Canada. He  
was also named senior vice president for Saint-Gobain  
and is a member of the company’s Global Management  
Committee.  
Tyron Ball is the new  
global commercial di-  
rector for Soft Tech. He  
will be responsible for  
growing global revenue,  
client relationship man-  
Mike  
Schauls  
Kinisky assumed the position earlier this year, suc-  
ceeding John Crowe, who most recently served as  
president and CEO of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed.  
agement activity and team leadership, strategy and general  
William Green is now part of Tech-  
noform North America’s  
market team.  
Green has more than a  
decade of product man-  
agement and engineer-  
ing experience. He most  
recently worked at the  
marketing.  
management responsi-  
bilities.  
Thurman has 15 years  
of experience in sales  
and marketing, most re-  
cently as director of sales  
and marketing of the  
Ball has more than 15  
years in Australia’s tech-  
nology sector.  
Tyron  
Ball  
new hires  
Brad Thurman has joined GGI as  
vice president of sales in its fabrication Brad  
division.He will be responsible for sales Thurman  
Eastern United States at William  
C.R. Laurence.  
Green  
Oatey Company manag-  
ing five product lines. s  
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