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
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
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
was hired as his replacement.
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
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.
Tim Fookes is now
vice president of engi-
neering at Tubelite Inc.
He joined the company in
December 2014 as direc-
continue to manage the
product data, structural
and applications engineering,product de-
will continue as the company’s contact for
code-related councils and associations.
USGlass, Metal & Glazing | June 2017