He was hired by Columbia Building technical support to offer customers a
Dan Smith has been Products in 2003 to improve and ex- better overall experience.
promoted as Tubelite pand on their storefront estimating and
Inc.’s client development was promoted to outside sales in 2006.
manager for Northeast
Inc. has named a new
senior vice president of
global sales for Fires-
tone Building Products
Quanex Building Products has
Smith joined Tubelite named Vince Warne as its new eastern
in January 2014 as a regional sales director.
senior estimator before
being promoted to client
development manager in August 2017.
He began his career atVistawall (now
part of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®)
in 1996 as a standard products estima-
tor before being promoted to national Vince
Warne joined Quanex
in 2004,and has held nu- John
merous leadership roles Vasuta
within the organization,
most recently director ing a global sales strategy for FSBP to
of technical services. In accelerate growth in key world markets.
John Vasuta will be
responsible for develop-
that role, Warne helped
Vasuta returns to FSBP after three
accounts estimator/project manager.
strengthen Quanex’s years as president of GCR Tires &
Service, a commercial tire and ser-
vice business owned and operated by
David Stark, the founder of EverSealed Windows Inc. and an
advocate and researcher in the development of vacuum insu-
lating glass (VIG), died on September 22, 2017 in Evergreen,
Colo. He was 64.
Stark founded EverSealed in July 2005. He set up the busi-
ness to address market opportunities for super-insulating glass
applications. Stark’s original focus was packaging for optical
micro-electronic components. In 2002, he began research
into other commercial applications for hermetic metal-to-glass
seals. He eventually noted a powerful business opportunity for
Bridgestone. Prior to joining GCR in
2014, he spent nine years at FSBP in
various management roles, including
general counsel and vice president of
administration, vice president of stra-
tegic planning and corporate develop-
ment,and vice president and managing
director, international operations.
super-insulating windows in the fenestration industry.
Nathan Schafer and Don
Wright to its team.
Stark was awarded at least nine U.S. patents in the areas of vacuum win-
dow assemblies, diffusion bonding, hermetic metal-to-glass seals, opto-elec-
tronics packaging and hermetic semiconductor wafer-level packaging.
From 1978 to 1999, he was a senior engineer and manager for the Defense
Systems and Electronics Group (DSEG) of Texas Instruments and later Ray-
theon Corporation. While there, Stark led an industry-wide effort to develop
advanced manufacturing technologies for the electronics industry. He also
oversaw the design, layout and start-up of seven factories for manufacturing
Schafer joined Azon as
ery design in the AZO/Tec
at the company’s manu-
He has 12 years of indus-
trial design experience
with material handling
As business develop-
ment manager, Wright
Stark received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Rutgers
University College of Engineering in 1978, and a master’s degree from South-
ern Methodist University in 1983.
Jerry Stein, who co-owned Ponca Glass Inc. of Ponca, Okla., with his wife,
Billye, for more than 50 years, died on September 6, 2017.
Their son Tim Stein and daughter Tammye Rogers have
worked for the company for many years. In addition, ﬁve grand-
children have also worked there in some capacity over the
will oversee activities on the West coast.
He has more than 20 years of experience
in the commercial construction indus-
try and has been involved with facade
products as well as commercial and res-
Jerry Stein is survived by his wife, their daughter, Tammye
Bill), son Tim (Wanda), seven grandchildren, three great
grandchildren, and numerous other relatives, friends and
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