NewsMakers  
appointments  
kudos  
The Wisconsin Committee for Em-  
ployer Support of the Guard and Reserve  
(ESGR) honored Linetec’s production su-  
pervisor Tom Danen with a Patriot Award.  
Industry veteran  
Martin Bracamonte  
has been named presi-  
dent of IGE Glass Tech-  
nologies Inc.  
The U.S. Department of Defense  
IGE’s founder and  
chief executive officer,  
Michael Spellman, will  
Bracamonte remain fully active in  
continuing to guide the  
company with his vision and strategic  
planning for continued future growth,  
which includes the addition of Bra-  
camonte as an integral piece of IGE’s  
long-term succession planning.  
Bracamonte has held senior executive  
posts at Guardian Industries,NSG-Pilk-  
agency presented the award to Danen,  
the company’s production supervisor From left to right: Spc. Andrew  
for paint applications, on September 6. Jimenez, Tom Danen and Dave Monk.  
Spc. Andrew Jimenez nominated  
Danen for “extraordinary support” of employees who participate in military  
service. Jimenez serves in the U.S. Army Reserve, assigned to the 687th Com-  
bat Sustainment Support Battalion in Brokaw, Wis. Before joining the Guard  
full-time, he worked with Danen at Linetec.  
Danen grew up in a military family, and both of his parents were in the Reserve.  
“The companies they worked for were flexible with their work schedules,  
so it just came second nature to me that Linetec would be this way,” he says.  
Martin  
ington North America and NSG-Pilk- rience also includes providing model-  
Vitro Architectural  
Glass hired Thomas  
Meston to fill its newly  
created position of  
manager of employee  
communications and  
engagement.  
ington/Saint-Gobain South America.  
ing expertise at Turner Construction,  
ImaginIt Technologies, Herschman  
Universal Window and Architects and Lawrence Dykes Good-  
Door appointed Andrew enburger,Vandegrift Clancy Architects.  
J. Dudka as its vice pres-  
ident of operations.  
WS has hired Evelyn King to the staff  
of the Cary,N.C.,office as a project design  
In his new post,  
Meston will research,  
develop and implement  
Andrew J.  
Dudka  
nection Systems and Hayward Industries.  
Dudka joins Universal from the  
Brickle Group, a privately-held, multi- Evelyn  
site contract manufacturer of textiles King  
for the petroleum, industrial and auto-  
motive markets.  
for aluminum curtainwall, was the director of marketing and  
storefront, windows, sun- corporate communications for NEP  
shades,doors and all glass Group in Pittsburgh. He also held var-  
elevations.  
ious marketing communications posts  
Christopher Grapen- at Westinghouse Electric of Cranberry  
tin, a recent graduate of Township, Pa.  
the University of Minne-  
new hires  
sota, is now an assistant  
engineer at the Minne-  
sota branch office.  
Jakub Kowalczyk is  
the new sales and mar-  
keting manager at Li-  
teSentry Corp.  
Wheaton Sprague Building Envelope  
(
WS) has hired three people to design  
and engineering positions across mul- Christopher  
Grapentin has expe-  
Grapentin  
He has nearly 15  
years of sales and man-  
agement experience in  
manufacturing.  
In his new position,he  
leads North American  
Deioma, II BIM projects. His expe- Graham  
sional Engineer Stamp.  
thickness and coating detection. n  
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