Mark W. Fanelli, who retired June 1 from PPG as director of sales in its Performance Glazing and IG Sealants business, has joined Georgia Gulf Corporation in the newly created position of vice president and general manager of Royal Window and Door Profiles. According to an announcement issued on July 8 by Georgia Gulf, Fanelli assumed responsibility for the window and door profiles division of Royal Group Inc. on June 1, 2009.In addition, Georgia Gulf announced the hiring of Simon Bates who fills the newly created position of vice president and general manager of Royal Building Products. Bates is responsible for the siding and accessories division of Royal Group Inc. Likewise, Paul Czachor fills the newly created position of vice president and general manager of Royal Pipe Systems.

Bates joins the company from CG Consultants and held the position previously of regional vice president at Hanson PLC. Czachor will assume responsibility of all components of Royal Group Inc.’s North American pipe and fittings business, including sales, marketing and manufacturing and support operations on July 20, 2009. He previously served as vice president of operations for Schneller LLC.

“I am pleased to welcome Simon Bates, Mark Fanelli and Paul Czachor to Royal Group. Their expertise in operations management and business development will benefit the company considerably as we deliver on our commitment to grow our building products businesses. Also, the addition of these new roles demonstrates our commitment to our building products businesses and our customers,” says Mark Orcutt, Georgia Gulf’s executive vice president – Building Products.

Before joining Georgia Gulf, Orcutt served as the vice president of Performance Glazings for PPG Industries.

In addition to the three new hires, Georgia Gulf announced three promotions. Gary Taylor has assumed additional responsibilities for the general management of the company’s deck, fence and rail business; Michel Boulanger will oversee product development across all divisions, including technology and engineering, for the Royal Group; and Jon Houghton will assume additional responsibility for the general management of all pipe fittings operations and commercial activities.


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