Toronto-based Sunview Patio Doors Ltd. has named Ernie Catalano as its first U.S. sales manager. Catalano, 50, will be based in Bloomfield, N.J., and will cover the U.S. Northeast and Midwest, according to Tony Margiotta, Sunview president.

“Sunview has been successfully working with Ernie Catalano in his previous position as director of sales and marketing at Ideal Window Manufacturing in New Jersey,” Margiotta says. “As our U.S. business is increasingly rapidly, it became time to establish a permanent presence in a key market for Sunview and Catalano was the perfect person to take on this role.”

Catalano has worked with a number of leading companies in the housing industry, including Andersen Window Wholesalers. He rose through positions of increasing responsibility at Ideal, which he joined in 1995. His has a broad expanse of experience across all aspects of the industry which includes developing quality control procedures, coordinating and developing several new products as well as introducing multiple product enhancements. Catalano also has developed installation instructions and technical guides for in-house use as well as for dealers, builders and architects. He studied Industrial Engineering at Lafayette College, Euston, Pa.

“We are very excited to have someone of Ernie’s experience join our team,” Margiotta says. “He will be leading the charge for our increasing expansion in the U.S.”

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