Weather Shield Windows & Doors has promoted long-time executive Dave Koester into the newly created position of corporate training manager. Koester will lead the company’s sales training initiatives and develop a comprehensive sales training program for employees and dealers.

A second-generation employee at Weather Shield, Koester has worked for Weather Shield for 28 years. In that time, he has held a variety of positions, including most recently brand manager in which he was responsible for product management, new product development and marketing strategy. Koester also has held positions in manufacturing operations, transportation/logistics, customer relations and production scheduling during his tenure.

“Dave’s strategic intellect, outstanding communications skills and immense industry experience and knowledge make him an ideal candidate for this position,” said Chris Schield, Weather Shield’s vice president of marketing. “This role is crucial to Weather Shield’s long-term business strategy and Dave will help create meaningful value by deepening sales and product knowledge of our employees and dealer partners.”

Dave, his wife and two children live in Medford, Wisc., where he is an active community member and has been recognized for his numerous contributions. These include being named the Medford Area Chamber of Commerce “Person of the Year” and the WI Jaycee’s “Outstanding Young Wisconsinite.” He has also received the Department of Defense Seven Seals Award for “Significant Achievement and Support.”

He currently serves on the City of Medford Board of Appeals and Police Commission, the Aspirus Medford Hospital (MMA) Board of Directors, the Zion Lutheran Church Council and the Medford Area Youth Football Board. On the state level, he is active with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (Department of Defense). He also has served as a member of the Medford City Council, and Fire Commission.

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