Appointments

Tru Tech Names Orsino as New Chair

Tru Tech Doors, a manufacturer and designer of residential steel doors, fiberglass doors and door glass, has appointed former Masonite and Jeld-Wen CEO Philip Orsinoas its new chair.

Orsino has more than 30 years of millwork industry experience, most notably in leadership positions at Masonite International from 1984-2005 and Jeld-Wen from 2011 – 2014.

Orsino’s other notable accomplishments include appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2004, recipient of the 2003 Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year Award, and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business Distinguished Business Alumni Award for 2002. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants and is the author of Successful Business Expansion: Practical Strategies for Planning Profitable Growth, a book published by John Wiley and Sons.

RiteScreen Names New VP of Human Resources

RiteScreen has appointed Teal Gaylord to the position of vice president of human resources.

Gaylord joins the company after serving as director of human resources for Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass), where she implemented a highly successful recruiting and staffing strategy. Teal also designed and implemented a Lean training program strategy for Vitro’s Carlisle location.

Gaylord earned her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Cortland and master’s degrees in technical and Professional communications and project management from Southern Polytechnic State University and Boston University, respectively.

Promotions

ODL Names New Eastern Regional Sales Manager

ODL Inc. has promoted Andrew Arnsman as eastern regional sales manager for ODL Pro Channel. During his 12-year tenure with the company, Arnsman has performed various roles, including an assignment in China. Most recently he was territory sales manager in the Midwest. In this new position, he will be responsible for all sales east of the Mississippi River.

MFM Hires Oklahoma Sales Reps

Heartland Architectural Products has been enlisted by MFM Building Products to represent the company in Oklahoma.

David Gary has more than 20 years of experience in building product sales. He lives in Mustang, Okla. Kevin Decker brings more than 36 years of experience in construction as an architect and specifier. He resides in Wellston, Okla.

Obituary

Glass Pioneer Hugh Trautmann Dies

Hugh Trautmann, a longtime Billco engineer and a pioneer in the glass industry, passed away peacefully on June 9, 2018 at the age of 84.

Trautmann was an influential contributor to the development of technology in the glass industry. His legacy and techniques have set the standards for much of the cutting technology still in use today.

In 1972, he was tasked with developing a single head glass cutting machine. No machine like this existed in the glass industry at the time. By 1974, he had successfully engineered and built the first ever Numerically Controlled (NC) glass cutting machine. This new technology became the standard for cutting automotive glass, eliminating the need for templates during cutting. The development of single head cutting generated the demand for cutting layout optimization, and the emergence of software for the glass industry soon followed.

Shortly thereafter, Trautmann expanded his design to include shape-cutting capabilities. As the industry developed, he continued to advance his design, eventually integrating Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) in 1983. In the early 1990s, he began experimenting with magnetic (linear motor) drive systems. He was quick to realize the potential impact this technology could have on glass-cutting operations.

In 1994 he introduced and patented the Ultra Series glass-cutting table. It was initially available only on small cutters for the automotive industry because of limitations with the technology. By 1999, Trautmann was able to develop and build an architectural cutter using a linear motor drive system. The Ultra Series eliminated the rack and pinion system, giving fabricators the ability to achieve greater cutting speeds and higher accuracy.

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