Changes at the Top for GED

GED Integrated Solutions Inc. announced that Steve Lang was named CEO and president of the company. Lang succeeds Bill Weaver, who held the post since 2008. Additionally, Heather Cullion was appointed to the position of vice president of finance. Cullion’ has been with GED for 15 years, starting as an intern and progressing through various positions within the accounting group.

Lang joined GED in 1997 as its chief financial officer, working with the original founders of the company. Prior to GED, he was a senior manager at Ernst & Young, where he began his career as a CPA and CMA.

“Steve has a long history of proven success, working the board, executives, associates and stakeholders of GED. We look forward to working with Steve and the team at GED in accomplishing their strategic plans,” said Jeff Reed, executive chairman of GED.

Weaver, a 38-year industry veteran, began his career with GED in 1997 as the Western regional sales manager and later served as its director of sales, before becoming vice president of sales and marketing. He was named CEO and president of GED Integrated Solutions in 2008.

Weaver will continue with GED in a senior advisory role to assist in the transition as well as to continue providing support to the company’s board.

“I have been honored to have had the chance to lead this incredible Company,” said Weaver.

PGT Innovations appoints Kunz as CFO

PGT Innovations Inc. announced the appointment of John E. Kunz to senior vice president and chief financial officer. Kunz has more than 25 years of experience in accounting, treasury, international finance and business. In his new role, he leads the company’s finance strategy, budgeting and planning, accounting, financial reporting and investor relations functions, as well as provides strategic direction relating to the company’s information technology efforts.

Most recently, Kunz served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer at U.S. Concrete Inc.

Brad West, who has been serving as interim CFO for PGT Innovations, will resume his role as senior vice president of corporate development and treasurer.


Roto North America Welcomes New Employee

Roto Frank of America Inc. recently welcomed Carolann McCaa as a new customer service representative. McCaa brings 15 years of previous experience at various high-volume door and window manufacturers.

In her previous role as an inside sales coordinator, she provided quotes for upcoming projects and processed orders.

UAP Appoints New Technical Services Director

UAP, a company that specializes in locks and hardware for doors and fenestration, appointed Julian Roberts to the role of technical services director. Roberts has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, including 20 years with UAP. In his new role, he retains hands-on responsibility for new product testing, along with quality assurance and certification testing for existing UAP products, and technical support for customer product development.

Roberts takes over the role of technical services director from John McLoughlin, who will remain involved in the company’s product development activities as a consultant, following his retirement at the end of April.


New Hire Announcements at Centor North America

Centor North America made several personnel changes, including the promotion of Jim Legacy to national sales manager. Legacy is responsible for managing Centor’s field sales team, new business development, and bottom-line revenue growth.

Dave Teichman joined the company as customer service and sales support coordinator. Teichman has prior experience in doors, windows and other building products, including 11 years with Andersen Windows and Doors.

Matt Costantiello also joined Centor as territory manager for the Northeast. Costantiello is responsible for all three of Centor’s product lines from Virginia to Maine.

Charles Tucker joined the company as its new territory manager for the Midwest. Officials say tucker joins Centor with extensive professional experience in doors and windows, glazing, glass, and market development through the architectural community.


Webb Retires After 22 Years in the Fenestration Industry

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) announced the retirement of Marg Webb. With 22 years in the glass industry, Webb’s service to FGIA began with the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association of Canada (IGMAC) in 2000, prior to that organization’s transition into the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA), where Webb led as executive director for nearly two decades. She most recently served as FGIA’s Glass Products and Canadian Industry Affairs Director.

“Marg has been a strong guiding force within the glass and especially insulating glass industry for many years,” said Janice Yglesias, FGIA executive director. “Her exceptional work ethic, strong leadership and no-nonsense approach have paved the way for advancements and growth in that market. Her reputation has always preceded her throughout the industry and her knowledge and expertise are well respected. With Marg’s retirement will most certainly come an obvious hole in the glass industry, and one that will be felt by many for some time. But this rest and relaxation has been earned after many years of dedicated service to the industry and is well-deserved.”

At the start of her career with IGMAC, Webb says she was the only female leading an industry organization. “Now, 22 years later, they are all led by strong, competent women,” she says. “I’d like to think that I had some influence in opening up executive positions for women in the industry.”

Among her many accomplishments, Webb is credited for her instrumental work in the October 2000 IGMAC merger with the Sealed Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association (SIGMA), resulting in IGMA. Twenty years later, Webb co-led the unification of IGMA with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) to form FGIA.

Webb is set to be honored at FGIA’s Annual Conference.

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