Tubelite adds Jeff Phillips as director of supply chain

Jeff PhillipsTubelite Inc. welcomes Jeff Phillips as its national director of supply chain in Walker, Michigan. He will focus on inventory process improvement and facilitate overall supply chain process standardization, while overseeing sourcing, scheduling, warehousing and transportation. Tubelite personnel reporting to Phillips will include senior logistics manager Dan Politowicz, purchasing manager Ty Martin and master scheduler Charlie Monroe.

Phillips most recently served as the director of materials procurement at Dematic, a supplier of integrated automated supply chain technology located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During his more than five years with the company, he held various positions starting as a procurement/materials manager, being promoted to the Global Operations Team as sales inventory operations planning supply lead and later, becoming the Solutions Department’s procurement manager.

Prior to Dematic, Phillips began his career at Highlight Industries, Inc., a packaging systems and solutions provider in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From there, he went on to work at Structural Concepts Corporation, a display case manufacturer in Muskegon, Michigan.

Phillips earned his M.B.A. from Western Michigan University in international business, and a Bachelor of Science in operations and supply management from Ferris State University in Michigan. He continued his professional development becoming a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and remains involved as part of the ISM Greater Grand Rapids chapter. He also is a member of the West Michigan World Affairs Council and a volunteer with the American Red Cross.

 

About Tubelite Inc.

For more than 70 years, glazing contractors have counted on Tubelite’s dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. Part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery.

Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation. The company also has offices in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Warwick, Rhode Island.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

To learn more about Tubelite’s employment opportunities at Tubelite, please click on “Careers” at the top of the home page.

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Tubelite’s continued growth brings in additional, experienced support staff

Tubelite has added Sharrod Szydloski, Matt Tschida and Bret Summers as support staff to continually improve client partnerships across expanded territory coverage and increased new product offerings.

 

Sharrod Szydloski

In southern Missouri, Sharrod Szydloski joined Archon Fenestration Technologies (Archon Fen-Tech) as a sales agent. He works closely with Doug Urich, Tubelite’s client development manager for Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. With 24 years of industry experience, Szydloski owns and operates DV8 Dynamics, a professional shop drawing service, while servicing customers for the Archon Fen-Tech team.

 

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Matt Tschida (©Ryan Siemers)

As part of the Hillesheim Architectural Products, Inc. (HAP, Inc.) team, Matt Tschida works closely with Rick Hillesheim, Tubelite’s client development manager for Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Tschida focuses on plan/specification review, design assistance, and supporting the needs of architects and glazing contractors.

 

Bret Summers

At Dennis Mills Associates, Bret Summers supports Mills and works closely with architects, engineers and glazing contractors in Idaho, Utah and New Mexico.

This support staff actively works with Tubelite’s departments, client development managers and regional sales managers to contribute to Tubelite’s dependability and industry leading performance.

 

About Tubelite Inc.

For more than 70 years, glazing contractors have counted on Tubelite’s dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. Part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery.

Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation. The company also has offices in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Warwick, Rhode Island.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

To learn more about Tubelite’s employment opportunities at Tubelite, please click on “Careers” at the top of the home page.

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Tubelite Names Jeff Wright as Client Development Manager

Tubelite Inc. has named Jeff Wright as client development manager serving clients in Maryland; Washington, D.C. and north Virginia. Based in Baltimore, he reports directly to Tubelite regional sales manager Patrick Daniels. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Beginning his career in the residential construction market in 1986, Wright’s previous positions include regional manager at Champion Windows & Patio Rooms in Delaware, and national sales manager at Novik, focusing on increased sales and distribution in the United States. He was most recently the mid-Atlantic regional sales manager at Michigan-based Wojan Window & Door Corporation, working with window and glazing contractors, specifiers and distributors to specify and install its products.

Wright earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of Connecticut School of Business. He also is an authorized course presenter through the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Continuing Education Licensing Program.

Through Tubelite, he will continue his involvement in AAMA and with other industry associations, such as the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

About Tubelite Inc.

For more than 70 years, glazing contractors have counted on Tubelite’s dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. Part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery.

Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation. The company also has offices in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Warwick, Rhode Island.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

To learn more about Tubelite’s personnel, products and programs, please visit www.tubeliteinc.com. For information on employment opportunities at Tubelite, please click on “Careers” at the top of the home page.

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Tubelite Promotes Dan Smith to Client Development Manager

Tubelite Inc. has promoted Dan Smith to client development manager for Northeast Texas. He is based in Dallas and reports directly to Tubelite regional sales manager Terry Robinholt. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Smith joined Tubelite in January 2014 as a senior estimator before being promoted to client development manager in August 2017.

He began his career at Vistawall (now OldCastle BuildingEnvelope) in 1996 as a standard products estimator before being promoted to national accounts estimator/project manager. In that position he oversaw accounts including Target Corporation, Talbots, Taco Bell and AutoZone.

He was hired by Columbia Building Products in 2003 to improve and expand on their storefront estimating and was promoted to outside sales in 2006. He sold storefront and operable windows in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. Part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

To learn more about Tubelite’s personnel, products and programs, please visit www.tubeliteinc.com. For information on employment opportunities at Tubelite, please click on “Careers” at the top of the home page.

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Boyer Represents Tubelite – Georgia, SC & the Florida Panhandle

Tubelite Inc. has named Building Products’ Specialists, and its owner Bob Boyer, as a manufacturer representative serving clients in southern Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Chris McLelland, owner of Heritage Architectural Sales, will work with Boyer and cover southern South Carolina. Jeff Tate continues to serve clients in the northern Georgia region as a Tubelite client development manager.

Boyer, McLelland and Tate report directly to Tubelite Regional Sales Manager Patrick Daniels. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

With more than 40 years of industry experience, Boyer was employed for 14 years at Amarlite Architectural Products including the position of chief operating officer. He founded Building Products’ Specialists in 1993. Prior to that, he started at Kawneer Company as a corporate tax accountant after graduating from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelor of Science in accounting and marketing. Building Products’ Specialists has offices in Destin, Florida, and Jonesboro, Georgia.

McLelland adds 17 years of experience in the glass and glazing industry working at W.C Johnston Architectural Sales before he established Heritage Architectural Sales in 2006.

About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. Part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

For information on employment opportunities at Tubelite, please click on “Careers” at the top of the home page.

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