Tubelite Hires Two Architectural Representatives

Tubelite_DougDietrich1Doug Dietrich and Kevin Haynes join Tubelite Inc. as architectural accounts representatives. Both report to Tubelite’s marketing director Mary Olivier. They work closely with architectural teams and glazing contractors across the nation to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

 

Based in Iowa, Doug Dietrich has more than 30 years experience in construction, architecture and business development. He most recently worked at Merchants Metals, Inc./Oldcastle Architectural, Inc. as the manager of technical sales and specifications. Prior to this, he served in architectural and business development roles at Architectural Systems, Inc.; Re-View historic window and door restoration; Major Industries, Inc.; The ReWall Company, LLC; and JELD-WEN Inc.

Dietrich earned a master’s degree in architecture from Iowa State University in Ames and a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from The University of Iowa in Iowa City.

 

Tubelite_KevinHaynesA member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Kevin Haynes, CSI, is based in Florida and also brings nearly 30 years of experience in architectural promotion, technical sales and engineering within the glass and glazing industry. Since 2012, he worked at Coral Industries, Inc. as an architectural representative. Before this, he was the brand manager of ProTek® Systems for YKK AP America Inc., and the architectural products sales manager for Vitro America, LLC. He also has held several positions in sales, engineering and architectural sales with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, where he earned numerous awards with the Vistawall Group.

Haynes studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and at the Creative College of Design in Detroit.

 

In addition to Haynes involvement with CSI, both he and Dietrich seek opportunities to share Tubelite’s informational presentations and approved courses with members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), as well as other members of the design and building envelope community.

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Tubelite Opens Office in Rhode Island

As part of its planned market expansion and strategic growth, Tubelite Inc. will open a new client services office on Nov. 30, 2015, in the Providence, Rhode Island area. Staffing Tubelite’s new office are five, experienced personnel dedicated to serving the storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems needs for clients in New England.

All five of Tubelite’s new client services team members previously worked with Oldcastle Building Envelope in Warwick, Rhode Island. They include Anita Bongiardo, Jim Ferrara and Elizabeth (Betsy) St. Onge and Melissa Torres-Hardy, estimators; and Mario Gaspar, order entry.

“This group collectively has over 100 years of industry experience, as well as established relationships with the glass and glazing community in New England,” said Steve Green, Tubelite’s vice president of sales and client services. “We are very pleased to have such experienced, regionally focused team members servicing clients in New England from our office in Rhode Island, in the Southeast from our South Carolina office and in the South Central from our Texas office.”

Tubelite’s Rhode Island-based client services team will move from temporary offices to a permanent address on Jan. 1, 2016.

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Tubelite Names Daniel Politowicz as Logistics Manager

Tubelite_DanPolitowicz_webTubelite Inc. has hired Daniel Politowicz as logistic manager serving all of the company’s locations and personnel, including direct supervision of the company’s shipping assistants. Politowicz reports to Tubelite’s materials manager Carl Nippa in Walker, Michigan.

Nippa, Politowicz and their colleagues oversee the company’s supply chain, production, distribution and continuous improvement initiatives supporting Tubelite’s storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

For more than 30 years, Politowicz has worked in logistics and distribution with experience in Kaizen methods and lean manufacturing. Most recently, he was the operations and procurement manager at Palogix Supply Chain Services, a third-party logistic company based in Michigan. While with Palogix, he negotiated carrier contracts for more than 90 carriers and 800 loads per week across U.S. borders into Canada and Mexico.

Prior to Palogix, Politowicz worked for 15 years at Coca-Cola Refreshments located in Paw Paw, Michigan. He started as a dispatcher and earned regular promotions, soon becoming senior transportation manager for the Great Lakes Region. Previously, he also served as a transportation manager for Menlo Worldwide Logistics. A global supply chain company, Menlo also is based in Paw Paw and operates in five continents and 20 countries.

Politowicz began his career with the U.S. Marine Corps as a logistic and embarkation specialist. His duties involved the planning, training and movement of troops and equipment for worldwide deployment by air land and sea. He served for eight years, participated in multiple deployments and achieved the rank of Staff Sargent.

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Tom Mifflin joins Tubelite as product manager

Tom Mifflin, Product ManagerTubelite Inc. named Tom Mifflin as its product manager supporting its storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. He works closely with the company’s marketing, sales and engineering teams, and with clients to help anticipate and develop new products and services for the industry’s constantly evolving commercial building needs.

Mifflin joins Tubelite from Wausau Window and Wall Systems where he worked for 20 years in engineering, research and product development, and most recently as the regional architectural service manager helping design professionals select products to achieve building performance goals. He specializes in high-performance designs including net-zero energy, condensation resistance, blast hazard and hurricane mitigation, and building integrated photovoltaics. Prior to Wausau, Mifflin was a design engineer working on classified projects for the military.

Throughout his career, Mifflin has participated in industry associations and events including the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC), the Protective Glazing Council International (PGC) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He also is a member of Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

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Tubelite Hires Tim Salach as Vice President of Finance

Tubelite_TimSalach_webTubelite Inc. has hired Tim Salach, CPA, as vice president of finance. He joins as part of Tubelite’s management team and assumes responsibilities for the company’s finance and accounting. Salach will replace Gary Potter, who retired in June following 26 years in this role at Tubelite.

“We are excited to have Tim join us to continue building upon our success in meeting the needs of Tubelite and our customers,” said Amy Cole, president of Tubelite.

Salach most recently worked as the chief financial officer (CFO) at Adam Nutrition, Inc. in California, where he was instrumental in the company’s positive, financial turn-around. Prior to this, he served as CFO at Brandimage-Desgrippes & LAGA in Cincinnati. While there, he participated as a critical member of its merger and acquisition team, which resulted in the company doubling in size.

Managing teams through times of growth and downturn for nearly 30 years, Salach’s previous positions include CFO and vice president of Rapp Collins Worldwide’s Chicago office, director of finance at Howard Publishing Group serving Indiana and the greater Chicago area, financial analyst with The Quaker Oats Company, and auditor with Price Waterhouse.

Salach earned his M.B.A. at the University of Chicago.  He also received a Bachelor of Science in business from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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