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Tubelite names Jim Hughes as client development manager for Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

May 19th, 2020|

Tubelite Inc. has named Jim Hughes as client development manager serving the market in Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. He reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager, Patrick Daniels. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Hughes joins Tubelite with over three decades of experience in the glass and glazing industry. He began his career at Harmon, Inc. as a senior sales associate, and included an operations role at Trainor Glass Company and Fairfax Glass Company. Most recently, he worked as an account manager at Schüco USA, where he served clients and architects in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and across the East Coast.

Hughes said, “I am excited to share the Tubelite product line with the architectural community, general contractors and the glazing industry within this robust market.”

In addition to his professional experience, Hughes studied construction management at Manatee Technical College in Bradenton, Florida and at Lake Superior State University in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. He is also a [ Read More… ]

Tubelite promotes Mary Avery to vice president of sales and marketing, and Tom Mifflin to director of marketing

December 9th, 2019|

Mary Avery, Vice President of Sales and MarketingTubelite Inc. has promoted Mary Avery to vice president of sales and marketing, and Tom Mifflin to director of marketing. Working together with colleagues and clients, they will continue to support the strategic growth of Tubelite’s storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

“Mary’s extraordinary leadership skills combined with her industry experience and strong relationships with our clients and sales organization have made her extremely successful in every role she’s held with the company,” said Tubelite’s president, Steve Green. He added, “Tom also has proven his leadership within the company and will use his vast knowledge of the industry and diverse background to take the marketing group to new levels.”

Mary Avery, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
In her new role, Avery will lead the development and implementation of Tubelite sales and marketing plans, support new and existing client initiatives, oversee marketing communications and work closely with research and development for product introductions and updates. She continues to report directly to Green and will oversee the regional sales mangers, national accounts and marketing team as part of the Tubelite Executive Leadership Team.

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Tubelite promotes Cameron Shooltz and Graham Green through client development manager trainee program

November 26th, 2019|

Tubelite introduces its client development manager trainee program. The program is designed to train aspiring sales professionals to successfully promote Tubelite’s storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems to glazing contractors and architectural teams.

Cameron Shooltz, client development manager for Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and western North Dakota, completed the program in November 2018. He reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager, Terry Robinholt. Shooltz began at Tubelite in 2016 as a junior general accountant and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting information management from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“During his first year, Cameron has been able to utilize various steps from the training program to build long-term relationships and provide our clients with valuable opportunities,” said Robinholt.

Graham Green, client development manager for northeast Ohio, completed the program in October 2019. He reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager, Jim Oberlin. Green began at Tubelite in 2016 as a sales intern and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

“The program has exposed Graham to almost every aspect of our business at Tubelite,” Oberlin stated. “He has spent countless [ Read More… ]

Paul Drake named as Tubelite client development manager for Kentucky

May 21st, 2019|

Tubelite Inc. has named Paul Drake as client development manager serving the market in Kentucky. He reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager, Patrick Daniels. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Drake joins Tubelite with more than two decades of sales and management experience in the glass and glazing industry. He most recently held the position of architectural sales representative at AGC Glass Company of North America in Alpharetta, Georgia, where he grew brand awareness and was responsible for significant increases in commercial glass sales. Previously, Drake served in project management and sales at Kawneer and Arch Aluminum Glass before becoming an architectural sales representative at Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope.

In addition to his professional experience, Drake is active in numerous Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) chapters throughout the Midwest and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and recreation from Franklin College in Indiana.

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

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Sherri Doucette joins Tubelite as client development manager for Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and northeast Massachusetts

April 29th, 2019|

Tubelite Inc. has named Sherri Doucette as client development manager for the markets in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and northeast Massachusetts. In addition, she serves as the architectural representative for New England and reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager, Jim Oberlin. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Doucette held prior positions promoting Tubelite’s products and services to local glazing contractors and architects. She also worked independently to provide engineering and project management services to glazing contractors.

In addition to her professional experience, Doucette studied business management at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts and earned a bachelor of science in architectural engineering from the New England Technical Institute in Rhode Island.

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

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 [ Read More… ]

Michael Distefano named as Tubelite client development manager for western and central Pennsylvania

April 16th, 2019|

Michael Distefano named as Tubelite client development manager for western and central PennsylvaniaTubelite Inc. has named Michael Distefano as client development manager serving the market in western and central Pennsylvania. He reports directly to Tubelite regional sales manager, Jim Oberlin. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Distefano started his career at McClure & McClure, Inc. as a field installer and was promoted throughout the next two decades before landing the position of president of the company. He continued his career as the owner of JLNMDISTE, LLC, a broker and consulting firm, and most recently held the position of sales representative and estimator at W.A. Wilson Glass Plus in Wheeling, West Virginia.

 

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

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 [ Read More… ]

Steve Green Promoted to President of Tubelite Inc.

April 2nd, 2019|

Tubelite, Inc. announced the promotion of Steve Green to the role of president, effective April 1, 2019. Green will report to Joe Puishys, chief executive officer of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., Tubelite’s parent company.

Guided by Green and the company’s executive leadership team, Tubelite continues to be a leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural aluminum storefront, entrance and curtainwall systems in the United States. As Tubelite’s president, Green oversees the company’s operations and its facilities in Walker and Reed City, Michigan; Dallas; and Warwick, Rhode Island.

“Steve is a key driver and leader of promoting and living the ‘dependable’ brand with our employees and customers. This strategy has been a wonderful roadmap to success year after year,” said Puishys.

Green began his career at Tubelite as a sales representative in 1990 and was promoted to regional general manager after his first year with the company. In the following years, he became the vice president of sales and was co-owner of the company before Apogee purchased Tubelite in 2007. In 2018, he was named general manager.

 

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Michael Ross named as Tubelite client development manager for northern Georgia

October 11th, 2018|

Michael RossTubelite Inc. has named Michael Ross as client development manager serving the northern Georgia market. He reports directly to Tubelite regional sales manager Patrick Daniels. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Ross joins Tubelite with over two decades of operations, business development and sales leadership experience in the commercial construction industries. Previously, Ross held management positions at various locations for ARAMARK’s uniform services. He received numerous promotions during his nearly 10 years of employment at the company. Following this, he joined American Window and Door (AWD) in Georgia and served as its owner and senior project manager.

In addition to his professional experience, Ross earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and public administration at the University of Akron in Ohio, and a master’s of business administration from St. Francis University in Pennsylvania.

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

About Tubelite Inc.

For more than 70 years, glazing contractors have counted on Tubelite’s dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. [ Read More… ]

Tubelite names David Ham as client development manager for Houston, Texas

August 2nd, 2018|

Tubelite Inc. has named David Ham as client development manager serving the Houston market. He reports directly to Tubelite regional sales manager Terry Robinholt. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across Texas to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.David Ham

Joining Tubelite with more than 35 years of industry experience, Ham most recently worked as senior architectural sales associate at C.R. Laurence/U.S. Aluminum, Inc. and served the central Texas and northwest Oklahoma area. He started his career at United States Aluminum Corporation and held various positions within the company – from architectural sales to project management and estimating, to fabrication and production. He also was an architectural sales representative in Texas with YKK AP America for nearly 15 years.

Before joining the fenestration field, Ham studied real estate, contracts and computer science at Cedar Valley College in Dallas, Texas. He continues his professional development and shares his knowledge as an active member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI Houston) and the Texas Glass Association.

For information on employment opportunities at Tubelite, please click on “Careers” at the [ Read More… ]

Tubelite names Kevin O’Neill as client development manager for select New England states

May 7th, 2018|

Kevin O'Neill, client development manager

Tubelite Inc. has named Kevin O’Neill as a client development manager serving clients in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Based in New Jersey, he reports directly to Tubelite regional sales manager Jim Oberlin. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

O’Neill started his career in 1990 at Kawneer Company in New Jersey as a project manager and was promoted throughout his years at the company before landing in the architectural sales representative role. He continued his career as an architectural sales representative at Kalwall Corporation in New Hampshire, at YKK AP America in Massachusetts and at Oldcastle Building Envelope in Rhode Island. He returned to New Jersey and to project management in his most recent position at Boss Glass Company.

Throughout his time as an architectural sales representative, O’Neill coordinated with building owners, architects, general and glazing contractors on expansions and new construction projects. He continuously evaluated drawings for structural compliance and building standards, and advised architects on product application and specifications.

O’Neill continues to share his knowledge with Tubelite’s customers and at industry [ Read More… ]

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

December 12th, 2017|

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.

 

©Ryan Siemers 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 [ Read More… ]

Tubelite Promotes Dan Smith to Client Development Manager

October 11th, 2017|

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 [ Read More… ]

Boyer Represents Tubelite – Georgia, SC & the Florida Panhandle

September 8th, 2017|

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.

Boyer and McLelland 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. [ Read More… ]

Fookes Promoted to Vice President of Engineering

May 4th, 2017|

Tim Fookes has been promoted to vice president of engineering at Tubelite Inc. Fookes reports directly to company president Amy Cole and is a part of the Tubelite Management Team. Guided by this team, the company is an industry leader in storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery.

“Tim and the teams he manage leverage customer requirements and industry trends to develop great products that speak volumes to Tubelite’s ‘dependability.’ They continually strive to provide the best engineering support in the industry,” praises Cole.

Fookes joined Tubelite in December 2014 as the director of engineering and has been an instrumental part of the New Product Initiative Team and will continue to manage the product data, structural and applications engineering, product development, and CAD departments. He also will continue to serve as the company’s contact for applicable code-related councils and associations, such as the the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), [ Read More… ]

Tubelite Adds Jim Leadbetter as Director of Operations

January 9th, 2017|

Tubelite Inc. welcomes Jim Leadbetter as director of operations in Reed City, Michigan. He will lead and support the company’s business growth strategies through safety, quality and productivity improvements.

Drawing from more than 25 years of operational and management experience, Leadbetter has generated significant results in cost reduction strategies and productivity improvement throughout his career. Most recently, he worked as the logistics sort center leader for Amazon Logistics in Swedesboro, New Jersey. Prior to this, he was employed for 17 years at FMC Corporation where he began as a facilities manager in North Carolina for the chemical manufacturing company. Through regular promotions at FMC, he eventually earned the role of manufacturing director at the corporate headquarters in Philadelphia.

Joining Tubelite, Leadbetter returns to Michigan where he earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Lawrence Technical University. He also holds an MBA from Augusta State University in Georgia.

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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 [ Read More… ]

Tubelite Adds Baumann as Business Development Manager

December 13th, 2016|

Tubelite Inc. has added Kent Baumann as a business development manager based in its Dallas office. He reports directly to Steve Green, Tubelite’s vice president of sales and client services, and works with strategic accounts in the retail, healthcare, hospitality and corporate office markets.

Baumann will work closely with building owners, together with Tubelite’s partner glazing contractors, providing services and products including storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. He explains, “We offer an industry-leading, turnkey solution to building owners and property managers seeking a dependable partner to meeting the needs of their energy-efficient buildings.”

Prior to joining Tubelite, Baumann worked for 27 years with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope and the Vistawall Group. He held numerous sales and management roles with these businesses. Since 2008, he served as Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope’s business development manager.

Baumann studied architecture at the University of Texas–Arlington. He also is a LEED® Accredited Professional.

 

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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 [ Read More… ]

Mills Represents Tubelite in Idaho, Utah & NM

December 2nd, 2016|

Dennis MillsTubelite, Inc. has named Dennis Mills Associates as its manufacturer representative serving clients in Idaho, Utah and New Mexico. Representing leading manufacturers that specialize in architectural glass products, Dennis Mills and Bret Summers work closely with architects, engineers and glazing contractors throughout the Intermountain West region. They provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems from design to installation.

“Our business operates from a perspective that exceeding customer expectations is standard operating procedure, and that everyone deserves outstanding customer service,” says Mills.

Mills started in the glass industry in 1981 and has focused on representing quality architectural building products throughout his career. After graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in management and finance, he joined Capitol Glass and Aluminum Corporation. He worked there for 16 years including as vice president of sales and marketing. In 1999, he founded and became president of Dennis Mills and Associates.

Summers joined Mills in June 2016 bringing an additional 20 years of glass industry experience to the team. His previous positions have included branch manager of Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, business [ Read More… ]

Tubelite achieves NFRC ACE certification

November 30th, 2016|

Tubelite Inc. has been approved by the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) as a Manufacturer Approved Calculation Entity (ACE) Organization. NFRC is the global leader in delivering energy and related performance ratings and certification for fenestration products and systems.

In addition to the company’s ACE certified individuals in both the engineering and marketing departments, three Tubelite representatives have earned a Certificate of Approval for successfully completing the ACE Training Workshop: client development manager Dan Goodman, and representatives Rick Hillesheim and Matt Tschida of Hillesheim Architectural Products, Inc.

As an NFRC ACE, each is qualified to carry out performance calculations of fenestration products for design support and final certification using the NFRC Component Modeling Approach (CMA) and software tool (CMAST). Through NFRC’s CMAST libraries of approved frames, glass and spacer components, users can configure fenestration products for a project, and can obtain a U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient and visible transmittance rating for those products. Performance values are then compared to the energy requirements of local energy codes to determine compliance.

Performance of specific Tubelite frame-glass combinations can be obtained from the NFRC Certified [ Read More… ]

Tubelite Names Bodnar as Client Development Manager

October 28th, 2016|

Mike BodnarMike Bodnar has been named as Tubelite Inc.’s client development manager serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is based in Brigantine, New Jersey, and reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager Jim Oberlin. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Bodnar draws from 20 years of commercial sales and customer service experience. Most recently, he held estimating and customer service responsibilities at Scranton Products, a leader in the plastic partitions and lockers industries. Prior to that, he worked in sales positions with plastics supplier and manufacturer Vycom Corporation, Stroudsburg Door & Trim, and The Home Depot. He also was the owner and operator of M&J Distribution, Inc., specializing in commercial and residential construction materials.

Bodnar earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Marywood University in Pennsylvania.

Continuing his professional development and supporting Tubelite’s clients, Bodnar will represent Tubelite at industry association events including for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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About Tubelite Inc.

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Avery Promoted to Vice President of Marketing

September 2nd, 2016|

Tubelite_MaryAvery_webMary (Olivier) Avery has been promoted to vice president of marketing at Tubelite Inc. Avery reports directly to company president Amy Cole, and is a part of the Tubelite Management Team. Guided by this team, the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery.

“Mary has been instrumental in leading the marketing organizational changes in recent years, including creating a stronger architectural presence,” praises Cole. “Mary continues to be a driving force behind our New Product Initiative process to anticipate and respond to clients’ emerging needs.”

Ten years ago, Avery began her career with Tubelite as the manager of client services. She was promoted to manager of client services and marketing in 2009. As marketing became a larger and more important area for Tubelite, Avery was re-focused as the marketing manager. In 2013, she was promoted to director of marketing.

As vice president of marketing, Avery continues to manage a growing team that includes Tubelite’s marketing promotions manager Walt Lutzke, architectural accounts representatives Doug Dietrich and Kevin Haynes, senior technical trainer Ron Schaaf, product manager Tom Mifflin, product pricing analyst Mike Gibbs [ Read More… ]

Tubelite Adds Archon Fenestration Technologies

August 19th, 2016|

Tubelite_DougUrichTubelite Inc. announces the addition of Archon Fenestration Technologies, LLC (Archon Fen-Tech) as an independent manufacturer’s representative serving select clients in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Archon Fen Tech’s president, Doug Urich, will work closely with Tubelite to provide commercial building teams with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Located in Overland Park, Kansas, Archon Fen-Tech represents best-in-class product manufacturers within the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat® Division 8 – Doors and Windows specification, including Tubelite and Viracon. Urich is certified through CSI’s Construction Documents Technology (CDT) Program. He and the company offer fenestration design-assist consultations drawing from 28 years of industry experience.

“By engaging all stakeholders early and throughout the entire design and build process, Archon Fen-Tech ensures optimized use and proper application of products, and professionally manages the timely and error-free execution of product delivery. We use insight sales strategies and an integrated project delivery platform to support the customer and stakeholder experience,” said Urich.

Prior to starting Archon Fen-Tech, Urich was general manager of the Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope National Accounts business unit and, previously, was program director. Earlier in his career, he served as [ Read More… ]

Tubelite welcomes Northwestern Glass Fab

May 4th, 2016|

Tubelite Inc. welcomed Minneapolis-based Northwestern Glass Fab, a division of Brin Glass Company, as a distributor partner. Founded in 1912, the independently owned and operated glass and architectural metal fabricator and distributor serves Minnesota and Wisconsin.

“We have been a Tubelite customer for the past several years. We’ve been impressed with their outstanding quality and performance, and are excited to expand our partnership with them,” said Northwestern Glass Fab’s general manager, Stan Mariska. “As one of Minneapolis’ largest glass and architectural metal fabricators, we know the benefit Tubelite’s dependable service and products, especially its thermal performance products, can bring to our customers.”

Steve Green, Tubelite’s vice president of sales and client services, agreed and added, “Tubelite’s mission is for our business partners to experience us as the easiest and most dependable company with which to do business. Northwestern Glass Fab’s commitment to provide dependable service to the Minnesota and western Wisconsin markets makes this association a great fit.”

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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 [ Read More… ]

Tubelite Hires Jim Gonzales as Plant Manager in Dallas

March 29th, 2016|

Tubelite_JGonzales_webTubelite Inc. added Jim Gonzales as the plant manager in Dallas. He oversees the Dallas facility’s fabrication, warehousing and shipping of storefront, curtainwall, entrances, daylight control systems and other Tubelite products.

With more than 30 years of experience, Gonzales previously has extensive background in operations management, process evaluation and continuing improvement. Most recently, he served as director of operations at Texas-based Progressive Incorporated, a division of PCC Aerostructures. Prior to this, he was the plant/production manager at Quanex Building Products/Atrium Windows and Doors, Inc. in Greenville, Texas.

Gonzales career also includes leadership positions at Newell Rubbermaid, Flextronics International and Lucent Technologies’ Power Systems (acquired by Tyco International Ltd.), as well as engineering roles at Wilsonart International and Hercules Inc. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas.

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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 [ Read More… ]

Tubelite expands facility in Walker, Michigan

March 28th, 2016|

Tubelite_WalkerExpansion_webContinuing its steady growth, Tubelite Inc. completed a 33,000-square-foot expansion at its facility in Walker, Michigan. This location includes the company’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations. The addition will also accommodate a new engineering test laboratory, a new fabrication training area and larger space for extrusion racking, plus new equipment, technology and ergonomic enhancements.

“The new, additional space and layout helps us improve our process flow, resulting in ever-better lead times. The new equipment also helps us gain greater capacity to support future growth and to maintain the dependable, high-quality of our products and reliable service that our customers count on us to provide,” says Mary Avery, Tubelite’s vice president of marketing.

She adds, “The expansion allows us to remain in our current location and continue many benefits the area offers. The Grand Rapids and western Michigan area continues to grow and provides Tubelite with outstanding staffing opportunities. Our location is easily accessible from the two main highways going through the area.”

The company previously added more than 43,000 square feet to the Walker facility in 2012. Today, it encompasses a total of 155,000 square feet. Its Dallas [ Read More… ]

Tubelite Hires Two Architectural Representatives

November 23rd, 2015|

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 [ Read More… ]

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