GLEN OAK LUMBER & MILLING APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT, VP SALES
At its annual meeting on April 28, 2008, Glen Oak Lumber & Milling’s board of directors tapped two employees to serve as top officers. Steve Halder has been named president, succeeding Bo Smith who lost his battle with cancer in November 2007. Barry Garrison has been named vice president of sales.
Halder has been with Glen Oak since 1981 when he was hired as a hardwood board salesman. As a Glen Oak team leader he has successfully developed and served customer accounts, which supply big builders in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. As president, Halder will remain active in Glen Oak sales efforts while providing oversight to the company’s daily operations and its management committees.
Garrison is based at Glen Oak’s Somerset, KY, manufacturing campus where he has been sales manager for the company’s poplar board and millwork product lines, as well as the Southern Division of Wood Residuals Solutions LLC, a Glen Oak subsidiary. As vice president of sales, he will influence sales activities for all of Glen Oak’s product categories.
WARREN STEVENS’ HOLTER
RECEIVES TOP HONORS IN ‘QUEST FOR THE BEST’
Warren Steven Window Fashions, Minneapolis, MN, announces that Jim Holter received the highest honor nationwide in the Hunter Douglas “Quest for the Best,” a program that honors sales representatives for reaching their goals throughout the year.
Holter’s success was recognized by Jim Matthews, Hunter Douglas vice president of corporate marketing, and Mike Mann, principal, Warren Steven Window Fashions, at an internal sales meeting on March 19, 2008.
Randy Meier and Lee Edlund, also of Warren Steven Window Fashions, received honorable mentions in the program.
SWAN CHOSEN COMFORTEX TERRITORY SALES MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Comfortex Window Fashions, Maplewood, NY, has named Dennis Swan the 2008 Territory Sales Manager of the Year.
Swan’s territory includes Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and eastern Montana. He joined the company in 2002 and for the past six years has consistently strengthened existing customer partnerships and established new accounts, according to the company announcement.
Swan’s achievements were recognized at the Comfortex President’s Club trip to Captiva Island, FL, in April.
GCWC NAMES CRANDALL SPECIALITY PRODUCTS REPRESENTATIVE
Gulf Coast Window Covering (GCWC), Houston, TX, has made Brian Crandall shutter sales coordinator for the company. He will be responsible for coordinating sales for the Hunter Douglas Shutter collection, which includes Heritance Hardwood Shutters, New Style Hybrid Shutters and Palm Beach Polysatin Shutters.
In addition to his new shutter responsibilities, Crandall will continue to oversee the New Home Alliance program, which drives builder business through aligned dealers.
Crandall has been with Gulf Coast for more than five years and brings more than 12 years window fashion experience to his new position.
GLEN RAVEN CUSTOM FABRICS PROMOTES WICKER
Gina Wicker has been promoted to design and creative director for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics—Americas. She has served as design director for Glen Raven for five years and has more than 20 years experience in textile design.
In her new position, Wicker will continue to direct Sunbrella® fabric design while also managing creative elements in Glen Raven’s marketing communications programs, including photography, advertising, collateral, Web site design, sample books and custom sampling programs.