Simonton Windows names national account manager
Simonton Windows, a supplier of windows and patio doors, has promoted Tim Vitale to national account manager. Vitale, a district sales manager since 2003, will now be responsible for Simonton’s Norandex Building Materials Distribution account.
“Tim has experience on the distribution side of the business and is a former employee of Norandex,” said Sid Spear, vp-sales and marketing for Simonton Windows.
Vitale will remain based in Dallas and will report to Tom Danisch, vp-sales, east regions for Simonton Windows.
Simonton Windows produces Energy Star-qualified replacement and new construction windows and doors.
LG Floors appoints executive vp
LG Floors named David E. Thoresen as executive vp.
For the last eight years, Thoresen held top executive positions with Mannington. Most recently, he was manager, retail strategic accounts. Prior, he was Mannington’s director, sales & marketing; director, resilient business; and national sales manager.
“My biggest challenge is developing a strategy to maximize the organization we already have in place,” Thoresen said. “Our current sales partners, people and products are excellent. A consistent approach and strategy is all that’s missing. Once implemented, that’s when we awaken the ‘Sleeping Giant’ known as LG Floors.”
Thoresen will be working out of the firm’s Englewood Cliffs, N.J., headquarters.
LG Floors is a producer of resilient floor covering.
Huttig posts $35 million loss for 2008
Huttig Building Products, the St. Louis-based distributor, posted a net loss of $35.4 million for fiscal 2008, compared to a net loss of $8.2 million in fiscal 2007. Sales for the past year declined 23 percent to $671 million, from $874.8 million in fiscal 2007.
For the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008, which ended on Dec. 31, Huttig reported a net loss of $15.4 million. This compares to a net loss of $5.8 million in the corresponding period a year ago. Sales were $126 million, down 30 percent from $179.9 million in the forth quarter of the previous year.