New CEO for FirsTime Design
New Berlin, Wis.-based FirsTime Design Limited named Christopher Bering, 39, president and CEO, effective Nov. 30.
The company does business as FirsTime Munfactory, a designer, marketer and distributor of timepieces and home decor products sold through national and regional retailers.
Bering was also elected a member of the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. He succeeds Pete Wierenga as CEO, who had held the position of chairman and CEO since January 2012. Prior to Bering’s appointment as CEO, he served as the company’s president and chief operating officer. Wierenga will continue as chairman of the board of directors.
“The board awarded the CEO title to more appropriately reflect the overall responsibility Mr. Bering maintains for the company and its operations," said Wierenga. "Bering’s unique vision, creativity and passion have been invaluable to the growth and transformation of the organization. On behalf of our board of directors, we are excited about the future growth and evolution of the company under his leadership."
Sunrise Windows joins WDMA
The newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is Sunrise Windows.
"We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with the WDMA, and with our fellow members," said Joe Guarino, president at Sunrise Windows. "We believe in this industry and look forward to contributing to its evolution for the benefit of our customers."
The Window & Door Manufacturers Association describes its role as one that "defines the standards of excellence in the residential and commercial window, door and skylight industry, and advances these standards among industry members while providing advocacy resources, educational and professional programs, and ways for members to provide greater value to their customers."
Sunrise Windows is a leading manufacturer of premium, custom replacement windows, sliding doors and interior wood trim. Sunrise products are sold to consumers through specialty window dealers and home improvement contractors.
Sunrise Windows was founded in 1994.