Glen Barfknecht named as Tubelite’s VP of operations

Tubelite Inc. has appointed Glen Barfknecht to the position of vice president of operations. Based at the company’s headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich., he is part of the executive team and reports to Tubelite’s president, Ken Werbowy.

Werbowy praises Barfknecht’s early involvement saying, “Since Chuck Pope’s retirement in mid-May, Glen has been instrumental in helping lead our operational efforts.As a result, he has gained a solid familiarity with many of Tubelite’s operations, our facilities in Michigan and Texas, and our team members.”

Barfknecht joins Tubelite from its parent company, Apogee Enterprises, Inc., where he served as director of operational excellence. He draws from 28 years of experience working in a variety of senior operations management roles within several large corporations including Pentair, Reviva and Progress Energy.

Previously located in Minnesota, Barfknecht received an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

To learn more about Tubelite’s products and personnel, pleas visit http://www.tubeliteinc.com.

Tubelite was established in 1945 and is part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. The company’s headquarters, distribution, warehousing and assembly operations are in Walker, Mich. Its additional facility in Reed City, Mich., houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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