Coppola, 61, was promoted to Senior Vice President of Quanex Building Products, reporting to David D. Petratis, chairman and chief executive officer. Coppola was formerly the president of the company’s Truseal business. In his new role, Coppola’s key responsibility will be to serve as the champion of Quanex’s Project Nexus initiative.
Project Nexus is a sales growth initiative formally launched by Quanex earlier this year. The initiative calls for the integration of its Engineered Products Group (EPG) sales, marketing and product development teams. Coppola and his EPG team will be focused on customer needs, both now and in the future. While the strong brands of Mikron, Homeshield and Truseal have served their individual customer bases well and are expected to continue to do so, the combined talent of the EPG team will be bringing more product solutions to current customers while reaching out to new customers.
“Gus brings the essential experience, background and management philosophy necessary to champion this strategic initiative,” said Petratis. “I believe Gus’ energy, years of experience in the industry and management skills suit our needs perfectly. Reporting to Gus will be all of EPG’s sales and marketing personnel. With Gus as our champion, I am confident that he and his new team are up to the task of driving profitable sales.”
The company also announced that David Marlar was promoted to General Manager – Truseal, and he will assume most of Coppola’s former responsibilities. Pete Donoghue was also promoted to Vice President Sales – EPG. Donoghue will be working with Coppola to further refine the structure of the EPG sales and marketing organization. With a team of more than 30 sales and marketing professionals, the Quanex Engineered Products Group will bring added sales and marketing punch to the already successful Homeshield, Mikron and Truseal brands.
About Truseal Technologies, Inc.
Truseal Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Solon, Ohio, and part of the Quanex Building Products Corporation, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of insulating glass products and systems. Truseal produces superior IG warm edge spacer systems with consistent after-sales service and a warranty program for qualified window fabricators. In addition, with a wide variety of equipment platforms, Truseal provides customers with value and efficiency in their window fabrication operations. Truseal’s trademarks include: Duraseal™ and Duralite®, both part of the company’s Dura Platform; Envirosealed Windows™, which feature Dura Platform spacers to insulate homes and reduce energy consumption; and Decoseal™, a spacer system designed for use in decorative windows with multiple air spaces. For more information, visit www.Truseal.com.
Pat Kreider, Truseal Technologies, Inc.