Tubelite Sees New Opportunities in Aluminum Systems
The fabricator of aluminum entrance, storefront, curtainwall, and ribbon window systems for the commercial building industry adds two client development managers to target glazing contractors and architectural clients in Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.
Don Walker has joined Tubelite Inc. (Walker, MI) as a client development manager for Oklahoma and northern Texas. Well-known in the area, he will provide glazing contractors and clients in the area with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems.
For more than three decades, Walker’s career has been dedicated to the fenestration industry. He worked for Atlas Architectural Metals in Dallas as the company’s customer service manager and moved into sales management. For the past 20 years, Walker was employed by U.S. Aluminum in Waxahachie, TX. He began with the customer service team and for the last 12 years, served as a sales representative covering northeast and central Texas.
Walker graduated from East Texas State University (now Texas A & M) with a Bachelor of Science. After graduating from college, he served with the U.S. Air Force for four years. He has continued to volunteer within his community and industry, including as a member of the Texas Glass Association’s North Texas Division.
Tubelite also named Charlie Hall as client development manager in Virginia, working with G. Bowie and Associates. As part of the manufacturer’s representative team, he will provide the Tubelite glazing contractors and architectural clients with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems.
Hall says that he is particularly impressed with ForceFront™ Storm and Blast products: “For much of Virginia, hurricane impact products are required by code to protect occupants against the extreme coastal conditions. For many government projects in the area, blast mitigating systems are essential. There also are many opportunities in the area to help healthcare facilities, universities and schools that need products with protective performance, low-maintenance durability and long-lasting, reliable operation.”
Prior to joining G. Bowie & Associates in 2011, Hall worked in construction and property mortgage financing. Earlier in his career, he was a television news journalist and videographer, as well as a marketing representative for various NASCAR sponsor displays. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from East Tennessee State University.
G. Bowie & Associates draws from more than 30 years of experience in commercial building products and services, working closely with architects, glazing contractors and consultants throughout the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions. Based in Nashville, the company acts as knowledgeable, educational and technical resources on building enclosure products serving Tubelite clients in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and now Virginia.
Further supporting its clients, Tubelite is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Construction Specification Institute (CSI), the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), and an approved continuing education provider through the American Institute of Architects (AIA). www.tubeliteinc.com