International Door & Operator Industry

SEP-OCT 2012

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MOVINGUP Safe-Way Door New Leadership Appointments For LiftMaster® Chamberlain® and /Heathco® The Chamberlain Group, Inc., a single-sourced provider of access control solutions for residential and commercial applications, announced the next phase in driving growth through concentrated leadership of their professional and consumer businesses and trade channels with the appointments of Robert Markwart to President, LiftMaster, Americas and Gary Scott to President, Chamberlain and HeathCo, Americas. Robert Markwart is a proven industry executive who has consistently driven excellent results during his 30-plus year tenure with The Chamberlain Group, Inc. Most recently, Markwart served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing where he demonstrated leadership ability to drive growth while building solid brands. Brands Announces Additions Safe-Way Door LLC is pleased to announce that Kyle Howard has become Safe-Way's President and CEO. Kyle joined the Safe-Way Team in late 2010 and has signifi cantly improved the performance of the business during his tenure at Safe-Way Door. In the Operations area, Jeff Knisely has joined the team as Plant Manager of Safe-Way's Warsaw, Indiana manu- facturing facility. Jeff brings with him over 20 years of manufacturing experience with signifi cant expertise in the Toyota Production System (TPS) and the use of Toyota Quality Circles. Robert Markwart The sales team has been restructured and Bryan Horton returns his focus to sales growth as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Billy Thompson has been promoted to National and International Sales Manager. Both Bryan and Billy bring extensive industry experience to these roles. Roger Belcher also brings signifi cant in- dustry experience as he joins the sales effort as Regional Manager in Safe-Way's Midwest Region. "We are very pleased with the effort the Team has made here at Safe-Way over the last year. Our goal is to con- tinue the improvement and we feel the additions and changes we are making put us in a very strong posi- tion. We are excited about the opportunities that these changes will produce." stated Safe-Way President and CEO Kyle Howard. Gary Scott "I am excited about the opportunity to take on an expanded role in the strategic development of the LiftMaster brand, product offerings and relationships with our network of loyal dealers and customers," said Markwart. "I feel very fortunate to lead the LiftMaster team and look forward to an exciting future." Gary Scott, joining The Chamberlain Group, Inc. as President, Chamberlain and HeathCo, Americas, most recently served as Vice President/General Manager – Consumer Products, Europe, Middle East and Asia at Newell Rubbermaid. Prior to that, Scott held several senior management positions in North America with leading durable goods companies. Scott has more than 20 years of general management, business strategy and global new product development success with brands such as Stanley, Rubbermaid, Irwin and Graco. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and an Executive MBA from Sheffi eld University in the United Kingdom. "I'm very pleased to be joining the Chamberlain and HeathCo team who have demonstrated a strong track record of sustainable growth with strategic customers," said Scott. "The leadership position of these exciting brands provides signifi cant opportunity, especially with the solid foundation of technology developments and internal capabilities to execute in the marketplace." For more information please visit Iowa Spring Manufacturing Welcomes Jeff Benninghofen Iowa Spring Manufacturing and Sales is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Benninghofen to the Territory Sales Manager position, Southern Atlantic Spring Division. As such, Benninghofen was selected by Iowa Spring to build relationships with existing customers and expand the business. Benninghofen began his career working as a sales manager for the Carriage House Door Company, opening the Eastern U.S. sales pipeline for custom garage door manufacturing. Jeff then ran his own company, Hamilton Door Company, serving an exclusive custom builder market. Benninghofen most recently served as a regional sales manager for Overhead Door Company of the High Country, prior to accepting the position with Southern Atlantic Spring. 86 International Door & Operator Industry™

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