Alcoa Building and Construction Systems Appoints Donnie Hunter to Architectural Manager
17 July, 2012
NORCROSS, GA – Alcoa Building and Construction Systems (BCS) announces that Donnie Hunter has been named Architectural Manager for North America. In his new position, Hunter will lead a team responsible for the promotion of the Kawneer, Traco and Reynobond® brands to the architectural community with the goal of driving specification, new product adoption and overall demand for the Alcoa BCS North America product range.
“Donnie’s tenure at Kawneer combined with his extensive industry experience and product knowledge is a tremendous asset to our architectural services capability and enables us provide greater support to architects while also driving growth through specification,” said Kimberly Ferro, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development for Kawneer North America. “We are excited to have Donnie lead this team and look forward to reaching the architectural community in new and different ways.”
Alcoa BCS is committed to providing a broad range of products, services and support for architects. The company works to stay ahead of architectural industry trends by continuously gathering feedback, attending key industry conferences and participating in organizations in order to remain receptive to architects’ needs. As Architectural Manager, Hunter will spearhead many of these initiatives.
Hunter’s career with Alcoa began in 1983 as a Sales Trainee for Kawneer for the Southern region working in the Jonesboro, GA manufacturing facility. From 1984 through 2001, he held various sales positions and was responsible for architectural promotion and customer sales in the Southern region. In 2001 Hunter joined Kawneer’s inaugural Architectural Services Team where he was responsible for providing architects with product application and technical assistance. He made the leap into product management in 2003 where he first worked as the Product Team Leader for Hurricane Resistant Products, later shifting to his most recent role as Product Manager, Protective Glazing Products, and most recently, Product Manager, Storefront, Entrance and Framing. During his tenure in this role, Hunter successfully launched seven new products and released major enhancements for four product lines.
Hunter is active in two major industry organizations: American Architectural Manufactures Association (AAMA) and American Standard for Testing of Materials (ASTM). He currently serves as co-chair of AAMA’s Storefront Manual Task Group and the BIM Task Group. Hunter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State Institute and will receive his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in August 2012.
To learn more about Kawneer, Traco and their range of products and architectural services, please visit www.kawneer.com. For more information about Reynobond, visit www.reynobond.com.
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