Alcoa Appoints Hunter Architectural Manager
July 17, 2012

Donnie Hunter

Alcoa Building and Construction Systems (BCS) has named Donnie Hunter 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.

Hunter got his start with Alcoa 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 moved into product management in 2003 when he first worked as the product team leader for hurricane resistant products, later shifting to product manager, protective glazing products, and most recently, product manager, storefront, entrances and framing.

"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," says 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."

Hunter is active in two major industry organizations, the American Architectural Manufactures Association (AAMA) and ASTM International. 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's of business administration (MBA) from the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business in August 2012.

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