Kirk Johnson Becomes HGI Director of Sales
January 3, 2012

Officials at Hartung Glass Industries (HGI) of Seattle have promoted Kirk Johnson to director of sales, according to a January 2 company news release. He joined the company in September 2011 as regional sales manager and led the sales of enterprise's commercial/architectural, decorative and shower door product lines. A 16-year veteran of the industry, Johnson, has experience in the South and West, particularly in California.

Johnson worked with the former Vitro America for more than 10 years, including time in Phoenix, Ariz., and Santa Fe Springs, Calif., growing to assistant manager, then branch manager, and eventually area manager. During his tenure, He was promoted to western sales and marketing manager, managing California, Arizona and Nevada and ultimately became director of sales and marketing with responsibility for 13 western states including the North American territory for Vitro's Mexicali float tank joint venture with AGC.

Johnson also worked with Arch Aluminum and Glass for five years, starting off as branch manager for Arch's City of Industry, Calif., location and then western regional general manager for California, Arizona, Utah and Colorado.

Johnson's responsibilities at Hartung include defining sales strategies, organizational structure, marketing direction, competitive landscape analysis, segmentation, differentiation and core competencies, as well as creating unity across the enterprise, while strengthening corporate culture and core values.

"Hartung is a bit of a sleeping giant," says Johnson in the release. "The company has significant volume and is a bigger player than many people realize. HGI has a solid company platform with strong market presence and opportunity for growth. I am very excited about this opportunity. "

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