Kawneer Announces Two New Hires
July 21, 2009
Kawneer Company Inc. announced today two new additions to its sales
team: Joyce Howard and Christopher Keller. Both Howard and Keller
specialize in architectural sales and held positions at Kawneer
and its parent company, Alcoa, before transitioning to sales.
Howard has more than 23 years of experience in the glazing industry,
having worked for several glazing contractors in Wisconsin, Colorado
and Oklahoma. She began her career at Kawneer in the estimating
department in Springdale, Ark., where she was a primary resource
and help desk support for Kawneer KaluCAD estimating software.
During this time, Howard traveled throughout North America to aid
other Kawneer facilities in working with the software. She then
returned to the estimating department where she helped the Southwest
sales team with bidding projects and maintaining customer contacts
and relations. She now serves as the sales representative for the
During his 14-year career with Alcoa, Keller served in a variety
of roles including senior applications engineer, regional account
manager and most recently, national account manager. Prior to joining
Kawneer, Keller's responsibilities ranged from developing new products
for customer-specific applications to regional sales for Alcoa's
extrusion and cold finished customers in the mid-Atlantic territory.
He was also responsible for national sales for Alcoa Global Hard
Alloy Extrusions. In 2005 he received the 2005 Sales Person of the
Year award for Global Hard Alloy Extrusions. Duties of his new role
in architectural sales include working closely with glazing contractors
and architects to identify and meet their needs for specific applications.
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