Leyland Retires from Kawneer
April 18, 2012

Bob Leyland Colin Brosmer

Bob Leyland, director of sales at Kawneer Co. in Norcross, Ga., will retire on August 3, after 37 years with the company. Colin Brosmer, currently director of front end services, will take Leyland's position, effective July 27.

Leyland began his career with Kawneer in 1975 after graduating with a degree in marketing from Michigan State University. He started with the organization as a sales trainee in the Niles, Mich., headquarters and was quickly assigned to the Cincinnati territory. He returned to Niles in 1980 as a national account manager and then as the product manager for storefront, entrances and framing.

Leyland moved to Southern California in 1984, where he served as the district sales manager until 1994. He then moved to Norcross to work as the senior product manager for storefront, entrances and framing. He was named director of marketing in 1996, and assumed executive leadership of the sales and marketing organizations in 1999. He has continued to lead the North American sales organization since 2004.

"Bob is a respected leader both internally and externally and he has had a tremendous impact on the growth and development of the Kawneer brand in the marketplace," says Diana Perreiah, vice president of Alcoa Building and Construction Systems and general manager of Kawneer North America. "We thank him for his countless contributions to the company. Colin has demonstrated growth, responsibility, leadership and a commitment to both Alcoa and Kawneer ideals during his tenure with the company. Colin will work closely with Bob over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition for both our customers and the sales organization."

Brosmer joined Alcoa in 2001 as welding engineer for Alcoa Automotive and was named manufacturing project manager for Kawneer in 2006. Prior to his current role, he also served as Kawneer regional sales manager of central Canada and commercial business manager for curtainwall. He received his bachelor's degree in welding engineering from the Ohio State University.

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