Mestek Announces New Architectural Group and Personnel Additions
April 26, 2012

With the recent purchase of Signature of Mooresville, Ind., Mestek of Westfield, Mass., is forming a new group of companies under the umbrella "Mestek Architectural." Included in this group are Linel, Colt Group of England and the American Warming and Ventilating (AWV) division. The emphasis of the new group is in providing products and solutions that enhance the performance of building envelopes.

Linel's principal activities include custom skylights and architectural solutions including custom curtainwall, canopies, wall-cladding, rain screens and point-supported structures; AWV's principal activities include louvers and fixed sunshades; and Colt's principle activities include operable sunshades and natural ventilation products.

As part of this new organization, Francis O'Neill has joined Mestek as the national sales manager for Mestek Architectural. He had previously held senior positions with Architectural Skylight Co. and most recently, with Ipswich Bay Glass Co. Reporting to him are two regional sales engineers, Mike Allen and Fraser Campbell. O'Neill and his staff will work with architects and owners and provide technical support in the application of Linel, AWV and Colt products.

Joe Schultheis has joined Linel as major project sales manager. He had previously held senior positions at Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope.

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