Thomas VanSumeren Joins Traco
November 3, 2011

Thomas "Tom" VanSumeren has joined Traco, a division of Kawneer Co. in Norcross, Ga., as general manager. He has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing management and engineering.

Most recently, VanSumeren served as plant manager for Kawneer's curtainwall and window plant in Springdale, Ark. Under his leadership that plant achieved record results. He began his career with Alcoa in 1992 as senior manufacturing engineer for the Alcoa Technical Center near Pittsburgh, and later held various leadership positions in Alcoa's automotive businesses. He joined Alcoa's Kawneer business in 2006 as corporate technical manager responsible for manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Alcoa, he spent six years with Kaiser Aluminum.

"As we continue to build on Traco's track record of excellence in windows, Tom will play a critical role in not only continuing to deliver the quality and innovation that customers expect, but building on that foundation to help ensure future success," says Diana Perreiah, general manager of Kawneer North America and vice president of Alcoa Building and Construction Systems (BCS). "We are pleased to have him continue with the organization in this new capacity and know that he will bring exceptional technical knowledge, customer management and product expertise to this position."

VanSumeren holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Alma College in Alma, Mich., and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit.

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