Viracon Announces the Promotions of Garret Henson,
Joe Effertz and Pat McDermott
OWATONNA, Minn. January 31, 2007 -- Viracon staff members Garret
Henson, Joe Effertz, and Pat McDermott have all recently received
Henson was promoted to director of sales for Viracon. Prior, he
was director of sales for Viracon's International and Domestic West
Region. Henson's expanded role will include additional sales management
responsibilities, and he will be responsible for all domestic sales
west of the Mississippi River. Henson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Finance from New Mexico State University.
Effertz has been promoted to director of international sales for
Viracon. In this role, he will have sales responsibilities that
also include Canada. Effertz has been with Viracon for seven years
in sales and sales management roles. Previously, he was an international
sales business development manager for Viracon. He holds a Bachelor
of Arts degree in International Business Management from the St.
John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. McDermott has been
promoted to director of sales for the Southeast Region. He will
have sales responsibilities from Indiana to Louisiana and from Virginia
McDermott has been with Viracon for eight years serving in a number
of key assignments, most recently as customer service manager. McDermott
holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Industrial Psychology
from Mankato State University and an MBA in Finance from the University
of St. Thomas.
ABOUT VIRACON Viracon, based in Owatonna, Minn, has a second plant
in Statesboro, Georgia and broke ground in May, 2006 for a third
plant in St. George, Utah. The company is an international company
of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. Viracon produces high-performance glass
products, including tempered, laminated, insulating, silk-screened
and high-performance coatings. Apogee Enterprises, Inc. is a leading
fabricator, distributor and installer of value-added glass products
and systems. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company's stock is
traded on NASDAQ under the symbol APOG.