YKK AP America Creates Two New Positions in its Commercial Business
January 27, 2010

Mike Gilbert

YKK AP America announced the creation of two new positions. Mike Gilbert is the new brand manager of ProTek, the company's hurricane and blast mitigation line of commercial products, and David Warden is the new brand manager of the company's recently launched enerGfacade family of energy efficient fenestration products.

In their new strategic roles, Gilbert and Warden will focus on product positioning as well as offer training and education in the marketplace about the role of fenestration in the protection and energy efficiency of the built environment.

"By creating these new strategic roles, we are further reinforcing YKK AP's products and services in the hurricane, blast mitigation and energy efficient product markets," says Oliver Stepe, senior vice president of YKK AP America. "The new positions allow us to better serve customers, architects and building owners in understanding and making informed decisions in the increasingly sophisticated aspects of building design, security and energy-efficiency.
David Warden

With a new year and a new investment in resources, we look forward to further establishing YKK AP as the undisputed leader in the high-quality and value-added segments of the fenestration market."

Gilbert joined the company in 1993 as a customer service representative and for the past 12 years has helped Georgia's architects and glazing contractors in his position of architectural sales representative. He obtained his Construction Documents Technologist certification to assist the industry in the writing and management of construction documents.

Before his assignment to enerGfacade brand manager, Warden held numerous positions at YKK AP, including product marketing engineer, applications engineer and special projects engineer.

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