YKK AP Appoints Gary Flemming as Business Manager, Commercial Window Products; Promotes Richard Braunstein as Director of Product Development
May 2, 2011

YKK AP America announced the appointment of Gary Flemming as business manager for commercial window products and the promotion of Richard Braunstein to director of product development. 

Bringing 30 years of experience in the commercial window business, Flemming is positioned to develop strategic roadmaps for the company’s current and future product lines. Prior to joining YKK AP, Flemming served as a regional manager at Graham Architectural Products. He has also held positions at TRACO, National Certified Testing Laboratories and Wausau Windows and Walls.

“We have long been focused on becoming a player in the commercial window space. By adding Gary to our team we are strengthening our presence and competitive advantage in this market,” says Oliver Stepe, senior vice president of YKK AP America. “His past experience and successful track record of overseeing product development, training, sales, marketing and production of commercial window business operations will help drive YKK AP’s leadership position in the window industry.”

Braunstein joined YKK AP in 2003 as product development supervisor and then went on to serve as product development manager. In his new role he will manage the product development departments for both the company’s commercial and residential divisions.

“With his significant contributions and unique perspective on issues of sustainable design, Richard has played a pivotal role in our company’s development over the past decade,” adds Stepe. “I am confident that he will continue to provide great value and leadership in his new position and strongly support the continued growth of YKK AP.”

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