Making Moves Across Kawneer and Traco

For more than a century, Kawneer and Traco have been offering customers and architects innovative, high-quality solutions that address their needs. We know that each product, tool or service would not exist without our employees, and that is why we make hiring and placing the right people a priority. In support of this, several of Kawneer and Traco’s team members – Colin Brosmer, Donnie Hunter, Andy Nag and Jot Chahal – made some big moves to help drive growth and increase opportunities across all parts of the business. We are excited about the following changes:

Colin Brosmer
This past August, Colin was appointed Director of Sales and has responsibility for the entirety of the Kawneer and Traco selling organizations. Immediately prior to his appointment, Colin held the position of Director of Front End Services.

Colin joined Alcoa in 2001 as a Welding Engineer for Alcoa Automotive and was named Manufacturing Project Manager for Kawneer in 2006. He later served as Kawneer Regional Sales Manager, Central Canada and Commercial Business Manager for Curtain Wall.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Colin holds a Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering. During his tenure with Kawneer, Colin has demonstrated growth, responsibility, leadership and a commitment to both Alcoa and Kawneer ideals.

Donnie Hunter
Recently, Donnie Hunter assumed the role of Architectural Manager for North America. In his new position, Hunter leads a team responsible for the promotion of the Kawneer, Traco and Reynobond® brands to the architectural community with the goal of driving specification, new product adoption and overall demand for Alcoa’s Building and Construction Systems (BCS) product range in North America.

Donnie began his career with Alcoa in 1983 and has held various sales positions. In 2001, Donnie joined Kawneer’s inaugural Architectural Services Team and in 2003 made the leap into product management, where he first worked as the Product Team Leader for Hurricane Resistant Products, later shifting to Product Manager, Protective Glazing Products, and most recently, Product Manager, Storefront, Entrance and Framing.

 

Donnie is active in two major industry organizations – American Architectural Manufactures Association (AAMA) and American Standard for Testing of Materials (ASTM). He is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in August 2012.

Andy Nag
Kawneer recently appointed Andy Nag Director, Customer Operations, for Kawneer North America. Andy is responsible for leading the customer service network as well as the supply chain and logistics functions for Kawneer North America, ensuring customer service and pricing models align with business growth strategies.

Andy joined Alcoa in 2006 as the Market Strategy & Analysis Manager for Kawneer North America. Prior to joining Alcoa, Andy held positions with Gannett Company and Prudential Capital Markets.

Andy received a Master’s Degree in Management Science from the University of Indore in India and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

Jot Chahal
This past summer, Jot Chahal assumed the position of Commercial Business Manager, Cranberry Operations. In this role, Jot is responsible for leading the Commercial Operations Team in Cranberry, which manages order pursuit and order execution for Kawneer’s North American commercial window business.

Jot joined Alcoa in 2002 and moved to Kawneer in 2006 as a Product Development Project Manager for Kawneer products. Most recently, Jot held the position of Product Manager, Curtain Wall, Sun Control and BIPV. Prior to joining Alcoa, Jot worked with Punjab Tractors Limited (now Mahindra Tractors) in India and for the Boeing Company in Seattle.

Jot holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Thapar University in Patiala, India as well as a Masters Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Jot is a Fellow of the Tauber Institute of Global Operations and Program in Manufacturing.