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Leyland to retire from Kawneer


April 24, 2012
By Kawneer Company

bobleyland_smallApril 24, 2012 – Kawneer Company has announced that Bob Leyland, director of sales, has elected to retire on August 3 after 37 years with the company.  Colin Brosmer, currently director of front-end services, will assume the role of director of sales effective July 27.

April 24, 2012 – Kawneer Company has announced that Bob Leyland,
director of sales, has elected to retire on August 3 after 37 years with
the company.  Colin Brosmer, currently director of front-end services,
will assume the role of director of sales effective July 27.

Leyland began his career with Kawneer in 1975 after graduating with a
degree in marketing from Michigan State University. He started with
the organization as a sales trainee in the Niles, Mi., headquarters
and was quickly assigned to the Cincinnati, Ohio, territory.  Bob
returned to Niles in 1980, where he served as a national account manager
and then as the product manager for storefront, entrances and framing.
 
Bob moved to Southern California in 1984, where he served as the district sales manager until 1994. He then moved to Norcross, Ga.,
to serve as the senior product manager for storefront, entrances and
framing. He was named director of marketing in 1996, and then assumed
executive leadership of the sales and marketing organizations in 1999.
Bob has continued to lead the North American sales organization since
2004.

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 Colin Brosmer


 Bob Leyland


Colin Brosmer joined Alcoa in 2001 as welding engineer for Alcoa
Automotive and was named manufacturing project manager for Kawneer in
2006. Prior to his current role, Colin also served as Kawneer regional sales manager for central Canada and commercial business manager for
curtain wall. Colin obtained his Bachelor of Science in welding engineering at the Ohio State University.
 
“Bob is a respected leader both internally and externally and he has had
a tremendous impact on the growth and development of the Kawneer brand
in the marketplace. We thank him for his countless contributions to the
company," said Diana Perreiah, vice-president of Alcoa building and construction systems and general manager of Kawneer North America. “Colin
has demonstrated growth, responsibility, leadership and a commitment to
both Alcoa and Kawneer ideals during his tenure with the company. Colin will work closely with Bob over the coming
months to ensure a smooth transition for both our customers and the
sales organization.”

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