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Kolbe Announces Promotion of Business Leaders

New Leadership Roles

Wausau, Wis. (May 25, 2010) – Mike Salsieder, President of Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork, recently announced the promotion of four individuals to new leadership roles. These individuals will be responsible for their respective areas within Kolbe, including the Manawa operation and Point Five Windows and Doors.

Jeff De Lonay has been promoted to Executive Vice President. He recently held the position of Vice President of Operations and has over 25 years experience with the company. He has worked in and managed numerous departments within Kolbe including:  manufacturing, customer service, estimating, training, field service, engineering, research & development, production processing and purchasing. In Jeff's new role he will oversee the operations of all facilities and business disciplines along with responsibility as President of Point Five Windows and Doors.

Cindy Bremer has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing. She has over 23 years marketing and sales experience in the window and door industry in both residential and commercial construction. Her vast knowledge of the architectural market, creative development of architectural tools, customer relationships and business savvy set her apart. Cindy has held the position of Director of Marketing at Kolbe for five years and prior to that worked for other manufactures of windows and doors in Central Wisconsin. 

Ann Micholic has been promoted to Vice President of Human Resources. Ann's 13 years in human resources and training along with her strong leadership skills and business knowledge lend itself to this key position within the executive team. During Ann's tenure, she has worked as Human Resources Generalist, Training Manager, and Director of Human Resources.

Hank Hosler has been promoted to Vice President of Information Technology. In his 15 years as an IT professional, Hank has been a part of the leadership of several make-to-order manufacturers that have worked to continuously improve their operations. He joined Kolbe in late 2004 as Director of Information Technology. Hank's business acumen has helped set the direction for implementing a state of the art quoting system which reinforces Kolbe's Easy to do Business With initiative.  Hank will continue to lead Kolbe's IT strategy across all business units.

What began in 1946 as a two-brother team has grown into an internationally respected manufacturing company. Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co, Inc. remains a privately held, community-oriented business located in Wausau, Wis. Covering nearly one million-square-feet, its state-of-the-art facilities feature high-tech machinery and a design center to present the creative possibilities offered by Kolbe windows and doors.

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