Client News 11/9/09

Tubelite is exhibiting in booth #5046 at Greenbuild 2009

Tubelite hires Michael Nicklas as national sales manager

Tubelite Inc. has added Mike Nicklas as a national sales manager helping grow the company’s architectural aluminum products nationwide. As part of Tubelite‘s sales team, Nicklas reports to Steve Green, director of sales, and works in close collaboration with the company’s client development managers, marketing, client services and engineering staff.

Michael Nicklas

Michael Nicklas

“It’s an exciting time at Tubelite with several new product developments launching,” says Nicklas. “We have the high-performance door and framing system, newly added 300ES Therml=Block™ curtainwall, and others targeted for the near future such as our Force Front™ blast-rated system. We are also introducing Ecoluminum™, which is an industry-leading composite, recycled aluminum to support customers’ sustainable building goals. All extruded products will be produced with this billet. These environmentally-sound, energy-efficient products are ideal for commercial projects coast-to-coast.”

Before joining Tubelite, Nicklas served as the architectural sales and marketing manager at JE Berkowitz, LP. An architectural glass fabricator located in Pedrickton, N.J., some of the company’s notable projects include Bank of America Office Tower in Charlotte, N.C.; Comcast Tower in Philadelphia; the new Meadowlands Stadium in Seacaucus, N.J.; and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus in Virginia.

In addition to his extensive sales and marketing experience with JE Berkowitz, Nicklas also worked in various sales and marketing positions for 10 years with PPG in the glass and architectural metals groups, and later, with Pittco Engineered Systems, Inc. Prior to his employment with PPG, he earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa.

Throughout his career, he has been involved with many professional associations, at Tubelite he will represent the company at industry conferences and educational presentations with American Institute of Architects, Glass Association of North America, U.S. Green Building Council, and Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Nicklas is a CSI CCPR (Certified Construction Product Representative) and a member of the CSI Philadelphia chapter. He lives in Malvern, Pa., traveling frequently to meet with customers and other industry leaders.

About Tubelite Inc.
Established in 1945, Tubelite has approximately 165 employees and is part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. Tubelite’s headquarters, distribution, warehousing and assembly operations are in Walker, Mich. Its additional facility in Reed City, Mich., houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation. Learn more at


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