05.26.10 Client News

Kolbe announces Promotion of Business Leaders

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

Jeff De Lonay has been promoted to executive vice president. He recently held the position of vice president of operations and has more than 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 and development, production processing, and purchasing. In De Lonay’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 more than 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. Bremer 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. Micholic’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 Micholic’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, Hosler 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. Hosler’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. Hosler will continue to lead Kolbe’s IT strategy across all business units.

A portrait of Jeff De Lonay and a Word document of the full news release are available in Kolbe’s online press room.


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