GAP Promotes Two, Adds Two

July 30, 2015

Graham Architectural Products (GAP) has promoted two associates and added two more.

Michael Mostris and Joe Brown received promotions, while Paul Heinzen and Brian Cook have joined the company.

Mostris is filling the newly created position of Western Division Sales Expediter. In this role, he assists with coordination of internal resources in estimating, procurement, project management, engineering and manufacturing. Mostris joined Graham in 2012 and has worked in production control and project management.

Brown is now Manager-Project Management at Graham Curtain Wall Solutions (GCWS), where he is planning, directing and coordinating the activities of the Project Management Department, while also managing specific projects. Brown joined GCWS in 2012 as Senior Project Manager, bringing with him an extensive project management background in the construction industry.

Among the new additions, Heinzen rejoins GCWS as Project Manager. In addition to being the customer’s main contact regarding his projects, he will also manage all aspects of the project, from execution of the contract to close-out, making sure customer needs are met and that each project is completed successfully and within deadlines and budget.

Heinzen previously held a Project Manager position with the former FM Graham for nearly five years, before moving to HandyPro of western Wisconsin, where he estimated and scheduled projects, and purchased materials. Heinzen, who received his BS in Construction Management from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, has also served as a construction Project Manager with Menards, Inc.

Cook joins GAP as a Buyer responsible for purchasing hardware/MRP items, balances, and brake metal. For the past three years, Cook worked for Fastenal in various positions, most recently as General Manager, responsible for purchasing and maintaining inventory levels, generating sales opportunities, and learning the features and benefits of the products of the companies he serviced. He attended Harrisburg Area Community College and Penn College of Technology, majoring in business management.

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