Harmon Inc. names new president

Harmon Inc., one of the largest US full-service building glass installation, maintenance and renovation companies, has nominated Bradley J. Austin as its new president. Austin, who was previously seni…

Harmon Inc., one of the largest US full-service building glass installation, maintenance and renovation companies, has nominated Bradley J. Austin as its new president. Austin, who was previously senior vice president, sales and marketing for Viracon, will report to Russell Huffer, chair and chief executive officer of Apogee Enterprises, parent company of both Harmon and Viracon. Brad brings more than 30 years commercial construction expertise to Harmon, said Huffer. He is a well-respected architectural glass industry leader, who has been instrumental in Viracon“s growth and positioning as the leading value-added glass fabricator. His industry expertise will contribute to Harmon“s competitiveness, especially in the energy-efficient green building sector, and he is a motivating manager who will help Harmon weather today“s challenging markets and grow and thrive when our markets rebound. He will focus on leveraging Harmon resources and Apogee synergies within the commercial construction industry. Austin joined Viracon in 1978 starting in field sales working directly with customers on design assistance, budget and return on investment costing, specification writing and as the liaison between architects, Viracon and glazing contractors. In 1985, he was named director of architectural sales, and later named vice president and general manager of Marcon Coatings, another Apogee company. He then retuned to Viracon to lead domestic, international field and inside sales, as well as marketing, technical services and research and development as senior vice president.