Alcoa appoints Hunter Architectural Manager
Hunter to operate with the goal of driving specification, new product adoption and overall demand for the Alcoa BCS North America product range.
Alcoa Building and Construction Systems (BCS) named Donnie Hunter Architectural Manager for North America. In his new position, Hunter will lead a team responsible for the promotion of the Kawneer, Traco, and Reynobond brands to the architectural community with the goal of driving specification, new product adoption and overall demand for the Alcoa BCS North America product range.
Hunter’s career with Alcoa began in 1983 as a Sales Trainee for Kawneer for the Southern region working in the Jonesboro, Ga. manufacturing facility. From 1984 through 2001, he held various sales positions and was responsible for architectural promotion and customer sales in the Southern region. In 2001, Hunter joined Kawneer’s inaugural Architectural Services Team where he was responsible for providing architects with product application and technical assistance. He made the leap into product management in 2003 where he first worked as the Product Team Leader for Hurricane Resistant Products, later shifting to Product Manager, Protective Glazing Products, and most recently, Product Manager, Storefront, Entrances and Framing. During his tenure in this role, Hunter successfully launched seven new products and released major enhancements for four product lines.
Hunter is active in two major industry organizations: American Architectural Manufactures Association (AAMA) and American Standard for Testing of Materials (ASTM). He currently serves as co-chair of AAMA’s Storefront Manual Task Group and the BIM Task Group. Hunter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering from Southern Polytechnic State Institute and will receive his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business in August 2012. +