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In Focus

Through its subject-matter experts and years of expertise in the fenestration industry, Quanex brings you InFocus – the premier industry blog for the latest market insights, marketing trends, association news and legislation updates.

200 Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright is the Director of Strategic Marketing & Analysis for Quanex Building Products. With more than 20 years of experience leading research projects and setting long-term business strategies for national brands, Anthony will keep you up to date on the latest market insights.

Contact Anthony Wright directly at Anthony.Wright@quanex.com

200 Carrie Scheetz

Carrie Scheetz is Marketing Project Manager for Quanex Building Products. She has more than 10 years of experience in the fenestration industry, planning and executing robust, modern tradeshow and event strategies. Carrie is an expert at bringing value to both customers and sales representatives.

Contact Carrie Scheetz directly at Carrie.Scheetz@quanex.com

200 Eric Thompson

Eric Thompson is a National Account Manager for Quanex Building Products with more than 15 years of experience specializing in vinyl window and door profiles. Eric’s high level of expertise and close relationships with customers will bring you the most relevant trends in vinyl.

Contact Eric Thompson directly at Eric.Thompson@quanex.com

200 Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson is the Director of Marketing at Quanex Building Products. She has more than 20 years of experience in the fenestration industry and leads the global marketing and branding efforts for all of Quanex’s business units. She’ll keep you up to speed on marketing trends to help maximize your business.

Contact Erin Johnson directly at Erin.Johnson@quanex.com

200 Joe Erb

Joe Erb is a Commercial Sales Specialist for Quanex Building Products. With more than 20 years of experience, Joe drives awareness and use of high-performance glazing and framing in the commercial market through education and technical support. His technical background brings into focus the challenges and the opportunities in today’s industry.

Contact Joe Erb directly at Joe.Erb@quanex.com

200 Natalia Bubis

Natalia Bubis is the Corporate HR Manager at Quanex Building Products. She has over eight years of experience in human resources and career development, and will help you keep the pulse on today’s evolving HR and talent landscape.

Contact Natalia Bubis directly at Natalia.Bubis@quanex.com

Is ENERGY STAR Headed Back to the Department of Energy?

A new Congressional proposal would transfer the ENERGY STAR™ program from EPA control to the Department of Energy. Quanex’s Ric Jackson discusses some possible implications.

Posted: November 21, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: DOE, government, ENERGY STAR

Eyes on ENERGY STAR Midway Through 2017

ENERGY STAR will survive, but with a lot less money in the coming budget year. Quanex Director of Government Relations Ric Jackson breaks down the latest news out of Washington about the popular program.

Posted: July 27, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: government, industry, ENERGY STAR

Imagine a World without ENERGY STAR

The Trump presidency  could mean major changes to the fenestration agency. Ric Jackson,  Quanex's director of government relations,  explores the future of  ENERGY STAR.

Posted: November 21, 2016 by Ric Jackson

Filed under: government, energy, fenestration

The Trump Effect

What does a Trump presidency mean for the housing market and fenestration industry? Anthony Wright, Quanex’s director of strategic marketing & analysis, shares his predictions for the new administration.

Posted: November 18, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: government, economy, fenestration

Brexit The Good the Bad and the Ugly

In a shocking move, Great Britain voted for the United Kingdom to leave their membership of the European Union. Anthony Wright, Quanex's Director of Strategic Marketing & Analysis, breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly of Brexit.

Posted: July 06, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: government, economy, brexit, industry

The Heat is On: 2016 On Pace for Record Heat

Take a look at the weather patterns over the past year or so, and it’s hard not to be a little bit spooked: As of this past April, we’ve now witnessed 12 consecutive months of record-breaking heat.

Posted: June 16, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: government, green, trends

Zero Energy Buildings Defined

I am old enough to remember the window R-value wars. A time when anyone could claim just about anything. Then, the DOE stepped in and established the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) and tasked them with developing common definitions and methodologies to measure and label energy performance of windows and doors. And the rest is history.

Posted: May 06, 2016 by Ric Jackson

Filed under: advocacy, DOE, government, NFRC