Client News: Tubelite's Jim Hughes promoted to business development manager, Kent Baumann serves northern Texas and Oklahoma, John Wiemer serves Arkansas

Posted on June 9th, 2022 by Heather West

Walker, Michigan (June 2022) – Tubelite Inc. has promoted Jim Hughes to business development manager for strategic accounts in the retail, healthcare, hospitality and corporate office markets. Tubelite_JimH-KentB-JohnW.jpgKent Baumann, who previously served in the role, will continue to assist Tubelite's clients in northern Texas and Oklahoma as a client development manager and the owner of BAUMANN Architectural Products. As he approaches retirement, John Wiemer has transitioned his Oklahoma responsibilities to Baumann and will be dedicated exclusively to Arkansas as a Tubelite client development manager and owner of Glazing Systems Specialties, LLC.

Tubelite's aluminum-framed products include storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems, supported by a U.S. network of client development managers, distributors and partner glazing contractors.

Jim Hughes, Business Development Manager for Tubelite
Drawing from more than 30 years of industry experience, Hughes now works closely with building owners and developers, property and facility managers, and franchise operators as Tubelite's business development manager. He helps simplify their construction process, reduce building costs and support good environmental stewardship with Tubelite's architectural aluminum products.

Hughes started with Tubelite in 2020 working as a client development manager for Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. He began his career at Harmon, Inc. as a senior sales associate, held operations roles at Trainor Glass Company and Fairfax Glass Company, and served as an account manager at Schüco USA. He studied construction management at Manatee Technical College in Bradenton, Florida and at Lake Superior State University in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. He is also a National Center for Construction Education and Research certified trainer.

Kent Baumann, BAUMANN Architectural Products, Client Development Manager for Tubelite
Following six years of successfully establishing and growing Tubelite's strategic accounts, Baumann's planned transition to Tubelite's client development manager in northern Texas and Oklahoma caps a career that spans three decades.

Prior to joining Tubelite, Baumann worked for 27 years with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope and the Vistawall Group, where he held numerous sales and management roles. Baumann studied architecture at the University of Texas–Arlington and is a LEED® Accredited Professional through the U.S. Green Building Council.

John Wiemer, Glazing Systems Specialties, Client Development Manager for Tubelite
After more than 40 years in the glass, glazing and aluminum framing industry, Wiemer is looking forward to reduced travel and to focusing on clients closer to his home in Arkansas as the owner of Glazing Systems Specialties. Since 2013, he has worked with Tubelite's clients in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Wiemer will continue representing Tubelite in Arkansas and Baumann will serve Oklahoma.

Before to joining Tubelite as a client development manager, Wiemer worked as a manager with Valley Building Specialties in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he supervised estimating and project management teams. Prior to this, he was an architectural sales representative with Kawneer for the first three decades of his career.

To learn more about Tubelite's personnel, products and programs, please visit For information on employment opportunities at Tubelite, please click on "Careers" at the top of the home page.

About Tubelite Inc.
For more than 75 years, glazing contractors have counted on Tubelite's dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. Part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery.

Tubelite's corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations. Its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company's aluminum extrusion operation. The company also has an office in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the National Glass Association (NGA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).


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