Client News: Wausau hires James Desautels as New England region sales representative

Posted on November 7th, 2016 by Heather West

Wausau_JamesDesautels_web.jpgJames Desautels has joined Wausau Window and Wall Systems as an architectural sales representative serving the New England region. As part of the company’s national network of local representatives, he is based in Boston, and reports directly to Wausau’s regional sales manager, Ryan Noble.
Working with commercial building owners, architects and design professionals, contractors and construction teams across the region, Desautels provide educational and technical resources from Wausau including product selection for high-performance window and curtainwall systems.
Desautels began his career with the U.S. Navy as a supply and logistics officer. During his six years of active duty service, he held such positions as material control officer with Air Training and Evaluation Squadron ONE (VX-1) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, as assistant supply officer at USS Cape St. George (CG-71), and as supply department head with COMPSRON THREE Military Sealift Command.
He has been honored with medals for Korean Defense, Navy Achievement, and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation, and was awarded an Honorable Discharge upon conclusion of his active duty service. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science in international relations. He also holds several certifications, including as a hazardous materials program manager.
Most recently, Desautels worked as a sales territory manager with The Garland Company, Inc. commercial roofing and flooring industry. Prior to this, he was a market development manager with Schindler Elevator Corp. He also previously worked with GE Energy as a lead buyer.
Supporting the commercial construction industry and deepening his professional development, Desautels will represent Wausau at industry association events for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
To learn more about Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ architectural sales network, its high-performance products and its project success stories, please visit For information on career opportunities at Wausau, please click on “Careers” at the top of the home page.


Nationally recognized for its innovative expertise, Wausau Window and Wall Systems is an industry leader in engineering window and curtainwall systems for commercial and institutional construction applications. For 60 years, Wausau has worked closely with architects, building owners and contractors to realize their vision for aesthetic beauty, sustainability and lasting value, while striving to maintain the highest level of customer service, communication and overall satisfaction. Wausau is a part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., a publicly held, U.S. corporation.

Wausau and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the APPA – Leadership in Educational Facilities, the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).


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