Tubelite® Inc. has promoted Jim Hughes to business development manager for strategic accounts in the retail, healthcare, hospitality, and corporate office markets.  Kent 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.

         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.  He studied construction management at Manatee Technical College in Bradenton, Florida, and at Lake Superior State University in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. 

         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.  Baumann studied architecture at the University of Texas–Arlington and is a LEED® Accredited Professional. 

         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.

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