Menck Windows USA Installs Management Team

CHICOPEE, MA - Menck USA, set to open a $20 million European-styled wood and vinyl window plant this fall, announced its senior executive and production team.

Menck Windows USA Installs Management TeamThe German-based company said its group of five officers will pursue "aggressive future growth for the company."

Menck USA's management team includes:

  • Todd Bachelder, Menck USA’s CEO. joined Menck Windows in March 2013 to support the launch of the U.S. company. Bachelder most recently served as COO of custom window and door manufacturer Duratherm Window Corporation of Vassalboro, ME.

  • Alan Wall, director of sales and marketing for Menck USA, was a senior associate with Tradewood Industries and formerly directed sales for Marvin Window and Door retailers.

  •  John Benjamin III, director of manufacturing, has more than 20 years of production management experience in the wood products industry.

  •  Michael Pusch, director of technology transfer and research and development, has a technical background in wood window and door design and production as well as window and door hardware.

  •  Nate Campbell, director of project management, has extensive of knowledge of windows and doors manufactured in both the United States and Europe for high-end, architecturally specified, residential and commercial construction.

Menck Windows USA Installs Management TeamAs previously reported by Woodworking Network, Menck USA had originally planned to build its window plant in Jay, VT, capitalizing on an EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, which rewards foreign investors for generating U.S. manufacturing jobs. The company redirected its plans to Chicopee after a conflict arose over its intended use of imported European wood window frame machinery.


In moving to Massachusetts, Menck USA received a $5 million tax-exempt bond from MassDevelopment to renovate about 75,000 square feet of a vacant building. The operation is expected to create 50 jobs.

Menck's new facility, scheduled to begin operation this fall, being developed in partnership with Menck-Fenster of Hamburg, Germany, will use state-of-the-art CNC equipment and the same "exacting specifications" used at Menck-Fenster’s production facility in Scherwin, Germany to manufacture  all wood or wood and metal cladding, tilt and turn windows.


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