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Johns Manville Names John Vasuta New President of Engineered Products Business

John Vasuta

Denver-based Johns Manville (JM), a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced that John Vasuta is the new president of the company’s engineered products business.

“John is an accomplished leader and a welcome addition to JM’s leadership team,” said Mary Rhinehart, JM’s president and CEO. “He brings to JM a proven track record of successfully growing businesses and global commercial leadership.”

Vasuta will lead a global business that manufactures premium-quality glass fiber nonwovens, polyester spunbonds and glass fibers for the building and construction industry, as well as for automotive, industrial and residential applications.

JM products cover an extensive range of applications such as waterproofing membranes, flooring, building and technical insulation, air and liquid filtration, energy storage, composites and gypsum boards. The business operates manufacturing plants in the United States, Germany, Slovakia and China.

“Johns Manville is built on a rich history and has a well-earned reputation as a global market leader,” Vasuta said. “I am excited to join the company and to lead the Engineered Products business.”

Vasuta earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering, an MBA and a Juris Doctorate, all from the University of Akron.


JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE Welcomes New Team Members Stuart Kenney and Erin Chant

Stuart Kenney
Erin Chant

JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, a Denver-based architecture and interior design firm specializing in hospitality, urban housing and mixed-use projects, are pleased to welcome Stuart Kenney and Erin Chant, both interior designers to the team.

“Stuart and Erin have a proven track record of creating inspiring spaces that complement their greater context,” said Nicole Nathan, partner at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE. “Their curiosity for design will undoubtedly strengthen our team’s ability by bringing creative solutions to our clients’ biggest challenges.”

Kenney brings architecture and interior design experience to JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE. Having previously served at ICM Partners, Kenney led lighting design and integrated architectural systems design projects for hospitality, commercial and civic design clients. He received a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and his foundation degree in interior architecture from UCLA Extension Architecture and Interior Design. His certifications include Allied ASID and Junior IALD.

Erin Chant joins JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE following a two-year stint at Dyer, Indiana-based Interior Image Group, where she primarily supporting hospitality projects. While there, she gained a deep appreciation for conceptual design, and developed a talent that incorporates environment and history into her design. Chant earned her degree in interior design and space planning from Purdue University.


Mike Hills Joins Atlas Real Estate Group’s Executive Leadership Team as VP of Investment Brokerage

Mike Hills

Atlas Real Estate Group, a full-service realty group specializing in real estate investments, brokerage and property management, has promoted Mike Hills to VP of Investment Brokerage.

After graduating from The University of Denver, Mike began an entrepreneurial career that intersected with Atlas Co-founder and Partner Ryan Boykin, a friend and fellow University of Denver alumnus. Mike realized his belief in long-term buy and hold real estate was in perfect harmony with Atlas’ principles.

Since 2013, Mike has been an integral member of the Atlas team. In his new role, Mike will lead and manage a replicable system to grow investment brokerage into new markets, beginning with Colorado Springs.

In March, Mike was named to the Top 100 Mile High Leaders list. Mike is also a frequent guest on talk radio programs, teaching listeners about real estate investment strategy and best practices.

“It is deeply gratifying to have helped so many clients achieve their financial goals through real estate,” said Mike Hills. “I am excited and ready to bring Atlas’ growing investment brokerage division to new people and markets, from Colorado Springs to other markets under consideration.”


Several members of NexCore’s executive team gather at their new headquarters space, now under construction in downtown Denver.

NexCore Announces New Executive Titles

NexCore Group, a national healthcare real estate developer, recently announced changes to its executive team titles. The changes take place immediately. Greg Venn remains CEO and founding partner, and will still serve on NexCore’s Board of Directors. Mr. Venn’s former role and title of president is now in the hands of Jarrod Daddis, who also serves as managing partner.

In addition, two other managing partners in the firm, Todd Varney and Ed Christen, have title changes. Mr. Varney is now chief development officer and Mr. Christen is now chief investment officer. Another key member of the executive team, Robert Lawless, remains chief financial officer and managing partner.

“These title and role changes flow perfectly with our firm’s roots, our sustainability plan, even our firm’s name,” Mr. Venn says. “Fifteen years ago, when our founders were wondering what to call our new entity, it was suggested that we, the founders, were the ‘next core’ of this exciting new company. We dropped the ‘t’, and named it NexCore. As we celebrate phenomenal success with our beautiful new headquarters, this seems the right time to pass the leadership of the company on to the ‘next core’ of new leaders.”

NexCore Group has undergone expansive growth with a multitude of healthcare projects of various types spanning the country. The group’s strategy is to provide excellent healthcare facilities accentuated by quality, convenience, efficiency and complementary service.

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