Gert Naveau appointed to Territory Manager

January 12, 2024
Hawthorne, CA
Functional Fenestration Inc announces the recent appointment of Gert Naveau as its territory sales manager for the Upper Midwest and North Eastern region. Gert will help reinforce FFI’s strong relationships and commitment to excellent service and support to current and prospective customers.

Gert arrives with 10 years of experience in the window and door industry, joining the company from Reynaers USA. His skillsets include certificates in FGIA Fenestration Master course and NFRC calculations, as well as fluency in English, Dutch and French.

VBH(GB) appoints Functional Fenestration as exclusive North American Distributor

April 27, 2023
Hawthorne, CA
VBH (GB) Ltd is pleased to announce that Functional Fenestration (FFI) has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for VBH’s door and window hardware products in the North American market, including the company’s own popular greenteQ brand. “Because both companies are known and respected OEM suppliers of quality hardware systems, we find an exciting synergy between FFI’s relationships with North American door and window manufacturers and the hardware solutions available through VBH (GB)”, said Simon Monks, VBH Managing Director. Kathleen Howlett, FFI President, stated, “As a global supplier and designer, VBH (GB) is well known as a manufacturer of top quality, feature-packed window and door hardware solutions. Products such as greenteQ Clearspan bi-fold systems, Clearlift lift-slide systems, Clearslide sliding door systems, and decorative door and window handles, will complement FFI’s core product lines of FFI designed stainless steel systems for sliding doors and European door and window hardware”. Learn more at

FFI Introduces Top Flight Hardware

January 5, 2023
Hawthorne, CA
New FFI Top Flight Stainless Steel Hardware for Top Hung Doors. With lower pricing, and still the best materials. Light, Medium and Heavy Duty models, all 316-L marine-grade stainless steel.

Jeff Wallace promoted to Territory Manager

October 10, 2022
Hawthorne, CA
Jeff Wallace has been promoted to FFI Territory Manager for California, Oregon, and Nevada. Jeff has served as a hardware expert on the FFI Inside Sales Team since 2015. Prior to FFI, Jeff had 10 years experience in the building products industry.

Jeff is available to visit by appointment for a custom consultation on your hardware needs.

FFI welcomes Nolan Day

September 2, 2022
Hawthorne, CA
Functional Fenestration Inc has hired Nolan Day as FFI Territory Sales Manager for the Midwest and Eastern US and Canada. Nolan has 35 years experience in the building products industry including Hilti, CertainTeed, SOPREMA, and Hager Hardware. Nolan was also a co-founder of the Chicago Building Enclosure Council, has served as President and board member for the Chicago Construction Specification Institute, and is a CSI chapters member in Madison and Milwaukee.

Company Announcement

October 6, 2021
Hawthorne, CA
FFI names new President Kathleen Howlett, who has 21 years at FFI and previously served as Vice President. Retiring president Jim Roberts stays on the Board of Directors and as President of sister company Automated Fenestration Inc.

AWFS Fair 2019

July 17-20, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
FFI joined forces with Royce//AYR to display the latest hardware for Lift Slide Doors & Windows as well as Tilt Turn & Multi-point window hardware.

AiA Conference on Architecture 2019

June 6-8, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
New products were on display at the AiA Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas including the newest top-hung barndoor hardware and lift slide window hardware.

Greenbuild 2018

November 14-16, 2018
Chicago, IL
New products were on display at the Greenbuild Expo in Chicago including the FASTrack Drainage System, the all new UltraVue Lift Slide door and window hardware, Tilt Turn and Multipoint window hardware as well as many decorative handles for windows and doors.

Partnership Formed

August 3rd, 2018
Functional Fenestration, EZ-WinDoor and Royce//Ayr Cutting Tools are forming a partnership to align education resources and products to serve the needs of door and window manufacturers. This new partnership will focus on optimizing door and window designs and supporting North American companies as they develop new product lines and enter new markets. A comprehensive package of products is now available including hardware, tooling and software with standard profiles. All products are supported by a joint team of professionals. Functional Fenestration Inc (FFI) manufactures hardware, as well as automation solutions. EZ-WinDoor is a software solution provider for the door and window industry. Royce//Ayr Cutting Tools has extensive knowledge of tool design for door and window profiles.

Greenbuild 2017

November 7-10, 2017
Boston, MA
Greenbuild Expo in Boston was a huge success. The advantages of natural ventilation is now a subject of focus by many. A good mix of builders, designers, architects and consultants were present, Functional Fenestration had a wide assortment of samples on display, European window and door hardware, handles and locks as well as automated fenestration (window actuators) to help educate architects, consultants and designers on the possibilities of automated fenestration for natural ventilation.

New Larger Facilities

May 22, 2017
Hawthorne, CA
Functional Fenestration Inc. moves into a larger facility at 12833 Simms Ave. Hawthorne, CA.

New Product Announcement – ARTech Series Window Hardware

March 27, 2017
Hawthorne, CA
Functional Fenestration Inc. introduces the ARTech line of Tilt Turn hardware, including the ARTech Plana TBT (Tilt Before Turn) hardware.

New Product Announcement – FASTrack Drainage System & Interlock Drainage Kit

March 14, 2017
Hawthorne, CA
Functional Fenestration Inc. introduces the much anticipated FASTrack Drainage System and the Interlock Drainage Kit, a flexible solution to water diversion from your door opening.

Announcement – Automated Fenestration Official Launch

March 1, 2017
Hawthorne, CA
Automated Fenestration Inc. is officially launched. AFI is dedicated to the automated fenestration market (window and skylight motors and controllers. More information at the AFI website.

New Product Announcement – Flush Window Handles

February 6, 2017
Hawthorne, CA
Functional Fenestration Inc. introduces the Aereo flush window handle for tilt turn and multipoint windows.

New Product Announcement – Cascade Flush Lift Slide Handle

January 11, 2017
Hawthorne, CA
The hot new Cascade flush lift slide door handle now available!

Solid stainless steel 304 grade – Yes
PVD protected – Yes
Flush mount – Yes

Greenbuild 2016

October 3-7, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
Greenbuild Expo in Los Angeles was a hit. A large array of fenestration solutions were on display, including automated fenestration to help educate architects, consultants and designers on the possibilities of automated fenestration for natural ventilation.

New Product Announcement – Welded Corner Gasket

February 2, 2016
Hawthorne, CA
Functional Fenestration Inc adds a new Welded Corner Gasket which is recommended as a bottom and side panel seal for lift slide doors.

New Product Announcement – Uni-V Interlock

January 19, 2016
Hawthorne, CA
Functional Fenestration Inc adds the new AGB Uni-V interlock for all types of sliding doors with 2 or more panels on a track (lift slide, patio doors, room dividers, etc).

Greenbuild Expo 2015

November 25, 2015
Washington D.C.
Functional Fenestration Inc would like to thank everyone who attended the Greenbuild Expo. Functional Fenestration representatives were on-hand to provide information on the latest natural ventilation and automation product solutions.

New Product Announcement – Winkhaus easyPilot Nordic

January 19, 2015
Hawthorne, CA
Functional Fenestration Inc adds the new Winkhaus easyPilot Nordic Multipoint Lock with built in stay for out-swing or in-swing casement windows, includes a built-in casement stay brake.

Greenbuild Expo 2014

October 22-23, 2014
New Orleans, LA
Come see FFI’s latest offerings for the green industry. Items on display: Window automation, tilt turn windows and lift slide windows.

New Product Announcement – 27.5mm backset lift slide gear

October 1, 2014
Hawthorne, CA
Functional Fenestration Inc adds a smaller 27.5mm backset lift slide gear for narrow sashes.

Company Announcement

September 15, 2014
Hawthorne, CA
Functional Fenestration Inc announces changes to corporate structure.