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  • The Dwyer Group, parent company of seven service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, has announced the appointment of Mary Kennedy Thompson to the position of director of veteran affairs, effective immediately.Thompson, who serves as the president of Mr. Rooter, was appointed to this additional role in a newly-created position that aims to attract more veterans to franchise...
  • Officials from Binswanger Glass have named Bill White as area manager for Virginia, according to a Jan. 21 company release. White, who had been branch manager at Binswanger's Richardson, Texas, location, will be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the nine locations that make up the Virginia region."Bill has significant management experience in his past, and brings strong operational...
  • Longtime glass industry representative, Caleb Brown "Buck" Jennings, Jr., of Spartanburg, S.C., died on Jan. 6 at the age of 86. Jennings owned and operated glazing subcontractor Jennings Paint and Glass Co. with his father, and later his sons Kit and Harold. 
  • John P. (Jack) Hilboldt, co-founder of National Glass and Glazing and a nearly 60-year glass industry veteran, has passed away, according to a statement from the family. Hilboldt started as a glazier apprentice in 1947, and went on to run Stanley Hanks Glass Co., which was purchased by Cupples Product and became Gateway Glass. He left in 1982 to start National Glass and Glazing with his sons...
  • The Glass Doctor Leadership Council welcomed five new representatives at its meeting Tuesday. The new representatives were elected from among the more than 180 Glass Doctor independent franchise owners across the United States and Canada, according to a June 15 company release.The Glass Doctor Leadership Council members work with the corporate home office to develop ongoing strategic plans and...
  • Thomas D. Young, a lifetime industry representative and longtime employee of Stone & Glazing Consulting passed away May 20, after a battle with cancer. Young joined Stone & Glazing Consulting in 1998, first as office manager for the Houston office, and then as senior consultant. He retired in 2007, but continued to provide consulting services on numerous projects.Young began his career in...
  • Wil VandeWiel was named president of Dorma Americas, according to a Feb. 10 company release. VandeWiel served most recently as president of Dorma Architectural Hardware, and brings to this leadership position extensive domestic and international experience, according to the release. Prior to joining Dorma, he served as managing director for Bosch Security Systems, and in senior leadership roles...
  • ListonDawsonGaiMark Liston has been named president of Glass Doctor, following the recent resignation of Mark Dawson, according to a company release. Dawson, who is leaving to pursue other ventures, has been at Glass Doctor for more than 20 years, and president for the last six and a half of those years.Liston has served as vice president at Glass Doctor for the past two years. He has more than...
  • Chief Brand Officer Mike Boyle of Surface Dynamix announced the appointment of John DeMartini as the first director of communications of the newly formed company. DeMartini is a graduate of Immaculata University, located in the Philadelphia area, and specializes in business writing and public relations. He will oversee the communications and advertising departments of Surface Dynamix. DeMartini...
  • Friends and colleagues will gather this evening in Las Vegas at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo to honor longtime Glass Magazine salesman Don Johnson, who is retiring. An industry veteran, Johnson attended his first glass show in 1969."The first time I saw Don in action was at the interGLASSmetal/Fenestration show in 1991," recalls Glass Magazine Publisher Nicole Harris...
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
  • Glaston acquired the industrial property rights to all Glassrobots Oy products, following Glassrobots’ July 11 bankruptcy filing in the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland. As a result of the deal, concluded on Aug. 8, the industrial property rights and related documentation of Finnish glass processing machine manufacturer Glassrobots Oy’s flat tempering and bending machines, its automotive...