EFCO Honors Passing of Co-Founder William Terry Fuldner at 82
September 9, 2010
a Pella Company, mourns the loss of its co-founder, William Terry
Fuldner, who passed away September 8, in Springfield, Mo., at the
age of 82, after a brief illness.
“Terry Fuldner was a real innovator known for his longtime
leadership in the industry as he guided EFCO through its tremendous
growth from a startup to an influential industry leader,”
said EFCO president and chief operating officer Mike Farquhar. “Our
thoughts and prayers are with the Fuldner family as the EFCO team
reflects on Terry’s tremendous impact on the commercial fenestration
industry over his lifetime.”
George Eberle and Fuldner founded the company as EFCO Product Company
in 1951; it was incorporated as EFCO Corporation in 1953. Fuldner
guided EFCO as president and chief executive officer (CEO) for many
years, until he became the longtime chairman of the board once he
stepped back from day-to-day management of the privately-held company.
Fuldner’s son Chris carried on the family’s legacy leading
EFCO as CEO until he retired in 2007 and the company was acquired
by Pella Corporation.
“Dad was an industry pioneer who made a major difference in
the industry, building EFCO’s business in the process. He
was a character who loved life and will truly be missed by his friends
and business associates,” Chris Fuldner said.
Terry Fuldner spearheaded EFCO’s longtime leadership in the
American Architectural Manufacturers Association, which his son
Chris went on to chair from 2003-2005. Fuldner was also inducted
into the USGlass magazine Glass & Metal Hall
of Fame in 1997. In 2003 EFCO celebrated its 50th
Services for Terry Fuldner are pending. The Bennett-Wormington Funeral
Home, located at 216 Second Street, Monett, MO 65708, is handling
arrangements. Their phone number is: 417/235-3141. Condolences may
be made online at: www.bennettwormington.com.
EFCO will post information about arrangements and memorials on its
website as the details
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