Jim Charles Retires from Vitro America

Jim Charles, director of sales and marketing for Vitro America in Memphis, Tenn., has retired.

Charles has served the glass industry since 1971. He began his career in the mirror industry working for Carolina Mirror Co., and joined Binswanger Mirror and ACI Distribution in 1990.

When ACI was purchased by Vitro in 1992, Charles gained responsibility for the sale of flat glass east of the Rockies. Prior to his retirement, he was responsible for sales and marketing for Vitro America's subsidiaries and worked to promote The Classic Line, ScarGard Mirror and MPactsafe Glass product offerings.

Charles was an active member of the National Association of Mirror Manufacturers (NAMM) from 1990 to 1996, when it joined the Glass Association of North America (GANA) and became the Mirror Division. Charles served as president of NAMM from 1994 to 1996. On behalf of ACI Distribution, he served as a member of GANA, where he worked on the promotions and technical committees of the association's Laminated Division, Tempering Division, Distribution Division and Mirror Division.