Knadler Son Speaks Out about Father's Arrest, Company's Future
January 25, 2012

by Debra Levy, deb@glass.com

"It's been a very tough week," says Paul Knadler, the new president of Arizona Shower Door in Phoenix Ariz., about the arrest of his father last weekend. Knadler spoke with USGNN.com™ in an exclusive interview today. "It's something I never in my life thought I'd have to go through."

Paul Knadler wants people to be able to draw a distinction between his father Fred and the company he founded.

"It's important for people to realize that the core management team has not changed," Paul Knadler says. "We have been in place for more than 20 years. Robert Goodsell has been here for 21 years. My brother, Peter, who is vice president, and I have been here for 25 years. We continue to run the company as we have during that time.

"It sounds cold, but we have to separate the business issues from the personal ones," he says. "We have 130 great employees here and we, as a company, are moving forward. I have been gratified by our customers' support and commitment to the company. We feel heartened by that support."

Just today, the company issued a statement that Fred Knadler has resigned from the company and that Paul Knadler has assumed the presidency. "Only with the ongoing support of friends, customers and vendors like you will we get through this trying time," the statement says.

"At least I have my brother to help me through this," says Paul Knadler of his brother Peter. "It's a very tough time."

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