Vistawall Announces Retirement of 22-Year Veteran

Vistawall Architectural Products in Terrell, Texas, is announcing the retirement of a 22-year veteran in the building products industry. Larry Van Grouw, who most recently was manager of the company's Modesto, Calif., facility, formally retired at the end of June.

Van Grouw entered the business in 1985 as a sales representative for Pacific Aluminum, which was purchased by Vistawall in 1987. He was named general manager of the company's Western region in 1989, and was then promoted to vice president and general manager in 1999. He chose to step out of the general manager role in 2005.

According to Vistawall, Van Grouw will be missed by the company and by the industry.

"Vistawall was very fortunate to have someone with Larry's experience, dedication to the company and commitment to growing our business on the West Coast," says Cindy Aveard, general manager of Vistawall's Western region. "Over the years he has earned the highest respect from employees, customers and suppliers. He truly will be missed."

Van Grouw says he has enjoyed the being a part of the building products community.

"I appreciate the relationships I have developed over the years with customers I have been able to call friends," he says. "We have seen many changes in 22 years, but the commitment of Vistawall to be the service leader in our industry has not changed."