Glazings Ltd. Expands Staff, Introduces Award-Winning Insulated
Glass Product to New England
Advanced Glazings Ltd., Sydney, Nova Scotia-based developer of
the insulated glass technology "Solera®," has announced
that it is introducing its product line to New England, and is expanding
its sales staff to target architects and contractors building educational
and public facilities throughout the region.
Advanced Glazings designs and manufactures a product line of glass
units with a unique design that has the ability to diffuse direct
sunlight. According to the company, this technology enables "daylighting,"
which is the controlled admission of natural light into an interior
space through windows to reduce or eliminate electric lighting.
Independent studies have shown that daylighting is not only aesthetically
pleasing and cost efficient, but it helps students perform better
in schools and employees feel more productive in the workplace.
"We're the only company in the world to produce this type of
glass technology," said Advanced Glazing's president and founder,
Dr. Douglas Milburn. "In buildings where our product is used,
it equally distributes light anytime during the day with no glare
or shadows - regardless of the angle of the sun. It creates comfortable
and aesthetically-pleasing environments in which to learn and work.
Our product also uses state-of-the-art insulating technology that
is easy to install and significantly reduces energy costs in both
heating and cooling capacities."
In March, Advanced Glazings received the 2006 Industry Award for
Export Performance by the GLOBE Foundation of Canada, which is one
of five GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence presented annually
to companies and industry groups that achieve balance in competitive
business strategies and sustainable development. The Industry Award
for Export Performance, according to the foundation, recognizes
the "drive, talent and innovative spirit" of the company
to achieve success in the global environmental marketplace.
"We believe architects and builders will welcome daylighting
into their project designs once they understand Solera® is playing
a major role in helping revolutionize greener buildings," said
Joe Menchefski, vice president of architectural products at Advanced
Glazings. "We're excited to have one of New England's top sales
professionals on board to help us grow our presence in the Northeast,
which is a prime region for Solera® because of its landmark
environmental initiatives like Efficiency Vermont and the high number
of LEED accredited professionals."
Michael Bowen has been hired as an architectural product specialist
to introduce the company's daylighting products to architects and
contractors who are building educational and public facilities throughout
the New England area.
He was previously vice president of national account sales and marketing
for Timeless Timber Inc., a company that processes, manufactures
and distributes environmentally reclaimed woods. Prior to that,
he was a general manager for national accounts at Studio 84, a manufacturer
and distributor of custom picture frames and home décor products.
Bowen has also held sales and marketing positions for Inverness
Medical Inc., Hasselblad USA, and New England Critical Care.
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