Glass Has a New Name: Thermique Technologies LLC
A new wholly owned subsidiary called Thermique Technologies LLC,
will take control of all heated glass projects, products and technologies
from Engineered Glass Products (EGP).
Thermique Technologies will concentrate on the development, sales
and marketing of Thermique™ heated glass, allowing EGP to remain
focused on its core business of heat-reflective glass in kitchen
appliances. Thermique™ heated glass is a proprietary technology
developed by EGP to uniformly heat a pane of glass with precise
control. The creation of Thermique Technologies as a separate company
is designed to streamline the operations of both companies for greater
efficiency and customer service.
Patrick Earley, chief financial officer of Engineered Glass Products,
has assumed the role of chief executive officer (CEO) at Thermique
Technologies. Earley will bring with him Peter Gerhardinger, who
led the engineering team that developed Thermique™ heated glass.
Gerhardinger holds ten US patents as well as one in Mexico. He will
serve as chief technology officer. "We have developed a technology
that is entirely new and revolutionary," said Earley. "Thermique
glass has countless advantages over competing sources of radiant
heating-including efficiency, style, convenience, simplicity and
attractiveness. The range of applications for this new technology
is almost limitless." Thermique Technologies is developing commercial
products for the kitchen and bathroom, as well as heated architectural
windows for the home and office.
Thermique™ heated glass technology is also being incorporated into
Low-E window units for homes, restaurants, office buildings, and
retail space. The interior lite of a dual pane window unit is electrically
heated in order to augment traditional heating systems and prevent
cold temperatures from creeping in from outside during cold weather.
Heated windows can eliminate chilly spots in a room, prevent uncomfortable
drafts, reduce energy bills, and stop condensation from forming
on the glass. "Some people see the benefits of heated glass right
away," said Earley. "With others, we have to walk them through some
of the practical applications of the technology. But then you see
their eyes open up to the possibilities.
Very soon, Thermique™ heated glass will be commonplace and indispensable
for home appliances, architecture, foodservice, and more."