Volume 45, Issue 9 - September 2010


Mapes’ Sales Rep Bud Foley Passes Away
Following a lengthy illness, Bud Foley, a sales representative for Mapes Industries of Lincoln, Neb., passed away at the age of 90 in June. 

Foley was a fixture in the glass and glazing trade in the Southeast for more than 65 years. After service in the Engineer Corp during World War II, Foley joined E.H. Strauss Co. in Lexington, Ky., calling on glass and glazing dealers from Texas to Florida. He represented Mapes Industries for more than 55 years.  

“He was legendary in his dedication to serving his customers and principals,” says Bill Cintani, president of Mapes. “He was a treasure trove of history of the Southeast glass business. In some cases he had called on four generations of glass dealers in the same family.” 

Foley is survived by his wife Mary and daughter and son-in-law Susie and Bill.

LPG Mourns the Loss of its Longest-Serving Team Member
George D. “Dubby” Carrico, who spent more than 50 years with Louisville Plate Glass (LPG) in Louisville, Ky., passed away on July 16 at the age of 80. Carrico was a retired sales manager with LPG.

“Dubby was the longest serving member of the LPG team, having joined us in 1955, five and a half decades ago,” says Bill Stone, LPG president. “He will be missed by customers, co-workers, family and friends. Dubby rose from glass cutter to sales manager in an outstanding career in the glass industry.”

Carrico had served in a variety of roles for the company, including truck driver, glass cutter, warehouse manager and territory sales representative.

He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Brewer (Mike) and Shannon Barnett; sons, George D. Carrico III, Christopher Carrico (Tracy), Scott A. Carrico (Rodney) and Mark D. Carrico (Chrissy); a sister, Patricia Murphy (Edward); 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Donald Moore of Capital Glass, Brandon Glass and Mirror, Passes Away
Donald Moore of Sevierville, Tenn., and Brandon, Fla., passed away on July 19. He was 82. Moore was in the glass industry for 51 years, having been a partner at Capital Glass and founder of Brandon Glass and Mirror. He continued his passion for the industry after retiring to Tennessee.

Moore is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen; daughter, Carolyn Street; son, Donald H. “Donnie” Moore Jr.; grandchildren, Robert Street and Brian Moore; sister, Anna M. Woodall; brother, Irvin Moore; and six nephews.

new hires

SDC Hires System Applications Engineer
Security Door Controls (SDC) in Westlake Village, Calif., has appointed Mauricio Lainez to the position of system applications engineer. Lainez will provide customers with technical business services such as access control system design, multi-technology interface, product application support and project specifications.

Lainez has more than 12 years experience in the physical security industry, having begun his career in 1998 as a security systems engineer. In addition, Lainez also has worked for two of the industry’s largest systems integrators.

Grover is St. Cloud Window’s New Sales Rep
St. Cloud Window Inc. in St. Cloud, Minn., a manufacturer of aluminum windows, announces the contract of R. Kumar Grover as an independent sales representative. He has the primary responsibility for selling and representing St. Cloud Window’s products in the states of Oregon and Washington. Grover has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry.

new hires
Industrial Sales Adds Two to Sales Team
Industrial Sales Corp (ISC) has added Donny K. Dupuis to its sales team. Dupuis will oversee the Texas, Oklahoma, Western Arkansas and Western Louisiana territories. Before joining ISC, Dupuis was the plant manager for General Aluminum in Texas, where he oversaw all operations. Prior to this position Dupuis was the plant supervisor at D&S Glass Co.

Bob A. Scherer has been added to the company’s South regional sales team. He will oversee territories including Southern Georgia, Southern Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Western Tennessee and North/Central Florida. Prior to joining ISC, Scherer was the president and owner of Scherer Industrial Products Inc., a supplier of components to the door, window, insulating glass, metal building and off-road vehicles market.

Salem Appoints New President
The 47 employee-owners of Salem Distributing Co. in Winston-Salem, N.C., announced the appointment of Michael Willard as the company’s new president. Willard brings 25 years of glass sales management experience, the last 11 years as Salem’s national sales manager and executive vice president (EVP) to his new position.

Willard follows Howard Hanes, who retired effectively May 15.

According to the announcement, Willard’s efforts as a member of the management team were instrumental in steering Salem’s transition from a privately owned company to a 100-percent employee owned company.

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