Boone named director of OEM residential and specialty glass segment for Vitro Architectural Glass
Industry veteran offers nearly 40 years of experience in residential glass and other specialty markets
PITTSBURGH, May 29, 2019 — Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) announced that Bradley P. Boone has been appointed director, OEM (original equipment manufacturers) segment, for residential glass and specialty glass markets.
A 39-year company veteran, Boone has spent his entire career in the glass business, primarily in glass manufacturing and in the technical support, sales and marketing of glass products. For the past seven years, he has served as market manager for Vitro Glass’s residential glass segment, where he was responsible for product and marketplace development, and marketing of the company’s proprietary Intercept® insulating spacer technology. He will continue to manage and support this proprietary technology in his new role.
Ricardo Maiz, president, Vitro Architectural Glass, said Boone will lead an independent sales force focused on meeting the needs of OEM customers, including residential window and door, appliance, furniture, mirrors and other applications. “Many of our OEM customers have glass requirements that are unique to their company and to their industry,” Maiz explained. “Brad’s vast experience with these applications, together with his knowledge of glass engineering, production and processing, will enable him to effectively deliver better service and solutions to our customers.”
During his career, Boone spent more than 10 years in float- and fabricated-glass manufacturing and has provided technical and customer support for well-known Vitro Glass brands such as Solarban® and Sungate® low-emissivity (low-e) glasses. He also was manager of Intercept® spacer technology for five years.
A resident of Pittsburgh, Boone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering (digital electronics) and a Master’s degree in marketing and industrial management (MBA) from West Virginia University.
To learn more about residential and specialty glass products from Vitro Architectural Glass, call 412-850-8500 or visit www.vitrowindowglass.com.
Intercept®, Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® are registered trademarks owned by Vitro.
About Vitro Architectural Glass
Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:VITROA), the largest company of its kind in the Americas, manufactures a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses at U.S. plants in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Fresno, California; Salem, Oregon; and Wichita Falls, Texas. Committed to sustainable manufacturing processes and products, the company also operates one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh and four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada. Upholding the values of “Together, We See Further” across the architectural, automotive and containers markets, Vitro strives to realize the power of partnership to ensure that projects meet or exceed ever-evolving sustainability expectations as well as glass requirements. For more information, please visit www.VitroGlass.com.
Robert J. Struble
Vitro Architectural Glass