ODL, Inc.(ODL), a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, has reorganized its western US sales territories for its ODL Pro Channel. Sandra Anders and Amanda Fowler now have sales responsibilities for ODL doorglass and Western Reflections doorglass brands.
Sandra Anders joins ODL as a Territory Sales Manager. She brings over 25 years of building industry sales experience including nine years with Therma-Tru and five years with Endura Products. Anders will be supporting both ODL and Western Reflections brands and her territory includes California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho and Montana. She will be based in Boise, Idaho.
Amanda Fowler transitions to the Territory Sales Manager role after previously serving as national marketing manager for ODL Pro Channel. A nine-year veteran of ODL, she has previous experience with Herman Miller and Grabber, Inc. Fowler holds a M.S. in Communication Sciences from Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan and a B.A. from Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Fowler will be supporting both ODL and Western Reflections brands and her territory includes Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. She will relocate from Michigan to the Phoenix, Arizona area.
“Earlier this year we made several strategic shifts in the Western region to better enhance our sales offering and customer support,” says Mike Bailey, western regional sales manager for ODL Pro Channel. “With the addition of Amanda and Sandra to the ODL Pro Channel Sales team as Territory Sales Managers, we look forward to an improved sales experience for our Western customers as they benefit from the extensive millwork and brand experience these two new territory sales managers bring to our team.”
ODL, Inc. (ODL), a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear doorglass and entry treatments, introduces modern bar configurations and new Black and two-tone Bronze/White colors for its Grilles Between Glass (GBG) product line.
GBGs mimic the appearance of divided light doors but give homeowners the same aesthetic via a simplified manufacturing process. The grilles, or dividers, are housed within two panes of glass.
GBG options from ODL are available in standard 5/8” flat grille or wide 7/8” flat grille in six distinct finishes — White, Tan, Champagne, Black, Bronze and two-tone with a Bronze exterior and White interior. The Black and two-tone finishes — new to ODL’s product line up — were created to meet customer demand for on-trend color options that best complement today’s most popular architectural styles, including Urban Loft and Modern Farmhouse. In these styles, the use of divided light in windows has paved the way for doors to follow the same trend.
Doors using GBGs in Black evoke the industrial look that is characteristic of restored, Urban Loft-style apartments. The two-tone Bronze/White GBGs satisfy the rustic, yet clean look common in Modern Farmhouse design, which often includes a primarily white aesthetic with bronze or copper accents.
GBGs from ODL are also now available in several bar configurations to complement a range of architectural trends by drawing from elements of classic architectural styles, as well as newer industry trends. The rise in popularity of horizontal grilles within doorglass came from homeowners who desired the divided light look but wanted larger lights and fewer bars. This translated from windows to doors, particularly in Urban Loft and Modern Farmhouse architectural styles.
“Our offerings include many configurations, sizes and even different styles of grilles to appeal to today's homeowners, who appreciate the ease of maintenance offered by housing the grilles between two panes of glass,” says Amanda Fowler, national marketing manager for ODL Pro Channel. “The variety of our product lines means the divided-light look can be achieved in nearly any architectural style, whether paying homage to a more classic style, or keeping in line with the latest trends in home design.”
Homeowners can benefit from GBG products in the form of simplified maintenance, as the two solid panes of glass are easier to clean than multiple small panes and simpler — and more cost-effective — to replace if the doorglass is shattered.
ODL offers its collection of GBG styles in a wide range of sizes, including half light (22”x36”), three-quarter light (22”x48”) and full light (14”, 20” or 22”x64” or 80”) dimensions. Side light glass options are available for 7” or 8”x36”, 48”, 64” or 80” and can feature 2-6 lights. All configurations are available in energy efficient Low-E doorglass, which helps meet ENERGY STAR®requirements when used with an ENERGY STAR qualified door or sidelight.
GBGs from ODL are available in the ODL Evolve®frame, an injection-molded frame made in FiberPro®material to provide superior rigidity and utilizing a dry-foam sealant which eliminates messy ooze-out common in wet glazes and provides high-quality application. The latest innovations to Evolve simplify installation and make the frame less likely to warp or separate from the glass over time. Evolve frame options for GBGs include a maintenance-free White frame and a paintable/stainable Oak frame.
For more information about ODL Grilles Between Glass styles, and detailed product sizes, visit odl.com.
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ODL, Inc. (ODL), a leader in frame-and-seal technology, has committed to eliminating the use of wet glaze in their frame-and-seal products within the next few years. They are proud to introduce Resolve® sealant, a foam seal that offers high-quality application and superior long-term performance when compared to traditional glazing methods.
Resolve is the result of a state-of-the-art automated application process that creates a one-part thermoset foam seal. Currently, Resolve is used in the decorative doorglass category of products made by ODL. The pliable material is easy to work with and even allows for repositioning during installation. Dry sealants also avoid the inconsistency and messiness that often come with wet glaze applications.
“Our goal is to eliminate all use of wet glaze in our product applications,” said Amanda Fowler, national marketing manager for ODL Pro Channel. “There are myriad benefits associated with using a dry, foam sealant over a wet one. We consider this to be an innovative and superior approach that our customers can depend on.”
Benefits of using Resolve include:
- Easier and more successful doorglass installation
- Elimination of messy “ooze-out,” resulting in a cleaner working area and finished product
- Efficient pre-finishing process
- Fewer service calls and warranty issues
The technology is air and water resistant due to its uniform bead size and continuous-layer application. It won’t degrade over time and through changing climate conditions, and does not have a sticky element to attract dirt and grime.
Additionally, Resolve seals are reusable. The entire frame won’t need to be replaced if the doorglass is damaged or no longer usable. This factor, along with consistent application and the quality of the product, means fewer warranty claims and maintenance needs for consumers.
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ODL, Inc. (ODL), a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, introduces the Enclosed Blinds Color Collection.
A continued innovation in the door glass blinds industry, the Enclosed Blinds Color Collection combines blinds-in-glass technology with ODL’s attention to style and design. The four colors in the collection – Espresso, Sand, Slate Gray and Silver Moon – were selected to coordinate with today’s home décor styles and trends.
Light and privacy levels are easy to control with the Enclosed Blinds Color Collection. The single operator mechanism allows users to raise, lower and tilt blinds in one movement. This innovative design results in stacked blinds that take up only a small space at the top of the door glass when fully opened. Additional privacy channels eliminate light gaps, shadows and sunlight glare.
“We are excited to introduce the four new colors in our Enclosed Blinds Color Collection,” says Scot Harder, vice president of sales and marketing for the ODL Pro Channel. “These colors allow us the opportunity to serve style-conscious homeowners who prefer entry door blinds that are beyond the traditional white or tan.”
Plus, the Enclosed Blinds Color Collection is low maintenance for the homeowner. Since blinds are enclosed between two panels of glass there’s never a need to dust, decreasing allergens or worry about bent or tangled blinds. Because the Collection does not have dangling cords, it has received two certifications: WCMA’s “Certified Best for Kids” designation and the Parents for Window Blind Safety (PWBS) Seal of Approval. Both organizations strongly urge parents to use window coverings without accessible cords in homes with children.
The Collection is available in six popular door glass sizes, and in White or Oak ODL Evolve® frames that provide superior rigidity and eliminate bothersome squeeze out, and reduce scalloping, corner flare and warping. It is made with Low-E+doorglass that, when used with ENERGY STAR®qualified doors, can increase the energy efficiency of homes.
The Enclosed Blinds Color Collection is backed by a 20-year warranty on blinds, glass seal and operator for long-term performance. For more information, visit ODL.com.
ODL, Inc. (ODL), a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, has announced that Andrew Arnsman has been promoted to Eastern Regional Sales Manager for ODL Pro Channel.
“Andy has been part of the ODL team for 12 years, and has filled several different roles in that time,” said Scot Harder, vice president of sales and marketing for the ODL Pro Channel. “He’s had great success building key customer relationships and increasing sales. We look forward to continuing to work with him in his new leadership position, and to his continued success in helping grow ODL.“
During his tenure with ODL, Arnsman has performed various roles including an assignment in China. Most recently he was Territory Sales Manager in the Midwest Territory. In this new position, Arnsman will be responsible for all sales east of the Mississippi River, including the territories of three ODL sales representatives and multiple manufacturing rep groups.
Before joining the ODL team in 2002, Arnsman was Senior Buyer for Motorola Mobility. He is a graduate of The Eli Broad College of Business – Michigan State University.
Arnsman will be based in the Zeeland, Michigan area.
ODL, Inc. (ODL), a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, introduces two new doorglass textures to its line of Simulated Divided Light (SDL) doorglass.
The doorglass – now available in Rain and Baroque textures – sits in the ODL EVOLVE® frame. ODL is the first doorglass manufacturer to use injection molded SDL frames – a process by which the SDL bar and the frame are created together, rather than by applying the SDL bar to the glass and frame separately. This makes the frame easier to install and less likely to warp or separate from the frame. SDL glass replicates the look of a true divided light, but the single pane of glass makes production more efficient, which results in cost savings that are passed along to the customer.
“We are excited to introduce these two uniquely beautiful textures that will enhance the design aesthetics of our SDL door glass and EVOLVE door frames,” says Amanda Fowler, national marketing manager, Pro Channel at ODL. “The new textures combined with the grid pattern of SDL door glass bring variety and an on-trend design element to our spectrum of privacy glass offerings.”
The two new textures have varying levels of privacy through their translucent designs. ODL’s earlier SDL models with clear glass offered very little privacy to homeowners.
Rain, as its name implies, resembles how a downpour looks running down a glass surface. Its asymmetric and playful design brings a high level of privacy to a home.
Baroque offers a more moderate level of privacy through a flowing design with a soothing element to it due to a lack of hard lines in the glass. Its softness is a stark contrast to the dynamic look of the Rain texture.
The patterns of the new textures also add an attractive design element to doors, with more of a design statement and interest than clear glass.
For more information, visit ODL’s SDL website.
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ODL, Inc.(ODL), a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, has announced that George Rowader has joined the company as vice president and general manager of adjacent businesses in support of ODL’s strategic growth initiatives.
Rowader joins the ODL team with over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry in various roles of global responsibility including assignments in Japan and Germany. Most recently, he was vice president at Metals Product Group - Americas at Adient, Plymouth, Michigan. In his new role Rowader will lead the profitability and growth of ODL’s adjacent businesses.
“George joins the ODL executive team with a broad background and experience in P&L management, product development, strategy and program management that will help contribute to the growth and success of ODL’s adjacent businesses, and ultimately ODL as a company,” said David Klein, chief operating officer at ODL. “We look forward to working with George and benefiting from the experience he brings to the table.“
Rowader has previously served in management roles at Adient, Johnson Controls, Chrysler and Lear Corporation. He is a graduate of Michigan Technological University and holds an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Rowader will be based in the Zeeland, Michigan area.
ODL, Inc. (ODL), a leading building products supplier of decorative and clear door glass and entry treatments, has announced that Jamison Eige has joined the team as vice president of sales and marketing for the retail and OEM channel.
Eige has a broad background of successful sales leadership in the U.S. window and door category. Most recently, he was the director of sales for PGT Innovations, North Venice, Florida, where his experience included relationship management, new product development and strategic planning in both residential and commercial business.
ODL’s retail and OEM channel is known for its Blink® Blinds + Glass products and Brisa retractable screens. Blink is a contemporary blind product for both windows and doors. Cordless blinds are housed completely between glass panes, resulting in a safe and streamlined product. Brisa gives homeowners a retractable alternative to traditional hinged screen doors, and boasts a quick and easy installation process for a variety of entryway sizes and styles.
“We are excited to have Jamison join the ODL team,” said Townes Parsley, senior vice president at ODL. “His window and door industry knowledge, contacts and market insight will be essential assets in helping ODL’s retail and OEM channel achieve and surpass their goals.”
Previous positions for Eige include various sales and marketing roles at Georgia-Pacific, King Sash & Door, The Peachtree Companies, Atrium Windows & Doors and AWP/Trulite. He is a graduate of Ball State University and holds an MBA from Webster University.
Eige will be based in the Gallatin, Tennessee area where the ODL retail and OEM channel is based