International Door & Operator Industry

SEP-OCT 2018

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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I n s t i t u t e o f D o o r D e a l e r E d u c a t i o n a n d A c c r e d i t a t i o n NEWS&EVENTS IDEA Officers and Directors Deborah Nagele (DASMA) President Torsion Source Twinsburg, OH Joseph Chisholm (IDA) Past President Joseph Chisholm Door Corp. Waltham, Massachusetts Mark McManus (IDA) 1st V.P. Door Boy Berkeley Heights, New Jersey .com Tom DeSilvia (DASMA) 2nd V.P. LiftMaster Oakbrook, IL Bearge Miller (DASMA) Treasurer Miller Edge, Inc. Jennersville, Pennsylvania Mark Daus (DASMA) Director Wayne-Dalton Corp. Dundee, Ohio Andy Pomroy (IDA) Director Windsor Door Sales, Inc. Albuquerque, NM 87109-2240, David Ziegenhorn (IDA) Director Garage Door Company of Sikeston Sikeston, Missouri Joe Earwood (DASMA) Director Napoleon/Lynx Archbold, Ohio joeear Curtis Schroeder (DASMA) Director Janus International Group Temple, Georgia Kyle Hart (IDA) Director Canadian Doormaster Electric LTD Burnaby, BC Canada .com J Hayden James (IDA) Director Custom Overhead Doors Raleigh, NC Bill Earnest (IDA) Director Farmer Garage Door Knoxville, TN By Deborah Nagele, IDEA President As many of you may or may not be aware, IDEA has been managed by Long & Associates, Inc. for many years. But as some say, all good things must come to an end and new opportunities shall be created. After 34 years of serving the door industry, Chris Long and Roe Long-Wagner have made the hard and very emotional decision to close their management company. All who have known these two very devoted people to our industry have enjoyed the benefits of their knowledge, expertise and friendship. They and their professional staff have worked long and tireless hours in making sure our events were a success – and they certainly succeeded. The IDAExpo ® has been one of the highlights for many manufacturers, door dealers and technicians. We thank Chris and Roe for all they have given our industry and wish them the very best in their retirement. Going forward IDEA, will have a new management company. Debra Welhener, who has been our Managing Director for several years, has made the decision to form her own independent management company. In addition to Debra, the Institute will continue to be served by Michelle Hardisty, Administrative Manager. This is an opportunity for IDEA to maintain the dedication and magnificent work Debra has shown everyone in our organization. Many of you have already met her, as she is the face of IDEA – traveling to many locations in the U.S. and internationally conducting testing technicians for certifications and door dealers for accreditations. IDEA accreditation for door dealers places them above those who are not. Without any reservation, being accredited by the IDEA will add value to your company and our industry as a whole. If you have not investigated getting your technicians certified, please visit our website IDEA certified technicians are recognized as leaders in the industry. IDEA Changes IDEA Office (937) 698-1027 Debra Welhener, Managing Director Michelle Hardisty, Administrative Manager, Debra Welhener Michelle Hardisty 66 International Door & Operator Industry™

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