International Door & Operator Industry

NOV-DEC 2017

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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Honored by Industry Cumulative Giving Contributor, Safran Law Offices Calyn Davis Region 6 Sponsor: Marvin's Garage Doors, East Bend, NC School: Roanoke College, Salem, VA "Thank you so much for selecting me to receive an IDA Scholarship. My name is Calyn Davis and I am from East Bend, NC. I am a freshman at Roanoke College, where I was selected to be in the honors program. I will also be playing basketball at Roanoke. My major is undecided, but I'm interested in Actuarial Science and Sport Management. In high school, I participated in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Leadership Team, National Beta Club, Junior Civitan, and National Honor Society. I was also a member of the Varsity basketball team and Varsity soccer team all four years. I was a Junior Marshall and I graduated as the salutatorian of my class. During high school, I also completed a semester- long internship at a local business and did volunteer work in the surrounding community. Thanks again!" Nicholas Demski Industry Sponsor: Service Spring Corp., Maumee, OH School: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH "I am a 42-year-old non-traditional student who works full time in the garage door industry and have been employed at Service Spring Corporation for over 22 years. I currently serve as their Quality Assurance Administrator. I have been attending Bowling Green State University since the fall of 2015, pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Quality Systems. In addition to finishing and applying my degree toward the betterment of my company, my goals are to teach others about what quality is and why it is so important — not only for the garage door industry, but to American manufacturing as a whole. Most people do not understand that almost 20 to 30 percent of revenue could be reclaimed by quality improvement efforts. In addition, the value of having a good reputation in the global market is priceless." Michael El Jeryes Favela Region 12 Sponsor: Alila, Torreon, COAH, Mexico School: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX "Thank you IDA for providing me with this scholarship that is helping me to complete my senior year as an international student in the Mechanical Engineering program at Texas Tech University. This scholarship is a great help for me to reach my goals. One of my goals is to work in the renewable energy industry and more specifically in wind farms. I want to provide knowledge and ideas to help in the clean extraction of energy and believe it is possible to approach a cleaner extraction of energy with lower emission of greenhouse gasses. I aim to expand these technologies across international borders and make it a transcendent and reliable source of energy. By doing so, I will reach one of my long-term goals which is ensuring a better life for my children and future generations." Michael is a member of two Honors Societies; Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Eta Sigma. Honored by Industry Cumulative Giving Contributor, Clopay Building Products Ryan Farber Region 2 Sponsor: Walnutport Door Co., Slatington, PA School: University of PA, Philadelphia, PA "As this is my freshmen year of college, I am very motivated to do well academically. My goals include: succeeding in the classroom and attaining great grades. I'm striving for a great GPA. I want to grasp the information I learn and get a thorough understanding of what I am being taught. It will take a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve these results; however, I have always been a hard and focused worker. I do not think I will have a problem managing my time and focusing to achieve my goals. Thank you for this opportunity and the IDA scholarship. My family is very proud of this and has lived the life of the garage door industry for over 40 years." Ryan is studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Scott Snyder, Wrestling Coach, Northern Lehigh High School, said of Ryan, "I admire his ability to find success in the classroom despite the pressures of becoming an elite athlete; determination, discipline and persistence describe him on both the academic and personal level." (continued on page 22) V O L U M E 5 0 I S S U E 6 D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 21 ASSOCIATIONNEWS (continued from page 18)

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