International Door & Operator Industry

JAN-FEB 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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MOVING UP Philip Goff was only 23 years old when Delden founder, Gene Renner hired him personally. Goff previously worked for La Crosse Lumber Co. based out of Mexico, MO. Prior to his working experience, Phil earned a degree in Building Materials Merchandising from State Fair Community College. Goff's 41-year career at Delden began as a salesperson for the St. Louis, MO location. Phil remained there from 1976-1983. In 1984 he was offered a chance to move back home to Kansas City. Phil jumped on the opportunity. During his time back in KC, Goff worked in wholesale sales, marketing and eventually promoted to sales manager. Phil stated, "I would like to express my appreciation for the time I worked with all my customers throughout the Midwest. Of all the door guys, lumber dealers and my teammates at Delden, you guys/ gals are the best. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you these years. I thank all of you for your thoughts and prayers, and I wish you continued success and good health." Goff's retirement came unexpectedly early due to health issues. Upon recovery, Phil expects to take up golfing again and spend much of his time in retirement with his grandson and fishing. Goff officially retired October 31, 2017. Larry Nauser arrived at Delden at 46 years of age. Previously working at his family owned, Inter-City Beverage Company then went to work for Broadway Commercial Sales. In 1996, Larry Nauser was hired by Frank Hays for the position of Delden's purchasing manager. Nauser has a Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. During Larry's 21-year tenure at Delden, he operated and oversaw nearly all aspects of purchasing and logistics. Larry stated, "It was a pleasure working for Gene Renner and I learned a lot from him." Larry's retirement plans include traveling and getting back into photography. He expects to continue residing in the Kansas City area. Nauser officially retired September 15, 2017. Delden president, Denise Dahms stated, "Phil and Larry will be missed, they were an important part of the Delden Manufacturing team. Joe and Todd have big shoes to fill but I know they are up to the challenge, and I look forward to working with them." Two Delden Garage Door Veterans Retire Larry Nauser Philip Goff 800.426.9912 w w w. e m x i n c . c o m UL325 MONITORED SOLUTIONS IRB-MON Thru-Beam Photoeye • 115 ft. range IRB-RET Retroreflective Photoeye • 60 ft. range NIR-50-325 Retroreflective Photoeye • 50 ft. range WEL-200 Wireless Edge Link • 200 ft. range

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