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  • Wednesday January 5, 2022
  • Thursday January 6, 2022
  • Friday January 7, 2022
  • All Locations
  • Grand Ballroom AB Registration Desk (Foyer)
  • Grand Ballroom AB
02:00 PM - 05:00 PMExhibitor Move-In | Establecimiento de Exhibidores
02:00 PM - 05:00 PMRegistration Open | Abre Registración
02:00 PM - 05:00 PMRegistration Open | Abre Registración
02:00 PM - 05:00 PMExhibitor Move-In | Establecimiento de Exhibidores
  • All Locations
  • Grand Ballroom AB Registration Desk (Foyer)
  • Grand Ballroom AB
  • Salon 5/6
07:00 AM - 06:30 PMRegistration Open | Abre Registración
08:00 AM - 08:30 AMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: Welcome and Overview

For the first time in the Southeast region, attendees will benefit from two full days of educational seminars and an exhibition floor that showcases the latest architectural glass industry products and services. Begin your educational program with a warm welcome and hear what the next two-days of learning will look like. Submerge yourself in industry matters and jump-start your day diving into all that the inaugural, Glass Expo Southeast™ has to offer.

08:00 AM - 01:00 PMExhibitor Move-in | Establecimiento de Exhibidores
08:30 AM - 09:00 AMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: Glass and Glazing Industry Outlook for the Southeast By Nick St. DenisDirector of Research, Key Media & Research

Nick St. Denis
Director of Research
Key Media & Research

This session provides recent industry-specific research and provides up-to-date information on the region’s economic standing. The expert speaker will provide a forecast of what the region can expect in commercial and residential glass and metal industries and what to anticipate as a result of market shifts. Learn what these shifts mean for current and future business moves you might wish to make. Special emphasis will be placed on the southeast.

09:15 AM - 10:15 AMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: Glazing System Delegated Design (AIA Credits: 1 LU HSW) By Stewart JeskeFounder and President, JEI Structural Engineering

Stewart Jeske
Founder and President
JEI Structural Engineering

Delegated design of glazing systems requires understanding of architectural intent, building structural movement, manufactured system limitations, design loads and methods. Architects, engineers and contractors should be aware of essential key design requirements to know what to look for and approve in delegated design submittals for curtain wall, storefront and other glazing systems.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: Understanding Glass Railing Codes, Specs and Materials (AIA Credits: 1 HSW CEU) By Mark JacobsonMarket Manager - North America, Kuraray America, Inc.

Mark Jacobson
Market Manager – NA
Kuraray America, Inc.

Mark Jacobson is the Market Manager in North America for Trosifol® interlayers from Kuraray. He has been involved in the laminated glass industry for the last 10 years focusing on architectural applications and the photovoltaic industry. Jacobson provides training for architects, designers, engineers, and contractors on laminated glass. He also serves on ASTM and GANA committees for glazing. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and worked for DuPont for over 35 years prior to his 4 years with Kuraray.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PMEducaitonal Program | Programa Educacional: The ABC’s of the Glass Business (Lunch Session) By Lyle HillManaging Director, Keytech North America and Glass.com

Lyle Hil
Managing Director
Keytech North America and Glass.com

Enjoy your lunch over life lessons and laughter. Like the alphabet, there will be 26 key business tips to take away. In this interactive session, attendees will receive a fast-paced overview of the most important things to know about the glass business. This fun presentation is essential for any owner or executive with a desire to run a successful glass business of any type.

01:00 PM - 02:00 PMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: C-Suite Changes Coming in the Contract Glazing Industry By Attila ArianPresident, Schuco USA LLLP

Attila Arian
President
Schuco USA LLLP

Disruptive trends that will change how the contract glazing industry obtains, bids and executes work. This session, led by two of the most knowledgeable authorities in the contract glazing business, will discuss the developing changes in channels to market, customer base changes and more. A not-to-be missed session due to the importance of the subject.

02:00 PM - 06:30 PMGlass Expo Southeast™ Show Floor Open
04:00 PM - 06:00 PMWelcoming Cocktail Party on Show Floor | Cóctel de Bienvenida en el Piso del Evento
07:00 AM - 06:30 PMRegistration Open | Abre Registración
08:00 AM - 01:00 PMExhibitor Move-in | Establecimiento de Exhibidores
02:00 PM - 06:30 PMGlass Expo Southeast™ Show Floor Open
04:00 PM - 06:00 PMWelcoming Cocktail Party on Show Floor | Cóctel de Bienvenida en el Piso del Evento
08:00 AM - 08:30 AMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: Welcome and Overview

For the first time in the Southeast region, attendees will benefit from two full days of educational seminars and an exhibition floor that showcases the latest architectural glass industry products and services. Begin your educational program with a warm welcome and hear what the next two-days of learning will look like. Submerge yourself in industry matters and jump-start your day diving into all that the inaugural, Glass Expo Southeast™ has to offer.

08:30 AM - 09:00 AMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: Glass and Glazing Industry Outlook for the Southeast By Nick St. DenisDirector of Research, Key Media & Research

Nick St. Denis
Director of Research
Key Media & Research

This session provides recent industry-specific research and provides up-to-date information on the region’s economic standing. The expert speaker will provide a forecast of what the region can expect in commercial and residential glass and metal industries and what to anticipate as a result of market shifts. Learn what these shifts mean for current and future business moves you might wish to make. Special emphasis will be placed on the southeast.

09:15 AM - 10:15 AMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: Glazing System Delegated Design (AIA Credits: 1 LU HSW) By Stewart JeskeFounder and President, JEI Structural Engineering

Stewart Jeske
Founder and President
JEI Structural Engineering

Delegated design of glazing systems requires understanding of architectural intent, building structural movement, manufactured system limitations, design loads and methods. Architects, engineers and contractors should be aware of essential key design requirements to know what to look for and approve in delegated design submittals for curtain wall, storefront and other glazing systems.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: Understanding Glass Railing Codes, Specs and Materials (AIA Credits: 1 HSW CEU) By Mark JacobsonMarket Manager - North America, Kuraray America, Inc.

Mark Jacobson
Market Manager – NA
Kuraray America, Inc.

Mark Jacobson is the Market Manager in North America for Trosifol® interlayers from Kuraray. He has been involved in the laminated glass industry for the last 10 years focusing on architectural applications and the photovoltaic industry. Jacobson provides training for architects, designers, engineers, and contractors on laminated glass. He also serves on ASTM and GANA committees for glazing. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and worked for DuPont for over 35 years prior to his 4 years with Kuraray.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PMEducaitonal Program | Programa Educacional: The ABC’s of the Glass Business (Lunch Session) By Lyle HillManaging Director, Keytech North America and Glass.com

Lyle Hil
Managing Director
Keytech North America and Glass.com

Enjoy your lunch over life lessons and laughter. Like the alphabet, there will be 26 key business tips to take away. In this interactive session, attendees will receive a fast-paced overview of the most important things to know about the glass business. This fun presentation is essential for any owner or executive with a desire to run a successful glass business of any type.

01:00 PM - 02:00 PMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: C-Suite Changes Coming in the Contract Glazing Industry By Attila ArianPresident, Schuco USA LLLP

Attila Arian
President
Schuco USA LLLP

Disruptive trends that will change how the contract glazing industry obtains, bids and executes work. This session, led by two of the most knowledgeable authorities in the contract glazing business, will discuss the developing changes in channels to market, customer base changes and more. A not-to-be missed session due to the importance of the subject.

  • All Locations
  • Grand Ballroom AB Registration Desk (Foyer)
  • Grand Ballroom AB
  • Salon 5/6
07:00 AM - 02:00 PMRegistration Open | Abre Registración
08:00 AM - 09:00 AMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: Glass Handling and Storage Strategies that Save Money By PanelistsRepresentatives from top industry suppliers, including Protectapeel, Quatrolifts and Woods Powr-Grip

There’s never been a session quite like this one. Our team of experts will explain the best ways to move and store glass , common mistakes and how to avoid them, as well as providing an emphasis on the movement and storage of jumbo glass lites. While use of jumbo glass increases, many shops shy away from it because they are unsure how to handle, store and move it. This seminar will give you the tools to do jumbo jobs.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: Make Hardware Your Next Easy Profit By Mary HestorDirector, Banner Solutions

Mary Hester
Director
Banner Solutions

One surefire way to increase your return on a job is making wise selections when it comes to hardware. While often not understood fully, hardware is one the most profitable glazing system components. This session will help educate on the various types of hardware to select from and to expand the potential profit margins on both jobs and your business as a whole. Learn commonly used types of hardware in glass and metal applications and find details to look for and to avoid.

10:00 AM - 02:00 PMGlass Expo Southeast™ Show Floor Open
02:00 PM - 06:00 PMExhibitor Move-out | Desinstalación de Exhibidores
07:00 AM - 02:00 PMRegistration Open | Abre Registración
10:00 AM - 02:00 PMGlass Expo Southeast™ Show Floor Open
02:00 PM - 06:00 PMExhibitor Move-out | Desinstalación de Exhibidores
08:00 AM - 09:00 AMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: Glass Handling and Storage Strategies that Save Money By PanelistsRepresentatives from top industry suppliers, including Protectapeel, Quatrolifts and Woods Powr-Grip

There’s never been a session quite like this one. Our team of experts will explain the best ways to move and store glass , common mistakes and how to avoid them, as well as providing an emphasis on the movement and storage of jumbo glass lites. While use of jumbo glass increases, many shops shy away from it because they are unsure how to handle, store and move it. This seminar will give you the tools to do jumbo jobs.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AMEducational Program | Programa Educacional: Make Hardware Your Next Easy Profit By Mary HestorDirector, Banner Solutions

Mary Hester
Director
Banner Solutions

One surefire way to increase your return on a job is making wise selections when it comes to hardware. While often not understood fully, hardware is one the most profitable glazing system components. This session will help educate on the various types of hardware to select from and to expand the potential profit margins on both jobs and your business as a whole. Learn commonly used types of hardware in glass and metal applications and find details to look for and to avoid.

Our Speakers

Attila ArianPresident, Schuco USA LLLP

Attila Arian is the president of Schüco USA. As a senior level executive with more than 25 years of progressively responsible experience in the construction industry of Germany and the United States, Attila has served as CEO for several German design build contractors before he joined Seele in 2009 as the president of its New York based US operation. Under Arian's leadership, Seele grew to a recognized facade contractor in the US with an impressive project portfolio including Apple Cube, Institute of Peace in Washington DC, Miami Art Museum, Kimbell Art Museum in Dallas and The Broad Museum in Los Angeles.

Attila ArianPresident, Schuco USA LLLP

Attila Arian is the president of Schüco USA. As a senior level executive with more than 25 years of progressively responsible experience in the construction industry of Germany and the United States, Attila has served as CEO for several German design build contractors before he joined Seele in 2009 as the president of its New York based US operation. Under Arian's leadership, Seele grew to a recognized facade contractor in the US with an impressive project portfolio including Apple Cube, Institute of Peace in Washington DC, Miami Art Museum, Kimbell Art Museum in Dallas and The Broad Museum in Los Angeles.

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Lyle HillManaging Director, Keytech North America and Glass.com

Lyle Hill, president of Keytech North America and managing director of Glass.com®. Lyle has more than 50 years of experience in the glass and metal industry, including ownership of one of the country’s top ten glazing contractors for nearly 25 years. His work includes such high-profile projects as the airports in Chicago and Denver, Coors Field, the Cloud Gate sculpture “the Bean” and the “Ledge” at Willis Tower. Lyle holds an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology and is an adjunct professor at Olivet Nazarene University. He is a popular columnist for USGlass magazine.

Lyle HillManaging Director, Keytech North America and Glass.com

Lyle Hill, president of Keytech North America and managing director of Glass.com®. Lyle has more than 50 years of experience in the glass and metal industry, including ownership of one of the country’s top ten glazing contractors for nearly 25 years. His work includes such high-profile projects as the airports in Chicago and Denver, Coors Field, the Cloud Gate sculpture “the Bean” and the “Ledge” at Willis Tower. Lyle holds an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology and is an adjunct professor at Olivet Nazarene University. He is a popular columnist for USGlass magazine.

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Mark JacobsonMarket Manager - North America, Kuraray, Inc.

Mark Jacobson is the Market Manager in North America for Trosifol® interlayers from Kuraray. He has been involved in the laminated glass industry for the last 10 years focusing on architectural applications and the photovoltaic industry. Jacobson provides training for architects, designers, engineers, and contractors on laminated glass. He also serves on ASTM and GANA committees for glazing. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and worked for DuPont for over 35 years prior to his 4 years with Kuraray.

Mark JacobsonMarket Manager - North America, Kuraray, Inc.

Mark Jacobson is the Market Manager in North America for Trosifol® interlayers from Kuraray. He has been involved in the laminated glass industry for the last 10 years focusing on architectural applications and the photovoltaic industry. Jacobson provides training for architects, designers, engineers, and contractors on laminated glass. He also serves on ASTM and GANA committees for glazing. He received his BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and worked for DuPont for over 35 years prior to his 4 years with Kuraray.

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Mary HesterDirector, Banner Solutions

Mary Hester is the director of Banner Solutions. Mary has worked in the hardware industry for 20 years. She has spoken and trained in many different scenarios from GANA, to trade shows, to individual glazing contractors shops to Union Hall training throughout the country. Mary has obtained training from DHI and other manufacturers programs, but mostly out in the field learning from hands on doing and from my customers over the past 20 years.

Mary HesterDirector, Banner Solutions

Mary Hester is the director of Banner Solutions. Mary has worked in the hardware industry for 20 years. She has spoken and trained in many different scenarios from GANA, to trade shows, to individual glazing contractors shops to Union Hall training throughout the country. Mary has obtained training from DHI and other manufacturers programs, but mostly out in the field learning from hands on doing and from my customers over the past 20 years.

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Nick St. DenisDirector of Research, Key Media & Research

Nick St. Denis is the director of research for Key Media & Research (KMR). KMR provides syndicated and customized research reports for the architectural glass and metal, fenestration and auto glass industries as well as other related markets. Nick previously served as the research editor of KMR’s trade publications, including USGlass magazine, and is currently completing his master’s degree in Survey Research with a concentration on the glass and metal industry at the University of Connecticut.

Nick St. DenisDirector of Research, Key Media & Research

Nick St. Denis is the director of research for Key Media & Research (KMR). KMR provides syndicated and customized research reports for the architectural glass and metal, fenestration and auto glass industries as well as other related markets. Nick previously served as the research editor of KMR’s trade publications, including USGlass magazine, and is currently completing his master’s degree in Survey Research with a concentration on the glass and metal industry at the University of Connecticut.

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Stewart JeskeFounder and President, JEI Structural Engineering
Stewart JeskeFounder and President, JEI Structural Engineering
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