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Curriculum Vitae

About Jeff Nowell, President
With more than 35 years of fenestration experience, President Jeff Nowell’s
background extends to all areas of the window and sunroom industry, including aluminum, vinyl, pultruded fiberglass, wood, aluminum clad, extruded brass, and
steel window and door products.

A fenestration inventor and designer, he has worked with industry leaders like Owens Corning (Window Division), Patio Enclosures, Inc., and Simonton Windows, Inc. Based on this experience, he is intimately familiar with building codes all across the country. Additionally, he has witnessed and tested more than 100 window and door products.

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Over 35 years fenestration experience
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Geographic diversity: Familiarization with East coast, West Coast, Mid-West, Gulf Coast window and door products
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Material diversity: Familiarization with Aluminum, Vinyl, Pultruded Fiberglass, Wood, Aluminum Clad, Extruded Brass, and Steel Window and Door products
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Manufacturing Process expertise: Developed and implemented manufacturing processes for small to large scale window and door companies. Responsible for four new factory start-ups and three manufacturing process reconfigurations.

Toured European Window and Door factories and introduced European automated manufacturing concepts to U.S. manufacturers.
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Deposition experience: Yes
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Trial Experience: Yes
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Product Designs:
Garden Window, Mirror Wardrobe Doors, Commercial Window Wall Systems, Sliding Windows, Residential Sliding Patio Door, Thermally Broke Aluminum Patio Door, Skylight, Sunroom, Multipoint Door Locking System, Dade County High Impact Casement Window, Screen Room Enclosure, incorporated European ideas into functional and aesthetic hardware designs for U.S. window and door products.
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Product Design Comparative Analysis:
Conduct comparative analysis across competitive product lines of various manufacturers.
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Inventor of Record on U.S. Patents:
#5,394,664 Interlocking Skylight and Roof Panel System
#5,784,841 Electrical Raceway Housed in a Structural Member
#7,222,467 Screen with Integral Railing
#6,067,760 Corner Bracket for Doors and Windows
#D411,018 Frame and Corner Bracket
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Product Testing:
Design and built test chamber following ANSI Specifications for testing and certification of window and door products per AAMA voluntary standards. Witnessed and tested over 100 window and door products
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Building Codes:
Code Committee Chairman to the National Sunroom Association; Developed and presented Sunroom code language adopted into the International Building Code, International Residential Code, and International Energy Code.
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Associations (past/present):
National Sunroom Association (NSA) (Founding Member), American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), Glazing Industry Code Council (GICC), International Door Association (IDA)

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Field Experience:
Field tested windows and doors for sound transmission (STC) ratings
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Field tested windows and doors for investigation of water intrusion issues
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Job Site visits to conduct analysis of construction practices as it relates to window
and door installation
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General contracting experience in multiple trade disciplines.
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California General Contractors (B) – License
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Conducted Job site training of installation procedures for windows and doors.
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Client List:
Ador/Hilite (Division of Rusco Industries), Fullerton, CA
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California Window Corporation, Walnut, CA
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Owens Corning (Window Division), Martinsville, VA
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Patio Enclosures, Inc., Macedonia, OH
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C-Thru Industries, Inc., Riverside, CA
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BM Building Systems, Inc., Ontario, CA
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Simonton Windows, Pennsboro, WV
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Vinyl Visions, Inc., Wilmington, OH
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American Exteriors, Inc., Littleton, CO
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Ponderosa Windows and Doors, Denver, CO
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Window Factory, San Diego, CA
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Monarch IG, Cambridge, OH
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Precision Door and Glass, Sugarcreek, OH
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Machine Techniques, Inc., Aurora, OH
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Education:
Kent State University, Ohio
  Bachelor of Business Administration—Finance
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California State University at Long Beach
  Mechanical Engineering/Industrial Management
   
Click here for a downloadable pdf of the Curriculum Vitae
   
   



 
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