Meet the Authors

GED's Industry Experts have over 70 years' combined experience in the industry. Their expertise in the industry's "hot" topics−from automation and robotics to IoT and software development and everything in between−makes them the ultimate resource for fenestration knowledge.

Tony DiFiore Software R&D Manager

O: 440-600-8541

“A lot of manufacturers don’t realize the potential for software development and growth in the industry, and in the window and door production process.”

As the Software R&D Manager, Tony is an expert in industry topics including:

  • Databases
  • SQL
  • ERP
  • Microsoft Visual Studios Suite
  • Optimization algorithms
  • Networking and network architecture and setup
  • Computer software development
  • PLC logic and maintenance

Tim McGlinchy Executive VP of Engineering & R&D

O: 440-600-8584

“In R&D, we’ve been innovators from the beginning, providing adaptive control through our products and systems to enhance and optimize automation."

As the Executive VP of Engineering & R&D, Tim has an extensive background in everything from software development and IoT to insulating glass and window manufacturing processes, as well as fenestration processes and product development.

Bill Briese R&D / Engineering Manager

O: 440-600-8580

“In the age of automation, we’re using in-line robots to perform specific fabrication tasks and revolutionizing the way IG is produced.”

As the R&D / Engineering Manager, Bill is an expert in many glass and product development topics, including: insulating glass unit (IGU) and spacer performance, preventive maintenance of equipment, automation and robotics, emerging technologies, engineering, research and development process, best practices for fabricating windows, and innovation within the fenestration industry.

Dave Lewis Engineering Manager / Window Fabrication

O: 440-600-8653

“Robotics and automation are the future of window assembly, and GED innovations are the pioneers in both.”

As the Engineering Manager for the Window Fabrication group, Dave has expertise in areas such as automation and robotics, vinyl window products and equipment and manufacturing process (saws, welding, cleaning, fabrication), mechanical engineering, machine safety, and custom machinery. 

John Moore VP - Marketing

O: 440-600-8533

With 30+ years of industrial marketing experience, John C. Moore joined GED in 2017 as V.P. of Marketing and works closely with Sales to seek out and evaluate market opportunities, launch new products, and oversee marketing communication efforts. John has his M.B.A. from John Carroll University and B.S. from Miami University.

Ash Hussein Product Marketing Manger - IG

O: 440-600-8532

Ash has 10 years of experience working in the North American fenestration industry. As the Product Marketing Manger - IG, Ash manages all commercial activities for GED IG products. These products include glass cutting systems, Intercept® spacer fabrication systems, glass washers, ovens, assembly systems, gas filling systems and other associated products. His expertise lies in product development and sales and customer support programs as well understanding IG manufacturing use among customers.