Leading software provider to the glass fabrication and window and door manufacturing industries FeneTech, Inc. celebrated their 20thanniversary with a combination open house and art show featuring Cleveland artist Brian Jones, whose unique brand of software and engineer-themed glass artwork adorns FeneTech’s Campus Drive facility.
FeneTech President and CEO Ron Crowl noted that, “Twenty years of success has only been made possible by the dedicated efforts of our talented staff and extremely loyal client base.” Among the over 100 invited guests were Dave Cicozi of Polaris Technologies—FeneTech’s very first customer.
Photo: From left to right: Derek Drayer, RoviSys Building Technologies, FeneTech President & CEO Ron Crowl, RoviSys Founder & President John Robertson, and FeneTech’s very first customer Systems Coordinator Dave Cicozi from Polaris Technologies.
FeneTech opened for business in 1996 designing software for the fenestration industry. At that time, they shared offices with sister company RoviSys at the latter’s Danner Drive location. To accommodate both businesses’ dramatic growth, in 2013 FeneTech moved from their shared space to a new greenfield facility at 260 Campus Drive.
Commissioned by RoviSys founder John Robertson, Jones artwork is featured throughout FeneTech’s 16,000 square foot structure.
“This design was a collaboration between an artist who appreciates engineering and an engineer who appreciates art,” acknowledged Jones, who used cutting edge fractal technology to create images that are both compelling and unique.
Artist Brian Jones explains the fractal image on glass at FeneTech’s 20th Anniversary celebration.
One of FeneTech’s most interesting artistic features is an entire wall that includes curved aluminum panels lit by a colorful array of mood-enhancing lights. Seated next to the wall’s ceiling, the soft colors heighten the overall design of the building and provide this state-of-the-art facility an enriched atmosphere.
The building’s design and overall ambiance has no doubt played an important role in inspiring FeneTech’s talented staff of software designers, engineers and support personnel.
“I wish to thank everyone who has contributed to our success, and I look forward to the next 20-plus years,” remarked Crowl.