SAFTI FIRST Acquires Mike Augustine as National Technical Director & Architectural Sales Representative

SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Augustine as National Technical Director and Architectural Representative effective immediately.

In his new role, Mike will focus on strengthening relationships with the architectural and glazing communities by being a valuable resource for technical, code and product information.Mike has over 19 years of experience in the fenestration industry, working for reputable companies such as Arc Specs (an EFCO sales representative), Wausau Window and Wall System and Oldcastle Building Envelope.He graduated with a BA of Business Administration from Kent State University in Ohio.

Tim Nass, VP of National Sales at SAFTI FIRST, explains that Mike will be our fire rated product expert “as fire rated glass and framing systems are complex. They are not only application driven, but require the full knowledge of codes. We looked for someone who had an in-depth understanding of commercial construction process and specifically commercial glazing systems. Mike has proven his ability as a go-to glazing industry consultant. His addition will strengthen our service to the architectural community. He brings with him vast experience of consulting within the fenestration industry.”

For more information, please call 888.653.3333 or visit


SAFTI FIRST Fire Rated Glazing Solutions ( has been serving the architectural and building communities and is the recognized leader in manufacturing fire rated glass and framing for over 35 years. As the premier source for fire rated glazing, SAFTI FIRST was the first to introduce transparent fire rated walls to the U.S. market. Our SuperLite™ product line, fire rated from 20 minutes to 2 hours, includes fire resistive tempered units (SuperLite II-XL), fire resistive multilaminates with butt-glazed assemblies (SuperLite III-XL), fire resistive security glazing (SuperSecure II-XLS), specialty tempered glass (SuperLite I and I-XL 45), safety ceramics (PYRAN Platinum F and L by SAFTI FIRST), safety wired glass (SuperLite I-W) and specialty fire protective (SuperLite X-45/60/90). SuperLite products can protect against noise, attack, impact, bullets, blast, hurricane and UV rays, and are available in many custom architectural make-ups, including enhanced energy performance applications. The GPX Framing family is fire rated up to 2 hours and can be used in doors, openings, storefronts, curtain wall and now in fire resistive floor applications with the GPX FireFloor System. The GPX Framing family is available in multiple architectural finishes and can also be customized protect against attack, impact, bullets, blast, hurricane, and more. Our products are manufactured in the U.S. for fast lead times. For more information, call 888.653.3333.

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