Helping support Tubelite’s clients with dependable products, Fookes also is responsible for monitoring all building codes and standards.He serves as the company’s contact for applicable code-related councils and associations, such as the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
With 20 years of experience in engineering and team leadership, Fookes most recently worked at Izzy+, a furniture manufacturer with headquarters in Michigan. Prior to this, he was employed with Haworth, Inc., a commercial furniture systems manufacturer also based in Michigan. While at Haworth’s he served as an engineering manager, project engineer, product engineer and manufacturing engineer.
Throughout his career, Fookes demonstrates a passion for developing innovative products designed with the customer in mind. Supporting this goal, he has directed all aspects of an industry leading process and major product launches, implemented Kaizen events and fostered technical problem-solving with cross-functional teams.
Fookes earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Western Michigan University –Kalamazoo and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
To learn more about Tubelite’s personnel, products and programs, please visit http://www.tubeliteinc.com.
About Tubelite Inc.
Tubelite was established in 1945 and is part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. The company’s headquarters, distribution, warehousing and assembly operations are in Walker, Michigan. Its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation. In 2011, the company expanded with an additional facility in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and offices in Rockhill, South Carolina, to better serve clients working in the southern states.