Viracon's Alissa Schmidt to Manage Architectural Design Department

Date: 23 December 2011
OWATONNA, MN (December 20, 2011) -- Viracon, the nation’s leading single-source architectural glass fabricator, announced Alissa Schmidt, LEED AP BD+C as its new Architectural Design Department Manager.

Schmidt was officially promoted on December 12.

Since 2005, Schmidt has worked at Viracon, most recently as an Architectural Design Associate, providing technical, specification and design assistance to the architectural community. She has developed national and international relationships with major architects and consultants in the industry. The promotion recognizes Schmidt’s accomplishments at Viracon over the past seven years.

"It’s a pleasure to see Alissa advance within our company," says Rick Voelker, vice president of technical services. "She has made tremendous contributions to Viracon’s client relationships and brings a creative edge to our design team. We see exceptional talent in Alissa."

"It’s an incredible honor," says Schmidt. "Viracon is the leader in developing new glass technology to address changing social, environmental and architectural needs. It’s a very exciting opportunity to advance in such a great company."

In her new role, Schmidt will be responsible for leading the Architectural Design Department’s focus on providing consultative design assistance to architects as they select and specify the glass products to be utilized on their projects.

Schmidt is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato with a B.S. degree in Interior Design. She is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and The Construction Specifications Institute.

About Viracon, Inc.

Viracon is based in Owatonna, Minnesota, and has facilities in Statesboro, Georgia, St. George, Utah and NazarPaulista, Brazil. Viracon produces high-performance glass products, including tempered, laminated, insulating, silk-screened and high-performance coatings, for North American and international markets. The company is a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG). Apogee, headquartered in Minneapolis, is a leader in technologies involving the design and development of value-added glass products and services.

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