He builds upon the strong relationships established with building owners, architects, general contractors and glazing contractors by Tom Metz, Wausau’s former representative for this territory who retired this year. Throughout his 33 years of experience, Thiede worked closely with Metz, his predecessor Don Tidwell and with Wausau’s other Southwest-based representatives.He has contributed to dozens of projects, such as the Anaheim Convention Center, the Los Angeles Police Department’s administration building, the J. Paul Getty Art Museum in Los Angeles, Pacific Beacon in San Diego, and many hospital and university buildings.
For the majority of his career, Thiede worked as an estimator providing Wausau’s customers with critical information needed to design and engineer their projects. He studied business administration at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
Nationally recognized for its innovative expertise, Wausau Window and Wall Systems is an industry leader in engineering window and curtainwall systems for commercial and institutional construction applications. For more than 55 years, Wausau has worked closely with architects, building owners and contractors to realize their vision for aesthetic beauty, sustainability and lasting value, while striving to maintain the highest level of customer service, communication and overall satisfaction. Wausau is a part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., a publicly held, U.S. corporation.
Wausau and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the APPA – Leadership in Educational Facilities, the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).