Based in Sheridan, Wyo., he also serves as a senior estimator, supporting customers in these states, in the West Coast and in Hawaii. Throughout the territory, Thiede works closely with building owners, architects, construction managers, and glazing contractors to provide high-performance window and curtainwall systems, plus integrated components such as sun shades and light shelves.
“Daylighting and energy-efficiency are important considerations in this region. The expanded sales territory falls within climate zones 4 and 5, which have great need for thermal performance in the cold, winters,” says Thiede. “Our Advantage by Wausau standard products are a great fit for the high performance, competitive value and accelerated delivery expected by the area’s low- to mid-rise buildings. Plus, our custom-engineered systems are a perfect fit for universities, hospitals and government building’s blast criteria.”
Thiede draws from more than 30 years of experience in commercial window and wall systems, and a degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. For the majority of his career, he has worked as an estimator providing Wausau’s customers with critical information needed to design and engineer their projects.
As part of Wausau’s sales and estimating team, Thiede was involved with two of the company’s largest orders: Pacific Beacon in San Diego, and Camelview Village in Scottsdale, Ariz. He also contributed to projects that have pursued U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating™, such as Apollo Group, Inc.’s University of Phoenix corporate headquarters in Arizona, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department’s administration building, and The Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Other notable projects for Thiede have included the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse and the Denver Broncos’ Invesco Field at Mile High stadium in Colorado, the Waikiki Landmark in Hawaii, and the Anaheim Convention Center and The Aventine at La Jolla in California. In addition, Thiede assisted with Wausau’s window systems for British Airways Compass Centre in London, designed by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw of Grimshaw Architects, London; and Stanford University’s Center for Clinical Science Research in California, designed by Sir Norman Foster of Foster+Partners, London.