Van Buren, Ark. - Jan. 23, 2020 – Dillmeier Glass Company, a premier manufacturer of glass store fixtures, glass components, glass wall systems, and myriad of other glass applications for customers worldwide, has appointed Jerry Goolsby as Vice President - Operations.
Vice President of Operations
Goolsby, who is based at the company’s Van Buren, Arkansas headquarters, has more than 20 years experience within manufacturing operations. Prior to joining Dillmeier Glass, he served as VP of Advanced Manufacturing for Hubbell Power Systems, Inc., a $1.5 billion division of international electrical and electronic products manufacturer Hubbell Inc. While there, Goolsby had global responsibility for the company’s Research, Development & Testing Laboratories in Missouri and Ohio.
In his new position, Goolsby will oversee the day-to-day manufacturing operations at Dillmeier Glass. This includes setting strategic direction, as well as leading the company toward daily, continuous improvement based on plant efficiency, automation and industry-leading lead times, while continually providing outstanding customer service.
“I was very much attracted to joining the Dillmeier Glass Company team because of the people, and the ‘can-do’ spirit they have,” says Goolsby. “Every day, they look for solutions based on customer success to not only meet—but continually exceed—those expectations. To me, what really drove my decision to join the company was that I was drawn to the people here, and the overall company culture.”
“I’m confident he will be instrumental in upholding our industry-leading position as a premier glass fabricator for commercial, interior applications.”
“Adding Jerry to the Dillmeier Glass family was a natural fit due to his extensive experience with implementing successful manufacturing operations, processes and strategies,” says Garrett Ames, President, Dillmeier Glass Company. “I’m confident he will be instrumental in upholding our industry-leading position as a premier glass fabricator for commercial, interior applications.”
Goolsby received an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri. He is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served within the branch’s Special Operations (SpecOps) force as U.S. Navy Diver - Lieutenant.
About Dillmeier Glass Company
In 1933, William M. Dillmeier opened a small glass fabrication business in Brooklyn, NY. Since then, Dillmeier Glass has grown to become a leading fabricator of glass store fixtures, glass components, glass wall systems, and myriad of other glass applications for customers worldwide.
Today Dillmeier Glass operates its own 150,000-square-foot facility with a broad range of technologically advanced equipment and highly skilled operators that can fabricate virtually any thickness, size, edgework, surface treatment, cut-out or drill pattern. Our customers include store fixture manufacturers, regional and national retailers, glass distributors, interior wall companies, architects, builders, shower door installers, sporting arenas, and furniture and table manufacturers.
Contact us to learn more about how the Dillmeier team can help facilitate your interior glass needs.