2017 IDA Board of Directors Voting Guide
Below are candidates for the IDA Board of Directors. Please take time to review their biographies so you can make an informed decision when it's time for you to vote.
Voting will begin January 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. EST and closes February 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. EST. Information regarding voting will be emailed or mailed to you. For more information contact Chris Long at email@example.com.
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Region 2 (Vote for 1)
Plyler Enterprises, Inc., McKean, Pennsylvania (Region 2)
During the past 38 years, Jeff Plyler has experienced every position related to sales, service and installation of residential and commercial doors. He is currently the CEO of Plyler Enterprises, Inc. (Plyler Overhead Door Company), Tri State Door of Pennsylvania, Door World of Hadley, and the Overhead Door Company of Jamestown). He employs 55 full time workers between the four companies including two sons and a daughter.
Plyler Overhead Door Company was founded in 1967 by Jeff’s father, Ernest Plyler. Jeff worked evenings, weekends and summers while in school and upon graduation in 1978, he joined the company full time. In 1979, their first full time employee was hired and the company grew from that point forward. Jeff purchased the company from his father upon his retirement.
Jeff and his wife, Rhonda, have been married for 36 years. They have three children, Justin (32), Jordon (30) and Paige (28). They also have one granddaughter, Lily (3).
During the years, Jeff has been involved in many organizations and has held numerous positions including Chairman of the Administrative Board, Trustees, Finance Committee, and Pastor Parish Relations at his local church. He served as King Lion at his local Lions Club, Chairman of the YMCA Board, and Treasurer of the Cub Scouts. For more than 35 years, Jeff has been a volunteer fire fighter. He has held positions in the Masonic Lodge, is a member of Zem Zem Shrine, and has coached numerous Little League teams. He currently serves on the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee at the Manufacturer & Business Association.
Jeff has served on Advisory Boards for Clopay, Gadco, Allstar and Marantec, and has received the Presidential or Top Presidential Award from Clopay for the past 22 years.
“I feel that being involved in a family business from the ground up and numerous committees during the years would be very beneficial to the Association. I also feel I’m at the age where I have had many years of experience, but yet I’m young enough to be receptive to new ideas and new ways of doing things that could benefit all of the members of the International Door Association.”
Region 5 (Vote for 1)
Coast Garage Door Company, Seaside, Oregon (Region 5)
Linda and her husband have owned Coast Garage Door in Seaside, Oregon for more than 20 years. The company is IDEA accredited, and has been a member of IDA and the Northwest Door & Operator Association (NWDOA) for almost 20 years. Coast Garage Door sells, installs and repairs mainly sectional doors for residential and commercial customers as well as residential and commercial operators.
Linda has served the NWDOA for the last 6 years as the administrative secretary. For the company, she is responsible for inside sales, estimating, A/R and A/P as well as overseeing scheduling and personnel.
Raised on a farm in rural Oregon, Linda’s father was self employed as a farmer/general contractor. Her mother was a typical stay at home farm mother, cooking, canning, and rounding up cows and the children. Linda learned hard work from a young age working on the farm, and always assumed she would be self employed because it was all she knew. Most of her adult life she has been self-employed operating her own bookkeeping service so she could keep her kids at home and still work. Linda and her husband owned and operated a paint store before entering the door business. Linda and Jim have been married for 23 years and have 4 children with only the youngest (16) remaining at home. They live near the beach in the resort town of Seaside.
Linda claims to be a serial volunteer. She believes it is her obligation to share her strengths and participate in her community. She has held office on the local school PTO for 25 of the past 30 years. Linda has led small groups in her church, and has been a member and officer in her local Toastmasters club. She recently served on the strategic vision committee for her local school district.
“I wish to serve on the IDA Board because I think it is the next step to serving the industry I have been a part of for more than 20 years. I admire the progress IDA has made in raising the professional standards of our industry and would like to be a part of that success and help in continuing to raise the standards throughout the whole industry, but specifically in the Pacific Northwest.”
Region 6 (Vote for 1)
Perry's Overhead Doors, Salisbury, North Carolina (Region 6)
Wes started working with his dad at the ripe old age of eight years in his construction business. Later he installed doors on the houses, and other contractors began asking if he would install their doors. After installing doors on nights and weekends for 2-3 years, his dad wanted to slow down the construction business, and Wes decided to go full time in the door business in 1987.
Perry’s Overhead Doors was IDEA accredited in 1997, and Wes was among the charter class of Sanctioned Door Systems Trainers in April 2001. He became an IDEA Certified Residential Door Systems Technician in 2002. The firm is a 5-Star CHI Distributor and a Liftmaster Pro-Vantage Dealer. As owner of the business for 29 years, Wes does office work, gives estimates, and installs doors both residential and commercial.
Wes graduated from East Rowan High School in 1986 and has been married to Wendy for 29 years; they have 4 children. He enjoys fishing, shooting, boating and volunteering.
Wes has served on the Holiday Caravan Christmas Parade for 31 years and the Board for the past 20 years. He has worked with the Baptist History Preservation Society, traveling and working on projects. He works with the North Carolina Baptist Mission in their partnership with the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Association doing construction and repairs in the Pacific Islands. Wes served as Deacon, Treasurer, and on the Building and Ground Committee in his local church and has coached basketball and Little League baseball.
“Owning my own door business for 29 years, I strive to learn more about the door industry. There is no job too big or too small – I go out and look at jobs that customers said other door companies say it can’t be done. There is something that goes off when I hear that to show them it can be done. I have never left a job not done because when I give my word on something I will see it through. With all my years in the door industry I feel II will be an asset to the Board, and will be honored to serve as an IDA Board member.”
Region 10 (Vote for 1)
Canadian Doormaster Electric, Ltd., Burnaby, BC Canada (Region 10)
Colleen Mooney began her career in the door and access systems industry straight out of high school in 2001. She worked with a small company, and gained experience in dispatching, troubleshooting, sales, business management and accounting. When she was 19, Colleen began her volunteer industry service on the Board of Directors for the BC Chapter of the Canadian Door Institute.
She ultimately left the small company for a larger one, but inevitably preferred working for a smaller, family based business where she could have a hand in virtually everything. In 2008, Colleen joined Canadian Doormaster, continued her education, and earned her IDEA Dealer Accreditation. She is also an IDEA Sanctioned Trainer. She continues her volunteer work with CDI serving as secretary. More recently, she joined the Board of the IDA Young Professionals Network as well as the Industry Reputation Taskforce (IDA & DASMA).
Colleen is the Vice President of Canadian Doormaster where her responsibilities involve overseeing 18 employees in the day-to-day activities of the business including dispatch, scheduling, estimating, and bookkeeping. She also answers the phone, helps walk-in customers, and often gets her hands dirty in the warehouse.
Colleen lives in North Vancouver with Kyle and their 7 year old son. She enjoys yoga, and being in nature; especially the ocean. She also manages her son’s soccer team.
“I want to give back to the door and access systems community that gives so freely to me. Back when I was 18, I received my first copy of International Door & Operator Industry magazine. I read it, and immediately wanted to be a part of IDA. My involvement with the IDA Young Professionals Network has given me insight to the IDA Board, and I think I could be a valuable addition, bringing a young, fresh perspective.”
Region 12 (Vote for 1)
Miguel Angel Acosta (Incumbent)
D Acosta Puertas Automaticas, Queretaro, Qro. Mexico (Region 12)
In 1989, Miguel began his own company in Mexico DF, D Acosta Automatic Doors. The company is dedicated to marketing and installation of European and USA products, garage doors, maintenance, service and repair of automatic systems. In addition, the company manufactures steel and aluminum doors, and installs security alarm systems, automatic doors, emergency exits and access control systems. In 1993, Miguel opened the Queretaro location which in a short period of time became the main business site, and from August 2013, the only location. Miguel is the CEO and responsible for the overall operation including production, technical, administrative and commercial areas.
Miguel graduated from ITESM University (Instituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey). He and his wife Gabriela Guerra have been married 23 years, and since 1993, live in Queretaro, Qro. He enjoys gardening, weekend barbecues, pilates, movies, listening to music, and personal development.
An IDA member since 2007, Miguel was a co-founder of the first Automatic Door Civil Association in Mexico: Asociacion de indistriales en Automatizacion del Bajio A.C. (AIA). He served as president from 2005 to 2011. From 2011, he has participated with AIA as an advisor and Local Business Member Partner. As AIA president, he worked in the promotion, translation and adaptation of the Spanish IDA materials highlighting at every monthly meeting the benefits of being an IDA member. He served as the Representative to IDA as AIA Affiliate in Queretaro, Mexico. Through the AIA, monthly training courses were developed for AIA members and their technicians resulting in the establishment and promotion of local certification processes.
Miguel has an extensive support relationship with the IDA. In July 2007, he attended a meeting of Presidents of Associations of Mexico in San Diego, California organized by the IDA. In January 2008, he attended the first meeting of Presidents of Associations Automatic Doors in Mexico DF the participation of IDA and organized by Merik SA de CV. He attended the 2008 IDA Affiliate Leadership Development Conference in Dayton, Ohio, and attended the 2008, 2010 and 2012 IDAExpos in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Since 2007, Miguel has participated in the establishment of FEMEXFAPA (local and national door association in Mexico), contributing as an advisor and attending to Mexico National Door Association quarterly meetings. From 2010 to 2012, he served as FEMEXFAPA Secretary during the Cosme Lozano administration. During the time, the organization produced training videos covering products used and installed in Mexico and published them on the association website. He specifically participated in producing some of the videos. He serves as president, Asociacion de Industriales en Automatizaciones del Bajio AC.
Miguel is completing three years service as an IDA director. He has served on several IDA operating committees including: Communications and Public Affairs, Technology and Education, and Heritage and Nominating. He is also in the process of establishing the IDEA certifications in Mexico.
Miguel states, “I like challenges, constant changes and improvements. During a time when it seemed impossible, with a group of colleagues, we created the first Automatic Door Civil Association in Mexico. I was honored to be their President. I accepted the challenge to promote and improve the ways our business is done in Mexico; I still have this commitment and enthusiasm. Having been in the industry for almost 27 years, I have witnessed many accomplishments, but am also aware of numerous things that still remain to be addressed. I think IDA can reinforce our pioneering vision of excellence, integration and continuous improvement we must achieve for the professionalism of distributors in Mexico.”
Industry Members (Vote for 2)
Tim Matthews (Incumbent)
Overhead Door Corporation, Avon, Indiana (Industry Member)
Tim Matthews began his extensive career in 1982 as a Key Account Manager for Clopay Building Products. In 1985 he joined the Overhead Door Corporation as an Architectural Consultant for the Thermacore Division. He then held positions including: Midwest District Sales Manager, Regional Sales Manager (Georgia Division), Vice President, West Region Sales, and Vice President, Residential National Accounts. From 2006 to 2007, he was Director of National Accounts for Clopay Building Products. In 2008-2012, Tim served as Vice President, Ribbon Sales, Overhead Door Corporation. In 2013 Tim took responsibility for residential builder accounts for Wayne-Dalton, Genie, Overhead Door and Fabric Shield brands.
He is a member of the Indiana Masonic Lodge #723, Indianapolis Murat Shrine, and Licensed Indiana Real Estate Broker. Tim became a member of the IDA High Roller Club in 2011 and then Steel Roller Baron in 2015.
His education profile includes: 1982 BS, Indiana University, Kelly School of Business, 1995 American Management Association, Field Sales Management, Atlanta, Georgia, 1999 Dartnell Management, Change Management Series, 2003 Stewart and Stewart Associates, Sales Trainer, Atlanta, Georgia, and 2010 XB Consulting, Strategic Account Management. Tim passed the IDEA test in December, 2011, and became an IDEA Certified Door Dealer Consultant.
Tim has served as an IDA director since 2015 and has been on the Heritage-Nominating, Member Services, Communications & Public Affairs, Executive, and Strategic Planning Committees as well as Treasurer of the IDA Scholarship Foundation. He has served as the International Door Association Treasurer since June 2015.
He and his wife, Beverly, have three children and two grandchildren. When time allows, he enjoys boating, motorcycles and golf.
“2017 will be my 35th year working in the door industry so I am at a time in my career that I would like to give back. I have developed many friendships both in the dealer network and various manufacturers within the industry. I believe that the IDA does an outstanding job of representing the interests of dealers and manufacturers. This personal involvement in IDA is something that I have enjoyed and is supported by our company. I am honored to have served with such great industry people and very excited about this opportunity for a second term. This would be my final term and I truly appreciate your support.”
CHI Overhead Doors, Bailey, Colorado (Industry Member)
Dave Dubois has enjoyed 25+ years in the door and access systems industry; 10+ with his current employer, C.H.I. Overhead Doors. Previous to C.H.I., he served Marantec, Wayne-Dalton, Windsor Door and a Buffalo, New York door dealer. Dave is currently the Director of Sales-West for C.H.I., where he is responsible for sales efforts in the Western United States with 4 direct reports.
His past volunteer service includes be a volunteer firefighter/EMT, and Vice President and President of the South Lockport Fire Department.
Dave and his wife Dawn have two sons: Mike and Matt. He enjoys hockey, football, and is a NHRA drag racing fan. Dave enjoys golf although he says he’s bad at the game.
“I want to be able to give back to the industry that has blessed me with a long and rewarding career. I would like to “do my part” to make sue that we continue to improve and get the credit that our industry deserves.”