IDA Board of Directors

IDA is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by the membership. Directors serve a three year term.

For a listing of current directors click here.

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 chrislong@longmgt.com.

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Region 2 (Vote for 1)


Jeff Plyler 
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.”



Michael Whitacre
Carl's Door Service, Inc., Baldwin, Maryland (Region 2)

After leaving Crawford Door of Baltimore, Michael’s dad started Carl’s Door Service in 1964 which was a mom and pop business.  Except for a few slow years in his teens when he worked for a masonry company and a yard company, he has been involved with the door business.  Carl’s Door Service handles sectional doors, both commercial and residential, doors and motors, gate operating systems, residential and commercial entry systems, dock equipment, rolling steel and rolling fire doors, and the occasional window replacement and opening expansions (from single to double door openings).

Michael is the president and owner of Carl’s Door Service, Inc., and strives to make every customer happy when the job is finished or the job isn’t finished until they are happy.  He was on the Wayne Dalton Dealer Board in 1987 and 1988 and served on the IDEA Board for two terms. 

Michael is a high school graduate with 2 years of College. Married 38 years to Susan, they have three children.  One son, Adam, is working to be a master tech, and runs the commercial install’s  and my daughter Melissa, is one to the first women to achieve the residential certification and installed for 4 years before she came into the office as scheduler. He enjoys music and plays guitar for two churches and in a band called Ace 2.0.  He is on the church council with the Salem Lutheran Church in Jarrettsville, and has served 4 years, non-consecutive, and loves to vegetable garden and play golf.  He coached girls Parks and Rec basketball for 19 years, and AAU basketball for 3 years, and has served 4 terms on his church council.

Asked why he wished to be an IDA director, he responded: “My recollections from back in the late 196o’s, there was nothing more than do the job.  Safety was not of any major concern, owners did not have a way to expand horizons or learn of other products or lines in the industry, no governing bodies or criteria of which to help maximize door dealers the ability to expand their businesses.  Since the beginning of DODA, FWGDA, IDA, DASMA, and other local associations, it has given committed door companies a place to go and see what is available. I have attended as many IDA shows since DODA in the ‘80s as I could, because of the availability to see new products, talk with other door dealers and to see what other companies are doing around the country. The seminars set up by IDEA have always been a plus for me to gain knowledge to further my company.  When asked to serve, my intention’s are to help the IDA bring more dealers into the fold, further the ability for Dealers to gain more knowledge through IDEA seminars and testing and to see our industry maximize its potential for the door dealers both in the USA and other countries.


Region 5 (Vote for 1)


Linda Anderson

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.”



Kimberly Prosser

Precision Door Service (Region 5)

Kim and her husband, Stan Prosser, have owned a garage door dealership, Precision Door Service, in Portland, Oregon for the past 13+ years. With a prior diverse background in Human Relations, Business Management, Customer Service and Accounting and experience in several types of industries, Kim has found a home in the door business.  Kim and Stan joined the Northwest Door and Operators Association (NWDOA) and IDA early on and have enjoyed the relationships with their local door community.  Kim has served in board positions within the NWDOA during the years.

Kim was born in Tacoma, Washington and raised in Portland, Oregon.  She attended Portland Community College and Portland State University.  She lives in Portland with her husband and dog, Qtip.  Kim enjoys spending family time with Stan’s adult kids and grandkids.  Her hobbies include music, cooking, golf, Asian art, travel, and she is a private pilot, along with her husband.

As a longtime Portland resident, Kim has volunteered for many organizations through her life, most notably on the Asian Art Council of the Portland Art Museum, serving several terms as Treasurer, Vice President and President.  In earlier years, she volunteered with Head Start programs. She also has volunteered with the Susan Koman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research (Kim is an 18-year breast cancer survivor herself), and Raphael House (shelter for battered women and children).  She also is honored to be a minister with ULC and most recently officiated for a best friend’s wedding.

Kim believes that constantly learning and challenging yourself is the key to growth and success.  She has been a member of a Vistage group (an international peer- to- peer business mentoring organization) for the past 2 years. She loves the daily challenges of leading a terrific team of professionals in their business and is motivated by being able to help create opportunities for others to be successful, both in business and in their personal lives.

Her favorite quotation about business is from Lao Tzu…  “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”
“I would be honored to serve as your Regional Director for the IDA.   I want to give back to a terrific organization that has supported my family through the years with two IDA educational scholarships.  It is a great opportunity to continue to learn, grow and serve and to help create more successful opportunities for our industry in the Pacific Northwest.


Region 6 (Vote for 1)


Jeremiah Haulk
Georgia Door Corporation, Stockbridge, Georgia (Region 6)

Jeremiah Haulk started learning about garage doors in 1990 at the age of eight.  Every Saturday he earned $50 for assembling track and hardware sections.  As he got older, he learned how to assemble and install complete door systems.  By the age of 16, he was servicing and installing doors and openers after school, weekends, and summers.  He worked for the same employer until he opened up his own garage door company, Georgia Door Systems in 2005.  In 2013, he opened a garage door distribution center, Garage Door Corporation.

Currently the owner and CEO of Georgia Garage Doors, Inc., and Georgia Door Corporation, Jeremiah’s daily activities include sales, marketing, and managing staff.  On occasion, he performs residential service repairs and assists in commercial garage door installations.

Jeremiah graduated from Stockbridge High School in 2000, and then attended Gordon State College and graduated with an Associate in Business.  He has been married for 12 years, and has three children.  He enjoys teaching his children how to hunt deer and turkey, as well as spending quality time with his family hiking, traveling and being outdoors.

Jeremiah is currently part of the Leadership Team at his church, Faith Baptist, Stockbridge.  Before attending the church, he was the College Pastor at Turning Point Church, McDonough, Georgia.  He has also participated in a community outreach program in his county called, “Hands on Henry”.  He helps feed the homeless through an organization called “In His Name”, a food ministry.  During the past year, he volunteered to be a part of the Young Professionals Network at the IDAExpo 2016.

“I wish to serve on the IDA Board because I want to help other companies and garage door professionals become more successful and productive in their everyday operations and marketing strategies.  I would also like to learn more about the door industry and how I can be a better owner and employer.  I would like the opportunity to meet and learn from the successful leaders in our industry.  I’m excited to see what the future holds for the door and access systems industry.”



Wesley Perry
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)


Colleen Mooney
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.”



Jennifer Juhlke (Incumbent)
Canadian Door Doctor & Construction Co., Ltd., Niagara Falls, ON Canada (Region 10)

Jennifer’s father founded Canadian Door Doctor & Construction Company, Ltd., in 1979, and as a pre-teen and into her teen years, she spent all of her summer breaks working for the company.  Her work included installations and service work.  She didn’t know then that the experience would prove to be very valuable as she later decided to make the door business her career. The company sells, installs, and services overhead doors, operators, gates, loading dock systems, handicap systems, fire shutters, rolling steel doors, high speed rubber doors, mall doors, man doors and hardware.

As President of the company, her responsibilities are endless. A large part of her role is to keep the company up to date with policies and procedures, safety programs, computer and accounting programs, costs and pricing structures, product/supplier knowledge, human resources, certification of employees, and customer service.

Jennifer attended Brock University on a scholarship for women in science and math. Her study included electrical and mechanical physics along with advanced engineering mathematics. At the time, she was exploring becoming an engineer.

Away from business, Jennifer enjoys life as a wife and mother of two girls living in the country on a hobby farm.  She enjoys riding her horses with her family, camping, fishing, boating, hiking, and is always up for a challenge.  She also serves as a soccer coach, provides high school tutoring, and enjoys being a basketball referee.

As a current IDA director, Jennifer is responsible for Region 10, and services on the following operating committees: Membership & Affiliates, Communications & Public Affairs,and Member Services. She also serves as a director of the IDA Scholarship Foundation.

Jennifer states, “Continued involvement in the IDA would provide me a chance to help the association pursue its mission to enhance professionalism.  As an industry we need to keep the standards high and differentiate ourselves from non-professionals. This is extremely important to me and therefore makes it an exciting opportunity.” 


Region 12 (Vote for 1)


Luis Miguel Aguilar Santos
Doors & Windows Los Cabos, San Jose Del Cabos, BCS, Mexico (Region 12)

As Director of Door & Windows los Cabos Garage and Access Systems, Luis is responsible for all aspects of the business.   He began the business in 1998.  Doors installed by the company are commonly residential.  The company installs a wide variety of gate motors and access control systems.  The windows sold and installed by the business are different brands mostly from California manufacturers.

A gradúate architect from The Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad de Guadalajara,  Luis and his wife,  Mary de los Angeles Castro Aguilar, have one daughter, Paulina Contreras Castro Aguilar, and one son, Luis Guillermo Aguilar Acceves.  His son is disabled.  

When not working in the door business, Luis enjoys reading a good book and sports.  His favorite sport is the Mountain Bike.

Luis serves as president, Asociacion de Distribuidores de Accesos Automaticos del Estado B.C.S.

When asked why he wanted to serve as an IDA Director, Luis responded, “I like the fact that in the small towns of Mexico, professionalism in the gate and door industry is now a common goal of many other companies such as mine.  I think I have the experience and the desire to work with the IDA Board and the leadership in Mexico to continue the advancement of professionalism.”



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.”



Stephanie Garcia
Marantec America Corporation, Chicago, Illinois (Industry Member)

Stephanie has been in the door industry for nine years beginning as a product trainer for Marantec.  Currently she is the firm’s National Training Manager and Sales Representative.  She oversees Marantec training needs for dealers, tracks technical hotline calls, establishes and builds rapport for positive business relationships and customer retention, and prospects for new customers in an assigned territory.

Stephanie grew up in the Chicagoland suburbs, and currently lives with her partner Vickie of seventeen years in Madison, Wisconsin.  Outside of work, she enjoys running, Hot Yoga, playing softball and reading.  As a volunteer, she works with the Food Pantry and donates blood to the Red Cross.

Stephanie states, “I became interested in working with the IDA as a board member many years ago, but didn’t feel ready or prepared to contribute at a competent level until I had more experience learning about the industry as a whole.  I would like to participate as a board member, adding value and increasing awareness and interest for the industry.”



Dave DuBois
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.”



Olaf Grobe
ASO Safety Solutions, Rockaway, New Jersey (Industry Member)

Olaf Grobe entered the industry in 2010 and received an intense internal training from ASO for six months including hands on production.  Following the training, he assumed responsibility for the U.S. market of the company.  He joined IDA during the 2011 IDAExpo held in Indianapolis.  The same year he also joined the DASMA Operators and Electronics Committee; serving as a voting member since 2014.  He was also a part of the subcommittee for the harmonization of UL and Canadian Association Standards and part of the Barrier Gate subcommittee.  In September, 2014, Olaf became an accredited expert for the examination of automated doors and gates by the BVT in Germany.

Currently, Olaf is head of sales for the U.S. market which includes Canada and South America.  He also is Vice President of ASO Safety Solutions Inc.

Olaf graduated from high school and served three years apprenticeship of wholesale & foreign commerce with a degree from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Germany.

His job experience includes 10 years sales for a technical wholesaler, 4 years Sales Manager for Kleenex in Europe, 12 years Head of Sales for 4 years and afterwards CEO for a daughter company of Scandinavian’s biggest company, Maersk in DK, and 6 years as Vice president and Head of ASO Safety Systems.

Olaf has two boys and lives in the middle of Germany, spending as much time as possible with them.  They are his biggest hobby.  He also likes to watch a good American movie like The Godfather.  When in the USA, he enjoys a relaxed round of golf.  Due to his job situation in the U.S., he hasn’t much time for other hobbies.  He served from the age of 12 to 28 for the German Life Saving Association (DLRG) – Life Guarding.  He also coached and trained a youth soccer team for four years.

“In my 6 years in the industry I have always been treated very well by many different officials of the IDA.  I have met great people and I really would like to give back some of the outstanding support they have always offered me.  I want to contribute to the good work they are doing and I want to support the organization in any possible way.  I strongly believe US door and gate manufacturers can also benefit from the vast insights and knowledge ASO has gained through more than 30 years of experience in worldwide safety markets.”