New Division Created at Mid-Atlantic Facility Called Value Added Plant (VAP)
WYOMISSING, Pa. – August 21, 2020 - Glen-Gery has created a new division, located at the Mid-Atlantic facility, called the Value Added Plant (VAP) to centralize valuable services and streamline processes for key products. VAP will lead initiatives such as thin brick cutting and waxing, tumbling, Tru-Brix grooving and type 1 and 2 samples for Mid-Atlantic, York and Pittsburgh plants. This department also supports the distribution of mortar, Feldhaus, Tru-Brix, Thin Tech, Terracade and the International Collection products. By placing these products and services under one umbrella, it will allow us to focus on creating efficiencies and improving customer service.
Meet the VAP Team:
Danny Cunningham - Plant Manager, Value Added Plant
Previously Plant Manager for Cushwa, Danny brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Value Added plant. In March, Danny accepted the position of Manager, Cutting Operations. Over the past several months, Danny has worked to transfer and establish cutting and other manufacturing processes at the Mid-Atlantic location.
Danny has worked in the brick industry for 33 years and his number one focus is providing customers with a quality product. In his spare time, Danny enjoys working on old cars and building things. Danny is excited to take on this new opportunity and continue to help bring unique solutions to customers to make their projects stand out.
Bonnie Jacoby - Senior Manager, Customer Support & Import/Export
Bonnie Jacoby will temporarily lead the customer service team as acting Distribution Manager at VAP in addition to her role managing customer support and imports for Glen-Gery. Bonnie has been with Glen-Gery for 39 years in varying customer service and management roles making her extremely knowledgeable in all facets of our business.
Bonnie enjoys reading and shopping in her spare time and is always in search for a great pair of shoes. She has built many relationships with our customers over the years and looks forward to building on them as part of the newly created VAP team.
Daniel Izzo - Customer Service Coordinator
Daniel Izzo is part of the customer service team at the Value Added plant. Daniel joined Glen-Gery in March after previously working as a customer service representative for Vanguard Group. He has quickly learned the business and has become a valuable resource to both internal and external customers.
In addition to learning the brick business, Daniel likes to golf and sew. He has two brothers and enjoys spending time at the beach in the summer. Daniel is looking forward to learning more about the brick industry as well as educating our customers on the products distributed from VAP.
Athena Snyder - Distributor Sales Coordinator
Atheana Snyder has been helping Glen-Gery customers for 6 years as part of the Mid-Atlantic plant customer service team and will now join the value added plant customer service team. Atheana brings experience and knowledge on products such as thin tech, mortar and the International Collection as these were previously handled through the Mid-Atlantic Plant.
Atheana started helping customers at age 14 while working in her grandparent’s greenhouse. She enjoys helping customers learn more about our products and providing solutions to make it easier to do business with Glen-Gery. Atheana is active outside of work, spending time with her two daughters, cooking, hunting, hiking, fishing, crafting, paintballing, and camping.