governance

Apogee Officers

  • Ty R. Silberhorn

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    Chief Executive Officer

    Ty was named Apogee’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company’s board of directors in January 2021. 

    Ty joined Apogee following over 20 years at 3M where he built a track record of success, leading change, driving growth, and strengthening the operational performance of several global business units. His most recent role was Senior Vice President of Transformation, Technologies and Services, where he worked to reshape 3M’s efforts in process and digital transformation to further enable growth and productivity. Prior to this position, he held several global business unit leadership roles, serving as Vice President and General Manager for divisions within three of 3M’s business groups, including Safety & Industrial, Transportation & Electronics, and Consumer. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of roles in sales, marketing, and management, including Six Sigma business group director.

    Ty’s experience outside of 3M includes running his own startup eCommerce company and working at Ashland, Inc. He earned an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. 

    He is an active volunteer in his community and a member of several alumni and charitable organizations. 

    As a lifelong fan of Detroit’s professional sports teams, I am thrilled that Apogee’s Tubelite and Linetec businesses made such significant contributions to the construction of Little Caesar’s Arena, home to the Pistons and Red Wings. Completed in 2017, the arena features Tubelite’s curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems on all facades of the building. These aluminum systems were finished in four painted colors and clear anodize provided by Linetec, including a custom Detroit Red Wings paint color. The construction of Little Caesars arena brought together all four of Detroit’s major professional sports teams into one urban core, all within walking distance of each other.
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    • Jane M. Boyce

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      President, Large-Scale Optical (Tru Vue)

      Jane is the President of Apogee’s Large-Scale Optical segment, which operates under the brand name Tru Vue. Since she joined the company in 2006, Tru Vue has established itself as a recognized global leader and innovator in the framing and display market, manufacturing the highest quality products in its industry. She led the business through a successful strategic transformation focused on new product development and expansion into adjacent markets, which has delivered consistent profitable growth.

      Prior to joining Apogee, Jane held general management and marketing leadership roles in consumer packaged goods companies. She was North American General Manager and Vice President of Marketing for Equal Sweetener (Merisant) for 4 years. Prior to this role, Jane held management and marketing roles with United Signature Foods, Quaker Oats and Kraft Foods.

      Jane has an MBA from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University.

      The Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway is dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, best known for his painting entitled “The Scream.” The collection is moving into a brand-new museum, scheduled to open in the spring of 2021. It is using the process of relocating as an opportunity to reframe hundreds of pieces – all with Tru Vue Optium acrylic.
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      Edvard Munch, The Scream. Tempera and oil on paper, 1910. © Munchmuseet. Photo: Ove Kvavik, Munchmuseet.

       

      • Curtis J. Dobler

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        Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

        Curtis joined Apogee as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Office in April, 2019.  In this role he is responsible for building and executing an overall Human Resources strategy for the enterprise in collaboration with the senior leadership team. 

        Curtis joined Apogee Enterprises from Associated Materials, Inc. (AMI) where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.  AMI is a key partner to sellers and installers of exterior building products primarily for the residential remodeling and new construction industries.  Before joining Associated Materials, Curtis spent thirteen years with Honeywell leading the Human Resources function for several businesses in both Honeywell Aerospace and Honeywell Automation and Control Services segments.  In addition, he has held multiple Human Resources roles with Northwest Airlines, Kelly Services, Coopers & Lybrand, and Dow Chemical.

        Curtis earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

        • Meghan M. Elliott

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          Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

          Meghan was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in June 2020. In this role she has overall responsibility for all legal matters at Apogee, corporate governance, and compliance, as well as providing direct legal support for the company’s Viracon business unit. She joined Apogee in 2014 and previously served as Assistant General Counsel and concurrently served as General Counsel of Viracon.

          Before joining Apogee, Meghan was a partner at the law firm Lindquist & Vennum (now known as Ballard Spahr), where she worked for 12 years practicing in the areas of litigation and insurance recovery. She earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

          The Wilshire Grand Center became the tallest building in Los Angeles, and the tallest building west of the Mississippi, when it was completed in 2017. Viracon supplied insulating and laminated glass, which provides spectacular floor-to-ceiling views of the surrounding area, including Santa Monica, the Pacific Ocean, and the Hollywood hills. Viracon’s energy-efficient coatings contributed to the building earning LEED Gold certification.
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          • Nisheet Gupta

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            Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

            Nisheet joined Apogee as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 2020. In this role he oversees all aspects of the company’s financial functions including accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, global tax compliance, investor relations, internal audit, risk management and finance excellence.

            Nisheet brings more than 20 years of experience as a finance leader. Prior to joining Apogee, he served as Vice President of Global Finance Operations at Land O’ Lakes, a leading agribusiness and food company, where he led business unit finance and transformation. Previously, Nisheet worked at Diebold Nixdorf, as Vice President, Finance, Global Transformation from 2016 to 2017, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, International from 2014 to 2016 and in various roles of increasing responsibility in Diebold Nixdorf’s financial organization, from 2011 to 2014. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gupta served in numerous finance leadership roles with leading global companies including FirstData (now FISERV), Novartis, FedEx and Ernst & Young.

            Nisheet brings a wealth of diverse experiences, having worked and lived in nine different countries over the course of his career. He holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School and London Business School; he is a Chartered Accountant and also a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi. Nisheet serves on the Board of Directors of the Guthrie Theater.

            The CIBC Square project in downtown Toronto features an impressive pair of office towers, 81 Bay Street and 141 Bay Street, which is anticipated to be completed in 2024. Designed by award-winning architect WilkinsonEyre, in conjunction with Adamson Associates, and developed by Hines, the project is a stunning example of how Apogee’s innovative solutions can bring an architect’s vision to life.

            Both towers feature custom unitized curtainwall with a unique diamond façade, supplied by Apogee’s Sotawall business, along with Viracon’s VNE24-63 and VUE24-40 glass. The complex design features many state-of-the-art elements including LED lighting, blast-resistant and bird-friendly solutions, and heated glass at the crown to promote snow melt.

            The result is a striking addition to Toronto’s skyline. The office space features floor-to-ceiling glazing, that allows panoramic views and brings natural light and airiness into every office. The thermally efficient framing system, along with Viracon’s low-e glass coatings, provide exceptional energy performance, which support the project’s LEED Platinum goals.
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            • Maureen A. Hayes

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              Chief Information Officer

              Maureen joined Apogee in 2012 as the company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). She provides strategic oversight to Apogee’s information technology (IT) organization including the IT architecture, application platforms, data analytics, infrastructure and information security.

              Maureen has over 35 years of experience in strategic planning and deployment of technology solutions that enable business strategy. Before joining Apogee, she served as Vice President, Information Systems at Rimage Corporation. Prior to that role, she was Director, Information Technology at Deluxe Corporation. Earlier in her career, she held IT leadership roles at several companies in the Twin Cities area including Cargill, St. Jude Medical, and U.S. Bancorp.

              Maureen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Creighton University.

              609 Main is a stunning 48-story office tower in the heart of downtown Houston. Apogee’s Harmon business designed, manufactured and installed the curtainwall system, which provides floor-to-ceiling views and brings natural daylight deep inside the building. The façade features complex geometry and incorporates design elements such as horizontal sunshades and computer-controlled LED lighting. Harmon’s high-performance curtainwall, together with Viracon VRE1-46 and VE1-85 insulating glass, contributed to the building earning LEED Platinum certification.
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              • Brent C. Jewell

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                President, Architectural Framing Systems

                Brent was named President, Architectural Framing Systems in August 2019. He provides strategic, financial, and overall operational leadership for Apogee’s framing systems businesses. Brent joined Apogee in 2018 as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy. In that role he led efforts to develop Apogee’s business strategy to effectively compete and deliver exceptional results, and was responsible for implementing increased cross business collaboration and driving top-line growth.

                Prior to Apogee, Brent spent seven years at Valspar, a global leader in the coatings industry, where he held senior level positions in their General Industrial Americas and North America Wood Coatings divisions. Before Valspar, Brent held senior level positions in sales, marketing and general management at NewPage, a leading manufacturer of coated printing and specialty papers.

                Brent holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, and a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Miami University, Oxford, OH.

                This 1930s-era, 2.8 million-square-foot project is an impressive example of the combined capabilities and value Apogee’s businesses can provide within the context of a single project. The Apogee Renovation team leveraged energy modeling to propose solutions that will increase occupant comfort and drive significant annual energy savings. Tubelite storefront, Linetec finishing and 2,400 Wausau windows were key contributors in the Old Post Office’s astounding transition – from sitting empty for over a decade to hosting as many as 12,000 employees.

                 

                • Troy R. Johnson

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                  President, Apogee Architectural Services (Harmon)

                  Troy was named President of Apogee’s Architectural Services segment (Harmon) in 2020. He joined Apogee in 2011, serving in several leadership roles in the company’s Harmon business unit before being promoted to his current role. Under his leadership, Harmon has become one of the leading full-service curtainwall and glass installation companies in North America. He credits the ongoing success of the business to having passionate and talented people coupled with thoughtful process, data analytics, and a continuous learning culture for all employees.

                  Troy has more than two decades of experience in the glass and glazing industry after starting his career as an environmental engineer at Marathon Oil Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University and attended the Minnesota Management Institute (MMI) program at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.

                  Completed in 2015, the Westin added an on-site hotel, conference center and transit hub to the Denver International Airport. The building has a stunning façade with curved lines that resemble a bird in flight, enclosed by sweeping walls of glass. The curtainwall system installed by Harmon provides hotel guests with floor-to-ceiling views of the airport, the Rocky Mountains, and sunrises over the plains. Triple-glazing eliminates most noise, providing a peaceful escape from the activity of the airport and transit center.
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                  • Nick C. Longman

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                    President, Apogee Architectural Glass

                    Nick joined Apogee as President of the Architectural Glass segment in 2021. He is responsible for setting the strategy and driving performance of this business, which includes the Viracon™, Glassec™, and Velocity™ brands. Nick came to Apogee with a strong track record of leading businesses across multiple industries, with experience executing successful growth strategies while driving significant improvements in operational performance.

                    Prior to joining Apogee, Nick was Chief Executive Officer for Harvey Building Products, a manufacturer and distributor of replacement and new construction windows, doors, and accessory products. Previously, he held functional and business leadership roles at Colfax Fluid Handling, Colfax ESAB, Rexnord Corporation and Danaher Corporation. He also has experience working at Bain & Company and Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group.

                    Nick holds a Master of Business Administration from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (GSIA), Carnegie Mellon University; and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH.

                    • Greg J. Sachs

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                      Chief Procurement Officer

                      Greg joined Apogee in 2020 as Chief Procurement Officer. He is responsible for developing and executing an enterprise wide procurement strategy, effectively managing and supporting the company’s direct and indirect spending, and leading Apogee’s procurement organization.

                      Greg has more than 20 years of experience in procurement, sourcing, and planning activities. Prior to joining Apogee, he served as Chief Procurement Officer at Resideo Technologies, Inc. Previously, he worked 22 years at Honeywell, where he served in roles with progressively larger responsibilities in global supply chain and materials management. His experience covers global sourcing, emerging region sourcing, outsourcing, acquisitions, supplier development, strategic commodity management, production planning, SIOP, and global leadership.

                      Greg is Six Sigma Green Belt certified. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Washington State University, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

                      The 144-year old Bell Museum of Natural History moved into its new location in 2018. The Bell is Minnesota’s official natural history museum and helps bring the natural world to life for thousands of Minnesotans each year. The building not only helps celebrate the natural world, it also helps protect wildlife with a façade that features Viracon’s VNE1-63 insulating glass, printed with a bird-safe pattern that minimizes bird-related collisions. Apogee’s EFCO subsidiary also provided more than 15,000 square feet of its series 5600 curtainwall for the building.
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                      Board Members

                      • Christina M. Alvord

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                        President, Central Division of Vulcan Materials Company

                        President, Central Division of Vulcan Materials Company, a producer of construction aggregates and aggregates-based construction materials and member of the S&P 500 Index. Our director since 2020 and a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

                        Previously, she served as vice president of corporate planning and performance improvement, and president of the Southern & Gulf Coast Division. Before joining Vulcan, Ms. Alvord held various executive management positions across the United States at GE Aviation, including serving as president of GE Aviation-Unison Industries and GE Aviation-Middle River Aircraft Systems.

                        Age: 53 Director since: 2020 Independent Director: Yes Committees:  Nominating and Corporate Governance
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                        Independent Director
                      • Frank G. Heard

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                        Vice Chairman of the Board, Gibraltar Industries, Inc.

                        Vice Chairman of the Board for Gibraltar Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of building products and services for the renewable energy, conservation, residential, industrial, and infrastructure markets, since 2019. Our director since 2020 and a member of our Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

                        Previously, from January 2015 to 2019, Mr. Heard was Chief Executive Officer and Director of Gibraltar. Mr. Heard has more than 30 years of experience in the building products industry. Prior to joining Gibraltar, Mr. Heard served as president, ITW Building Components Group, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc., a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacturer. In that role, he had global responsibility for the strategic direction and operational performance of 25 businesses in 18 country markets across a wide range of industry segments, including residential and commercial construction, retail and component manufacturing.

                        Age: 62 Director since: 2020 Independent Director: Yes Committees:  Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance
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                        Independent Director
                      • Lloyd E. Johnson

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                        Retired Global Managing Director, Finance and Internal Audit, Accenture Corporation

                        Former Global Managing Director, Finance and Internal Audit, Accenture Corporation, a global management consulting firm, from 2004 to 2015. Our director since 2017. Chair of our Audit Committee.

                        Previously Mr. Johnson was Executive Director, M&A and General Auditor for Delphi Automotive, a global supplier of technologies for the automotive and commercial vehicle market, from 1999 to 2004. Prior to joining Delphi Automotive, he served as Vice President, Finance and Audit at Emerson Electric Corporation, a diversified global manufacturing company serving industrial, commercial and consumer markets, from 1997-1999. Mr. Johnson also served in finance leadership roles with Sara Lee Knit Products, a division of Sara Lee Corporation. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand, now part of the “big four” accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

                        Age: 66 Director since: 2017 Independent Director: Yes Committees:  Audit (Chair)
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                        Independent Director
                      • Elizabeth M. Lilly

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                        Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President, The Pohlad Companies

                        Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President for The Pohlad Companies, a privately-owned business based in Minneapolis that holds a diverse group of businesses and business interests, since 2018. Our director since 2020 and a member of our Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

                        Prior to joining The Pohlad Companies, Ms. Lilly founded Crocus Hill Partners to focus on investments in small and micro capitalization equities. She previously served as Senior Vice President at GAMCO investors, where she was Portfolio Manager of the Teton Westwood Mighty Mites Fund and a member of the value portfolio management team. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lilly worked at Goldman Sachs and Fund American Companies before co-founding Woodland Partners in Minneapolis, Minnesota, an investment firm focused on small capitalization equities.

                        Age: 57 Director since: 2020 Independent Director: Yes Committees:  Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance
                        Independent Director
                      • Donald A. Nolan

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                        Chairman of the Board, Apogee Enterprises Inc., and Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Kennametal Inc.

                        Served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kennametal Inc., a global industrial technology leader, present in over 60 countries, manufacturing tooling and wear-resistant solutions for customers in the aerospace, energy, and transportation industries from 2014-2016. Previously, Mr. Nolan was President of the Materials Group for Avery Dennison Corporation from 2008-2014, a global leader in packaging solutions. Prior to joining Avery Dennison Corporation, he served on the executive team at Valspar, a global leader in paint and coatings, as Senior Vice President, leading the Global Packaging and Refinish Coatings businesses. Before joining Valspar, he held leadership positions of increasing responsibility with Loctite, General Electric and Ashland Chemical. Mr. Nolan is also active in private equity, serving on several private company boards.

                        Age: 60 Director since: 2013 Independent Director: Yes Committees:  None
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                        Chairman of the Board
                        • Herbert K. Parker

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                          Retired Executive Vice President of Operation Excellence, Harman International Industries, Inc.

                          Executive Vice President of Operation Excellence, Harman International Industries, Inc., a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of high-fidelity audio products, lighting solutions and electronic systems, from 2014 to 2017. Our director since 2018. Chair of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

                          Previously, from 2008 to 2014, Mr. Parker served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Harman International Industries, Inc. Mr. Parker also held various senior financial positions with ABB Ltd., a global power and technology company, from 1980 to 2008, including as CFO of the global automation technologies division from 2002 to 2005 and the Americas region from 2006 to 2008.

                          Age: 62 Director since: 2018 Independent Director: Yes Committees:  Nominating and Corporate Governance (Chair)
                          Independent Director
                        • Mark A. Pompa

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                          Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, EMCOR Group, Inc.

                          Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of EMCOR Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 leader in mechanical and electrical construction services, industrial and energy infrastructure and building services, since 2006. Our director since 2018 and a member of our Audit and Compensation Committees.

                          Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of EMCOR from 2003 to 2006, and Treasurer from 2003 to 2007. He joined EMCOR in 1994, serving as Vice President and Controller until 2003. Prior to joining EMCOR, Mr. Pompa was an Audit and Business Advisory Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Pompa, a Certified Public Accountant, received his bachelor’s degree from Pace University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

                          Age: 56 Director since: 2018 Independent Director: Yes Committees: Audit and Compensation
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                          Independent Director
                        • Ty R. Silberhorn

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                          Chief Executive Officer, Apogee Enterprises, Inc.

                          Ty was named Apogee’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company’s board of directors in January 2021. 

                          Ty joined Apogee following over 20 years at 3M where he built a track record of success, leading change, driving growth, and strengthening the operational performance of several global business units. His most recent role was Senior Vice President of Transformation, Technologies and Services, where he worked to reshape 3M’s efforts in process and digital transformation to further enable growth and productivity. Prior to this position, he held several global business unit leadership roles, serving as Vice President and General Manager for divisions within three of 3M’s business groups, including Safety & Industrial, Transportation & Electronics, and Consumer. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of roles in sales, marketing, and management, including Six Sigma business group director.

                          Ty’s experience outside of 3M includes running his own startup eCommerce company and working at Ashland, Inc. He earned an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. 

                          He is an active volunteer in his community and a member of several alumni and charitable organizations. 

                          • Patricia K. Wagner

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                            Retired Group President of U.S. Utilities, Sempra Energy

                            Group President of U.S. Utilities of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy services holding company, from 2018 to 2019. Our director since 2016. Chair of our Compensation Committee.

                            From 1995 to 2017, Ms. Wagner served in several leadership positions for the Sempra Energy family of companies, including Chief Executive Officer of SoCal Gas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sempra U.S. Gas and Power and Executive Vice President of Sempra Energy. Prior to joining Sempra Energy in 1995, Ms. Wagner held management positions at Fluor Daniel, one of the world’s largest publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services companies. Prior to joining Fluor Daniel, Ms. Wagner also worked for McGaw Laboratories and Allergan Pharmaceuticals.

                            Age: 58 Director since: 2016 Independent Director: Yes Committees:  Compensation (Chair)
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                          Apogee Directors
                          Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
                          Attn: Corporate Secretary
                          4400 West 78th Street
                          Suite 520
                          Minneapolis, MN 55435
                          Directors@apog.com