Victor H. Reeder, founder of Salisbury, N.C.-based Custom Glass Products Inc. passed away on last month at the age of 84. Reeder was considered a leader and innovator in the glass industry, developing coatings and energy efficient insulating glass products for the commercial and residential fenestration industries.

Industry Veteran Victor Reeder passed away last month.
Industry Veteran Victor Reeder passed away last month.

In 1968, Reeder accepted a position with Multi-Pane, manufacturing insulating glass units in Wausau, Wis. specifically for Crestline Windows. In 1971, after a plant closure of Multi-Pane, he established Custom Glass Products in Schofield, Wis., to manufacture insulating glass units for the window and door industries. Custom Glass Products led the market offering advanced technologies of high performance glass and edge seal technology. In 1988, Reeder founded Custom Glass Products of Carolina. He built the business on quality, service and innovative new product offerings and never fully retired, opting to serve on the Board of Directors of CGP until his death. He enjoyed spending time with his peers in the industry on various fishing expeditions to Canada.

Reeder was born on August 29, 1930 in Chicago to Sten Benson and Doris (Andersson) Reeder and raised by his mother and stepfather Claude Reeder. He married Anna Marie Myroup on November 13, 1954. Reeder attended Monmouth College and proudly served as a naval reservist for 16 years.

He and his wife recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. His business legacy lives on as his sons Eric, Mike and Steve and son-in-law Joseph Oboikovitz continue to run the operation.

Vic was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Eland, Wis. Reeder was very active in support of many charitable organizations but had a special interest in Rawhide Boys Ranch.

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