Jim Collins
Jim Collins

Integrated Automation Systems (IAS) has tripled its manufacturing space and added Vista Windows Company co-founder and fenestration manufacturing expert Jim Collins as general manager.

“Automated raw glass storage and handling systems are the fastest growing business for us and the reason for adding space and expertise,” said Ryan McHugh, vice president of sales. “And Jim was available at the right time to come in to manage our growing operations.”

Collins co-found Vista Windows Company in 2001 and served there as chief operations officer, among other positions. Before joining Vista, he was vice president of manufacturing for Polaris Windows and Doors.

“Jim has been managing fenestration fabrication operations for three decades,” McHugh said. “His expertise is an asset internally and in supporting our customers in improving production efficiency, safety and quality.”

IAS moved automated glass handling system fabrication and assembly to the additional building early this year. The 16,000 square foot space is a quarter mile from the 10,000 square-foot main building in Bedford Heights, Ohio.

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