In a joint statement, Lauren International and Quanex Building Products announced the passing of Michael Glover Wednesday. Glover, who was the original founder of Edgetech and co-inventor of Super Spacer, passed away on Sept. 1, 2019, leaving behind a legacy of innovation, officials said, and vision that helped shape the fenestration industry into what it is today.

Michael Glover (left) with Lauren founder Dale Foland at the Edgetech 20-year anniversary celebration in 2009.

“Michael was first a family man who was full of kindness and second an entrepreneur who was always looking for new solutions to old challenges,” said Kevin E. Gray, CEO of Lauren International and former president of Edgetech I.G. “It was an honor to have worked with him for many years and to watch his vision become reality. My condolences go out to Michael’s family, colleagues and many friends. He will be missed.”

Erin Johnson, marketing director for Quanex, also commented, “Michael was the visionary behind Edgetech and Super Spacer, and his legacy lives on today through his family and through his contributions to creating higher-performing building products. After 30-plus years in the field, his invention is still making a tremendous impact in homes and buildings around the globe. On behalf of Quanex and all of us who knew and worked with Michael, our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Glover incorporated Edgetech I.G. in Canada in 1987, which became a subsidiary of Lauren Manufacturing in 1989. It remained a subsidiary of Lauren International until 2011 when it was purchased by Quanex Building Products.

Glover is survived by his wife, Annie Dalton-Glover; children Alexandra Glover (Ryan Ward) and Christopher (Natalia Panyushkia); step-children Leslie Dalton (Brittany) and Rachael Price (Gregory Price); and several grandchildren.

Glover’s funeral will be held at St. Paul’s United Church in Perth, Ontario, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.

Read more about Michael Glover’s life and legacy.

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  1. It is with a great deal of distress that I learned of Michael’s passing. Many years ago we did shows together using a “cold plate” to demo the benefits of superspacer when no one knew what it was, we have had a professional relationship, often behind the scenes.

    Even this year Michael told me about what he felt were revolutionary concepts for our industry. I hope, with his passing, those ideas are not lost as he was keeping them under tight wraps.

    Beyond the above and having been with him at his retreat, Michael was one of the nicest, most gracious individuals I have ever met. I am deeply saddened that I will not see him again and will miss him tremendously.

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