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Pleotint appoints Simkins as vice president

October 9, 2014  By Pleotint

simkinsOct. 9, 2014 – Pleotint has announced the appointment of Chad Simkins as its new vice president. In his new position, Simkins will lead domestic sales and marketing efforts for the company’s Suntuitive glass products and technology.

“This is an exciting day for our company,” said Dr. Harlan Byker, chief executive officer of Pleotint.
“As we continue to grow and refine Suntuitive glass, Chad’s background in material science and the
glass industry brings a mix of experienced insight, creative thinking, and marketing expertise that
will be valued additions to our existing team and culture.”

An 18-year glass industry veteran, Simkins has more than eight years of executive management
experience with dynamic glass companies, serving most recently as senior sales executive for View,
Inc. He is a recognized expert in new technology product commercialization, and has helped refine,
develop and introduce new products for SAGE Electrochromics, AGC Glass Company North America,
and PPG Industries.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to help Pleotint’s management team guide the company into the
future and to leverage the spirit of innovation they have worked so hard to cultivate,” Simkins said.
“The dynamic glass industry is growing rapidly and Suntuitive glass is a differentiated product with
unlimited potential for residential and commercial applications. It is well-positioned to capitalize
on the increased demand for dynamic and adaptive glazings and I’m eager to use my experience to
help make that happen.”


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