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Ringler honoured by OGMA


September 18, 2012
By Patrick Flannery

ringlers_smallSept. 18, 2012 – Dieter Ringler of Oakville Glass and Mirror was honoured at the Ontario Glass and Metal Association's fall golf tournament with the Lifetime Achievement Award for 45 years of business in the Ontario glass industry. Ringler's wife, Ingrid, and son, Steve, were on hand for the presentation.

Sept. 18, 2012 – Dieter Ringler of Oakville Glass and Mirror was
honoured at the Ontario Glass and Metal Association's fall golf
tournament with the Lifetime Achievement Award for 45 years of business
in the Ontario glass industry. Ringler's wife, Ingrid, and son, Steven,
were on hand for the presentation.

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Ingrid, Dieter and Steve Ringler were on hand for the award presentation.

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Former recipient Ennio Rea of Triple Seal presented the award. He told the 92 members in attendance that Ringler left Germany on September 26, 1965 and arrived in Montreal. Walter Peterson of Repla Windows sponsored Dieter for his first year in the country. There he began his career in the glass and metal industry. Ringler founded Furi Aluminium with his friend and partner Frank Furtner.

In November, 1967, Ringler bought Oakville Glass and Mirror and expanded the business from a basic glass shop providing mirrors, storm doors, windows and repairs. With the encouragement of Bernie Leaman, Ringler launched Oakville Glass into the aluminium business.

In 1981, Oakville Glass moved to its current location at 550 Bronte Road. The company currently employs more than 20 employees as well as subcontractors.

Rea said Ringler has enthusiastically participated in the OGMA "by attending the dinners only." According to Ringler, "Golf was for playing after you were 50."

Ringler later became a director and then the president of the OGMA. He became president of the Canadian Glass and Metal Association in 2007.

Rea concluded saying Ringler's son Steven works along side of him as CEO, which leaves Dieter plenty of time to pursue his favourite hobby: travelling the world.

Ringler thanked the OGMA board and the members said the award was a very great honour.

Related links
www.ogma.ca


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