Widner has overseen the production of 300 million square feet of tempered glass and more than 30 million insulated glass units (IGUs).
Currently, he manages glass fabrication operations throughout North America and Europe as the director of Glass Fabrication and Technical Services for Lippert Components, Inc., which is a subsidiary of New York Stock Exchange-listed LCI Industries.
“After just one meeting with SolarWindow’s Chairman, Mr. Harmel Rayat, I instantly knew that the company had a revolutionary technology,” said Widner.
“Having spent my entire career in the glass business, there is no question in my mind that SolarWindow has a one-of-a-kind breakthrough in a $100 billion industry that is desperately thirsty for innovation," he added. "Electricity-generating glass could change the glass and building industries as dramatically as anything I have ever seen to date.”
Widner is a participating member of the Glass Association of North America and has served on the technical committees of an array of glass and fenestration related industry associations. In addition to various consultation roles to the glass and window industry, he has also served as plant manager of a commercial glass fabrication facility, director of manufacturing for a national vinyl window manufacturer and GM of a custom glass products organization.
Widner’s appointment to the Advisory Board of SolarWindow follows several other important corporate advancements in recent months, including:
- An investment of almost $25 million into SolarWindow by Kalen Capital Corporation, the family office of Chairman and majority stockholder, Rayat;
- The appointment of Bob Levine to the Board of SolarWindow. With approximately 5,000 real estate professionals in 120 offices, Levine is the co-founder of one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the world;
- The ordering of high-volume process equipment for manufacturing of SolarWindow electricity-generating glass products at commercial scale;
- The hiring of additional key staff members to grow SolarWindow’s technical and production teams, with more to follow by year-end.