David Stark, the founder of EverSealed Windows Inc. and an important advocate and researcher in the development of vacuum insulating glass (VIG), died on September 22 in Evergreen, Colo. He was 64.

Stark founded EverSealed in July 2005. According to the company’s website, he set up the business to address market opportunities for super-insulating glass applications. Stark’s original focus was packaging for optical micro-electronic components. In 2002, he began research into other commercial applications for hermetic metal-to-glass seals. He eventually noted a powerful business opportunity for super-insulating windows in the fenestration industry.

“David was passionate about VIG and believed he had the best solution,” said David Cooper of Guardian Industries.

Stark was awarded at least nine U.S. patents in the areas of vacuum window assemblies, diffusion bonding, hermetic metal-to-glass seals, opto-electronics packaging and hermetic semiconductor wafer-level packaging.

From 1978 to 1999, Stark was a senior engineer and manager for the Defense Systems and Electronics Group (DSEG) of Texas Instruments and later Raytheon Corporation. While there, Stark led an industry-wide effort to develop advanced manufacturing technologies for the electronics industry. He also oversaw the design, layout and start-up of seven factories for manufacturing advanced electronics.

Stark received a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Rutgers University College of Engineering in 1978, and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 1983.

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  1. I never met David, but since I began researching VIG technology myself in 2008, I’ve spoken with him several times. He was very friendly, open and, as Dave Cooper noted above, passionate about VIG. I know perhaps better than most the joys and frustrations he faced in pursuing this technology. “Every treasure is guarded by dragons.” Godspeed, David.

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