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

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

“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. 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,” says Kevin E. Gray, CEO of Lauren International and former and initial president of Edgetech I.G.

Erin Johnson, marketing director for Quanex, adds, “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. Ltd. in Canada in 1987, and it 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.

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