McGrory Glass, a family-owned architectural glass company, announced that Zach Passman has joined the company as architectural sales manager, Western Region, working with architectural, fire-rated and security glazing solutions.

“We’re excited to welcome Zach to McGrory,” says Tim Matthews, vice president and director of sales. “He’ll have a strategic role in the continued development of our fire-rated division, while his sales territory will encompass the Western region and cover our full product line. Zach’s extensive experience working with architects and contractors will help us provide end-to-end support for our growing client base.”

Passman adds, “I’m eager to bring my 15 years of architectural experience and technical knowledge in the building products industry to the team here. We can offer clients working in any sector solutions fabricated right in our facilities.”

“Zach’s exceptional background in fire-rated glass and framing systems pairs well with McGrory’s comprehensive architectural solutions,” says Richard Whitcombe, technical director and senior project manager, fire-rated division. “His expertise with fire-rated solutions and life-safety building codes is a critical resource in delivering world-class products with unrivaled service.”

“Architects have a lot on their plate when they’re managing a cohesive building project for a client,” Passman says. “Knowing the intricacies of code-driven fire-rated assemblies, and their successful installation, requires a vendor partner with broad experience delivering those assemblies. My new role lets me focus on everything from product testing, specification language, and building codes’ changing requirements for these materials, to the final pricing, fabrication, and delivery of a successful specialty scope.”

Prior to joining McGrory Glass, Passman spent 11 years with a leading fire-rated glass organization, where he was a territory account manager for clients in the Mid-Atlantic and West Coast regions.