Company – The world leader in electrochromic glass for the building industry.
Founded – 1989 in Valley Cottage, N.Y. Moved to Minnesota in 1998.
Product – SageGlass, electronically tintable glass for use in windows, skylights and curtain walls.
Benefit – SageGlass controls sunlight without shades or blinds, maintaining people’s connection to the outdoors and reducing energy consumption.
Patents – 236 US and global patents.
Customers – SageGlass is designed for architects, building owners, glazing contractors and homeowners who want an energy-efficient glazing solution that controls the sun without blocking the view to the outdoors.
Job creation: A new manufacturing plant opening in 2012 will add a projected 160 full-time jobs and create 200 construction jobs.
Energy efficiency: SageGlass has the potential to reduce:
- heating and air conditioning equipment size by up to 25 percent
- overall cooling loads for commercial buildings up to 20 percent
- lighting costs by up to 60 percent
John Van Dine – CEO and Founder
Hong Mo Yang – Chief Commercial Officer
Chip Loeb – Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Erik Bjornard – Senior Vice President, Strategic Technologies
Dr. Helen Sanders, PhD – Vice President, Technical Business Development
Lou Podbelski – Vice President, Architectural Solutions
Glenn Gengel – Vice President, Manufacturing
Andrew Hulse – Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Derek Malmquist – Vice President, Marketing
Dr. Jean-Christophe Giron, PhD – Vice President, Technology
Dr. Neil Sbar, PhD – Vice President, Energy and Technology Applications
Location: Faribault, Minn., 40 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul
SAGE Electrochromics Inc.
1 Sage Way
Faribault, MN 55021