About IDA

IDA Board Election Candidates

Voting will open in March 2021. 

 

Region 4

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Randy Schmitt

Company:  All Purpose Door Company
City/State: St. Louis, Missouri


Bio and Candidate Statement: Randy Schmitt has a degree in marketing and is a United States Army Veteran.  He started in the door business in 1974 as District Sales Manager for the Overhead Door Corporation. In 1979, he relocated to St. Louis where he continued to work in the overhead door and access system industry. Schmitt Door Company was opened in 1989 and Schmitt expanded in 2001 when he purchased All Purpose Door. Schmitt currently owns and operates both companies, selling and servicing residential and commercial door and operators.  Schmitt also sells and services loading dock equipment, hollow metal door and high-speed doors.
 
Schmitt is in his third term as President of Central States Door Dealer Association (CSDDA) and previously served as President then Vice President of the CSDDA St. Louis Chapter. 
 
Schmitt has been married to his wife Joy for 51 years and has three sons and five grandchildren. Playing golf and watching sports, especially his grandson’s events, are his favorite activities.  He coached his sons in youth baseball and basketball until they went to high school and then he was the football statistician for the high school football team for 10 years. For 15 years, Schmitt was also the head audio/visual engineer for his 3,000 member church.

Candidate Statement: “Over the years, I’ve determined that being a volunteer does not mean anything unless you volunteer to accomplish a goal --- To make the organization you are working with, more successful and able to provide better services to their members. I believe that we must change the way we operate our businesses so that we may adjust to the current Pandemic challenges, and any new challenges that will appear.”
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Craig Amundson

Company: Precision Door Service Twin Cities​
City/State: Hudson, Wisconsin


Bio: Craig Amundson earned his BBA from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and has a MBA from the University of Phoenix.  Additionally, he served in the US Army Reserves from 1983 - 2004, twice being mobilized, and finally retiring as a Master Sergeant (E8) after 21 years.  Amundson and his wife purchased the Albuquerque Precision Door Service market in 2012 and the second Precision Door Service market in Minneapolis/St. Paul (Twin Cities Metro) in 2016.  In 2018 Craig and Erica sold the Albuquerque location and partnered with another couple to focus on developing and growing the Twin Cities Metro market. With his education, experience, work ethic, and entrepreneurial spirit, Craig has developed a diverse background in  operations, management, and customer service.  Craig says he was privileged to serve on the Board for Directors of Special Olympics New Mexico from 2011-2019, and on the Board of Church Elders from 2007-2010."
Amundon and his wife Erica have been married for 30 years and are the parents of two wonderful daughters.

Candidate Statement: "As a board member for the IDA, I would work to continue the develop a level of ethics and transparency when dealing with our customer communities and employees, unmatched in any other industry."

Region 7

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Joe Tosney

Company: Magic City Door Inc.
City/State: Birmingham, Alabama


Bio: Joe Tosney graduated from University of Alabama Birmingham with a marketing degree in 1989. Tosney is currently the President and owner of Magic City Door, Inc. Magic City Door, Inc. have been serving central Alabama since 1999.  The company sells and installs residential and commercial doors and operators and also sells and installs dock equipment. Prior to that, he worked as a regional sales manager for Wayne-Dalton Corporation for 5 years. He is also currently serving on the Wayne-Dalton Dealer Council.  
Tosney has been a member of the Birmingham City Sales Club for 17 years. The club is heavily involved in local philanthropies including the Wounded Warriors Project. 
Tosney is married to Amy and they have three daughters, ages 19, 17, and 12. Tosney’s current hobbies and interests revolve around his family and their activities, noting, "We Love SEC Football!"

Candidate Statement: “The door and operator industry has provided employment for myself and the employees at Magic City Door.  Serving would be an opportunity for me to give back to other door dealers and the door industry.  Professionalism is one of our key values at Magic City Door.  Being on the board would be an opportunity for me to help develop this value within the door industry.” 
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Brian Dee

Company: Aaction Overhead Door
City/State: Round Rock, Texas


Bio: Brian Dee is a hardworking, detail-oriented, talented, business owner. Brian’s door experience began in 1995 after many years of working in construction. Rather than spending time in College, Brian chose a "hands on" path into the Garage Door Industry. Everything he knows about owning and operating his garage door business, Aaction Overhead Door, has come from the time and effort he has put into building a successful business.

Brian Dee is a true seeker of wisdom each and every day. As Andy Andrews writes in his novel, The Traveler's Gift,“Wisdom waits to be gathered. She cannot be bartered or sold. She is a fight for the diligent. And only the diligent will find her.”

After two years learning from mentors, Brian decided to open his own business in 1997 while creating a passion for the Garage Door Industry along the way. Instead of purchasing a business, he decided to create his own with the morals and values of customer service that he believes in. Throughout his many years of knowledge and experience, Brian has been awarded the Wayne Dalton Circle of Excellence 3 times, and has attended the IDA Exposition multiple times. In addition to these awards, Brian is IDEA certified in commercial and residential doors and openers. Brian continues to aspire to grow his company with the honesty and integrity he began with.
 
Outside of the Garage Door world, Brian is a loving husband to his wife Trina Dee of 28 years, a proud father to his oldest son, Zach Dee, and twin daughters, Amber and Brianna Dee, and a dedicated grandfather to his grandson Grayson Dee. Throughout their childhood’s Brian was a head coach to many of their softball, baseball, volleyball, basketball, and soccer teams. He is an outstanding member of his community, always looking for ways to support the local schools and churches. Brian is not only committed to his work, but the well-being and happiness of his family
and customers.
Candidate Statement: "I intend to work on the issues brought forth to the board with a high level of ethics and integrity to insure the positive growth of our industry."

 

Region 9

Roy Bardowell

Company: Luxor Garage Door Service
City/State: Huntington Beach, California


Bio: Roy Bardowell is an industry veteran with over 48 years of garage door, door operator, and access control design, including extensive manufacturing and sales experience.Mostly known as the Door Operator Guru, Bardowell’s expertise includes door hardware, door design, cost analysis, performance evaluation, production, marketing, sales, training, and service, with a special passion for garage door and gate operators. Since 1990, Bardowell has been a permanent advisory member on the Underwriters Laboratories Standards Technical Panel (STP) and has a complete understanding of the UL 325 & 991 standards including application & installation compliance. With an uncommon perspective in Garage Doors, Fire Doors, and Door Operators, his unique abilities easily allow him to cross-over from engineering 2 sales 2 training 2 troubleshooting on any door or operator topic anywhere, anytime...

Roy has written and had published numerous articles in the Door & Operator industry magazine, Dasma magazine and Professional Door Dealer magazine and is considered one of the best speakers and teachers on door systems. Bardowell has provided hundreds of successful and outstanding door operator seminars at door dealerships, and also IDA/IDEA annual Expositions. His long-time industry service was recognized in 2008 when he was awarded the "IDEA Commitment to Excellence Award”, an award which is typically reserved for Companies with outstanding attributes was presented by Steve Guyton to Bordowell who was the first individual to receive the award.

Candidate Statement: “I look to bring my expertise to the table to assist in expanding IDA's capabilities within the industry. My field experiences and humor always keep my audience fascinated and attentive throughout my career.”
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Byron Burland

Company: Safe ‘n Secure Garage Door Specialists, Inc dba Besser Bros​
City/State: Orange County, California​


Bio: Byron Burland graduated with his Degree in Business and Financial Management in 1988 in South Africa. He immigrated to the USA in 1994, at which time he started Safe ‘n Secure Garage Doors Inc. and through expansion, acquired Besser Bros. Garage Doors in 2005. This is his 27th year in the Garage Door Industry and Besser Bros. is about to celebrate its 44th years making it one of the longest established Garage Door Businesses in Southern California
 
Byron is an IDEA accredited dealer as well as an IDEA Sanctioned Trainer. He is also a member of both IDA and WASA (former CODA) and over the years has served two consecutive two year terms as CODA President as well as a three year term as an IDEA Director.
 
When not working Byron enjoys fishing, spending time on the water, and most importantly spending quality time with his wife Robyn and their children

Candidate Statement: “Over my past 26 years in the Garage Door Industry, I have gained a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge, been through the downturns and upturns and now of course dealing with the impact of COVID-19.  I believe in giving back to the industry that has supported me, my employees and our respective families.  By being elected an IDA director, it will provide me a perfect opportunity to make a contribution.  Like anything in life, one gets out what one puts in.  I am confident that the many years of experiences I have encountered in the industry can be of benefit to others, and I would like to share my knowledge with others."

Industry/Supplier Representatives

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Justin Evans (Incumbent)

Company:  Clopay Corporation 
City/State: Mason, Ohio


Bio: Justin has served on the IDA Board of directors for one term already. Leading the Communications Team.  Justin spearheaded the update and rebrand of the IDA logo and has worked on expanding the scope of messages and services IDA provides to its member through the magazine.
With over 17 years of industry experience, Justin has been working with hundreds of dealers and has made a name for himself as a industry advocate and professional who understands the unique needs of our industry. 
As his first term comes to a close, Justin seeks to continue expanding IDA's messaging to its members and is setting sights on expanding the ID&OI Magazine to the member base and to expand the number of dealers we service.

Candidate Statement: “I love the industry and have met a lot of great people that I now call friends. I have so much respect for the small business owners that we work with on a daily basis. Their entrepreneurial spirit is so inspiring. Nearly all dealers that we work with are small business owners and I admire the dedication and heart they put into their business. I’ve talked with dealers who are awake at 4:00 AM and already putting in a hard day’s work. I’ve seen others who own multi-million-dollar companies but are still out loading trucks every day. How can you not be inspired when you get to work with these amazing people? Also, I’m amazed by the number of multigenerational businesses in our industry. This isn’t just a job, it’s a family for so many and I would be honored to keep working within IDA to help continue working hard for these people.”
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Blain St. Ama (Incumbent)

Company:  Amarr
City/State: Ft. Worth, Texas


Bio:
Blain St. Ama grew up in the door business for the last 27 years with Amarr Garage Doors in various roles, from working in door centers to his current position as Director of Sales where he manages the day-to-day operations of the sales division. 
St. Ama has been married for 22 years to Amy, a high school teacher (God bless her). They have a daughter and a son in his senior year of high school. As a family, they  love sports, especially high school football, Dallas Stars hockey, and hunting Texas whitetails.

Candidate Statement: “It has been my good fortune to work with and learn from garage door professionals across North America which has help me grow both professionally and personally. I am very proud to be a part of our industry and hope to continue serving on the IDA Board as a Supplier Director.  My goal is to help our association continue to be the best it can be, even if that means doing things differently than in the past. It’s more important than ever to be agile, since our “new normal” changes so quickly. We have to be more proactive to adapt and evolve."
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Tim Castello (Incumbent)

Company:  Miller Edge, Inc.
City/State: Jennersville, PA

Bio:  Tim Castello has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He began his career in the door industry with The Overhead Door Corporation in 1985. During this period his father, Peter Castello, was Senior Vice President of The Overhead Door Company. It was from this point he decided to eventually open an Overhead Door Distributor. Tim learned the distribution business from the ground up and either worked for, operated, or owned 3 separate Overhead Door distribution businesses. An opportunity to change careers occurred in 1997. Tim Castello was asked to join Miller Edge where he is currently the Vice President of Operations. Tim is married for 30 years and has one son.

Candidate Statement: "I have the honor of serving on the International Door Association Board of Directors since 2019. I currently Co-Chair the EXPO and newly formed Advocacy committees. You can be assured, what one gets out of being a Director is equal to what one puts in to being a director. I have contributed while on this board, made my opinions known, and enjoyed giving back to the industry. I am flattered that the Heritage and Nominating Committee has asked that I volunteer to continue my service for an additional term."

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Sean Baird

Company:  Lynx Industries, Inc.
City/State: Mississauga, Ontario


Bio:  Sean Baird is the current Territory Sales Manager at Napoleon/Lynx, covering all of Canada with the exception of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).  He is a proud and passionate member of the overhead door industry for the past 15 years. His first foray into the world of overhead doors was while working in the Millwork dept, at a big box store in the early 2000’s. In early 2006 he jumped directly into the door industry, working for a large garage door dealer in London, ON.  It was there that he developed a deep appreciation for all things overhead door related and gravitated towards the more technical aspects of the industry because he is a “hands on” type of person. 
From there Baird joined Linear (now Nortek Control) in 2010 as a District Sales Manager, initially covering Eastern Canada, but then eventually covering all of Canada, specializing in both residential and commercial GDO’s, Gate operators, Access Control Systems, and Radio Controls. During his time at Linear, in wanting to constantly improve and enhance his skills, he earned the IDEA certification as both a Certified Door Dealer Consultant, as well as a Certified Automated Gate Systems Designer.
 In 2017, he decided to make the move to Clopay, as Account Manager, taking care of their dealer base customers, covering Ontario and Manitoba, which quickly changed into covering all of Eastern Canada. An early highlight of his time at Clopay was being awarded Account Manager of the Year 2018 for the Canada division. In Spring of 2020, his time at Clopay came to an end due to restructuring as a result of COVID-19.  Not one to be held down long, he was excited to join the team at Napoleon/Lynx in August of 2020 and looks forward to having a long and prosperous career with these great folks.
He has served on the National Board of Directors for the Canadian Door Institute (CDI) since 2014 in varying capacities, and currently hold the position of Vice President.
He has a strong belief in education in general, but especially as it pertains to the  industry. Hence the IDEA certifications.  A wise man he knows once said to him “there are very few situations in life, that cannot be improved with education”. He truly believes in the direction that the IDA is moving and wish to be part of that change.

Baird is a happily married father of 2. In his personal time, Baird is a die-hard sports fan, with NFL being at the top of the list, despite being Canadian (hockey is #2), and of course he loves spending time with the family and helping to coach some of his children’s sports teams when he can. He also plays Slo-Pitch on the weekends during spring and summer.

Candidate Statement: “I have been part of this great industry of ours for the past 15 years and have become very passionate about it! I firmly believe that the way to achieve IDA’s Vision is through education, innovation and professionalism. IDA, being an organization of manufacturers and professional door dealers, is uniquely positioned to lead that change in our industry now and going forward, and I want to be part of that change.
I would bring knowledge and experience gained in my capacity as the Vice President of the Canadian Door Institute to a position on the IDA board. I believe that this experience, as well as my unique perspective on the industry, can be of great use to the board and all of the IDA members. I have seen things from both sides of the fence, both as a professional dealer, and also as a manufacturer representative.  This has given me the personal experiences of going through the day to day challenges and victories that we all meet each day, dealer and manufacturer alike.
It is this combination of knowledge, experience, and passion for our industry that I believe can make me a valuable addition to an already strong board of directors.
Thank you for your consideration.
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Shaun Murphy

Company: Martin Door Mfg
City/State: Salt Lake City, Utah


Bio: Shaun Murphy studied business at the University of Utah and communications at Utah State University. He is an integrity sales facilitator and is ISO9001, MRP and ISO2001 certified. Murphy is the vice president of sales for Martin Door Manufacturing. He has been in the industry for several decades, starting with Martin Door Manufacturing in 1984 as a dealer sales manager, and from 1991 to 1996, managed the Distribution Center at Northwest Door Inc. From 1996 to 2012, Murphy was national sales manager of Martin Door Manufacturing and was the sales manager at Amarr Entrematic from 2013 to 2015. Murphy served on the IDA Board of Directors from 2009 to 2011 and has served on multiple committees, including chair of Education and Technology Committee.
 
Candidate Statement: I have a broad knowledge of our industry: from what I learned starting in the garage door industry in 1984 repairing roll formers, presses and maintaining other manufacturing equipment, to knowledge gained by transitioning over to national sales and everything in between. I believe in the value the IDA brings to both the consumer and the dealer. I am committed to bringing a standard to the industry, to ensure consumers get safe and quality products by reputable dealers throughout the world.
 
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Jeremy Evener

Company:  Service Spring Corp.
City/State: Maumee, Ohio


Bio:  Jeremy Evener is the National Sales Manager for Service Spring. He was bitten by the door bug when he joined the industry as part of the Service Spring team almost seven years ago. Evener started as a customer service / inside sales representative. A year later, he was promoted to the Midwest Territory Manager overseeing seven states in the central part of the U.S. In 2017, he was promoted to the Service (Distribution) Center Manager for the SSC Chicago Service Center. While in this role, he helped to build the local Chicago pick-up market along with assist customers with special orders, questions and engineering. During this time, Evener began serving on the board of directors for the Central States Door Dealer Association.

Over the last six and a half years, he says he has been honored to be asked to speak at IDA regionals shows as well as IDA Expo about garage door spring engineering.

Evener is happily married to wife Emily and has two rambunctious sons. He enjoys coaching little league baseball, playing golf and doing yard work. He also volunteers at a no-kill animal shelter."

Candidate Statement: "I am passionate about our industry and the people that count on it to make a living. This industry has the ability to provide an outstanding lifestyle for not only each of the industry members, but also their families. I am excited to have an opportunity to give back to the door industry by advocating for the betterment of technicians, dealers and industry members alike. I would be honored to serve you on the IDA Board of Directors."

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Darrin Rogers

Company:  Garage Door Specialists
City/State: West Sacramento, California


Bio: Darrin is currently the Operations Manager at Garage Door Specialists in West Sacramento, Ca. Darrin started a job in the door Industry 30 years ago that turned into a career. He first started with R & S Architectural as Office Assistant in 1990, that position led to experiences such as customer service, inside and outside sales, drafting and engineering, shipping and receiving, job scheduling and purchasing, marketing and training. Darrin has spent 6 years on the WASA board (Formally CODA California Operator and Door Association) from 2012 -2018, 2 years as Treasurer and the last 2 years as President.

Candidate Statement: "This Industry has provided my family and I with comfortable living. Everyone should know about the Door Industry, serving on the board means bring attention to the needs of those, who love this industry and would like to see it progress into the future. This is a field, that wont be replaced by robots anytime soon, so it will always need people. People are the reason it exist and exist for people. This board teaches, informs and protects, I would love to be a part of that."
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Mason Bockert

Company:  Firelands Hardware
City/State: Monroeville, OH


Bio:  Mason Bockert is the Vice President of Operations at Firelands Hardware, his family’s business. He started off in the stock room and worked up through fabrication, sales, and now management. During his time with Firelands Hardware Inc., Bockert has helped identify new opportunities to assist the company to grow and implemented internal changes that have improved efficiency. Most days, he is bouncing between his desk, where he does Door Quotes, Order Entry, Sales Calls, Customer Service, and the Warehouse, where he Pulls Orders, Assembles Products, Fabricates Steel Doors and Frames, and many other duties.
When not at work, Bockert spends time with his wife and two small children, home brewing beer, and enjoying the outdoors.

Candidate Statement: “Since becoming involved with the IDA in 2016 I have been impressed with the membership. The dealers that I have come to know are hardworking and dedicated individuals. I come from an adjacent industry, commercial hollow metal doors, and I see many of IDA members working with steel doors and frames daily and not having the support that they need with them. I can bring a new perspective and opportunities to the IDA, with the background that I have, that will benefit the IDA Membership and help it grow and recover after 2020. I would like to help the IDA offer new training and education material; to help the dealers expand their product knowledge and improve their comfort level that will allow them to grow their businesses.”