Alan Fielder leaves Edgetech

Glass Times editor nathan Bushell responds to news that one of the industry’s favourite employees has moved on to pastures new.

Alan Fielder, Edgetech’s sales and marketing director, is leaving the company after 12 years.

Here are a few words from him that went out to the industry yesterday.

“My time at Edgetech has been an absolute blast, and I would like to thank my colleagues past and present, our wonderful customers and our worthy competitors for their sterling contributions to a very enjoyable journey – it’s been something of a privilege,” he said.

“I would hope that anyone who has had dealings with me in any capacity will have found me fair and honest, and felt they were treated the way I would like to be treated.

“Moving forward, I would like to think that my knowledge and experience of window and door systems, fabrication, installation, insulating glass, sales and marketing may be of value to folk in the UK fenestration industry, and would certainly consider a few days per week consultancy if the right things come along.

“My wife Susan and I have been planning a permanent move to our little house on the beach on our beloved Isle of Wight for some time now, and in 2020 we’ll be looking to make that a reality. I also have a small collection of quite interesting guitars, so it might be an idea to learn how to play one of them.”

Alan is a true windows professional, and while he’ll probably be best remembered for his time at Edgetech, his CV reflects a broad industry experience, including: Aluplast, Wendland, Swish, Spectus, and Sternfenster.

Talking to him last night, he pointed out that his time in the window industry began in 1983. If you can’t quite imagine how long ago that was, UB40 were at number one with Red Red Wine, the A-Team was the most popular TV Show, and Return of the Jedi was the highest grossing film. I’ll leave you to make the jokes.

The photo was taken in 2007 at Glassex, shortly before Alan joined Edgetech.