Roger O“Shaughnessy, President of Cardinal IG Company, the premier producer of coated glass products and sealed insulating glass units in the world, was named the 30th recipient of the Phoenix Award….
Roger O“Shaughnessy, President of Cardinal IG Company, the premier producer of coated glass products and sealed insulating glass units in the world, was named the 30th recipient of the Phoenix Award. Mr. O“Shaughnessy was recognized by the Phoenix Award Committee for his active involvement in making Cardinal IG Company the first producer of LoE coated glass for residential use on a mass production scale. As Cardinal IG Company“s President since 1967, Mr. O“Shaughnessy played an integral part in expanding the company with its first float glass facility in Menomonie, Wisconsin, which opened in 1992. Today, Cardinal has 18 glass manufacturing and fabricating facilities in the US with 4,000 employees. In 1987, Mr. O“Shaughnessy and his management group bought the M. L. Gordon Family Trust shares of Cardinal IG Company. The company remains privately owned today. As a distinguished winner of the Phoenix Award, Mr. O“Shaughnessy will receive a Steuben glass sculpture of the mythological Phoenix Bird, which will be presented to him at ceremony and banquet to be held in his honor on September 22, 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1971, the Phoenix Award Committee was formed to recognize extraordinary individuals who have made valuable contributions to the glass industry. Such contributions may be in production, teaching, or science, and include the medium of glass containers, fiberglass, scientific glass, fiat glass, tableware, art glass, and electronic glass.