Professional Resume of Principal


Posted By on Dec 9, 2013

PO Box 571467 Salt Lake City, UT 84157-1467 Tel 303-579-9326 metalexperts@aol.com DONALD L. NYGARD Summary of Qualifications         Professional Experience Combining over thirty years’ experience from a start- up business to general management, marketing and sales in construction products and equipment.  Documented P & L Success.  Known as a visionary leader   President, Nygard Companies, dba Metal eXperts, Inc., 2002 – Present Own distribution business; selling CSI Division 7, 8 and 10 building products, metal and membrane roofing, roof coatings,  skylights, security glazing, doors and windows, curtainwall, sunshades, metal panels, and solar power products, and construction equipment in Western United States Branch  Manager, Englert, Inc. Oversee and control all strategic and business aspects of the Western region while aligning with company’s organizational goals.  Responsible for giving the proper strategic direction to the western regional team as well as creating a vision for its success.   Recorded companies all time sales best and record profits in the building product and manufacturing equipment industry.   Oversaw product distribution, sales department staff, operations, accounting, and collections, and building a dynamic team.   Profit Center’s geographic region was Western United States. §  Received personal letter of congratulations from President and CEO for recording profit after first two years of general management.  Branch had previously lost money for seven consecutive years under other mgmt. Regional Sales Manager, Aluma Shield Industries Hired to lead start-up operation for Southwestern United States, a previously unrepresented territory for company. Spearheaded private label agreements with key Manufacturers. Distributed insulated panels through direct promotion, independent representatives and dealer distribution. District Sales Manager, H.H. Robertson Company and Cupples During tenure, I was number one salesman twice and in top ten most every year. Recorded over six million in sales selling curtain wall, panel systems, etc.  on a furnish and install basis for many years. Presented many lunch and learns  to architects, contractors and developers. §  Progressively directed sales and subcontracting efforts from the Rocky Mountains to the Western United States §  Managed support team and independent sales organizations along with dealer network. §  Exceeded Regional level sales by 100 % §  Exceeded District Level Sales by 200 % Three-time award winner for finishing top three of Fortune 500 company EDUCATION   B S Marketing and Business Administration. §  Graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks,...

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Many things can contribute to the unsightly riply effect called “oil Canning.”   During the mill process when coil steel is produced, the molten steel is thicker in the middle than the edges.  After the coil cools in to a state and is coil coated (painted) and slit into useable widths for panel fabrication, it is inherently thicker on one side than the other.  This slight unevenness in width can contribute to Oil canning. When the coil is slit, the slitting blades can create an oil can effect called camber.    Camber is a banana effect in coil and some camber is inevitable. There are no defined tolerances.  One way to calculate camber is to cut 2 consecutive 20′ pieces of coil , flipping one around and putting them parallel to each other side by side.  The distance between the abutted 2 pieces at 10 feet in theory  should be no more than 3/4″, although some companies allow as much or more than 1 3/4″ per 20 feet.  There is not an ASTM standard that all companies abide that fabricate single skin panels,  as of this writing, to the best of the author’s knowledge. When metal coil is run through a roll forming operation, the metal is stressed causing it to buckle and wrinkle.   Undeniably, the Roll Form Process by itself causes some oil canning due to the stresses, even when adjusted properly within the equipment tolerances set by the equipment manufacturer.  There are  some “experts” that feel In-Plant equipment ( vs on-site equipment ) that use more Rollforming stations to form the metal cause less oil canning.   Then again, how many stations are enough? Oil Canning is further noticeable if the metal panels are installed on an uneven substrate.  Frankly, this is often the most common cause of noticeable oil canning.  Also, thermal expansion and contraction greatly accentuate the oil canning appearance. The bottom line is if you cannot tolerate any oil canning appearance, DO NOT USE METAL. Even if all the controlled variables are perfect, you may still see some or alot of oil canning.  Using striations or ribs into a panel face or increasing the gauge may  help lessen the aesthetic appearance.  However, you must expect some waviness in the metal roof/wall/soffit  in the case of any single metal skin, due to the variables that cannot be controlled....

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