Garry Skidmore has been named president and chief operating officer for TCG International (TCGI), parent company to Speedy Glass, Novus Glass and others.
Previously, Skidmore served as executive vice president of the company. He began working at TCGI in high school, sweeping the floors.
TCGI is a family business and Skidmore is the third generation to be involved. His father Allan serves as chairman and CEO of TCGI. Arthur Skidmore, grandfather to Garry, established the company in the late 1940s in British Columbia.
“I’ve been working inside our group of companies for many years and joined full time back in 1994 after completing my university studies,” says Skidmore. “[T]he company is almost 68 years old and I’m proud to be the third generation to be involved.”
Skidmore sees big things in store for the Novus brand.
“I am most excited about growing our Novus Glass brand,” he says. “Novus is experiencing significant growth in North America and, we believe, based on current growth estimates, we will become the number two North American player in the not so distant future. We are seeing an influx of interest, including glass companies, wanting to add the Novus brand to their business to differentiate themselves and increase their visibility and acceptance in the insurance and large fleet arena.”