Vick Channel passed away unexpectedly in late March at the age of 62. During the 40-plus years of his career Channel worked with several automotive glass companies, including Safelite, Southern States Glass and Libbey Owens Ford before transitioning to the architectural glass side of the industry at Harding Glass. Since then he worked for Gardner Glass Products, Glas-Tech Industries, Summit Glass Coatings, Shape Products and, most recently, Trulite.
Channel is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lisa; daughter, Carissa (Channel) Moening; son, Eric Channel; and eight grandchildren.
“He was loved and respected by many throughout the glass industry. I would like to thank everyone who has reached out to my family … Your thoughts, prayers and kind words are sincerely appreciated,” said his son Eric, who is the president and CEO of Global Glass Solutions. “He was deeply loved by his family, friends and co-workers.”