LaForce is proud to announce that Ken Metzler was chosen to be the recipient of the 2015 Founder’s Award from the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI)! The following is an article written about Ken, the award, and LaForce:
“The Founder’s Award is the Institutes highest and most prestigious award that recognizes significant and outstanding technical expertise and/or service to the Institute or to the architectural openings industry over an extended period of time. Recipients shall have contributed to the industry in such a way as to render them role models to other members of the industry.
Ken’s service to the DHI Board of Directors, his guidance as DHI President during one of the most turbulent times in our industry, and his leadership in positioning LaForce, Inc. as a progressive industry leader in distribution has earned him this well-deserved recognition. His vision for DHI has transformed the strategic direction of the organization today. LaForce, Inc., has earned a reputation as an industry trendsetter that advances life safety and security in numerous vertical markets such as healthcare and schools. This effort has made for a safer society.
It is impossible to measure Ken’s impact on this industry and the Institute by his service. His commitment is deep and his contributions are impressive. The leadership of DHI is proud to select him to receive DHI’s highest honor.”