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The Facade Pod

Author: Mitch Hawkins and Matt Krier

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The Facade Pod is a glass and glazing podcast hosted by best friends and architectural product reps Mitch Hawkins and Matt Krier. Follow along as these two interview glass and glazing industry leaders to discuss what makes them successful.
7 Episodes
On the Season 1 Finale, listen to Mitch and Matt as they discuss the challenges, benefits, and takeaways  they had from their first experiences as podcast hosts. This is the end of season 1, but just the beginning of the rest of the podcast! Stay on the lookout for updates on season 2. 
Mitch and Matt had a great time interviewing Kandace Shortt, the GM of Harmon's Mid Atlantic office. Tune in to hear how Kandace has climbed the ladder from being an intern with Harmon to running an entire office!
This was a big one for Mitch and Matt- on this episode they interview 2 great guests, Tom Lackey and Vince Polhemus from Walters & Wolf. Tom and Vince give incredible insight into how an extremely successful company is run, both from a manufacturing and process standpoint, as well as how they treat their employees. Have fun with this one!
Matt and Mitch have another great guest on this one! They were extremely excited to learn more about Derek and Steel Encounters going into this interview, and he did not disappoint. Steel is a company that is constantly focused on learning and growth, which made Derek a perfect guest. Enjoy this one! 
On this episode, Mitch and Matt interview Jeff Haber, an owner and managing partner at W&W Glass in Nanuet, New York. These three talked about W&W's history, the growth and success they've experienced, and how they're making sure that W&W continues to grow and push boundaries in the years to come. Buckle up for a fun one!
For their first ever episode, Mitch and Matt give a bit of background on how they became friends and cohosts, as well as why they decided to start this podcast.  Then, they interview Andy Hill, of Glass Solutions. In this episode, Matt, Mitch, and Andy discuss Andy's path into the glass world, how he helped grow Glass Solutions into one of the most recognizable glazing companies in the midwest, the importance of relationships, and leadership strategies. There is a ton of great content in this one!
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Mitch Hawkins and Matt Krier are architectural product reps that also happen to be best friends. The two of them are always looking for ways to get better, and decided that one of those ways should be to interview some of the most successful people in the glass and glazing industry. Follow along as Mitch and Matt interview these people about their backgrounds, best practices, and leadership strategies that have made them so successful.
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