Ronald D. Argent
President and C.E.O. of Argent Enterprises Incorporated. A glass factory design, supply, and construction company Incorporated in 1999.
The A.E.Inc. company also acts as an agent on an exclusive basis for several other glass factory-construction related companies, these activities combined with the additional association of several other companies by means of cooperative agreements permit A.E.Inc. to supply a complete glass manufacturing facility if required.
American Ceramics Society - Member since 1977. Presented various papers
Canadian Ceramics Society - Member since 1977. Presented various papers
Scandinavian Society for Glass Technology (Nordiska Glastekniska Forenigen, NGF) - Member since 1975. Presented various papers
Society for Glass Science and Practices - Member since 1977. Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Program Chairman. Presented numerous papers
Crystal Federation member from 1997 - Attending the annual meetings. Presented various papers.
Society of Glass Technology,
Society of Glass Technology, North
Institute of Electronic and Electrical
Engineers ( I.E.E.E.),
International Congress on Glass Co- Chairman of Fund Raising Committee for 1998. Presented various papers.
Presenter of more than 100 papers associated with glass melting process, with at least 60% published. Papers presented in ten different countries.
Patent holder and owner of several glass melting systems and/or associated pieces of equipment.
Participated on over 160 furnace designs and over 60 operating furnace audits.
Successfully managed two engineering
companies in the
Over 40 Years associated with the glass industry
Started career in glass with Penelectro Ltd.
Remained with K.T.G. in
Opened the North American division of K.T.G. in 1978. As general manager remained until Nov of 1990.
Created representation for K.T.G. in
Joined Frazier-Simplex Inc in February 1991 as Executive V.P. and C.O.O. In 1994, became President of Frazier-Simplex Inc, President of the Frazier-Simplex Machine Co, and Managing Director of Frazier-Simplex Europe Co. Created industry partnerships world wide to enhance Frazier-Simplex's technical capabilities and abilities to process large contracts. Developed and managed the creation and processing of a new product range of glass-melting furnaces and batch-charging systems.
Founded ARGENT ENTERPRISES in February 1991 and became an Incorporated company in June of 1999.
1967- Present- Glass industry related studies to compliment job position, including several technical courses, business management/sales studies, and a number of correspondence courses.