Glass.com’s mission is to be a full service web and information portal about all things glass including architectural, residential and automotive glass as well as related glass products such as tabletops, shower doors, mirrors, windows, window film, and more. It provides information to consumers and offers referrals to quality glass service providers throughout the United States. The portal plans to add additional product areas beyond float glass products, such as eyeglasses and scientific glass, as well as increase the number of countries it serves as it grows.
Glass.com is the handiwork of Lyle Hill and Debra Levy, who together combine glass industry know-how with glass information and media services.
Lyle Hill is a 48-year veteran of the glass and metal industry who has managed glass retail, contract glazing, mirror, windows, window film and automotive glass businesses throughout the United States. He holds an MBA from IIT with a concentration in Technology and Engineering Management. A noted author and columnist, Hill is often called the “face” of the architectural glass industry across the US and throughout North America. Consequently, Lyle has been involved with glass installations all over the United States. He is also the author of “The Broken Tomato and Other Business Parables”, a book available for purchase on Amazon.com.
Debra Levy is the CEO of Glass.com. She is the founder of Key Media & Research (KMR), a full-service media company that specializes in glass industry information and data. KMR publishes five industry-related print and digital magazines USGlass magazine, Door & Window Market magazine, Architect’s Guide to Glass magazine, Auto Glass Repair & Replacement (AGRR), and Window Film magazines), four daily e-newsletters and three weekly ones. KMR also owns and manages several industry trade shows and publishes books and technical papers related to glass.
Deb holds a Masters in Science with a concentration in Community Economics from Southern New Hampshire University and has an undergraduate degree with concentrations in Spanish and Math from University of New York at Albany. Levy also sits on a variety of industry committees including the ANSI Z 97 Safety Glazing Committee, The Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standards Committee and the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards Committee among others.
Levy is a frequent author and speaker on topics related to glass. She has also served as a “glass expert” for numerous television and media outlets including CBS News, NBC News, ABC’s show 20/20 and more.
Getting proper information about glass out to the general public and referring them to quality shops for glass and glazing work has been a dream of hers since the world wide web came into being and she is thrilled to have been able to bring Glass.com as such a source. She lives in suburban Washington DC.
Lyle and Deb have brought their knowledge and resources to create Glass.com.
Vice President of Operations
Daniel Snow had been part of the team at a major glass information company for more than two years before being tapped to manage Glass.com®. While under his management, Glass.com earned first place awards from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for Best New or Relaunched Website and Graphic Design (GD) USA for website design, while continuing to grow steadily year-over-year.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from George Mason University, and has been able to put his numerous skills and attributes to use at glass-related events. Daniel has helped educate consumers about glass by working alongside TV personalities such as Richard Rawlings from Discovery Channel’s Fast and Loud, Dustin Anderson from HGTV’s Fixer Upper, and Susan Hogan from News4 Washington.
Prior to working this, Daniel worked in the real estate industry as a marketing specialist for a sales team and assisted in the firm’s administration. Daniel even spent a summer working at a local family owned and operated glass shop prior to attending college and is an Auto Glass Safety Council certified installer.
Daniel’s drive and leadership abilities are evident in all aspects of his life. In 2015 Daniel acted as a crew chief in Race Across America, “the world’s toughest bike race”, leading 4 racers and 10 crew to a first place victory. His passion for precision, and ability to collaborate with and manage a team, only aids in his ability to produce high quality results.