Category: People

30. April 2020

Welcome, Phil…now stay home!

from Tracy Dacko

Schöck North America is proud to welcome Regional Sales Manager Phil Eberley to the team. Joining us in the midst of the COVID-19 lockdown, his introduction to the team was unlike anyone else’s so we asked him to share a few words about his first weeks:

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06. November 2017

Introducing Carlos Garcia, Pacific Northwest Regional Sales Manager

from Abby Mycek

Schöck North America is pleased to introduce its newest Regional Sales Manager, Carlos Garcia. Carlos currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife and two children, and will be serving the Pacific Northwest region for Schöck.

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07. July 2016

Introducing Patrick Chan, Pacific Northwest Regional Sales Manager

from Abby Mycek
Left: Patrick Chan, Northwest Regional Sales Manager Right: Joe Fyock, Inside Sales Manager for North America
Left: Patrick Chan, Pacific Northwest Regional Sales Manager
Right: Joe Fyock, Inside Sales Manager for North America


Patrick M.B Chan has a passion for finding solutions to reducing the environmental footprints of buildings as an effective means of tackling global warming.

After graduating with a Civil Engineering degree (B.A.Sc.) from the University of British Columbia, his primary focus and expertise has been exploring innovative ways to make building envelopes more thermally efficient in order to reduce the overall energy usage from these structures.  … read more

23. June 2016

Introducing Mike DeVries, Midwest Regional Sales Manager

from Tracy Dacko


Hello! My name is Mike DeVries (the last part of my name rhymes with ‘breeze’…like the breeze coming off the Great Lakes). I joined the North American Schöck family in January of this year as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager. I live in Northwest Indiana, about thirty minutes outside of Chicago, and grew up on the South side of Chicago ­– a South side Cubs fan in a White Sox world! … read more

24. January 2014

Schock Welcomes Mike Lemen

from Mike Lemen

My name is Mike Lemen from Washington State in the Pacific Northwest. I’m proud to join the Schӧck family of Innovation Building Solution as Sales Manager for Western North America including Alaska, Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.

Mike Lemen 2

Mike at a recent jobsite visit to LIDO in Vancouver Canada.

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20. December 2013

Honorary Award with American Institute of Architects

from Matt Capone

This month, during the Boston Society of Architects Annual Meeting, our friend and colleague Richmond So P.E., P. Eng., C.Eng., MIStruct E.  received an Honorary award with the American Institute of Architects BSA 2013, for his outstanding dedication to collaborative practice and design excellence.


Richmond So and I here.
Richmond So and I here.

Richmond and his team at RSE Associates have been great help to our internal Schock team by providing their consulting and engineering services.  We are always striving to provide the best solutions for our customers and having their support has been very important.

The event was followed by with the gala opening of the BSA Space exhibit, Rights of Way- Mobility and The City.

BSA Space Exhibit:: Rights of Way- Mobility and The City
BSA Space Exhibit:: Rights of Way- Mobility and The City

Rights of Way is a global exploration of mobility and transportation in cities. The exhibition feature dozens of examples of visionary urban thinking, showing how the city is shaped by the ways people move through it.

The cities of 2030 won’t be the ones we have today-so let’s design them
The cities of 2030 won’t be the ones we have today-so let’s design them

Curated by James Graham and Meredith Miller of MILLIGRAM-office, Rights of Way demonstrates that our urban environment is the result of constant negotiation among designers, policy makers, the private sector, and individual residents. The exhibit will be on display at the BSA until May 26, 2014.

Congratulations to Richmond So on his recognition. If you are in Boston, be sure to visit the BSA Space.

25. February 2013

An Exciting Week in Vancouver at BuildEX 2013!

from Dieter Hardock

On February 13th and 14th Schöck had the great opportunity to present the company and Isokorb structural thermal breaks, at BuildEX 2013 to the construction community in Vancouver, British Columbia.

We experienced great interest at our booth, and found out that most people are aware of the problems and effects of thermal bridging. But not of the solution – Schöck Isokorb® for concrete and steel applications.

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20. December 2012

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality

from Stefanie Witt

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” -Washington Irving

That is why Schoeck Canada Inc. and its employees decided to donate their time to a local charity called “Adopt a Family”. This program helps local families in need enjoy the holiday season knowing their community believes in the spirit of giving. Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region is the organizer of this amazing charity. … read more

05. December 2012

Thermal Break at Innovation Pavilion Boston

from Matt Capone

On November 14-16th, the Isokorb® product was featured in the Innovative Products Pavilion at ABX (Architecture Boston Expo) 2012.

Alongside Isokorb® were other innovative products, such as Schuco Curtain wall systems.

There was a great amount of interest in the Isokorb® displays and samples. People were drawn to the unique nature of how the product works and many said this will solve problems in design and construction which have always been overlooked. … read more

05. December 2012

Adam Kimble, Newest Member of Schock Isokorb® Team

from Adam Kimble

My name is Adam Kimble, born and raised in the suburbs of New Orleans, LA. Explored the world in previous business roles only to land back in Louisiana. Now, I have the great opportunity to start a new adventure in the great city of Chicago, IL, where I will manage Midwest sales for Schӧck USA Inc.

With a degree in Civil Engineering and Business Administration, I have been afforded the honor to work for multiple international companies in various capacities from business development to director of operations.

Now I have the special honor of joining Schӧck to introduce Isokorb® in the U.S.A. which will provide high performance solutions to the long outstanding problem of thermal bridges at balconies and other external wall projections. … read more

07. November 2012

ACI Toronto

from Domenico Pace

Gathering in Toronto were the intellectual elite, as it pertains to the application of concrete in North America. To say that I was out of my element is the understatement of the decade. For the layman such as myself it was like watching paint dry in super slow motion. The conversations so technical, the subjects dissected down to the most minuscule detail. The questions of where to change a period at the end of a statement, or to move details from the opening of a specification to the middle were all lost on this humble Sales Associate. … read more

05. November 2012

A Little Help from our Friends in the UK

from Matt Capone

It was this July while in Baden-Baden for the Schöck 50th party that I got to meet (among many others) our fellow colleagues from Schöck Ltd. UK.  Simon Howland and several others from the office happened to be on a production tour with me. While lagging towards the back of the pack, we got to talking.  I was describing how we are just underway in the US and our efforts to educate about the problems of thermal bridges. They understood, having been in the same situation. Now they are 6 years in the making, with steady project flow, gaining market share and an acceptance by the building community that structural thermal breaks really are necessary to make a proper building envelope.

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29. October 2012

ComBAR® meetings and Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

from Domenico Pace

VIP’s from Canada and Europe came to meet, tour and share in the festivities of the Kitchener – Waterloo Oktoberfest.

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05. October 2012

Introductions to the Schöck Isokorb® Team for North America

from Ekaterina Tropynina

The  Schöck Isokorb® team is a unique group of professionals, originating from different countries and cultures. We work together to bring the best services and products. But on the other hand we are a group of real and interesting people, who have their own interests, hobbies and diverse life experiences.

Each of us has prepared a short bio, which filled with personality type and quite interesting to read!

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01. October 2012

End of Summer, Looking Back to Fantastic Schöck Events

from Stefanie Niederkofler

This summer has been busy, in May we launched Isokorb® product in Canada with the Innovative Connections event. Joined by other specialist in building science, we presented latest finding and research on thermal bridging.

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12. September 2012

Meet Ebi and Matt

from Angie Tennyson

Meet Ebi and Matthew Capone, two employees from Schöck that you should know.

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04. September 2012

Follow Schöck

from Angie Tennyson

There are many ways to connect these days. You can follow on linkedin, youtube, pinterest, slideshare, twitter, facebook, blog….

Since you have already found our blog, be sure to also follow Schöck on Linkedin.

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14. August 2012

Destiny and Schöck

from Nickolas Thorvaldsen

My name is Nick Thorvaldsen, and I am a civil engineering student from the University of Cincinnati.

Through a series of unpredictable circumstances I have been given the opportunity to intern with Schöck. To first introduce a little bit of background, the current options for the University of Cincinnati’s International Co-Op program are Germany, Japan or a Spain. I chose Germany for several reasons:

First off, Germany is known in the US as a world leader of engineering and technical professions, not to mention for green and sustainable building. The benefits to my learning and career with such an internship in Germany go without explanation. My brother participated in the same program five years prior and couldn’t stop talking about it.

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