Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

The FCS team is focused on glass and fenestration products from Design, Product Validation, Fabrication, Training and Certification as well as Installation Risks and Beyond. 

FCS principal David Cooper has over 30 years of experience in the fenestration industry, specializing in risk management & mitigation, product design and process optimization with a broad range of technical knowledge.

The FCS team are the subject matter experts in…

  • Glass / Insulating Glass / Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG)
  • Window & Door products
  • Thermal and structural performance
  • Codes & regulations
  • Testing methods
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Certification requirements and waivers
  • Fabrication methods and optimization
  • Field installation and associated failures

President
David J. Cooper, PMP

Dave has been involved in most aspects of Insulating Glass and Vacuum Insulating Glass engineering, design, processing, quality, thermal performance, testing and certification and holds over a dozen patents. He was responsible for teams at Guardian Glass that validated VIG and a new IG product.  Dave is an Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (FGIA) board member and past president. He held board and leadership positions with the Insulating Glass Certification Council, ISO and NFRC VIG Task Groups among other organizations. Dave has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Advisory Board
Steve Strawn

Steve is involved in all aspects of the fenestration industry standards development/compliance and building and energy code development/compliance.  He is a recognized  and trusted leader having been board Chair of NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council), President FMA (Fenestration Manufacturers Association), board  member of AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association), board member IGMA (Insulating  Glass Manufacturers Alliance) , Hallmark Certification Committee chair WDMA (Window and Door Manufacturers Association),  as well as having chaired numerous fenestration industry committees.

Team Members

Dennis Anderson, Thermal Modeling Specialist

Dennis Anderson has been in the fenestration industry since 1992.  His experience is primarily thermal performance of windows & doors and mitigating field acoustical issues.  He is a recipient the 2018 NFRC Member of the Year for implementing a new NFRC condensation rating. Dennis joined NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) in December 2019 and is  currently a Program Manager.  He is involved with noise mitigation consulting and thermal computer simulation training and research analysis per AERC (Attachments Energy Rating Council) guidelines and IECC (International Energy Conservation Code). Dennis is a veteran of the U.S. Army and earned a B.S. in Engineering.

Ron Michalczuk, Quality Management System Specialist

Ron has been involved with quality his entire career.  He led glass and IG teams in development of a quality management system and is chair of the quality task group at FGIA (Fenestration and Glass Industry Alliance).  He was instrumental in crafting the TM-4500 series of documents for IGMA.  Ron specializes in consulting and training and his unique integrated methodology is designed to continuously improve a business management system to positively impact the bottom line. Ron emphasizes producing cost savings in your business process improvements while meeting or exceeding customer expectations. This enables clients to expand their business despite a more competitive world.

Stephen Morse, Ph.D., P.E., Glass Specialist

Stephen is well known in glass circles and is a primary contributor to the ASTM E 1300 Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of glass in buildings.  Stephen is currently the Assistant Professor at Michigan Tech -Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering in Houghton, MI.  His company, Standards Design Group has software packages for determining glass loading and IG stress properties.