Fenton Announces Retirement
On February 15, 2006,
will begin a new and exciting chapter of his life - retirement.
Tom started his Fenton career over 40 years ago working as a Data
Clerk in the Industrial Engineering Department. As with other
family members, Tom worked his way up the ladder having held the
positions of Shipping Foreman, Assistant Hot Metal Forman,
Assistant Works Manager and Plant Manager. In 1995, Tom was named
Vice President of Manufacturing, a position he held until his
Not being one to entirely let go
of his involvement with the factory, Tom will continue to contribute to the
company as a part-time consultant. His knowledge and guidance have been
invaluable, and we look forward to his continued involvement in this new
role. George Fenton states, "the company, and I personally, owe Tom a great
debt of gratitude for his support and leadership over the years. The success
of the company has always been his highest priority, and I am glad he will
continue to be available to give me good advice."
Over the years many Showcase
Dealers had the privilege of hosting Tom in their store during family
signing events. Tom always looked forward to his signings and enjoyed
meeting with collectors and Showcase Dealers alike. "As long as I can
remember, the company has been a big part of our relationship. His guidance
and friendship are one of the most valued parts of my life."
Tom and his wife, Sharon, will
continue to reside in Marietta, Ohio and look forward to enjoying more time
with their four grandchildren. They also plan to make regular trips to
Colorado to hike and explore the Rocky Mountains - one of their favorite
We congratulate and thank Tom on
the numerous contributions he made over the years to keep Fenton Art Glass
on top as America's leading producer of art glass.