WICHITA, Kan. — In October 2013, Viega LLC will welcome Vice President of Sales Dave Garlow as the new CEO and president. Dan Schmierer, who has led the company since its founding in 1999, will retire in December 2013.
“Dave Garlow’s 14 years with Viega LLC in sales and marketing make him an ideal candidate to become president and CEO,” Schmierer said. “He brings a very strong customer focus to the role and understands where our customers are coming from. He’s well prepared to step up to this new role as CEO.”
Garlow graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1986 and completed his MBA from the Katz School of Business in 2001. During his time at the University of Pittsburgh, he played ice hockey and was a member of ASME and ASHRAE student chapters.
Garlow serves on the board of directors for the Smithsonian-affiliated Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kan. Garlow coached youth hockey in Pittsburgh, Pa., for 12 seasons before he moved to Kansas in 2005. He also volunteered for the Holy Family Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa., a community organization that offers family support services.