Doug Glenn Joins Solar

The Solar family of companies, including Solar Atmospheres, Solar Manufacturing, and Magnetic Specialties, announce the hiring of Mr. Dou...

Doug Glenn (3rd from left) appointed as VP Corporate Marketing for Solar family of companies. Also pictured in front of a Solar Manufacturing vacuum furnace at ASM’s Heat Treat Show are (l-r) Trevor Jones, Senior R&D Engineer; William Jones, CEO; and Jim Nagy, President, Solar Manufacturing.

The Solar family of companies, including Solar Atmospheres, Solar Manufacturing, and Magnetic Specialties, announce the hiring of Mr. Douglas Glenn to vice president of corporate marketing. Glenn will help the Solar family of companies more effectively decipher and respond to the wishes and demonstrated market demand of current and prospective customers as well as communicate clearly the benefits of the companies’ thermal processing products and commercial heat treating and related services.

“Bringing Doug onto the corporate management team is going to allow us to continue to move our marketing efforts forward and better serve our customers,” said Roger Jones, corporate president, Solar Atmospheres. “Doug’s market knowledge and years of marketing and sales experience will be a valuable added resource to Solar’s already formidable executive team. We’re excited to have him on board.”

Glenn served 20 years as publisher of Industrial Heating magazine ( During his tenure at Industrial Heating, he founded Furnaces North America (1995) and subsequently sold the event to the Metal Treating Institute. Glenn served on the board of directors of both the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) and the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) and was the first-ever associate member president of MTI. Glenn launched both Chinese-language and Portuguese-language versions of Industrial Heating magazine for the Chinese and Brazilian markets respectively. Glenn founded FORGE magazine, a North American-based trade publication focusing on technologies available for open-die, closed-die, and ring-roll forge operations. FORGE is also published in China and Brazil as well as in India.

In addition to serving as publisher of Industrial Heating and FORGE, Glenn was also publisher of Process Heating, Process Cooling, and Pollution Engineering, all publications owned by BNP Media (, the nation’s largest, privately held business-to-business publishing company, located in Troy, Michigan.

During his 20 years at Industrial Heating, Mr. Glenn grew the publication to be the largest and most preferred thermal processing industry publication with global circulation in excess of 30,000 and a website reaching roughly the same number each month.

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Solar Atmospheres
Solar Atmospheres specializes in vacuum heat treating, vacuum nitriding, vacuum brazing as well as vacuum carburizing services. With processing expertise and personalized service, Solar will process your small or large parts efficiently with our unique range of over 60 vacuum furnaces. Sizes range from lab furnaces to the world's largest commercial vacuum furnace. ...Read more Or visit

Solar Manufacturing
Solar Manufacturing stands out above our competition. Our vacuum heat treating and brazing furnaces are designed to be the most energy efficient, cost effective, highest performing and most technically advanced furnaces on the market. With models ranging from small top-loading laboratory size furnaces to mid-size horizontal production furnaces to huge car-bottom vacuum furnaces, we design for heat treat processes such as hardening, brazing, stress relieving, normalizing, annealing, tempering, and sintering. Our furnaces feature improved graphite insulation materials, curved graphite heating elements, tapered gas nozzles, high velocity gas quench systems, SolarVac 3000 interactive control systems, ConserVac energy management system and Magnetic Specialties� Smart Power Supplies. Solar Manufacturing has also developed a name throughout the industry in Aftermarket Support. Our engineers can improve your existing hot zone by designing a replacement hot zone that is durable, energy efficient and will improve cooling and heating. We also offer vacuum furnace spare parts and service. Solar Manufacturing is a member of the Solar Atmospheres family of companies. Solar Atmospheres, Inc. is a progressive company and the largest independently owned commercial heat treater in the USA. With this affiliation and our extensive experience, Solar Manufacturing has gained a distinct advantage in the industry to assist you in choosing the right vacuum furnace or replacement hot zone for your needs. ...Read more Or visit