The greatest compliment you can give Charles Juring is that you can’t see his work at all. As a process technician, the management of the magnetron sputterer that coats anti-reflective products like Museum Glass®, Optium Museum Acrylic®, and UltraVue®, Charles ensures the overall quality control for the coating process of applying the .0002 mm-thick layer to our glass.
But perfection isn’t achieved through just lack of reflection. Participating in the design of coatings for various customers and products require adjustments to suit different needs and parameters. New products and product improvements keep his work interesting and fuel his passion.
“My design has to be perfect,” said Charles about his approach to his job. “I pay close attention to the details.”
As one of the many people involved in the sputter-coating process at our Fairbault, MN, facility, Charles infuses his work with a strong sense of personal commitment. He works with the research and development team to design coatings that drive product improvements and new products. These include TruLife™ Acrylic, our abrasion-resistant acrylic developed for face/second surface mounting and direct printing on the substrate, and recent coating improvements that resulted in easier cleaning and handling, and increased durability in our anti-reflective products.
His pride in his role at Tru Vue is driven by his high personal standards as well as the culture at Tru Vue. Charles appreciates being a part of a collaborative culture that values input from all levels.
“Places I’ve worked before don’t want to hear from their employees,” said Charles. “At Tru Vue, we have a voice. It’s not a matter of someone sitting in an office making decisions for others who are actually doing the job.”
Charles is also passionate about preservation and protection. When visiting museums with his wife and son, he thinks about how he’s probably touched the glass or acrylic that protects important works of art and historical pieces.
“With everything going digital, I like producing a product that preserves memories for a lifetime,” said Charles.
Though only at Tru Vue for five years, Charles has seen changes in that short period, including new customers and overall business growth. His contributions stand alongside those of long-time employees, including some, he points out, who have been working at Tru Vue since before Charles was born. One of his favorite aspects of being with his co-workers is the mix of cultures they represent and the sense of commitment they share.
“People don’t see what we do behind the scenes, but there is a lot of work that goes into our product,” said Charles. “We stand behind our quality. We won’t sell something that we wouldn’t put on our walls.”
We are celebrating our 70th anniversary by recognizing employees like Charles and others you can read about in the links below. Join us at the West Coast Art and Frame Show booth #605 to toast our history and the success of our industry at our 70th Anniversary Reception, Tuesday, January 24, at 5 p.m.
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