Cathie Saroka, President and CEO, Goldray Glass
2:30 pm on the INdeed Inspire Stage
For over three decades, Cathie Saroka and her team have built Goldray glass into a world class company with operations based right here in Calgary.
At the Small Business Calgary Expo, Cathie will highlight Goldray’s growth story, sharing how they landed their first big customer and a partnership with 3M. Cathie will also speak to the many challenges Goldray has overcome.
If you are looking to get inspired by the hard work and success of a local business, this keynote is not to be missed.
What to expect from her keynote No Glass Ceiling Can Contain Goldray Glass: A Growth Story
- A quick history on Goldray Glass
- how they have overcome many obstacles
- landing their first client
- building unique partnerships
Cathie Saroka's Story
Cathie is an innovative award-winning professional in the glass industry. She has been a key member of the Goldray family since 1985. During this time, Cathie has managed all facets of the glass manufacturing business at Goldray - from research and development to finance, operations, marketing and communications.
Cathie holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Calgary, with a focus on corporate strategy and entrepreneurship. Cathie is also a LEED® Accredited Professional, and speaks at many events across North America promoting the use of decorative glass in commercial construction. Cathie believes in continuous education and ensures she is knowledgeable about the latest trends in the glass industry by attending international trade shows and seminars.
Cathie has been an active volunteer with the Glass Association of North America for the past decade and currently sits as the 2015-2016 Chair of the Decorative Division. Cathie collaborates with partners in the industry to provide education, technical resources and insight into future trends for the promotion and use of decorative glass products.
In February 2015, Cathie was awarded the Decorative Division, Member of the Year Award from the Glass Association of North America (GANA). This distinguished peer-nominated award recognizes members for their dedication to the Association’s North American Decorative Division.
Goldray Glass is a leading manufacturer of architectural decorative glass for both interior and exterior building projects. Their goal is to maintain a focus on innovation, technology, and product development to remain at the forefront of the industry and meet the needs of their customers.
With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Goldray is skilled at using their knowledge and passion for decorative glass to provide custom solutions that solve client's design challenges and bring ideas to life.
As a member of both the U.S. Green Building Council and the Canada Green Building Council, Goldray Glass is committed to promoting sustainability in the built environment.
Golray value’s the relationships they have with their clients, and the team is committed to providing quality products and an exceptional level of customer service.