Marcus Dreher - Owner of MP Drafting
Marcus started in the glass and glazing industry in 2002 after working with civil engineering and process controls companies, both as a draftsman. Starting in the glass and glazing industry with Harmon Inc. he worked at the Detroit office for 3 years. Marcus left to join American Glass and Metals in Plymouth were he stayed for 2 years.
Marcus started MP Drafting in 2006 from his home office. Since then the company has grown to have more than 12 employees and working with customers across North America. MP Drafting works on all types of glazing projects from small to large, averaging over 250 projects per year.
Jon Gura: Drafting and Process Manager
In 2000, Jon began his higher education at Michigan State University where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. Shortly thereafter, Jon’s career began at TEMO Sunrooms. There, he created shop drawings and engineering reports primarily for residential sunrooms and supporting structures. He also worked in product development where he used a 3D printer to create prototypes and check for accuracy and feasibility of design. Jon’s next opportunity was at Walz Engineering where he continued work in that field.
In 2011, Jon began working for MP Drafting & Design. At MP Drafting & Design, Jon manages a team of draftsmen, prepares plans for turnover, checks shop drawings, creates shop drawings, acts as a main point of contact for the engineering teams and our customers, and evaluates in house processes with the goal of increasing efficiency and quality.
John Gilbert - Project Manager
John began his career in the service industry as a Regional Operations Manager with Nu-Tech Cleaning Systems. In 2004, when Nu-Tech decided to focus more on their products division, John took a position as a Business Marketing Specialist with UNIBAR Building Services.
While at UNIBAR, John was recognized for his efforts and promoted to Quality Assurance Manager over the ACCU-READ Services division. In this role, John further developed his skills as a project manager and gained a wealth of knowledge and certification in the ISO Standards.
After spending 11 years with UNIBAR, John ventured into the automotive sector accepting a position as Project Manager with Stratosphere Quality. Managing successful projects for wide range of Tier 1 and 2 suppliers such as Chrysler, Toyota, Husqvarna, and many others. John accepted a position with MP drafting in 2016 as Project Manager.
Chris Martin - Sales and Marketing, Co-Owner of GIT
Chris has an extensive background in the marketing growth and development of various brands in both the industrial and automotive product retail industries. Chris has been supporting the marketing efforts of MP Drafting in the glazing industry for over four years and was instrumental in the creation of GIT.
Chris realizes that one key to growth is supporting the glazing front office. It’s his mission to provide a training resource that is highly concentrated on supporting project managers and other front office new hires.