Ardex Global CEO Mark Eslamlooy led ceremonies to dedicate the Ardex Academy Training Center at the Ardex Americas Headquarters in honor of the company’s founder, the late Herbert “Gr” Goller.
The training academy will ensure that craftsmen are competent and confident when installing Ardex products. Dozens of Ardex employees who worked with Gr during the early growth in North America attended private ceremonies to honor their founder, mentor and friend, who sparked a revolution in their careers and personal lives as much as the construction industry.
The company’s global headquarters is in Germany. Mr. Goller began as the company’s export manager in 1973. He relocated his young family to the U.S. to create a fledgling business in 1978. Gr introduced self-leveling underlayments to the United States with Ardex K 15 Premium Self-Leveling Underlayment, soon followed by Ardex Feather Finish. Both Ardex K 15 and Feather Finish remain trusted products in the industry more than 35 years later.