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Mr. Brown

Randy Brown

President and Founder, Soundproof Windows

Randy Brown is the owner and president of Soundproof Windows, Inc.  headquartered in Reno, Nevada. 

Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Texas Business School in 1983.   He has a diverse background in sales, manufacturing, construction, computer programming and engineering.   He started a wholesale ice manufacturing business that he sold after 12 years.  During these twelve years he designed and constructed a new ice manufacturing facility in Corpus Christi using several innovative and successful designs.  He modified the ice manufacturing equipment and increased production 32%.  These improved designs were then used by the equipment manufacturer.  Mr. Brown's Father was in the storm window business during the 60's and 70's (before the advent of dual pane windows) where Mr. Brown learned about high quality storm windows and how they helped reduce noise levels.

Mr. Brown initially developed the first version of a Soundproof Window to solve his own noise problems at his residence.  He applied his knowledge about storm windows and designed acoustic improvements to solve his noise problems.  Friends convinced him to solve their noise problems and Soundproof Windows was born.  Later, his musician friends convinced him to develop high quality recording studio products.  His continual lab testing and innovative design changes has greatly improved his windows and doors over the years. 

Mr. Brown holds world records for the amount of noise stopped for residential windows, recording studio windows, sliding glass doors and steel doors.  He has a couple of patents pending for his designs. Soundproof Windows, Inc. is now in its 20th year and is the National leader for acoustic windows and doors.

Please visit https://www.soundproofwindows.com for more information.

Mr. Brown can be contacted at info@soundproofwindows.com

Coming up in March 2019...

Human Resources: An Era of Transition

Traditionally, the human resource department administers five key areas within a hotel operation - compliance, compensation and benefits, organizational dynamics, selection and retention, and training and development. However, HR professionals are also presently involved in culture-building activities, as well as implementing new employee on-boarding practices and engagement initiatives. As a result, HR professionals have been elevated to senior leadership status, creating value and profit within their organization. Still, they continue to face some intractable issues, including a shrinking talent pool and the need to recruit top-notch employees who are empowered to provide outstanding customer service. In order to attract top-tier talent, one option is to take advantage of recruitment opportunities offered through colleges and universities, especially if they have a hospitality major. This pool of prospective employees is likely to be better educated and more enthusiastic than walk-in hires. Also, once hired, there could be additional training and development opportunities that stem from an association with a college or university. Continuing education courses, business conferences, seminars and online instruction - all can be a valuable source of employee development opportunities. In addition to meeting recruitment demands in the present, HR professionals must also be forward-thinking, anticipating the skills that will be needed in the future to meet guest expectations. One such skill that is becoming increasingly valued is “resilience”, the ability to “go with the flow” and not become overwhelmed by the disruptive influences  of change and reinvention. In an era of transition—new technologies, expanding markets, consolidation of brands and businesses, and modifications in people's values and lifestyles - the capacity to remain flexible, nimble and resilient is a valuable skill to possess. The March Hotel Business Review will examine some of the strategies that HR professionals are employing to ensure that their hotel operations continue to thrive.