Our Team

Calibre Door Closers is owned and operated by people with decades of valuable industry experience. Whether it's product knowledge, technical support, special customer tooling requirements, special packaging, or you just want to ask us a question... we are always available to you.

We realize you can find much of the door closer and storefront door hardware product throughout the marketplace, but you will have to look long and hard to find people behind the product that you can trust to serve you well with the ongoing reliability and dependability of Calibre Door Closers. We promise to serve you well.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

John Linder, President and CEO of Calibre, in his early years worked for his father, John A. Linder, who founded U.S. Aluminum Corporation®. The company sold to Cornelius Vanderstar in 1964. At USAC John learned to do door fabrication and aluminum storefront systems. After spending six years in the military, in 1983 John again joined his father at International Door Closers, Inc.® and was the Executive Vice President, COO until leaving the company in early 2006. In the spring of 2006, John, with Tony Gonzales and some trusted, dedicated employees, formed the new corporation of Calibre Door Closers, Inc.
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Anthony (Tony) Gonzales, Vice President and Operations Manager, was with the Aluminum Door Frame Corporation from 1984-1990. Tony was involved in bidding, take offs and the design of interior door and frame systems. Tony was with International Door Closers, Inc.® involved in all aspects of the operation, from 1990-2005 as the Operations Supervisor and Office Manager. In the spring of 2006 Tony joined with John to form Calibre Door Closers, Inc., and manages the daily affairs, including OEM sales, customer service, and new product development.
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Richard (Rick) Walker, after leaving the U.S. Army (82nd Airborne - All the Way) had a very successful first career in sales and sales management in the petroleum industry before changing to the builder's hardware industry in 1999. Rick was the Sales Manager for International Door Closers, Inc.® for 8 years, from 1999-2007. Rick has chosen to join the Calibre Team as our Sales Manager. Rick's years of industry experience, his respect for his Sales Representatives, and his enthusiasm, will be a welcome addition to the team.
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It is with great sadness and personal loss that we inform you our Sales Manager, Rick Walker, suddenly passed away, January 29th. Rick was on of those few individuals who manage to favorably impact & touch many people's lives. Rick was a great, ethical, & honest man, who loved life, had a passion for his work, and truly respected the business. All who knew him well will sorrowfully miss him.

Bruce Bollong, is the company Controller. Over the years Bruce has gained extensive accounting experience as the controller of several large, and high profile companies. Bruce performed full charge bookkeeping at International Door Closers, Inc.® from 2004 until he left in 2006, and presently manages all aspects of the accounting for Calibre Door Closers, Inc. to trial balance and the month-end financials. acct@calibredoorclosers.com

Ruben Barron, an industrious, hard working young man comes to the Calibre Door Closer team with several years of training and experience from Federal Express. Additionally, Ruben is continuing his higher education at Mt. San Antonio College, a school well known for its cooperative U.S. Air Force ROTC Program in conjunction with Cal State University San Bernardino. Ruben is studying a core competency in computer science, and communications. As our Operations Supervisor, Ruben will assume responsibilities and oversight of our entire customer support, including data entry, order tracking, and specialty requirements for many of our OEM customers.

John Gutsu, Manufacturer's Representative, conducts our Southwest Hardware Sales, and has more than 30 years of proven sales experience. Many of those years were spent with Adams Rite Manufacturing® specializing in all aspects of door hardware. For the past 12 years John has teamed with Michael Martinez as ASH Associates, and together they have done an outstanding job penetrating the Southwest sales market with the quality lines they represent.

Chris Acosta, a former Army Ranger and SSG, plays an important role at Calibre. Since leaving the 1/75th in 2011, Chris has gained valuable warehouse experience at Calibre. Chris recently moved into customer sales and service to advance his career. Chris has the maturity, dependability, and attention to the small details that makes him a valuable member of our team.

Arvin Collins, Manufacturer's Representative, with many years to the Glass & Glazing Trade, brings experience and professionalism unparalleled by most others. Arvin not only sincerely cares about his customers, but he also goes to great lengths to make certain that the customer's every need is taken care of in a timely manner. Many Glass and Glazing customers in the Southern California market already know Arvin and have experienced Arvin's sales calls these past 8 years. Representing Calibre Door Closers, Arvin and his sales agency, Alliance Sales & Marketing, have much to offer. Arvin will be glad to sit down and discuss his product lines with you as he reintroduces himself and Calibre Door Closers to you. Arvin sincerely enjoys his work and he looks forward to meeting with you.

Robert McKinney, former Navy Seal and CPO, plays an important roll at Calibre. Since leaving the teams in 2004, Robert has gained most of his warehouse and shipping/receiving experience while working for Ingram Micro and the United Parcel Service. Robert's maturity, dependability, and attention to the small details makes him a valuable member of our order processing team and inventory control.

Niel Acosta, a former Navy PO2 and EOD expert, recently joined the Calibre warehouse team. Though working at Calibre is less risky than EOD, Niel is deadly serious about his new position on our team. Niel is being carefully integrated into our supply chain, and cross-trained in shipping/receiving, order processing, and inventory control. Niel will play an important role in our ISO formatted material supply chain.