Team Bios

Noshad Ali Shamshad,
Founder and President

Ali Founder and owner of NR Windows has more than thirty-five years of experience in the business. Prior to establishing NR Windows, Inc. in 1990, Ali was the CEO of a large glass and glazing company in the Middle East. Today NR operates on the foundations that he established, based on serving clients and delivering the best possible product. During the last 20 years he grew the company to a well known and respected name in the industry which stand for commitment and quality. His vision has grown NR into the top segment of curtain wall companies with satellites in different states and countries, such as the Caribbean and Canada. True to his belief and promise, Ali is still actively involved in all projects on a daily base.

Shahzad Ali, Vice President

Shahzad, Vice President and co-owner of NR Windows, has more than twenty-five years of experience in bringing engineering solutions to Architects, General Contractors, and Owners. Prior to joining NR Windows in 1992, Mr. Ali served as an Operations Manager in the Middle East. Shahzad is versatile with a wealth of experience to draw from. His daily involvement reflects in the quality and timely performance of all our projects.

Jacques Houben, General Manager

Jacques has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry, primarily focused on all aspects of the building envelopes and glazing. Jacques is military veteran and was the Director of Operations prior to promotion to General Manager. Jacques has been involved with projects of various natures, from traditional and high-rise to organic shaped walls created with steel, aluminum, glass and stainless steel. He has been involved in impressive and well recognized projects all over the world, he’s expertise goes from design and engineering through fabrication and installation.

David Taylor, Chief Estimator

An Architectural Draftsman by education, David's has more than 30 years of experience is in designing, planning, estimating and project management. He has executed these tasks and many more totaling more than a half a billion dollars in experience with the utmost efficiency and foresight on his resume. He greatly contributes to all our projects from advanced planning to timely execution. David's projects include:

Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Ft Lauderdale, FL
Forest Hill MBTA Station, Boston, MA

Felix Magdales, Senior Project Manager

Mr. Magdales has extensive experience in project management and in building specialty glazing structures for over 25 years. Before taking the position of Project Manager at NR Windows, Felix's experience included 18 years as project manager with Ala-Bar in Dubai-UAE. Felix earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Philippines. Among some of Felix’s accomplishments he is very proud to be part of the management team for the following projects:

Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida
One Bal Harbour, Bal Harbour, Florida
FIU Science Museum, Florida
MIC 6, Miami Intermodal Center, Miami, Florida

Jun Tinawin, Project Manager

Mr. Tinawin’s experience in building specialty/custom glazing structures spans over twenty four years. Before joining NR Windows, Jun’s experience includes working as a project manager at Al Abbar Group, Dubai, UAE for 21 years. Jun earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Philippines. In his 18 years with Al Abbar Group Jun was part of the management team for the following projects:

Burj Al-Arab, Dubai, UAE
Dubai International Airport, Dubai, UAE

Michael Macdonald, Senior Project Manager

Michael studied Construction Engineering and Project Management at State University of New York. In 1994 he began his career and rapidly graduated from foreman, to superintendent, to assistant project manager, and then project manager. His is experienced in managing retail, commercial, residential, luxury resorts and luxury high-rise condominium projects. Michael utilizes his education and hands on field experience in daily interactions from managing construction staff, subcontractor relations and owner relations, to engineering and design coordination. During his career Michael worked as project manager on many large projects, including:

The Plaza at Oceanside, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
The Resort at Singer Island, West Palm Beach, Florida
One Watermark Place, West Palm Beach, Florida

David Lechner, Senior Project Manager

David is a Construction Management Professional with extensive experience in government and institutional projects. He has a reputation for delivering projects on time and on budget. He was Vice President of Preconstruction Services for a large Florida construction management firm, before this he worked as a Senior Project Manager. David has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Purdue University. During his career David worked on many large projects, including:

St Petersburg College-Seminole Campus, St Petersburg, Florida
MPA Hanger/Parallel Taxiway-Naval Air Station, Bermuda
Highlands County Schools, Monterey, Virginia

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