Volume 13, Issue 9 - November/December 2012
Ones To Watch
Stewart is a member of the Builders Association of North Central Florida and recently earned life director status on the FHBA board of directors for having served more than seven years. She has chaired the FHBA Green Building Council and the bylaws/resolutions committee. She was named the 2009 FHBA Woman of Distinction in conjunction with the Southeast Building Conference.
She also serves on the Building Officials of Florida Code Development Committee, and is a nationally recognized energy code advocate.
Chiappetta has more than 14 years of experience in the fenestration industry. Prior to joining Ultrafab, he served in sales and account management capacities at Truth Hardware and Royal Building Products. Chiappetta earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Hartford.
Caldwell Hires Human Resources Director
Gidgett earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University. She is certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is a member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and also a member of the National Human Resources Association (NHRA).
These appointments include Ken Brenden, technical director; Dean Lewis, educational and technical information manager; and Rich Rinka, certification manager. As technical director, Brenden will review content of all AAMA technical document drafts and ballots; represent AAMA at selected industry organization events; oversee all code and regulatory activities as well as certification-related programs. He will also supervise all department staff with areas of responsibility including guidance and monitoring of new department employee training. Additionally, Brenden will provide input regarding strategic objectives and daily operation of the association.
As AAMA’s educational and technical information manager, Lewis will develop and review all educational course content, including FenestrationMasters; review and edit content of all AAMA marketing materials and media inquiries pertaining to technical activities, as well as review recommended revisions to the InstallationMasters training manual and related materials. The role also involves assessing marketplace and member needs to identify needed educational course content, plus maintenance and identification of education accreditations that AAMA should hold.
As AAMA’s certification manager, Rinka will direct all of
the association’s certification-related activities, with direct management
responsibilities for the AAMA air, water and structural Gold Label Certification
Program, as well as the AAMA Thermal Certification Program (silver label).
Also, Rinka will manage all aspects of the ANSI accreditation requirements
in addition to certification-related audits and act as advisory staff
liaison to assigned member groups within the association. Rinka, formerly
of AAMA member company Momentive Performance Materials, began his employment
at AAMA on October 13.