Volume 46, Issue 9 - October 2011

GANAPerspectives

The Backbone of GANA Success
GANA Thanks Its Volunteer Leaders
by William Yanek

For the Glass Association of North America (GANA), success is not found in one person, one committee or one division. Instead, it is found in each and every volunteer leader that lends his or her expertise to the association for the betterment of our industry. In recognition of that strong commitment to the association and industry, GANA staff and elected leadership would like to thank our volunteers.

In 2011, GANA members have produced glass informational bulletins (GIB) titled Use of Laminated Glass in Glass Railing Systems, Proper Procedures for Receiving, Storage and Transportation of Flat Glass Mirrors and Installation Techniques Designed to Prolong the Life of Flat Glass Mirrors, along with documents such as General Guidelines for Screen Printing on Flat Glass and Mirrors: Handle with Extreme Care. Our members also have played a large role in energy issues, along with hosting premier educational events for peers and customers.

Additionally, GANA volunteer leaders aggressively advocated on behalf of the glass and glazing industry at international, national and state level forums.

Join me in expressing your appreciation to GANA’s volunteer leaders at your next opportunity. Our industry significantly benefits from their dedication and hard work.

GANA Board of Directors
• Jon Johnson of Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions – GANA president
• Jay Phillips of Guardian Industries Corp. – GANA vice president
• Tracy Rogers of Edgetech IG Inc. – GANA treasurer
• Jeff Nixon of Glass Coatings and Concepts LLC – GANA secretary
• Henry Taylor of Kawneer Co. Inc. – BEC division chair
• Marc Deschamps of Walker Glass Co. Ltd. – Decorative division chair
• Henry Gorry of Guardian Industries Corp. – Flat glass manufacturing division chair
• Nathalie Thilbault of Prelco Inc. – Insulating division chair
• Michael Burriss of Cytec Industries – Laminating division chair
• Jim Ventre of Gardner Glass Products – Mirror division chair
• Rick Wright of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope – Tempering division chair
• Tom Crawford of Donisi Mirror Co. – GANA immediate past president

Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Division
• Chuck Knickerbocker of Technical Glass Products – Technical committee chair; Commercial Fenestration Systems manual task group chair
• Jon Kimberlain of Dow Corning Corp. – Guidelines for Structural Silicone task group chair
• Don Earnheart of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope – Key Elements of Fenestration System Shop Drawings task group chair
• Bill Sullivan of Heartland Glass Co. – BEC scholarship committee chair
• Henry Taylor of Kawneer Co. Inc. – BEC conference committee chair
• Charles Clift of Curtainwall Design and Consulting – Blueprint Reading & Labor Estimating Course manual update chair

Decorative Division
• Danik Dancause of Walker Glass Co. Ltd. - Recyclability of glass products task group chair
• Jeff Nixon of Glass Coatings and Concepts LLC – Product color and durability subcommittee chair
• Joseph Ryan of Ferro Corp. - Glazing materials compatibility testing task group chair
• Cathie Saroka of Goldray Industries Ltd. – Membership committee chair, website committee chair
• Greg Saroka of Goldray Industries Ltd. – Technical committee chair
• Matthew Tangeman of Custom Glass Machinery – Education committee chair, digital printing on glass task group chair
• Kris Vockler of ICD High Performance Coatings – Decorative standards subcommittee chair
• Geoff Weinstock of Schilling Graphics Inc. – Printing on glass task group chair

Flat Glass Manufacturing Division
• Mitch Edwards of Guardian Industries Corp. – Technical committee chair, Physical and Mechanical Properties GIB task group chair
• Steve Farrar of Guardian Industries Corp. – Educational committee chair, Daylighting GIB task group chair
• Pam Rygalski of Pilkington North America Inc. - Environmental committee chair

Insulating Division
• Joe Erb of Edgetech IG Inc. - Website committee chair
• Randi Ernst of FDR Design Inc. – IGU with gas content task group chair
• Jon Kimberlain of Dow Corning Corp. – Education subcommittee chair
• Tracy Rogers of Edgetech IG Inc. – Membership committee chair, GANA-IGMA capillary tubes task group chair
• Aaron Thompson of Apogee (Viracon) – Technical committee chair
• Rick Wright of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope - Guidelines for IGU Edges in Commercial Applications GIB task group chair

Laminating Division
• Valerie Block of DuPont – Education committee chair, membership committee chair, glass flooring task group chair, Laminated Glass Railing System GIB task group chair
• Dan Laporte of Solutia Inc. – Technical committee chair, education subcommittee chair
• Fred Millet of Pleotint – Laminated glass in dynamic glazing task group chair
• Cliff Monroe of Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions – Considerations for cleaning laminated glass task group chair
• Julie Schimmelpenningh of Solutia Inc. – Laminated Glazing Reference Manual task group chair, nominating committee chair, glass in furniture GIB task group chair
• Jim Stewart of Tremco Inc. – Sealant and setting block GIB task group chair

Mirror Division
• Sylvain Denis of Walker Glass Co. Ltd. – Technical committee chair
• Marc Deschamps of Walker Glass Co. Ltd. – LEED informational task group chair
• Mandy Marxen of Gardner Glass Products – Mirrors: Handle with Extreme Care task group chair, website committee chair
• Jim Ventre of Gardner Glass Products – Cerium oxide committee chair

Tempering Division
• Ron Biberdorf of Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions – Fully Tempered, Heavy Glass Door design guide task group chair
• John Colapietro of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope – Construction subcommittee chair
• Ed Dean of Vesuvius USA – Education committee chair
• Jeff Nixon of Glass Coatings and Concepts LLC - Engineering Standards Manual subcommittee chair
• Kevin Olah of Guardian Industries Corp. - Vehicular subcommittee chair
• Mike Rupert of PPG Industries Inc. - Technical committee chair, IWCA communications task group chair
• Chuck Wencl of Apogee (Viracon) – Distortion task group chair

Association Wide
• Valerie Block of DuPont – Protective glazing committee chair, Glazing Industry Code Committee chair
• Marc Deschamps of Walker Glass Co. Ltd. – Energy committee LEED subcommittee chair
• Bret Penrod of Pilkington North America Inc. – Fire-Rated Glazing Council education committee chair
• Jeff Razwick of Technical Glass Products – Fire-Rated Glazing Council chair
• Tracy Rogers of Edgetech IG Inc. – Energy publications subcommittee chair
• Helen Sanders of SAGE Electrochromics – Energy committee chair, ASHRAE subcommittee chair, life-cycle cost analysis task group chair
• Christine Shaffer of Apogee (Viracon) - Marketing committee chair
• Nathalie Thibault of Prelco Inc. - Solar products and applications subcommittee chair

William Yanek is the GANA executive vice president.


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