Volume 47, Issue 12 - December 2012

GANAPerspectives


Shared Appreciation
GANA Volunteers are Servant Leaders
by William Yanek

“There is great joy in leading with authority, which is serving others by meeting their legitimate needs.” — James C. Hunter, The Servant

This quote could have been written solely about volunteers in the Glass Association of North America (GANA). Our volunteers look at leading not as a chore, nor as something to pad their resumes, but instead as an opportunity to learn and grow in their industry, and as an opportunity to give back to the broader community.

Our leaders solve real-life problems, and come up with unique solutions on every front. With more than 80 task groups, subcommittees and committees, the leadership found in GANA is not commonplace but instead extraordinary and truly defines a “servant leader.”

Join me in expressing your appreciation to GANA’s volunteer leaders at your next opportunity. Thank their companies that allow their employees to serve; thank their families for allowing them to spend time away to attend our meetings or work on projects that help our industry. We all significantly benefit from their dedication and hard work.

GANA Board of Directors
• Jay Phillips, Guardian Industries Corp., president;
• Tracy Rogers, Quanex Building Products, vice president;
• Jeff Nixon, Glass Coatings and Concepts LLC, treasurer;
• Kris Vockler, ICD High Performance Coatings, secretary;
• Henry Taylor, Kawneer Co. Inc., BEC division chair;
• Marc Deschamps, Walker Glass Co. Ltd., decorative division chair;
• Chris Miller, Pilkington North America Inc., flat glass manufacturing division chair;
• Nathalie Thibault, Prelco Inc., insulating division chair;
• Valerie Block, DuPont, laminating division chair;
• Mandy Marxen, Gardner Glass Products, mirror division chair;
• Rick Wright, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, tempering division chair; and
• Jon Johnson, Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, immediate past president.

Decorative Division
• Danik Dancause, Walker Glass Co. Ltd., recyclability of architectural glass products task group chair, NeoCon task group;
• Jeff Nixon, Glass Coatings and Concepts LLC, product color and durability subcommittee chair, color and appearances properties task group chair, durability properties task group chair;
• Joseph Ryan, Ferro Corp., glazing materials compatibility testing task group;
• Cathie Saroka, Goldray Industries Ltd., membership committee chair, website committee chair;
• Greg Saroka, Goldray Industries Ltd., technical committee chair;
• Matthew Tangeman, Custom Glass Machinery, education committee chair, digital printing on glass task group chair;
• Kris Vockler, ICD High Performance Coatings, decorative standards subcommittee; and
• Geoff Weinstock, Schilling Graphics Inc., printing on glass task group chair.

Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Division
• Jon Kimberlain, Dow Corning Corp., Guidelines for Structural Silicone task group chair;
• Chuck Knickerbocker, Technical Glass Products, technical committee chair, Commercial Fenestration Systems Manual chair, Project Managers Reference Manual chair;
• Bill Sullivan, Heartland Glass Co., BEC scholarship committee chair; and
• Henry Taylor, Kawneer Co. Inc., BEC Conference committee chair.

Energy Division
• Pete Anderson, Apogee (Viracon), technical committee chair;
• Marc Deschamps, Walker Glass, sustainability subcommittee chair;
• Rob Joyce, Guardian Industries Corp., government and regulatory affairs, subcommittee chair;
• Pete Hutley, Curtain Wall Design and Consulting, publications subcommittee chair;
• Helen Sanders, SAGE Electrochromics, advocacy committee chair, building standards advocacy, subcommittee chair, life-cycle analysis chair; and
• Nathalie Thibault, Prelco, solar products and applications subcommittee chair.

Flat Glass Manufacturing Division
• Mitch Edwards, Guardian Industries Corp., technical committee chair, Physical and Mechanical Properties glass informational bulletin(GIB) task group chair; and
• Pam Rygalski, Pilkington North America Inc., environmental committee chair.

Insulating Division
• Joe Erb, Quanex Building Products, website committee chair;
• Tracy Rogers, Quanex Building Products, membership committee chair, GANA-IGMA capillary tubes task group chair;
• Ken Rubis, Dow Corning Corp., education subcommittee chair;
• Aaron Thompson, Apogee (Viracon), technical committee chair, Benefits of Using Gas Fill in Insulating Glass Units GIB task group chair; and
• Rick Wright, Oldcastle Building- Envelope, Guidelines for IGU Edges in Commercial Applications GIB task group chair, Describing Architectural Glass Constructions GIB task group chair.

Laminating Division
• Valerie Block, DuPont, education committee chair, membership committee chair, glass flooring task group chair, Laminated Glass Railing System GIB task group chair, Point Supported Glass GIB task group co-chair, Skylights and Sloped Glazing GIB task group co-chair;
• Jim Carroll, JE Berkowitz L.P., Skylights and Sloped Glazing GIB task group co-chair;
• John Colapietro, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Point Supported Glass GIB task group co-chair;
• Michael Griffin, Huntsman Polyurethane, Effects of Moisture of Laminated Glass GIB task group chair;
• Dan Laporte, Eastman Chemical, technical committee chair, Suggested Procedures for Dealing with Broken Glass GIB task group chair;
• Cliff Monroe, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, considerations for cleaning laminated glass task group chair;
• Julie Schimmelpenningh, Eastman Chemical, Laminated Glazing Reference Manual task group chair, nominating committee chair, Glass in Furniture GIB task group chair, sealant and setting block test method task group chair;
• Jim Stewart, Tremco Inc., Sealant and Setting Block (Material), Compatibility with Laminated Glazing Materials GIB task group chair; and
• Aaron Thompson, Apogee (Viracon), Marking and Labeling GIB task group chair.

Mirror Division
• Sylvain Denis, Walker Glass Co. Ltd., technical committee chair, education committee chair;
• Marc Deschamps, Walker Glass Co. Ltd., LEED informational task group chair;
• Mandy Marxen, Gardner Glass Products, Mirrors: Handle with Extreme Care GIB task group chair, website committee chair; and
• Jim Ventre, Gardner Glass Products, cerium oxide committee chair.

Tempering Division
• Greg Carney, C.G. Carney and Associates, Guidelines for the Production of Heat-Treated Glass task group chair;
• John Colapietro, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, construction subcommittee chair;
• Ed Dean, Vesuvius USA, education committee chair;
• Keith Knolmayer, Hafele America Company, Fully Tempered, Heavy Glass Door design guide task group chair;
• Jeff Nixon, Glass Coatings and Concepts LLC, Engineering Standards Manual subcommittee chair;
• Kevin Olah, Guardian Industries Corp., vehicular subcommittee chair;
• Mike Rupert, PPG Industries Inc., technical committee chair, IWCA communications task group chair, Applications for Heat-Treated Glass GIB task group chair; and
• Chuck Wencl, Apogee (Viracon), distortion task group chair.

Association Wide
• Valerie Block, DuPont, protective glazing committee chair, Screening Out Ultraviolet Radiation with Laminated Glass GIB task group chair, Radio Frequency (RF) Shielding GIB task group chair, Bird-Friendly Glass GIB task group chair, Glazing Industry Code Committee chair;
• Ken James, AGC, fire-rated glazing council chair;
• Bret Penrod, Pilkington North America Inc., fire-rated glazing council education committee chair;
• Tracy Rogers, Quanex Building Products, marketing committee chair;
• Julie Schimmelpenningh, Eastman Chemical, Turtle Codes GIB task group chair; and
• James Wright, Glass Coatings and Concepts, new professionals committee chair.

William Yanek is the GANA executive vice president based in Topeka, Kan.


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