The Glass Association of North America (GANA) announced Bill Yanek will leave the association as executive vice president to become the new CEO of the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PSRM).

Bill Yanek
Bill Yanek

“Deciding to leave GANA was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make. Serving as the executive vice president for the voice of the glazing industry was an immense honor,” says Yanek. “My sincere thanks to the GANA team in Topeka and Texas and to GANA boards past and present who made representing the greatest material in the world professionally rewarding.”

Since 2007, Yanek has served as executive vice president of GANA, where he directed all business operations, including membership growth, marketing, staffing, budgeting and financial management. He has served as the spokesperson representing GANA to the industry, other associations and to stakeholders across the country and abroad.

“Under the leadership of Bill Yanek and with the support of our outstanding volunteers, GANA has weathered many changes, including the Great Recession, ” says GANA president Stanley Yee of Dow Corning. “As GANA transitions into its next leader, I am confident that great things are in store for the association and industry. We appreciate Bill’s leadership over the years and wish him the best on his future endeavors.”

Yanek  will assume his new role at PRSM on September 19.

The GANA board of directors will meet at Fall Conference on August 25 to determine the next steps for its leadership.