ICD High Performance Coatings + Chemistries, based in Ridgefield, Wash., has promoted Kate Stewart to architectural program manager. In her new role, Stewart will continue to expand ICD’s global outreach through education for architects, specifiers, contractors, developers and fabricators.

She has been with ICD for four years as an architectural specialist, and has experience in developing and presenting webinars on high-level industry topics including thermal stress breakage risk mitigation, sustainable glass solutions and color selection strategies.

Stewart also holds a Construction Documents Technology (CDT) certification and is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Portland chapter.

“Kate has exemplified our core values, in particular ‘unequivocal excellence’ by accelerating the growth of our architectural education program and ancillary resources,” says DJ Widmer, ICD’s global sales director. “She’s become a [thoughtful] leader in the architectural glass industry and has expanded our accredited course offerings worldwide. With a thorough understanding of ICD’s architectural activities, Kate demonstrated she was ready for the next step in her career.”

In addition to presenting ICD’s robust series of educational courses, Stewart will continue to provide project support and guidance to the architectural and glazing community for designs utilizing ICD’s high-performance opacifying glass coatings.