Glass Association of North America (GANA) executive vice president Bill Yanek gave his last association report Wednesday morning at the GANA Fall Conference membership breakfast in Kansas City, Mo.

GANA announced last week Yanek is leaving the association to become the new CEO of the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association.

“I want to thank all of the GANA members—we’re on an upward trajectory,” said Yanek at the breakfast. “Thank you all for supporting the staff and supporting me for nine years. It’s been a great ride, and it was a very difficult decision.”

Yanek also recognized the GANA staff, and he commended the association’s volunteer leadership of the past and present.

“We represent the greatest material in the world,” said Yanek. “But it’s about much more than glass, it’s about relationships.”

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