AAMA Ratifies 2017 Board of Directors

March 17th, 2017 by Editor

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)  named its 2017 board of directors during its recent annual national conference.

Mike DeSoto (MI Windows and Doors) is the new chair of the board, and Donnie Hunter (Kawneer) took on the role of vice chair. Carl Troiano (Trojan Powder Coatings) accepted Hunter’s previous board position as an architectural representative.

“As chairman of the AAMA board of directors, I will focus on three key areas to better serve our members,” said DeSoto. “First, refining the national conference schedule to guarantee a balance of professional education, networking and maintenance of the consensus-based standards and certification programs; Second, further development of the InstallationMasters and FenestrationMasters courses, which help our member companies capitalize on a growing market. Third, building alliances with other industry organizations to ensure we are always communicating with a science-based message.”

Members of the 2017 AAMA board of directors include:

Officers
* Mike DeSoto, chair, MI Windows and Doors
* Donnie Hunter, vice chairman, Kawneer
* Steve Strawn, treasurer, Jeld-Wen
* Georges Thiret, immediate past chair, Graham Architectural Products
Architectural Representatives
* Mark Silverberg, Technoform
* Carl Troiano, Trojan Powder Coating
* Mike Turner, YKK AP

Residential Representatives
* Cristen Baca, Simonton
* Kevin Gaul, Pella
* Rob Luter, Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI)

Supplier Representative
* Jeff Graby, AmesburyTruth
* Kevin Seiling, VEKA

Affiliated Association Representative
* Margaret Webb, IGMA

Ex-Officio Board Members
* John Brunett, Paradigm Window Solutions
* Kim Flanary, Milgard
* Steve Fronek, Apogee Enterprises/Wausau Window and Wall Systems
* Chuck Gilderman, Vision Extrusions
* Rod Hershberger, PGT Innovations
* Chris Magnuson, Wasco
* Gantt Miller, Winco

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