Fenestration Canada Doubles Down on Technical Directors

March 2nd, 2021 by Drew Vass, Executive Editor

Terry Adamson

Fenestration Canada announced the hiring of Terry Adamson as a full-time technical director. Adamson joins existing technical director Al Jaugelis, who joined the association in February 2020. After launching the online platform Marketplace by WinDoor to temporarily replace its annual trade show, officials said its new, two-person department will make it possible to produce additional technical and educational content going forward.

“In 2020 we added a full-time technical director to serve as a knowledge resource and provide relevant technical education to our members. In 2021 we will strengthen this capability by adding a second staff member, thereby creating a technical department,” said executive director Stephane Labelle. The hiring of a second technical director, “proves that there’s a lot of hunger for all things technical in the industry,” Labelle told [DWM] in a press conference. “With Marketplace by WinDoor—especially on the education side—we’ve had a lot of success … adding Terry to the team also helps Al to have more time for preparing additional content. It was really important for us to beef up this section of our offerings.”

Adamson joins the association after “a lifetime in the fenestration world,” officials said, including as technical director for Westeck Windows in Chilliwack, British Columbia. He also served 11 years with Fenestration BC, and seven years with Fenestration Canada, serving as president of both.

“I believe I bring something new to Fenestration Canada and its technical department,” Adamson said in a press conference. “My view of all things technical is from the trenches, with hands-on management of the rules, regulations, codes, standards and how they impact manufacturers and their businesses. I believe I can provide new insight that will help the industry as we work through our collective and individual challenges.”

As codes have increased dramatically over the past decade, “that’s really challenging to stay ahead of,” Adamson added. “Being from the west, I have tasted this firsthand.”

Adamson’s last day with Westeck will be April 29, after which he will immediately begin his new role with Fenestration Canada.

“I’ll miss them,” he said. “I’ve worked for the owner of Westeck for 35 plus years, so it’s going to be quite a dramatic change for me.”

Effective immediately, Adamson resigned from his role as president of the Board at Fenestration Canada. Mike Bruno of Everlast Group of Companies, who served as first vice-president, will complete Adamson’s term before starting his own. Cam Drew, of Thermoproof Windows and Doors, will transition from second vice president to first vice-president. The nomination process to fill the role of second vice president has already begun, officials said, and the nomination process for recruiting new board directors will begin shortly.

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