WDMA Announces New Leadership Team

March 27th, 2017 by Editor

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) installed its new leadership team on Monday during the spring meeting and legislative conference in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, the WDMA Board of Directors elected Phil Donaldson of Andersen Corp. as the association’s 2017-2019 chair. Donaldson replaces outgoing chair Al Babiuk of Loewen Windows.

“WDMA has a long history of effectiveness representing the interests of the window, door and skylight industry through public policy advocacy, industry promotion, and member participation and engagement,” said Donaldson. “In recent years WDMA has strengthened its influence and effectiveness as the recognized industry expert in key policy-making arenas impacting our industry. WDMA programs advance and elevate the perceived value of high performance and high-quality windows, doors and skylights among key audiences including builders, architects, dealers and consumers. In today’s legislative and regulatory environment, WDMA’s industry-leading capabilities are more important than ever in carrying the voice of its members to all constituents. It is a privilege to serve WDMA and our fellow members.”

Donaldson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Andersen Corp. Established in 1903 and based in Bayport, Minn., Andersen is a founding member of WDMA.

“I am looking forward to working with Phil as WDMA’s new chair,” said WDMA President and CEO Michael O’Brien. “His knowledge, commitment and passion for the industry will help us take WDMA to the next level as we work with a new administration and Congress and strive to deliver additional member value to our manufacturer and supplier members, “”I also want to thank Al Babiuk for his work and the time he has spent leading WDMA and the whole industry forward.”
In addition to Donaldson, the other members of the 2017-2018 WDMA executive committee are:

  • Vice Chair/Treasurer: Robert Lewis, Masonite International, Tampa, Fla.;
  • Executive Committee Door Representative: Bob Merrill, Jeld-Wen, inc., Charlotte, N.C.;
  • Executive Committee Window Representative: Steve Tourek, Marvin Windows & Doors, St. Paul, Minn., and;
  • Executive Committee Supplier Representative: Jeff Shilakis, HOPPE North America, Ft. Atkinson,¬†Wisc.
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