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AAMA announces new council.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 31, 2007 - AAMA President and CEO Rich Walker announced the creation of the Wall Interface Material Council during the AAMA National Summer Conference. Council will provide technical, regulatory, legislative, marketing, and certification support to AAMA membership in connection with wall interface materials, components and systems. With 2 interim vice presidents named, council will serve both the Architectural Product Group and the Residential Product Group.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA's Industry Leadership Evidenced by Growth in Divisions and Marketing Participation

Press release date: Jun 29, 2007

SCHAUMBURG, Ill -- The creation of the Wall Interface Material Council and increased marketing representative participation during the AAMA National Summer Conference indicates evidence of significant growth.

The newly created Wall Interface Material Council was approved by the Board of Directors of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). The announcement was made by Rich Walker, President and CEO, who noted that the new council will provide technical, regulatory, legislative, marketing and certification support to AAMA membership in connection with wall interface materials, components and systems.

Leonard Dorin of Fortifiber Building Systems Group and Ron Gzell of Schnee-Morehead, Inc., were named interim vice-presidents for the council, which will serve both the Architectural Product Group and the Residential Product Group. Reporting to the new Wall Interface Materials Council will be the AAMA Sealants and Adhesives Committee and its various sub-task groups, according to Walker.

Walker also noted a substantial increase in attendance from marketing representatives during AAMA's recent National Summer Conference in Huntington Beach, Cal. "While AAMA has been known primarily as a technical organization, our increased focus on educational course development, newsletter communications and programs that promote the value of AAMA certification has boosted participation by marketers," he added.

For information regarding AAMA marketing activities, contact Janice Charletta, AAMA Marketing and Membership Director, at jcharletta@aamanet.org. For more information on the new Wall Interface Materials Council, contact John Lewis, AAMA Technical Director, at jlewis@aamanet.org, or visit the AAMA Web site at www.aamanet.org.

AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the fenestration industry.SM

Janice Charletta, Director of Marketing & Membership, AAMA (847) 303-5859 Ext. 230 E-mail: jcharletta@aamanet.org