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AAMA elects Steve Fronek as Chairman of the Board.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 14, 2011 - AAMA has elected Steve Fronek, P.E., LEED® Green Associate of Wausau Window and Wall Systems as chairman of the Board of Directors. Fronek is also chairman of AAMA's Americans with Disabilities Act Test Methods Task Group and has served on over 15 AAMA committees and task groups. He received 2008 Distinguished Service Award from AAMA Architectural Products Group, and also represents Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's High-performance Building Façade Solutions' Public Advisory Committee.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Announces Steve Fronek as Board Chair

Press release date: Mar 08, 2011

Wausau, Wis. - Wausau Window and Wall System's vice president of technical services, Steve Fronek, P.E., LEED® Green Associate, has assumed the role as chairman of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Board of Directors.

For the past two years, Fronek has served as AAMA's vice chairman and as a member representative for Wausau, part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. A publicly-held, U.S. corporation, Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG) also includes glazing contractor Harmon, Inc.; finishing services provider Linetec; architectural products manufacturer Tubelite, Inc.; and glass fabricator Viracon, Inc.

"Apogee demonstrates its industry leadership by supporting trade associations," says Fronek. He highlights Harmon's involvement with the Building Owners and Managers Association, Linetec's leadership with the Aluminum Anodizers Council,, Tubelite's volunteerism with the Construction Specifications Institute, and Viracon's executive-level commitment to the Glass Association of North America and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, as well as company-wide support for many other industry associations.

"As a leader in technologies involving the design and development of value-added glass products and services, AAMA helps our companies stay ahead of important, legislative regulations, building and energy codes, and industry standards," Fronek continues. "With active involvement in AAMA's technical committees, we gain a greater understanding of construction and specification issues. Through the association's educational offering, we extend our reach and share our knowledge with the architectural design community."

In addition to his role as chairman, Fronek also acts as chairman of AAMA's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Test Methods Task Group. He previously served in various capacities on more than 15 AAMA committees and task groups, contributing to the North American Fenestration Standard's Joint Document Management Group, Green and Sustainability Committee, as well as guiding the evolution of thermal performance standards as they exist today. He received the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the AAMA Architectural Products Group, which guides AAMA's Architectural Window Council and its Curtain Wall/Storefront/Sloped Glazing Council.

In addition to his leadership within AAMA, Fronek represents Wausau's membership in the U.S. Green Building Council and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's High-performance Building Façade Solutions' Public Advisory Committee.

Nationally recognized for its innovative expertise, Wausau Window and Wall Systems is an industry leader in engineering window and curtainwall systems for commercial and institutional construction applications. For more than 50 years, Wausau has worked closely with architects, building owners and contractors to realize their vision for aesthetic beauty, sustainability and lasting value, while striving to maintain the highest level of customer service, communication and overall satisfaction. Wausau is a part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., a publicly held, U.S. corporation.