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AAMA recognizes member leadership during 78th Annual Conference

During the Banquet of the 78th Annual AAMA Conference, members of the association were recognized for their contributions and achievements, which are considered important as they serve to further the industry as a whole.

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recognized the contributions and achievements of its members and congratulated award winners at the 78th Annual Conference Awards Banquet held last week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Award presenters noted the importance of these member contributions as they serve to further the industry as a whole.
Kim Flanary, engineering director for Milgard (Tacoma, Washington), was named Outstanding Member, as presented by the previous year’s award winner, Steve Fronek (Apogee Enterprises/Wausau Window and Wall Systems; Wausau, Wisconsin).
The Outstanding Member Award is given to an individual who has distinguished themselves in their work and dedication to the advancement of AAMA and the industry as a whole.
Flanary, a current chairman of the AAMA Board of Directors (2013-2014), maintains 49 active committee and task group memberships, bringing the total to 83 over the course of his many years of service.
Kawneer was given the 2015 Chairman’s Award, which is given to an AAMA member company by the current or outgoing AAMA chairman of the board. Kawneer (Norcross, Georgia) was selected for distinguishing itself to AAMA over the past two years, with outstanding commitment and dedicated support to the association and the fenestration industry.
“They emphasize the next generation of sustainable buildings by focusing on innovative market solutions like high-thermal performance, hurricane resistance and blast mitigation,” said Flanary.
The Distinguished Service Award for the Architectural Products Group was presented to Doug Holmberg, quality manager for Apogee Enterprises/Wausau Window and Wall Systems, by former recipient Mark Silverberg (Technoform; Twinsburg, Ohio).
This award is given to an individual who accomplishes formative work on behalf of the association and the Architectural Products Group.
Holmberg currently is involved in the work of 37 AAMA committees and task groups spanning subject matter ranging from security hazard mitigation to technical matters.
The Distinguished Service Award for the Residential Products Group was presented to Joe Hayden, senior engineer for Pella (Pella, Iowa), by former winner Dean Ruark (PGT Industries). This award is given to an individual who accomplishes formative work on behalf of the association and the Residential Products Group. Hayden currently serves on 52 committees and task groups.
The Marketing Distinguished Service Award was presented to Gary Hartman, national accounts manager at Chelsea Building Products (Oakmont, Pennsylvania), on behalf of Terry Abels, vice president of sales and marketing. The award was presented by Scott Condreay, senior manufacturing engineer for Sapa Extrusions, Inc. (Moon Township, Pennsylvania), recipient of last year’s award.
This award is presented to acknowledge a single individual who has exhibited leadership and outstanding service in marketing activities for the association.
Abels has been active in 33 committees, councils and task groups. He facilitates the Marketing Forum and is co-chair of the Tactical Marketing Plan Task Group and also serves as the Southeast Region representative to the Marketing Steering Committee.
“Terry has been a tireless champion on behalf of marketing interests and AAMA,” said Condreay. “He has been a good mentor in welcoming newcomers to the organization. He stimulates new ideas and new ways of thinking and doing business. We appreciate his contributions.”
Also during the Awards Banquet, AAMA’s meetings manager Florence Nicolici was recognized for her years of service. She will mark 30 years at AAMA this autumn.

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