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GANA: Chair of laminating division elected

Valerie Block, Senior Marketing Specialist at DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions, will assume her new role of GANA’s Laminating Division Chair at the upcoming Annual Conference, to be held 20-24 February.

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has announced the election of DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions’ Valerie Block as Chair of the GANA Laminating Division. Block will assume her new role with the organization at GANA’s upcoming Annual Conference, to be held 20-24 February in Sarasota, Florida.
“I am honoured to serve as the GANA Laminating Division Chair,” said Block. “I look forward to working with current and new division members on marketing and technical issues, and welcome suggestions for future activities that will expand and strengthen our industry.”
Block received her BS from Ithaca College, her MS from the University of Michigan, and her MA from the University of Pennsylvania. A long-time member of the glass and glazing industry, Block has worked for DuPont as Senior Marketing Specialist since 2003. Her past experience includes serving as the Technical Director for the former Primary Glass Manufacturers Council, she is a former chair of the ANSI Z97.1 Accredited Standards Committee, and she has served on numerous ISO and ASTM committees. Block succeeds Michael Burriss of Cytec Industries, Inc. as Chair of the GANA Laminating Division.
“Valerie has served GANA in many capacities over the years,” said Brian Pitman, GANA Director of Marketing and Communications. “Most recently, she has chaired the Protective Glazing Committee and the Glazing Industry Code Committee. Her leadership and industry knowledge are greatly respected and appreciated.”

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