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Western Region Virtual Lunch & Learn Webinar

December 3, 2013

An AAMA Western Region Virtual Lunch & Learn will be held Tuesday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time). The Lunch & Learn, sponsored by AAMA’s Western Region, is free to all AAMA members, as well as AAMA Certification Program participants on the West Coast.


11:00 - 11:10 a.m. Introduction
Tony Thiret (Quanex Building Products), AAMA Western Region President
11:10 - 11:20 a.m. AAMA FenestrationMasters™ Program Overview
Angela Dickson, AAMA Marketing Manager
11:20 - 11:30 a.m. IBHS Wildfire Ember Storm Test Demonstration Conducted Nov. 12
Rich Walker, AAMA President and CEO
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. GBI's Green Globes® Rating System/Q&A
Erin Shaffer (GBI)

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Macintosh®-based attendees
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Featured Presentations
FenestrationMasters LogoAn overview of AAMA's FenestrationMasters program will be provided, which offers professional certification and education. Courses cover the full breadth of the fenestration industry, including performance standards, products and materials, test methods and code requirements.

FenestrationMasters allows companies to distinguish themselves from the competition, and certification helps industry professionals acquire the latest information in industry standards and practices through online courses.

Green Building Initiative (GBI) Green Globes Rating System
Green Building Initiative LogoAn update on the GBI Green Globes Rating System will be given. GBI is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization founded in 2004 and based in Portland, Oregon. GBI offers the Green Globes design, assessment and certification tools for use in the commercial green building marketplace.

The Green Globes tools consist of a web-based program for green building guidance and certification that includes an onsite assessment by a third party. Backed by excellent customer support, Green Globes offers streamlined and affordable tools for use in advancing the overall environmental performance and sustainability of commercial buildings. The program has modules supporting new construction - Green Globes for New Construction (NC), existing buildings – Green Globes for Continual Improvement of Existing Buildings (CIEB), and Healthcare buildings – Green Globes CIEB for Healthcare.

It is suitable for a wide range of buildings from large and small offices, multi-family structures, hospitals, and institutional buildings such as courthouses, schools, and universities. Green Globes tools have a significant focus on energy, water and use of Life Cycle assessment to reduce the overall impact on the environment as well as on reducing the overall operational cost of buildings.

Speaker Information
Erin Shaffer is a consultant to the Green Building Initiative serving as the key contact in charge of outreach to Federal Agencies, Capitol Hill, and the business community. Erin educates diverse stakeholders and lawmakers to the benefits of Green Globes™ and GBI’s Guiding Principles Compliance certification system for both new construction and existing buildings. Ms. Shaffer has more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning, team building and execution of successful international, federal and state advocacy efforts on a range of complex environmental issues.


  • Several of the sessions I attended [during the conference] were excellent with information that allows our company to focus on the upcoming issues that we will face. By attending it allows us to not be blindsided by market changes we did not know about.

    Emory Budzinski
    Weather Shield Mfg.
  • My company has been an AAMA member continuously for nearly 40 years. Perhaps the greatest value of AAMA membership lies in the opportunity to network one-on-one [during AAMA conferences]. In general, AAMA is very responsive to the needs of the industry, addressing important issues and pursuing solutions to problems. Everyone has an equal voice, a time to be heard and their viewpoint seriously considered.

    Is it justified? Absolutely! I can honestly say there has never been a time when I have questioned the value of our investment of time and dollars in AAMA.

    Henry Taylor
    Architectural Testing, Inc.
  • [AAMA conferences are] very useful for everything concerning green and energy performance for the window industry.

    Jean Marois
    Royal Window & Door Profiles
    Senior Product Development Manager
  • As always, the AAMA meetings are a great place to network.

    Jerry Schwabauer
    Azon USA
    VP of Sales and Marketing
  • I am new to this industry, and I’ve belonged to a number of other industry associations over the years and this one was one of the most organized and content rich conferences I have ever attended. I found the sessions were professionally run and the attendees to be passionate with their participation and ideas.

    Jim Eisenbeis
    Graham Architectural Products
    Director of Marketing
  • In the last five years, we started to get involved in AAMA attending both National [conferences] and Regional meetings. AMSCO Windows has found that being involved has been very beneficial in both marketing and product development. The information provided by AAMA has helped our business. I feel we are a stronger company because of the AAMA relationship.

    Joe Jonely
    AMSCO Windows
    Vice President of Engineering
  • VEKA has been a member of AAMA since 1984. The depth of technical knowledge and positive involvement in related issues is a key reason that we consider our AAMA affiliation to be beneficial. In particular, the vinyl profile certification program is extremely important.

    Being my company’s representative at AAMA [conferences] for the last 11 years has also been a tremendous benefit to me personally. I am able to discuss technical issues with my peers and have easy access to the vendors, their knowledge and product lines.

    Kevin Seiling
    VEKA Inc.
    Vice President of Engineering & New Business Development
  • As a company, Quanex aspires to be a leader in our industry. AAMA sponsorships have always been a very visible testament to Quanex’ support of our customers/ and manufacturers, who are the heart and soul of the good work that AAMA is doing. Support of AAMA events that have the best interest of our industry in mind is something that Quanex intends to stand behind both now and into the future. 

    Mike Hovan
    Quanex Building Products
    Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing
  • Our company has been a member for almost 30 years. We have dedicated our resources to AAMA because we believe by being involved in standards writing, lobbying, and ensuring our window product is installed properly, we can grow and protect our industry.

    Our company has benefited not only by participating in the writing and revising of standards that govern our industry, but also by expanding and strengthening contacts with industry vendors and manufacturers at AAMA conferences.

    Mike Kinard
    Kinro, Inc.
    Vice President of Engineering and Marketing
  • AAMA conferences represent one of the best opportunities to be able to interact with a broad base of the fenestration industry, including various component suppliers, equipment suppliers, manufacturers, laboratories, industry stakeholders, etc.

    Paul Bush
    PPG Industries
    Manager Flat Glass Technical Services

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