AAMA Celebrates in Style
February 28, 2012

by Tara Taffera, ttaffera@glass.com

Deceuninck North America received a 45-year membership award from AAMA. Its president and CEO, Filip Geeraert, was in Naples, Fla., to accept the award.

Members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Association attended the associations annual banquet last night during the groups annual conference, and celebrated 75 years as an associationin style.

Each guest received a personalized special glass paperweight with the AAMA logo.

When the festivities officially kicked off, Rod Herbsherger, president, PGT Industries and chair of AAMAs residential products group, ushered in a commemorative glass plaque presented to AAMA members.

The night was complete with various slideshows allowing members to relive the many years of camaraderie with fellow colleagues and share numerous laughs.

Membership Awards were given to 10-year up to 45-year members. The company receiving the latter distinction was Deceuninck North America, and its president and CEO Filip Geeraert, was there to accept the award.

The Architectural Products Group presented its Distinguished Service Award to Mike Turner, vice president of marketing and technical services at YKK AP America Inc. The Residential Products Group Award went to Kim Flanary, engineering director at Milgard Manufacturing. AAMAs Distinguished Service Award Marketing, was presented to Brent Slaton, national sales manager at Keymark Corp.

The evening ended with the presentation of the Outstanding Member Award, and 20 past recipients were in attendance. AAMA CEO Rich Walker also remembered some past recipients who couldnt be in attendance including Lyon Evans, a founding member from the 1940s. Walker read a letter that Evans wrote to AAMA on November 23, he passed away shortly thereafter on December 8.

Then it was time to recognize this years Outstanding Member Gantt Miller, CEO at Winco.

AAMA has a great tradition and I am really glad to be part of it, he said.

The conference continues through tomorrow. Stay tuned to dwmmag.com for further updates.

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