Block Elected Chair of Laminating Division
February 9, 2012

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) of Topeka, Kan., elected Valerie Block, senior marketing specialist for DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions in Wilmington, Del., as chair of the GANA Laminating Division, according to a February 9 news release. She will assume her new role with the organization at GANA's upcoming annual conference, to be held February 20-24 in Sarasota, Fla.

"I am honored to serve as the GANA Laminating Division chair," says Block in the release. "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 bachelor's degree from Ithaca College, her master's from the University of Michigan, and a second master's from the University of Pennsylvania. A longtime member of the glass and glazing industry, she 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 has served on numerous ISO and ASTM committees. She succeeds Michael Burriss of Cytec Industries Inc. as chair of the GANA Laminating Division.

"Valerie has served GANA in many capacities over the years," says Brian Pitman, GANA director of marketing and communications, in the release. "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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