John W. Lewis Jr. Joins the NFRC Team
April 13, 2009
National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) announced that John
W. Lewis Jr. has joined its staff in the newly created position
of manager of business development and outreach.
"I'm excited about helping NFRC further its mission by identifying
new business opportunities and promoting emerging programs such
as the component modeling approach," Lewis said. "I'm
also looking forward to reaching out to the industry on the whole
to increase recognition of NFRC's rating and labeling system."
Lewis earned his B.S. degree in education from the University of
Illinois, and in 1977 he began teaching woodworking at the high
school level. Seeking greater challenges and opportunities, he entered
the fenestration industry in 1983 by joining Caradco, which was
the oldest manufacturer of wood windows and doors at the time. During
his 11 years with Caradco, Lewis earned a B.S. degree in general
engineering from the University of Illinois.
As a result of earning his degree, Lewis was recruited in 1994
to serve as the vice president of engineering at Malta Wood, Windows,
and Doors. In 1997, Lewis was asked to bring his skills to Philips
Products, which has the same parent company as Malta. Lewis accepted
the vice president of engineering position and served Philips in
this capacity until 2004, when he earned his MBA from Notre Dame
and was recruited to serve as vice president of engineering at TRACO.
In 2006, after being promoted to TRACO's vice president of engineering
and operations, Lewis chose to join the American Architectural Manufacturers
Association (AAMA) as its technical director. In this position,
Lewis was responsible for representing the interests of AAMA's membership
at International Code Council (ICC) meetings while managing regulatory
affairs, certifications and technical standards.
"John Lewis has been involved with NFRC in various roles since
the early 1990's," said Jim Benney, NFRC's executive director.
"His diverse background and industry expertise enable him to
bring a unique perspective to his new position, and this will help
NFRC build valuable, enduring relationships that will help the organization
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