The Glass Association of North America's (GANA) Building Envelope Contractors
(BEC) Division announced that Max Perilstein, vice president of marketing for
Florida-based Arch Aluminum and Glass Co. Inc., has been elected the new Division
Chairperson. Perilstein replaces Andy Gum of Thomas Glass Co., who also serves
as the second vice-president of GANA.
"My primary goal as BEC Division Chairman is to spearhead the efforts
of GANA in the commercial fenestration and contract glazing industries,"
said Perilstein. "Our organization is the best possible tool available to
the industry, promoting architectural glass in construction. With its annual BEC
Conference, the Contract Glazing Educational Conference for project managers and
estimators, a new educational manual coming in the next few months and so much
more, the BEC Division is making strong inroads in the industry. I look forward
to continuing and increasing these efforts."
Perilstein has worked in the industry since 1991, starting at PDC Glass &
Metal Services in Cheswick, Pa., where he was promoted to vice president/administration
in 1995. He moved to Michigan in 1997 to become general manager of PDC Glass of
Michigan, before joining Arch Aluminum & Glass in 2002 as director of marketing.
He was promoted to vice president of marketing in 2005 and also participates as
a member of the United States Green Building Council, as well as the Aluminum