GANA Executive Vice President Withdraws from NFRC Board Election; Supports Nomination of Cliff Monroe

Stanley L. Smith, executive vice president of the Glass Association of North America (GANA), has withdrawn his name from election consideration to the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) board of directors.

Smith was nominated to fill a vacancy in the general interest category. The category is open to representatives of trade associations or other organizations formed to represent members who purchase or specify fenestration products and/or have a significant interest in promoting building energy efficiency.

According to an announcement from GANA, the current NFRC board claimed Smith did not qualify for the general interest category and, contrary to his wishes, unilaterally removed him from this category candidacy and inserted him as a nominee in the fenestration category. The fenestration category is open to representatives affiliated with NFRC members involved in manufacturing fenestration products or components, or trade associations formed to represent such manufacturers. The category currently has seven nominees.

"I am of the opinion that by my placement in the new [fenestration] category, I, if elected, would not adequately represent that segment of the industry and, therefore, I have withdrawn my name from consideration," said Smith. "I would encourage the NFRC membership to vote for Cliff Monroe [of Arch Aluminum & Glass] in the fenestration category, as he would clearly and fairly represent the fenestration industry."

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