GANA Decorative Division Elects First Chair

The Glass Association of North America's (GANA) Decorative Division today announced that Kris Vockler of ICD High Performance Coatings will be its first elected chairperson.

"Decorative glass has taken the industry by storm," said Vockler. "The Decorative Division is a part of the huge potential, and I will strive to provide leadership and understanding to this swiftly growing market." Vockler is the vice president of ICD High Performance Coatings, based in Vancouver, Wash. Previously she served as the company's research and development director, focusing primarily on silicone and urethane coatings for glass. She has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and environmental engineering from Portland State University, and is pursuing her MBA from Marylhurst University.

Vockler previously served as the GANA Tempering Division marketing committee chair and is active on several GANA committees, subcommittees and task groups. She is also a member of the National Organization of Female Executives and the Federation Society of Coating Technology. The decorative division chairperson position will officially transition during the Glass Week 2007 meeting, taking place January 20-23 in Sarasota, Fla. To lean more about attending the meeting visit Be sure and visit Kris Vockler's decorative glass blog at

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