John Lewis Named Technical Director for AAMA

John Lewis, Jr., a fenestration industry veteran, has been named technical director for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). According to Rich Walker, AAMA's executive vice president, Lewis will be responsible for the overall direction of AAMA's technical departments and staff, including product certification, technical standards and codes and industry affairs.

"John's twenty-three years of engineering management background virtually mirrors the AAMA member directory, ranging from aluminum windows, doors and curtain wall for the high performance commercial/architectural markets, to residential vinyl and wood windows," said Walker. "He also brings us valuable design engineering experience."

Most recently, Lewis was vice president of engineering for TRACO in Cranberry Township, Pa., responsible for engineering, research and development, and related areas. From 1997 to 2004, as vice president of engineering for Philips Products Inc., in Elkhart, Ind., he oversaw product design engineering, testing, and building code compliance for the company, a window and door manufacturer for the manufactured housing industry and residential marketplace.

He entered the fenestration industry in 1983, joining the Caradco Wood Window and Door Co. in Rantoul, Ill., where he held several engineering and manufacturing positions, including senior product design engineer. In 1994, he joined Malta Windows and Doors as director and vice president of Engineering. He will be relocating to the Chicago area with his family.

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