PGC International Announces First GAC Meeting
November 17, 2010

The Protective Glazing Council (PGC) International announced today the first meeting of its new Government Affairs Committee (GAC). Created by PGC International president Urmilla Sowell at the organization's recent Annual Symposium at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md., the GAC will discuss important protective glazing issues and advocate on behalf of the industry to various federal government agencies, as well as on Capitol Hill, according to PGC. The inaugural meeting of the GAC will occur December 15 at 10 a.m. (EST).

"The Government Affairs Committee is charged with important functions for the entire industry," says Brian Pitman, director of marketing and communications for PGC. "One of the key strategies for the organization is to enhance its interaction with the federal government, cementing its position as the primary interface between industry and the government. This first meeting will be an exciting start to what will undoubtedly be a successful achievement of this goal."

Darrell Smith of the International Window Film Association (IWFA) will chair the GAC, which currently has members from nearly a fourth of PGC International's members. Other GAC members include key officials from NIST and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Those interested in joining the GAC should contact Sara Neiswanger, PGC International account executive, at 785/271-0208, or by e-mail at

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