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AAMA ratifies 2012 board; appoints Heppes as affiliated association officer

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At the American Architectural Manufacturers Association75th Annual Conference in Naples, Fla., the AAMA membership ratified the 2012 board of directors, which included Jerry Heppes, CEO of the Door and Hardware Institute. Heppesfills the affiliated association seat formerly held by Phil James of the National Glass Association.

"We are excited to have Jerry Heppes on the board," said Rich Walker, president and CEO, AAMA, in a release. "With more than 20 years of experience, he brings to this role excellent association contacts and an extensive knowledge of the openings industry. At this juncture, it is important to extend our sincere appreciation to Phil James who provided valued input on association benchmarks and firsthand insight into activities such as lobbying and online education." Members of AAMA's 2012 board of directors include:Chair Steve Fronek ofApogee,Vice Chair Rod Hershberger ofPGT,Treasurer Gary Pember ofSimontonandImmediate Past Chair Gantt Miller of Winco. Architectural representatives includeBill Deuschle ofKawneer,Georges Thiret ofGrahamandMike Turner ofYKK AP.Residential representatives areLarry Ehlinger ofPella,Kim Flanary ofMilgardandDave Webster ofKinro.Supplier representatives areMike Hovan ofQuanex Building ProductsandKevin Seiling ofVEKA.Ex-officio members includeRay Garries ofJELD-WEN,Chuck Gilderman ofTruth Hardware,Dennis Kelly ofGrahamandChris Magnuson ofWasco.

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