The GANA 2017 BEC Conference is just two weeks away, beginning on Monday, February 6th. Registered attendance continues to grow and for the first time in many years, the Conference will feature an event mobile app. The app provides a full event schedule as well as the ability for attendees to select specific sessions to add to their schedules and also create to-do lists. In addition, it allows attendees to interact through the app both publicly and privately, in addition to posting photos from the Conference they wish to share.
Topeka, KS – The Glass Association of North America announced today that Erin Fletcher, Director of Marketing for GANA will leave the organization to pursue a new opportunity as Account Director for EAG Advertising & Marketing. Fletcher has served as the Director of Marketing for GANA for the last three years.
“Working for GANA has been a true privilege and an invaluable experience. I’ve been inspired both by the ambition and talent of my co-workers as well as that of our dedicated members,” shares Fletcher. “Working for GANA has given me the chance to hone my skills as a marketing professional in a variety of mediums. This new position is a wonderful opportunity to advance my career goals.”
Since 2013, Fletcher has provided marketing strategy, graphic design, news updates and website development services to GANA. She has authored numerous GANA Perspective columns in USGlass Magazine, driven membership recruitment efforts and ensured GANA events receive ample exposure.
“Erin has been a tremendous asset to the GANA team. Her marketing expertise has helped us maintain a strong brand across a multitude of audiences. With her help we have successfully launched a new website and made multiple enhancements to annual GANA events,” shares Stanley Yee, GANA President, Board of Directors. “She will be missed and we wish her the best in her future endeavors”
As GANA seeks to name a full-time replacement for the Director of Marketing position, an outsourced marketing solution has been secured to assist in coordinating the exceptional GANA events being planned for Spring of 2017 including the Building Envelope Contractors Conference to be held February 6-8, 2017 in Las Vegas and the Annual Meeting which will take place March 14-17, 2017 in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
The GANA Annual Conference is a gathering of the industry’s top minds. More than 100 dedicated professionals gather to discuss code updates, explore pressing issues in a multitude of areas (laminating, energy, tempering, building envelope contracting, decorative glass and more). The Annual Conference is also a great opportunity to recognize dedicated GANA members and celebrate the accomplishments of Association. For the Annual Conference, we have crafted specific sponsorship packages to help you share your brand and services with attendees. Please take a moment to review the 2017 Sponsorship Prospectus and contact Sara Neiswanger, GANA Account Executive to pledge your commitment to supporting the Annual Conference.
Concepts for Analyzing Glass Tempering Problems:
50 Years of Experience with Glass Tempering Equipment with Stanley Joehlin
Have you ever seen a demonstration on how an S-bow warp occurs? Or perhaps you've experienced some production defects and need to do some problem solving. Maybe you just need an introductory tool to explain the fundamental concepts of an ideal heating and ideal cooling cycle. Concepts for Analyzing Glass Tempering Problems is a comprehensive guide developed for glass and glazing professionals at every stage of their career. This unique video series and education kit was developed by industry veteran Stanley W. Joehlin (in partnership with GANA) to serve as an aid to anyone new to the glass tempering process and to provide problem-solving techniques for anyone encountering a new problem due to process changes that are not understood or when running a new product.
Stan Joehlin has more than 50 years of experience in glass tempering and spent nearly 35 years offering lectures at glass fabrication seminars hosted by various industry associations. The Concepts for Analyzing Glass Tempering Problems video series and education kit offers diagrams, detailed photographs, warp demonstrations and real-world case studies from the field and from the factory to provide an overview of fundamental tempering concepts and troubleshooting tactics.
The Concepts for Analyzing Glass Tempering Problems video series and education kit includes a three-volume DVD set of instruction from Stan Joehlin; a companion textbook; ten workbooks to test viewer comprehension and an answer key for verification. The package is available to GANA members for $895 or $1,790 for non-members (plus shipping and handling). To learn more about the concepts of the materials or to order a copy, visit www.glasswebsite.com/publications.
As I begin to wind down yet another year of planes, trains, automobiles, meetings, deadlines, and the like, and (quite honestly) now trying to catch a breath myself with some time off, I would like to share a few thoughts…in the spirit of the upcoming holidays. For our Canadian members, I am over a month behind, but still very much applicable.
I start by giving thanks to my loving, supporting, and understanding family who have been there for me - even in times when work and Association business has resulted in me ‘not’ being there (in person - but definitely there in spirit!).
When I reflect upon who else I am thankful for, these immediately come to mind:
Dow Corning (specifically my managers and colleagues) for supporting my efforts and work with the Glass Association of North America (GANA) and the Glass and Glazing and building enclosure industry.
My fellow GANA Board members. I am honored and privileged to share the responsibility to serve the glass and glazing industry with you. You are a fine group of volunteer leaders that I have done well to watch, listen, and learn from over the years. I encourage membership to reach out and share their thanks for you as well.
Our key consultants:
GANA staff for all the work and activities that are far too numerous to list specifically to serve justice.
Last but not least…to YOU - our MEMBERS - for your dedication, involvement, resolve, service, and support.
Because of all of the above, I give thanks to the hope, optimism, and excitement that current circumstances offer before us to better serve the glass and glazing industry. You are the energy and inspiration to listen, learn, laugh, educate and grow.
Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.
President 2016-17 | Glass Association of North America
Stanley Yee is a building design specialist for Dow Corning as part of the global Facade Engineering and Architectural Design Team. He has been an active member serving different volunteer roles, including Chairing the Energy Committee. He was elected to the executive of the GANA Board in 2013 as a representative of the Energy Division, and is currently serving as the elected President of the Association.