Wausau Window and Wall System’s vice president of technical services, Steve Fronek, P.E., LEED® Green Associate, has assumed the role as chairman of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Board of Directors.
For the past two years, Fronek has served as AAMA’s vice chairman and as a member representative for Wausau, part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. A publicly-held, U.S. corporation, Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOG) also includes glazing contractor Harmon, Inc.; finishing services provider Linetec; architectural products manufacturer Tubelite, Inc.; and glass fabricator Viracon, Inc.
“Apogee demonstrates its industry leadership by supporting trade associations,” says Fronek. He highlights Harmon’s involvement with the Building Owners and Managers Association, Linetec’s leadership with the Aluminum Anodizers Council, Tubelite’s volunteerism with the Construction Specifications Institute, and Viracon’s executive-level commitment to the Glass Association of North America and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, as well as company-wide support for many other industry associations.
“As a leader in technologies involving the design and development of value-added glass products and services, AAMA helps our companies stay ahead of important, legislative regulations, building and energy codes, and industry standards,” Fronek continues. “With active involvement in AAMA’s technical committees, we gain a greater understanding of construction and specification issues. Through the association’s educational offering, we extend our reach and share our knowledge with the architectural design community.”
|Left to right: Rich Walker, AAMA President and CEO; Rod Hershberger, (PGT Industries) AAMA Residential Products Group President; Steve Fronek, (Apogee Enterprises, Inc. – Wausau) AAMA Architectural Products Group President|
In addition to his role as chairman, Fronek also acts as chairman of AAMA’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Test Methods Task Group. He previously served in various capacities on more than 15 AAMA committees and task groups, contributing to the North American Fenestration Standard’s Joint Document Management Group, Green and Sustainability Committee, as well as guiding the evolution of thermal performance standards as they exist today. He received the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the AAMA Architectural Products Group, which guides AAMA’s Architectural Window Council and its Curtain Wall/Storefront/Sloped Glazing Council.
In addition to his leadership within AAMA, Fronek represents Wausau’s membership in the U.S. Green Building Council and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s High-performance Building Façade Solutions’ Public Advisory Committee.