Architectural Glazing Committee Roster

Michael Albert
S. Albert Glass Co., Inc.
Robert Brown
Brown’s Glass
Bryan Bush
City Glass Co.
Anthony Callas
Heinaman Contract Glazing
Peter Chojnacki
FabTech LLC
Chris Fenwick
Kawneer Co., Inc.
Rick Hamlin
Cupples, Inc.
Troy Hein
YKK AP America, Inc.
John Heinaman
Heinaman Contract Glazing
Tom Howhannesian
Heinaman Contract Glazing
Courtney Little
ACE Glass
Construction Corp.
Kevin McMahon
K-Man Glass Corp.
Max Perilstein
Sole Source Consultants
Henry Taylor
Rodney Van Buskirk
Bacon & Van Buskirk Glass Co., Inc.
Brad Voreis
Glass Doctor Corporate

Glazing Executives Forum - Las Vegas - September 9, 2014

Over 200 industry executives joined together for the 9th annual NGA Glazing Executives Forum in Las Vegas. Attendees benefitted from an industry panel discussion on future challenges and opportunities, breakout sessions providing key takeaways in marketing and management, Solving Difficult Operational Challenges with John Zahora and Jeff Dietrich’s much anticipated industry forecast.

Solving Difficult Operational Challenges - John Zahora

Ahead of the Curve: 2015 & Beyond - Jeff Dietrich

Click the links above for John Zahora’s and Jeff Dietrich’s slide presentations; see the full GEF 2014 agenda below - and save the date for the 2015 Glazing Executive Forum in Atlanta!


8:00-9:00 am - Breakfast

9:00-10:30 am
Opening General Session: What Lies Ahead
Moderated by Rick Hamlin of Cupples, Inc., this panel discussion will feature industry experts Mic Patterson of Enclos Corp., Oliver Stepe of YKK AP America, and Jay Phillips of Guardian Industries, who will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the glass industry now and in the future.

10:30-10:45 am - Break

10:45-11:30 am
Solving Difficult Operational Challenges
John Zahora of the Goldratt Institute provides concrete takeaways for running your business more efficiently.

11:30 am-12:00 pm - Breakout sessions (choose one)

1. Project Management: What Key Responsibilities Do You Assign To Your PM’s?
NGA Chairman-Elect Bryan Bush of City Glass Co. and Tom Howhannesian of Heinaman Contract Glazing lead this roundtable discussion on the role project managers play in successful glazing companies.

2. How to Make Your Bid Stand Out
Anthony Callas of Heinaman Contract Glazing asks glaziers to share best practices for making their bids stand out in a challenging bidding environment increasingly defined by fierce competition and pressure to compete on price.

3. Improving Project Costs
Industry veteran John Heinaman of Heinaman Contract Glazing leads this interactive session on how contract glaziers can keep costs down and profits up by ensuring all costs are included in estimates, profit expectations are achieved, and appropriate resources are available.

4. Field Installation Issues
Troy Hein of YKK AP America and Kevin McMahon of K-Man Glass Corp. identify common field installation issues and ask glaziers for their best strategies to solve them.

12:00-1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30-2:00 pm - Breakout sessions (choose one from earlier session)

2:05-2:35 pm - Breakout sessions (choose one from earlier session)

2:35-3:05 pm - Break

3:05-4:30 pm
Architectural Glass Market Economic Forecast
Long-time GEF speaker Jeff Dietrich of ITR Economics shares his predictions for the economy—and construction market—over the next 18 months.

5:00-6:00 pm - Networking Reception

Thanks to our Sponsors!

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Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Dow Corning

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Program Contact

For more information on the 2014 Glazing Executives Forum program please contact the NGA at or at 866/342-5642 x182.


For sponsorship information, see GEF Sponsor Levels and Benefits or contact Wayne Nelson at or at 866/342-5642 x182.

For a look back at the 2013 Glazing Executives Forum, including Jeff Dietrich’s Industry Forecast slide presentation, click here.