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NGA Member Gil Dimaio Selected As SER To EPA Panel

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (January 18, 2011) - Gil DiMaio, President and CEO of CBO Glass, has been selected to serve as a potential Small Entity Representative (SER) on EPA's Small Business Advocacy Review Panel (SBAR) on the Lead, Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program for the Exteriors of Public and Commercial Buildings. DiMaio is a member of the NGA's Architectural Glazing Committee.

The SBAR Panel is composed of federal employees from the EPA, Small Business Administration, and Office of Management and Budget.  As an SER, DiMaio will provide recommendations to the Panel during two meetings and will submit written comments.

"We are pleased that the NGA, through Gil's representation on this panel, will have its members' views and concerns represented on this important regulatory issue, " says Phil James, NGA President.

Information about the rulemaking can be found online:  The rule's profile on EPA's Rulemaking Gateway or Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil: Renovation, Repair, and Painting.

About NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the auto and architectural glass, and window and door industries. Based outside Washington, DC, and representing nearly 3,000 member companies and locations, NGA offers certification and education and training, including and – state-of-the-art online training resources. NGA publishes the industry’s leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™, WDweekly™, and For Technicians Only e-bulletin™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites:,,,,, and NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade event: GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo®. The Window & Door Dealers Alliance, an organization for independent window and door dealers, is an initiative of the NGA. For more information on NGA, visit