FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL GLASS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS AWARD TO
WASHINGTON, DC (February 19, 2007) – The National Glass Association (NGA) has announced Wayne Turner of Glass Technology of Many, LA as the 2007 recipient of the Len Stolk Special Achievement Award. The award was presented to Turner during the Awards Luncheon at the National Auto Glass Conference & EXPO held February 14-17, 2007 in Orlando, FL.
The award recognizes Turner’s unparalleled commitment and passion for the auto glass industry. Turner and his wife Diane founded their auto glass business in 1986 and in the late 1990’s, Turner put his expertise to use to serve the industry by joining NGA’s Auto Glass Certification Committee. In 1999, he became an instructor of NGA’s Auto Glass Technical Institute (AGTI) to share his wealth of accumulated knowledge with the next generation of auto glass technicians and continues teaching classes today. Since 2002, he has worked tirelessly composing state legislation in Louisiana that would mandate training and implement the industry’s best practices for auto glass safety.
NGA’s Len Stolk Special Achievement Award is named in honor of Len Stolk, who passed away prematurely in 1999 after a long battle with cancer. Stolk was well known for his commitment to auto glass safety and highly regarded by his industry peers. The award is presented to recognize individuals in the glass industry who have made a significant contribution to the goals and objectives of the NGA.
In presenting the award, NGA President and CEO Phil James remarked, “Wayne is the paradigm who lights the way for all of us as we work toward universal recognition of auto glass professionalism.” Turner and his wife reside in Louisiana where he is an active member of his church, Rotary Club and other civic organizations. His wife and his children, Reed and Tanya, were in attendance for his award acceptance.
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the entire flat glass and auto glass industries. Based outside Washington, DC, NGA offers certification, education and training, and MyGlassClass.com—a state-of-the-art, online training resource. NGA publishes the leading trade magazines—Glass Magazine®, Window & Door®, AutoGlass™, and e-newsletters, e-glass weekly™ and WDweekly™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites: www.glass.org, www.GlassBuildAmerica.com, www.GlassMagazine.net, www.AutoGlassmagazine.net, www.WindowandDoor.net, and www.myautoglass.org. NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade events: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo and the National Auto Glass Conference.