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Contact: David Walker
703/442-4890, ext. 153

NGA ANNOUNCES FIRST ANNUAL GLAZING EXECUTIVES FORUM WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER, PATRICK MACLEAMY OF HOK

WASHINGTON, DC  (April 5, 2006) – The National Glass Association (NGA) announced today that Patrick MacLeamy, chief executive officer of prominent architectural firm HOK, will be the keynote speaker September 18, 2006 at the first annual Glazing Executives Forum, to be held in Las Vegas in conjunction with its annual trade show, GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.

“We are extremely pleased that such a distinguished member of the architectural community will be participating in our inaugural Glazing Executives Forum,” said David Walker, vice president of association services.  “MacLeamy's keynote address will focus on the need for the development of a new building standard.”

The Glazing Executives Forum is being presented by NGA’s Architectural Glazing Committee, whose members are comprised from a veritable who’s who of the glass industry.  Committee chairperson and NGA board member, Rod Van Buskirk of Bacon & Van Buskirk Glass Co., Inc. in Champaign, IL, had this to say, “The Glazing Executives Forum is targeted toward North American company owners and key project managers…the leaders of the glazing industry.  The Forum will build enduring relationships and information exchange among our glazing business leaders through roundtables and discussions.”

The Glazing Executives Forum will feature interactive discussions, peer-to-peer sharing among dealers and contract glaziers, and fresh updates on challenging topics impacting the industry.  Expert speakers and panelists will also share their perspectives and forecasts for the contract glazing industry.  The day will capstone with a networking reception.  The fee for the daylong event is $195.  Registration will begin on May 8, 2006 at www.glass.org.



About NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the entire flat glass industry. Based outside Washington, DC, NGA offers certification, education and training, and serves the industry with the leading trade publications—Glass Magazine®, Window & Door®, and AutoGlass™. NGA currently hosts GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo and the National Auto Glass Conference & EXPO.