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WASHINGTON, DC  (October 7, 2009) – The National Glass Association (NGA) is pleased to announce the election of Kevin McMahon to the office of Chairman of the Board.

McMahon, of K-Man Glass Corp. in Bethel, CT has been a supporter of the NGA for many years, having served on the board since 2004. McMahon took the office of Chairman on October 1 at GlassBuild America® in Atlanta GA. He will serve a one-year term.

Joining McMahon as executive officers are Chairman-Elect, Steve Burnett of Walters & Wolf Curtain Wall, Mukilteo, WA, and Treasurer, Chris Mammen, M3 Glass Technologies, Irving, TX. Steve Mort, Don’s Mobile, Modesto, CA, serves as immediate past chairman for the coming year.

Rod Van Buskirk, Bacon & Van Buskirk Glass, leaves the board after his dedicated years of service. Newton Little, Ace Glass, Little Rock, AR, and Bob Brown, Brown’s Glass, York, PA join the board of directors to serve a three-year term.

Board members returning for the 2009-2010 term are: Bill Evans, Jr. of Evans Glass Co., Nashville, TN; Rich Harrison of Belron US, Columbus, OH; Paul Heinauer of Glasspro, Mt. Pleasant, SC; Douglas Linderer of Go-Glass Corp., Salisbury, MD; John Morris of Jack Morris Auto Glass in Memphis, TN; Gregory P. Pattakos, Advanced Auto Glass, Inc., Akron, OH; and Robert J. Trainor, Trainor Glass Co., Alsip, IL.

About NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the flat (architectural) and auto glass industries. Based outside Washington, DC, and representing over 3,000 member companies and locations, NGA offers certification, education and training, including – a state-of-the-art online training resource. NGA publishes the industry’s leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™ and WDweekly™. 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. For more information on NGA, visit