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WASHINGTON, DC  (October 15, 2008) –  The National Glass Association (NGA) is pleased to announce the election of Stephen W. Mort to the office of Chairman of the Board.

Mort, of Don’s Mobile Glass, Inc. in Modesto, CA, has been a supporter of the NGA for many years, having served on the board since 2003. Mort took the office of Chairman on October 7 at GlassBuild America in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.

Joining Mort as executive officers are Chairman-Elect, Kevin McMahon of K-Man Glass Corp. in Bethel, CT and Treasurer, Steven R. Burnett of Walters & Wolf Curtain Wall, Mukilteo, WA. Rod Van Buskirk of Bacon & Van Buskirk in Champaign, IL, serves as immediate past chairman for the coming year.

Wes Topping, Jr. of Belron, Inc. in Commerce City, CO, Al Gauntlett, General Glass Co., Inc., Portland, OR and Richard Voreis, Consulting Collaborative, Dallas, TX all leave the board after their dedicated years of service. Bill Evans, Jr. of Evans Glass Co., Nashville, TN, Rich Harrison of Belron US, Columbus, OH and Paul Heinauer of Glasspro, Mt. Pleasant, SC all join the board of directors to serve a three-year term.

Board members returning for the 2008-2009 term are: Douglas Linderer of Go-Glass Corp., Salisbury, MD; Chris Mammen, Mammen Glass & Mirror, Irving, TX; 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 events: GlassBuild America®: The Glass, Window & Door Expo and the National Auto Glass Forum. For more information on NGA, visit