Date: 20 December 2021
The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council (AGMCC) announced three new board positions for 2022: Rodney Harvey of Curtainwall Design Consulting was appointed president; Jim Maggiore of Royal Glass Co., Inc. was appointed vice president; and Steve Whitcomb of C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. was elected as member.
AGMCC and its board oversee the North American Contractor Certification (NACC) and Architectural Glass and Metal Technician (AGMT) programs. The AGMCC board is an 18-member panel that provides an equally balanced voice from the glazing industry and stakeholders. Members include 50 percent representation from glazing contractors and glaziers; the remaining 50 percent includes general contractors, architects, component manufactures, curtainwall consultants, specifiers, and other glazing project stakeholders.
Rodney Harvey is Principal with Curtainwall Design Consulting of Dallas, Texas. He brings a stakeholder perspective to his new role as board president, and previously served as vice president. Harvey said, “I am humbled by the confidence the board has placed in me to assist in leading our collective efforts to elevate and promote glazing contractors and technicians. As an active member of the design and construction community, I plan to be a cheerleader and educator by sharing the benefits of working with certified contractors and technicians who have demonstrated their business acumen, stability, skills, and competence in conformance with an ANSI-accredited national standard.”
Jim Maggiore is Executive Vice President/Principal with Royal Glass Co., Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif. He brings a certified contractor perspective to his new role as board vice president. Royal Glass has held the NACC credential since 2015, and Maggiore has been a board member since AGMCC’s inception. Maggiore said, “I hope that my 45 years of experience will help both NACC and AGMT to grow. Being a part of AGMCC has made our company better, safer, and more profitable.”
Steve Whitcomb is Senior Vice President, Sales & Operations for C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif. He brings the manufacturer/supplier perspective to his new role on the board. “I am truly honored to be part of a mission that brings awareness to certification programs for the glass and glazing industry. Certifications are critical to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of building occupants. I look forward to sharing my experience and expertise promoting industry standards and performance requirements.”
Founding board President, Demetrious (Jim) Stathopoulos, PE, who served for eight years in the role, will remain on the AGMCC board. Stathopoulos has been instrumental in elevating the NACC and AGMT programs from initial concepts to successful industry initiatives. He is the CEO of Ajay Glass Co. of Canandaigua, N.Y.