He brings in-depth, cross-functional fenestration industry experience that includes advanced IG systems such as vacuum insulated glass, high-performance glass coatings, IG/glazing sealants and spacer systems.
“IGMA has demonstrated world-class leadership as a technical adviser in IG certification and as an advocate for the insulating glass manufacturers and their suppliers in North America,” Cooper said in the release. “Working at Guardian’s Science and Technology Center has provided me a great deal of leadership training, and I am honored to take over as president of IGMA. I look forward to serving the growing IGMA membership as well as the IG community.”
Cooper replaces outgoing president Ray Wakefield of Trulite Industries, Mississauga, ON. Other board changes include election of Robert Gilles of All Weather Windows, Edmonton, AB, as vice president and Mark Hutchinson from Intigral, Walton Hills, Ohio, as secretary/treasurer. Four IGMA members were elected to the board of directors: Scott Cardwell from AGC Flat Glass N. America, Alpharetta, Ga., Helen Sanders of Sage Electrochromics, Faribault, Minn., Frank Caporiccio with PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, and Crystal Archibald of Kohltech International, Debert, NS.
The board’s Executive Committee created two new task groups. The first is led by Mike Burke of Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, and is chartered with improving the focus on safety in the glass industry and recently broadcast a Webinar on this subject. The second, chaired by Jennifer Kempf of Dow Corning, Midland, Mich., will promote the extensive value of IGMA to the IG industry.
The following board members were elected as committee chairs:
* Technical Services Committee: Chairman Ray Wakefield, Trulite Industries, and Vice Chairman Robert Gilles, All Weather Windows.
* Education and Certification Committee: Chair Helen Sanders, Sage Electrochromics and Vice Chair Jim Krahn, Marvin Windows, Warroad, Minn.