The award is given in recognition of those individuals who have devoted significant time, energy and effort toward creating and achieving the strategic initiatives of WDMA, and who are distinguished in their selflessness and vision for both WDMA and the industry as a whole.
In presenting the award, Steve Tourek, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Marvin Windows and Doors and past WDMA Chairman, praised Jim saying, "Everyone knows Jim and the energy he has devoted to WDMA on behalf of Marvin Windows and also on behalf of the industry as a whole. It seems fitting that WDMA recognize Jim as the unique individual he is."
WDMA Chairman Al Babiuk, CEO of Loewen Windows, "It is not often that WDMA gets the chance to recognize a volunteer with Jim's enthusiasm and dedication for their contributions to the association."
In accepting the award, Jim urged WDMA to keep ahead of change, but not for change's sake. "Unless WDMA can accommodate change faster than those outside, we will ultimately fail." Jim retired from full-time work at Marvin last January, but continues to work on special projects for the company.
About WDMA: Founded in 1927, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is the premier trade association representing the leading manufacturers of residential and commercial window, door and skylight products for the domestic and export markets.
WDMA members are focused on Total Product Performance™ products that are designed and built to performance-based standards. The association is focused on key member needs in the areas of advocacy, product performance, education and information and facilitating business interactions and relationships in the fenestration eco-system.
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