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February 1, 2012
By American Architectural Manufacturers Association

Feb. 1, 2012 – The American Architectural Manufacturers Association will host its 75th Annual Conference for fenestration industry leaders and decision makers, Feb. 26 to 29, at the Naples Grande Hotel (Waldorf Astoria) in Naples, Fla. The highlight of this year's event is the celebration of AAMA's 75th anniversary.

"The longevity and continuing success of AAMA was made possible through
the expertise, perseverance and dedication contributed to our
organization by our past and present members. The occasion of AAMA's
75th Anniversary serves as a platform to recognize those members who
have contributed the time and talent necessary to build and sustain a
powerful and respected organization," says AAMA president and CEO Rich
Walker.

The conference will feature keynote speaker Eric Greitens, a decorated
U.S. Navy SEAL, a Rhodes Scholar who earned his Ph.D. at the University
of Oxford, a humanitarian worker who has served around the world, and a
national champion boxer. He is also the founder of the Center for
Citizen Leadership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the
development of the next generation of American leadership. His keynote
speech is titled "The Heart and the Fist: Inspired Leadership Through
Challenging Times" and will address a broad range of subjects vitally
important to today's companies, including leadership and social
responsibility, the next generation of American leadership, and service
and the humanitarian ethic.

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"He will inspire attendees to pursue socially responsible leadership
that will benefit the community at large through stories of his many
experiences around the world. In a rapidly changing world, it is easy to
lose sight of the true purpose of leadership and humanitarianism;
Greitens will instill a sense of urgency to rediscover a balance between
success in business and responsible leadership as a global citizen,"
Walker adds.

Also convening at the Annual Conference is the AAMA Green and
Sustainability Specification Development Task Group, which was formed
for the purpose of creating specifications for the proposed AAMA Green
Products Certification Programs. The Task Group will be reviewing the
ballot results of the climate zone-based approach to the energy
performance criteria and related points associated with the criteria
within the program for R and LC class products. Once this stage of
balloting is successfully concluded, the specification will be complete
and work will begin on a user's guide for this segment of the program.

"[AAMA conferences are] very useful for everything concerning green and
energy performance for the window industry," says Jean Marois, senior
product development Manager for Royal Window and Door Profiles.

"The national conferences and regional meetings address issues of
critical importance to AAMA's member companies, both large and small,
domestic and international, that manufacture window, door, skylight,
curtain wall and storefront products" says Walker. "AAMA's councils and
committees represent the full spectrum of framing materials sold into
both the commercial and residential market segments."

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