Fenestration Canada reports to members on a strong year
By Patrick Flannery
June 4, 2013 – As destinations go, it was pretty hard to beat. Beautiful, lively St. John's, N.L., was the setting for Fenestration Canada's
2013 Annual General Meeting, and the mix of fun, education and business
opportunity was just about perfect. The conference took place from May
29 to June 1.
June 4, 2013 – As destinations go, it was pretty hard to beat. Beautiful, lively St. John's, N.L., was the setting for Fenestration Canada's 2013 Annual General Meeting, and the mix of fun, education and business opportunity was just about perfect. The conference took place from May 29 to June 1.
The general member's meeting was held Saturday, June 1, chaired by Fenestration Canada president, Yvan Houle. Robert Rivard was introduced as the new, full-time executive director of the association. Houle reported that the membership fee restructuring was complete and that the association lost few members as a result of this.
Past president, Kevin Pelley, announced the nominees for executive positions: Skip Maclean of TruTech Doors (president), Al Dueck of Duxton Windows and Doors (vice-president), Allan Doyle of Global Windows and Doors (second vice-president), Yvan Houle of Portes et Fenetres (past president) , and Kevin Pelley of Kohltech (treasurer). Mike Bruno of Everlast and Mike Straub were nominated to board positions. Pelley noted that the association now had a waiting list for directorships and board positions, in contrast to periods in the past where these position were hard to fill.
The meeting held a vote on a special resolution to formally change the association's name from the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers Association (CWDMA) to Fenestration Canada. The Fenestration Canada name and branding has been in use since the 2011 AGM in Banff, but had not been legally changed until that meeting.
Pelley and association treasurer, Eva Ryterband, reported that association revenues were up from the year before due to strong Win-Door receipts and increased membership fees. Expenses were also up due to fees incurred to the CSA for development of the Fenestration Installation Technician certification program.
Morgan Hanam stepped down as co-chair of the Government Relations Committee and Kevin Pelley will take his spot. Pelley leaves the chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee in favour of Laura Weil.
Matt Kottke announced that Win-Door will take place Nov. 12 – 14 at its usual venue in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building. The 2012 show was the strongest in "at least five years," he said, and booth sales are ahead of last year's pace at this time.
Photos from the conference are available on Glass Canada's Facebook page.