NGA Announces New Chairman of the Board
The National Glass Association (NGA) has announced the election of Wesley
Topping Jr. to the office of chairperson of the board.
Topping, of Elite Auto Glass in Commerce City, Colo., has been a supporter
of the NGA for many years, having served on the board since 2000. Topping
took the office of chairperson on September 21 at GlassBuild America in
Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.
Joining Topping as executive officers are chairman-elect, Rodney Van Buskirk
of Bacon & Van Buskirk in Champaign, Ill., and treasurer, Stephen
W. Mort of Don's Mobile Glass Inc. in Modesto, Calif. Thomas D. Lee III
of Lee & Cates Glass Inc. in Jacksonville, FL, serves as immediate
past chairman for the coming year.
John Heinaman of Heinaman Contract Glazing in Lake Forest, CA leaves the
board after nine years of service. Chris Mammen of Mammen Glass &
Mirror in Irving, Texas joins the board of directors to serve a three-year
Board members returning for the 2006-2007 term are: Steven R. Burnett
of Walters & Wolf Curtain Wall, Mukilteo, Wash.; Al Gauntlett, General
Glass Co. Inc., Portland, Ore.; Bob Lawrence, Craftsman Fabricated Glass
Inc., Houston, Texas; Douglas Linderer of Go-Glass Corp., Salisbury, Md.;
Kevin M. McMahon, K-Man Glass Corp., Bethel, Conn.; Gregory P. Pattakos,
Advanced Auto Glass, Inc., Akron, Ohio; Robert J. Trainor, Trainor Glass
Co., Alsip, Ill.; and Richard Voreis, Consulting Collaborative, Dallas,