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Green Building Initiative and Green Globes: Into the Next Decade (Opening General Session

Vicki L. Worden, Executive Director
Green Building Initiative


Developing and Sustaining a Safety Culture

Chuck LeRoux, Director of Corporate Safety & Disability Management
Andersen Corporation


The Essentials of Enterprise Risk Management.

Steve Tourek, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Secretary
Marvin Windows and Doors

Keeping Up With Green & Calls for Product Transparency

James Salazar, Senior Research Associate, Athena Sustainable Materials Insitutie; Jeff Inks, VP Codes and Regulatory Affairs, WDMA


How to approach Manual Material Handling in the Workplace

Blake McGowan, CPE - Managing Consultant and Ergonomics Engineer for Humantech

Manufacturing Top Quality Windows & Doors: Lessons From Europe

Harry Guensche, Leitz Tooling Systems LP


Using Lean to Develop a Partnership between students and industry

Dr. Jim Keyes, Professor from the University of Wisconsin Stout, Polytechnic



New Developments in the Utilization of Thermally Modified Wood in Fenestration Applications

Patrick Donahue, University of Minnesota, Duluth; Randy Schwartzhoff - Wisconsin Business Innovation Corporation

Lean Consortiums: A Value Added Alliance

Blair Seale, Director, Lean and Business Excellence. Loewen Windows

Architectural Coatings: Field Performance and the Application Process

Tony Pupp, National Accounts Manager, Linetec



Developing and Certifying a Skilled Manufacturing Workforce

Neil Reddy, Executive Director, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council




Saving Money by Using Sustainable Strategies on the Plant Floor

Stephan Waltman, Vice President of Marketing & Communications;Gregory Jansen, Stiles Machinery


Stephan W. Waltman, vice president of marketing communications and a corporate officer, has been with Stiles Machinery Inc. for over 30 years.  Waltman joined Stiles as a salesman and was promoted to Vice President in spring, 1989.  Waltman is credited with expanding Stiles’ sales and marketing team, increasing their access to sophisticated sales tools, and streamlining internal processes to help improve customer satisfaction.  As an industry veteran, Waltman has traveled extensively for Stiles and is credited with establishing the Stiles brand as the premier North American supplier of machinery and related services.  





Quantifying Comfort to Assist in the Window Selection Process

Kerry Haglund, Haglund Design; Efficient Windows Collaborative; Jim Larsen, Cardinal Glass

Kerry is the Executive Director of the Efficient Windows Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that is educating and supporting the use of advanced window, façade and skylight technologies. She also provides consulting services in the areas of windows and glazings research, decision-making tool development, and information design and dissemination. Kerry was Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) at the University of Minnesota for 15 years. She currently is on the Board of Directors for the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) and remains an active participant of NFRC committees as well as other window industry associations. She was named in Glass Magazine’s 2012 List of Most Influential Individuals Impacting the Glass and Metal Industry. Kerry has a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota.



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