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As soon as 2020 began, so did a new era: The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance is now your trusted industry resource, setting the standards for fenestration and glazing products. AAMA and IGMA, two industry leadership organizations, have come together to form an exponentially stronger alliance. Designed to help all of our members excel in a dynamic and fast-moving future, FGIA is focused on building better industry synergies from glass to finished fenestration. More details will become available at next month’s inaugural FGIA Annual Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, but for now, let’s get into what the new organizational structure, including councils and voting eligibility, will look like.

Board of Directors and Councils

As of January 1, 2020, the new 13-voting member Board of Directors has been installed. The slate was developed by the Board Nominating Committee and was balloted to the voting members of the organization in accordance with the Bylaws.

The Architectural Products Council (APC), Residential Products Council (RPC) and Glass Products Council (GPC) will each have a representative among the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Immediate Past Chairman positions on the Board of Directors. The APC and RPC officer positions must be held by a representative of a fenestration producer member and the GPC officer position must be held by a representative of an insulating glass producer member. The Treasurer will represent a member company that conducts business in the architectural or residential market as deemed necessary to maintain balance between architectural and residential interests among the Board officers. The APC, RPC and GPC Directors serve staggered two-year terms. Vacancies are filled for the remainder of the term by an individual approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Voting Eligibility

Members eligible to vote in the APC, RPC, GPC and/or Regions based on the membership categories are entitled to one vote on matters coming before the association voting membership as a whole. Voting rights relative to issues and work addressed by specific Councils, committees and task groups require companies to be eligible to vote based on their membership category selection and fulfill at least one of the following criteria:

  • Is a finished fenestration product manufacturer
  • Makes a product that is directly addressed by the Council
  • Makes a product that is incorporated into a product directly addressed by the Council
  • Makes a product that is used to install a product addressed by the Council
  • Offers a service that is used by companies making products directly related to the products addressed by the Council or incorporated into such products
  • Provides equipment used in the manufacture of products that are directly addressed by the Council or incorporated into such products

A representative of a Council voting member company is eligible to vote at any in-person meeting of committees or task groups operating under that Council on a one-vote-per-company basis.

To get in on the ground floor of what’s happening with FGIA, register now for the inaugural FGIA Annual Conference! It’s taking place February 10-13 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. See you there!