ICD High Performance Coatings has had a long and storied commitment to the glass and glazing industry. We have been active in virtually every forum, show, and conference in one way or another and have always dedicated time and resources to one of the most important trade organizations in our industry- The Glass Association of North America (GANA). This organization has spent the last 20 years focused on improving the industry in many areas and we’ve been honored to be involved in that process virtually every step of the way.
In case you are unfamiliar with GANA, here’s a primer:
The Glass Association of North America provides the organizational structure for addressing the needs of a diverse membership. Comprised of eight Divisions and an Affiliate classification, GANA puts members in regular contact with their peers, customers and suppliers in an environment that is conducive to developing understanding that is essential to strong, effective working relationships. GANA strives to provide members with premiere educational programs, publications, networking opportunities, meetings and conventions. This unified voice is vital to insuring glass continues to be extensively used in construction, automotive and specialty applications.
ICD has always made sure to support the various efforts of GANA and our current President and CEO Kris Vockler is now the President of GANA as well. She has worked her way through the leadership process at GANA, holding each position on the executive board and her time will end in 2017 as she finishes out as Immediate Past President. And while Kris maybe leaving the executive side of GANA, her charges at ICD will continue to be active in committees, conferences, and most importantly the technical side.
The technical side is where GANA truly is a crucial part of the glass industry and one of the main reasons ICD High Performance Coatings remains loyal to the efforts that go on there. Professionals from all over the industry take time from their busy careers, volunteering their knowledge to improve and educate the industry at large. During this process, important publications and bulletins are produced for the benefit of every stakeholder- not just members or specific glass industry people, but anyone in the building chain that has to deal with the glass and glazing product. These peer sessions also provide real world and logical approaches to situations that potentially in the past would fall into a gray area with no direction.
In the end, ICD is proud of it’s long term association with the Glass Association of North America and we look forward to continuing the process for many years to come.