Special Thanks to Our Judges-Crystal Achievement Awards 2010

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Technology

 
The following window and door executives, representing suppliers, distributors, dealers and manufacturers, served as judges in the technology categories for the 2010 Crystal Achievement Awards. Window & Door would like to thank them for the time and effort they invested to make these awards representative of the industry's best. 

Ken Barman
Viwintech Windows & Doors
Michael Biffl
St├╝rtz Machinery
Rodney Bock
Quaker Window Products
Dave Byers
L.B. Plastics Inc.
Ron Crowl
FeneTech Inc.
Gary Delman
Sunrise Windows
Steve Dillon
Veka Inc.

Kate Donohue
GED Integrated Solutions

Keith Early
ODL Inc.

Tom Higgins
Superior Products

Pat Junker
G-U Hardware
Jim Krahn
Marvin Windows & Doors
Lori LePera
Deceuninck America
Matthew O'Shea
GlassCraft Doors
Angela Palmer
Thermal Industries
Bill Ruff
Laurence Smith Window & Door

Tyson Schwartz
Gorell Windows & Doors

Arlene Stewart
AZS Consulting Inc.

Mitchell Toews
Lynden Door

Todd Woods
DAC Products

 

 
Manufacturing

 
The following manufacturing executives, representing companies that previously were honored with an award for Most Innovative Plant, served as judges in the manufacturing categories for the 2010 Crystal Achievement Awards. Window & Door is grateful that these recognized innovators offered their time and expertise to help us select the winners in the most innovative plant and machinery categories.

Greg Irving
Soft Lite LLC
Keith Koenig
Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork
Paul Kreutner
Golden Windows Ltd.
Alan Levin
Northeast Building Products

 

Marketing

 
The following marketing and PR executives served as judges in the marketring categories for the 2010 Crystal Achievement Awards. Window & Door is grateful that these recognized innovators offered their time and expertise to help us select the winners in the most innovative marketing program, product literature and Web site categories.

Laura Doerger-Roberts
Vinylmax LLC
Kyle Hendren
Amsco Windows
Erin Johnson
Edgetech I.G. Inc.
Matt Kottke
Truth Hardware
Len Quist
  CGI Windows & Doors

 

The Fine Print–How the Winners are Selected

To truly determine the industry's most innovative products, companies, organizations and technologies, Window & Door gathers a broad range of input for our Cyrstal Achievement Program.  To do this, we solicit a wide range of manufacturers, dealers, distributors, suppliers and others, representing all segments of the industry, to serve as judges.

We also invite previous winners, recognized innovators themselves, to vote on these awards.  Executives involved in the wood, vinyl, aluminum, fiberglass, steel and composites segments of the industry, as well as suppliers of glass and glazing products, hardware, software and equipment, participate.  We have judges involved primarily in windows and patio doors, as well as representatives from the entry door business. 

Each judge receives a package of nominatons, submitted by magazine readers and others, and is anked to rank the nominees in each category they choose to judge.  For our manufacturing and marketing categories, we use smaller panels of judges, which allows us to provide them with sample materials and/or more detailed information. 

Judges cannot vote for their own companies.  Winners are chosen based on cumulative rankings of the judges.

 

Window & Door wants to make the Crystal Achievement Awards truly represent the industry's best, and each year we look to gather as much industry input as possible.  Participating as a judge can be a rewarding experience, so if you are interested in judging next year's program, contact John Swanson at jswanson@glass.org.