NFRC Elects Five Members to Board

November 4, 2008

At its fall membership meeting in Jacksonville, Fla. yesterday, the National Fenestration Rating Council announced the election of five new members to its 12-member board of directors, with 54 percent of eligible voters participating.  The organization also honored Roland Temple as its first member of the year.

"We are pleased to see a greater participation rate for this year's election, which demonstrates our members' dedication to supporting the mission of the NFRC," said Jim Benney, NFRC's executive director, noting that 51 percent participated in last year’s board election.

Newly added to the board: Jim Larsen with Cardinal Glass Industries Inc.; Steve Strawn with Jeld-Wen Inc.; Nelson Pena with the California Energy Commission and independent consultant Tony Rygg. The four will serve three-year terms. Nils Petermann, with the Alliance to Save Energy, was elected to fill the remaining term of a vacated seat for one year.

These new members will join Joe Hayden, chair; Kerry Haglund, treasurer; Steve Farrar; Mike Manteghi; Steve Rosenstock; Steve Selkowitz; and Michael Thoman on the board. 

Hayden, of Pella Corp., presented the member of the year award to Temple, who currently is codes and standards manager for AZS Consulting Inc.  "We are pleased to recognize Mr. Temple's dedication and years of exceptional volunteer service to the NFRC," Hayden said. "He exemplifies our efforts to find solutions using an inclusive, consensus-driven approach."

Temple, who previously represented Velux-America, has been active in NFRC since the very beginning and has led and served on numerous NFRC committees, subcommittees, and task groups throughout the years. He currently serves as chair of the certification policy committee.