Tourek to Lead Tropical Forest Foundation

March 4, 2010

The Tropical Forest Foundation has named Steve Tourek, senior vice president and general counsel for Marvin Windows & Doors, as the new president of its board of directors. The foundation works with conservation groups, government agencies and companies that manufacture wood products to promote training, outreach and research pertaining to sustainable forest management in tropical regions around the world.

“As close partners, we’ve seen the great work the Tropical Forest Foundation is doing on the ground," says Tourek. "Its training centers and demonstration models, as well as research and outreach, are positively impacting what is actually taking place in the world. More concessions are better managed, more viable, more conducive to maintaining biodiversity and more supportive of communities whose long-term livelihood is dependent upon the economics of their forests. I look forward to serving and contributing to TFF’s mission with my fellow directors.”

Tourek’s involvement in TFF represents is another example of many environmentally oriented initiatives at Marvin, company officials note.  “This company is driven to not just build beautiful windows and doors of great value but also to act as responsible stewards of our beautiful environment for future generations,” Tourek adds.

In addition to his new TFF role, Tourek is also chairman of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association.