NFRC Announces Staffing Changes

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has announced several staffing changes.

Bipin Shah, director of programs, left on June 1 to start his own consulting firm, WinBuild Inc. As a contractor, he will continue to manage the development of NFRC's Component Modeling Program for nonresidential projects.

"As our longest-serving staff member, Bipin played a key role in building NFRC into the organization it is today," said Jim Benney, NFRC's executive director. "We thank him for his years of service, wish him well in his new venture and look forward to working closely with him to develop a valuable and useful new tool for the nonresidential sector of the fenestration industry."

Maria Terezia Bulbuc will start as NFRC's new director of education on June 19. A chemical engineer with a background in designing, building and managing testing laboratories, Bulbuc will lead NFRC's efforts to work with and educate the design community, building officials; in addition, her background will solidify NFRC's technical expertise with its members and program participants.

Benney added that Bulbuc will play an important role.

"We have heard loud and clear from our members and others that NFRC needs to improve its relationships with architects, specifiers, building officials and others who can benefit from our program and ratings. With her background, Maria will be able to jump right in, reach out to these important customers and serve as a full-time point of contact for them," he said.

Jacqueline McCracken will join NFRC as certification program coordinator on June 12. A Texas native with a background in production and quality control, McCracken will have primary responsibility for daily operations of NFRC's Product Certification Program.

"Jacqueline's experience as a production control analyst and her extensive work in quality control and compliance make her uniquely qualified to oversee the PCP," said Benney. "She is a perfect fit for the NFRC team."


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