Steve Chen, executive vice president of Crystal Window & Door Systems, has become the new president of the Northeast Window and Door Association (NWDA). Elected by the association’s board of directors, Chen took over the reins of the regional trade group at the organization’s winter meeting held at the end of January.

The NWDA president’s term is for one year; however it is tradition for presidents to serve two consecutive terms. Chen, a member of the NWDA board since 2010, had previously served as first vice president.

Steve Chen (left) with past NWDA president Chuck Scalzott.
Steve Chen (left) with past NWDA president Chuck Scalzott.

“I greatly appreciate the faith that has been placed in me to lead NWDA,” says Chen. “These are challenging times for our industry. The window manufacturing and sales business has become incredibly complex. NWDA manufacturing members are faced with increasingly stringent energy efficiency standards, expanding government regulations, an ever-demanding marketplace, and new product and production technologies as well as slowly recovering housing and construction industries.

NWDA will play a lead role in overcoming these challenges.”

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