The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) elected its new leadership team during the association’s Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference held this week. At the meeting, the WDMA Board of Directors elected Mike Salsieder, president of Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork in Wausau, Wis., as the association’s 2013-2014 chair, replacing outgoing Chair Ann Duebner of Eggers Industries in Two Rivers, Wis.

“We stand at a crossroads of determining how we can most effectively provide value for our Association and its members,” said Salsieder. “These challenging times call forth the strongest, united voice to advocate on behalf of the door, window and skylight industry. Still, we must have a pragmatic understanding of the political and economic world in which we live. We must prioritize our limited resources to focus on those things that are most critical to our industry and to our association members.”

“I look forward to working with Mike as WDMA’s new chair,” says WDMA president Michael O’Brien. “His knowledge and passion for the industry will help move WDMA to the next level in efficiently providing the best services to our members and being an even better advocate for the industry. I also want to thank Ann Duebner for her leadership and the time she has spent leading WDMA and the whole industry forward. We all owe her a debt of gratitude for her wise leadership as we’ve climbed out of bad economic times.”

In addition to Salsieder, the other members of the 2013-2014 WDMA Executive Committee are:

• Vice Chair, Door Division: Steve Donner, Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows, Oceanside, Calif.;

• Vice Chair, Window Division: Al Babiuk, Loewen Windows, Steinbach, MB;

• Treasurer: Steve Tourek, Marvin Windows & Doors, St. Paul, Minn.;

• Immediate Past Chair: Ann Duebner, Eggers Industries, Two Rivers, Wis.; and

• Supplier Representative: Jeff Shilakis, Hoppe North America, Fort Atkinson, Wis.

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