The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) presented Steve Johnson, retired codes and regulatory manager for Andersen Corp., and Jeff Lowinski, WDMA vice president of technical activities, with the James C. Krahn Lifetime Achievement Award during the association’s recent Technical and Manufacturing Conference in Minneapolis.

The award is given in recognition of those individuals who have devoted significant time, energy and effort toward creating and achieving the strategic initiatives of WDMA, and who are distinguished in their selflessness and vision for both WDMA and the industry as a whole.

In presenting the award to Johnson, Mark Mikkleson, director of corporate regulatory affairs for Andersen, described the virtues held by Johnon during his extraordinary career.

“Steve’s ability to bring comaraderie, perseverance, honor and a sense of humor to his work on code and regulatory issues has made presenting this award an honor,” he said.

“Steve continued to fight for what was right for the company and industry for many years,” said Phil Donaldson, WDMA chair and executive vice president and CFO for Andersen.

Steve Strawn, director of codes and regulatory activities for Jeld-Wen, also praised Lowinski, who is retiring from WDMA on June 30.

“Having almost 50 years of experience within the industry, Jeff’s passion and appreciation of the industry made him a partner within the industry and added up to not just one award, but to a lifetime of achievements,” Strawn said.

“Jeff has been an invaluable part of WDMA for decades and played a direct role in many of the most important decisions made by the association,” said WDMA president and CEO Michael O’Brien. “He has been a tireless advocate for our industry and his passion has inspired us.”

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