John Lewis Named Technical Director for AAMA

John Lewis, Jr., a fenestration industry veteran, has been named technical director for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). Lewis will be responsible for the overall direction of AAMA's technical departments and staff, including product certification, technical standards, and codes and industry affairs, according to Rich Walker, AAMA's executive vice president.

"John's twenty-three years of engineering management background virtually mirrors the AAMA member directory, ranging from aluminum windows, doors and curtainwall for the high performance commercial/architectural markets, to residential vinyl and wood windows," noted Walker. "He also brings us valuable design engineering experience."

Most recently, Lewis was vice president of engineering for TRACO, responsible for engineering, research and development and related areas. From 1997 to 2004, as vice president of engineering for Philips Products Inc. he oversaw product design engineering, testing and building code compliance for the door and window manufacturer.

After graduating from the University of Illinois with a bachelor of science and education degree, Lewis taught Industrial Arts at Centennial High School, in Champaign, Ill. He entered the fenestration industry in 1983, joining the Caradco Wood Window and Door Company, where he held several engineering and manufacturing positions, including senior product design engineer. In 1994, he joined Malta Windows and Doors as director and vice president of engineering. Lewis received an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 2001, graduating Magna Cum Laude from its program for working executives. He will be relocating to the Chicago area with his family.

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