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May - June 2003

Ones to Watch

NFRC Elects New Board Members
The National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC) board of directors re-elected Tony Rygg of the California Energy Commission as its chairperson at its meeting in December 2002 at its headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.

The board also re-elected Randy Van Voorst from Quality Testing Inc. of Everett, Wash., as vice chairperson and Roland Temple from VELUX-AMERICA Inc. of Greenwood, S.C., as treasurer. The board elected Marvin Stover from Mikron Industries of Kent, Wash., as secretary.

The membership elected Marcia Falke, representing the Fenestration Manufacturers Association of Apopka, Fla., to fill a vacancy, and re-elected Bill Prindle from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy of Washington, D.C., to another term on the board.

Jim Krahn of Marvin Windows and Doors of Warroad, Minn., retired. Krahn has been appointed to a new position, NFRC ombudsman, in which he will assist in the transition to the organization’s new one-size ratings regime and other initiatives.

The board also appointed Susan Douglas as NFRC executive director, a position that replaces that of the NFRC administrator. As executive director, Douglas will be responsible for all administrative aspects of NFRC and will serve as the staff liaison to the board of directors.


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Keith Oakley

Keith L. Oakley
Sales Manager, Air-Chek Window Depot, Clifton, N.J.
Outgoing President, Northeast Window and Door Association

Date of Birth: November 26, 1953.

Hometown: Clifton, N.J.

Education: 1 ˝ years of college.

Current City of Residence: Clifton, N.J.

Family: A wife and four children.

Average work day: Ten hours.

First job ever: Lifeguard.

Greatest professional failure: The closing of Air-Win Manufacturing.

Other job you would like to try: Country music DJ.

Role model: Anyone who works with children.

Favorite Book: “War and Peace.”

Favorite TV show: “Jeopardy.”

Biggest regret: Not finishing college.

Proudest moment: The births of all my children.

Biggest risk: Trying to start my own business.

Favorite drink: Iced tea.

Favorite movie: “Gettysburg.”

Favorite restaurant: Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse.

Would like to have met: George Washington.

Drives (vehicle): Nissan Quest minivan.

Favorite vacation spot: Virginia Beach.

Favorite philosopher: Socrates.

Two-word description: Child advocate.

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