GANAPerspectives  
It’s Worth the Time to Stop  
GANA Gives Back; Recognizes Members  
b y S a r a N e i s w a n g e r  
he parable of the Good Samari- charitable organization, the Deep Well Tempering Division: Steve Marino,  
tan is found in the Bible’s Book Project (www.deepwellproject.org/).  
of Luke and was the basis of Participants viewed this opportunity  
Vitro Architectural Glass.  
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a speech known as “I’ve Been to the as a unique way to further connect and Changes in Leadership  
Mountaintop” given by Dr. Martin Lu- give back to the community in which The Annual Conference also saw the  
ther King, Jr. The story depicts a trav- they were meeting. It is GANA’s desire installation of GANA’s 2017 board of  
eler who has been mistreated in his to incorporate more occasions such as directors. The new officers and mem-  
journey, and, in seeking help, was de- this into our future events to continue bers are:  
nied two times by passersby before a making an impact in the communities President,Doug Schilling,  
Good Samaritan comes to his aid. The in which we meet.  
Schilling Graphics Inc.  
Past-President,Stanley Yee,  
Dow Corning Corp.  
In addition to our association’s ef- Vice President,Steve Marino,  
Vitro Architectural Glass  
two passersby were thinking only of  
themselves when they asked,“If I stop Member Recognition  
to help this man, what will happen to  
me?” But when the Good Samaritan forts to give back to a local community,  
came by, he reversed the question, ask- GANA members also work tirelessly to Secretary/Treasurer,Cathie Saroka,  
ing, “If I do not stop to help this man, support and grow this organization. Goldray Glass  
In recognition of those efforts, GANA Building Envelope Contractors  
what will happen to him?”  
also presented its Division Member of  
the Year Awards, as well as the C. Greg-  
It’s been said that corporate so- ory Carney Member of the Year Award, Decorative Division -  
Division - Board Member,  
Gus Trupiano,AGC Glass Co.  
Giving Back  
cial responsibility (CSR) was born, in which goes to one outstanding mem-  
part, from the need to conduct dam- ber, during the annual conference.  
Board Member,James Wright,  
ICA North America  
age control surrounding an event  
carrying a negative impact on a com- presented the C. Gregory Carney Mem-  
pany. However, that has grown into ber of the Year Award. He shared his Flat Glass Manufacturing Division  
Stanley Yee with Dow Corning was Energy Division - Board Member,  
Mark Silverberg; Technoform  
the opportunity to support and fos- memories of the first time he met Greg  
ter environmental stewardship, trust, Carney, for whom the award is named,  
- Board Member,Dan Adams,  
Vitro Architectural Glass  
transparency and a sense of commu- and encouraged everyone to continue Insulating Division -  
nity. While CSR acts are most often striving for the betterment of both  
Board Member,Tara Brummet,  
Vitrum Glass Ltd.  
The division awards were presented Laminating Division -  
Board Member,Aaron Thompson,  
Viracon Inc.; and  
seen and recognized among for-profit GANA and the glass industry as a whole.  
corporations, they are also prevalent  
in the non-profit sector. Activities that to the following individuals:  
align with an organization’s mission, BEC Division: Jeff Haber,W&W Glass;  
goals and culture are often selected, Decorative Division:  
Tempering Division -  
along with those of particular interest  
to those served by the organization.  
At the Glass Association of North  
America’s (GANA) recent Annual  
Marc Deschamps,Walker Glass Co.;  
Energy Division:  
Sarah Sinusas,  
Board Member,John Colapietro,  
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. n  
Wiss, Janney, Elstner;  
Conference in Hilton Head Island, Insulating Division:  
S.C., members engaged in our first  
act of social responsibility by way of  
a golf scramble, held on March 15, Laminating Division: Julia  
Jeff Haberer,  
Trulite Glass & Aluminum;  
S a r a N e i s w a n g e r is  
the account executive for the  
Glass Association of North  
America in Topeka, Kan.  
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istrations were donated to the local  
017. Proceeds from participant reg-  
Schimmelpenningh, Eastman  
Chemical Co.; and  
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