With Honors  
GANA Presents Special Recognition During GPD  
b y S a r a N e i s w a n g e r  
onorary degrees, designations significant contributions to further the enthusiastic collaboration, education,  
and memberships are given se- glass and glazing industry.  
lectively by organizations and In June 2017,GANA awarded its most glazing industry internationally.  
institutions across the country with recent honorary membership to Jorma Vitkala joins a distinctive list of in-  
leadership and service to the glass and  
the intent to recognize an individual by Vitkala,chairperson of the Glass Perfor- dividuals who comprise GANA’s honor-  
special distinction based on achieve- mance Days (GPD) organizing commit- ary membership list:  
ment or service. In GANA’s case, our tee. Stanley Yee, GANA immediate past  
honorary members are a mixture of president,presented an honorary mem- Recipients of GAnA’s  
individuals who were once active in the bership award on behalf of the associa- HonoRARy MeMbeRsHip  
association, as well as others who have tion’s board of directors. This was given  
not been members, but all have made in recognition of Vitkala’s diligent and  
2017 Jorma Vitkala  
2013 Henry Gorry  
008 Robert Maltby  
007 William Coddington  
004 Stan Joehlin  
003 Robert Brown  
003 Bill Knutsen  
000 Harry Miles  
Congratulations to all GANA hon-  
orary members; we are appreciative of  
having you in our company. n  
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.  
Jorma Vitkala (left) received the GANA Honorary Member Award from Stanley  
Yee, GANA immediate past president, during GPD 2017.  
Jorma Vitkala received  
recognition during GPD,  
including the first Jorma  
Vitkala Award of Merit  
presented by Jean-Paul  
Hautekeer (far left) with  
Dow Corning and Jonathan  
Cohen (center) of Kuraray.  
In addition, USGlass editor  
Ellen Rogers presented a  
plaque in recognition of  
GPD’s 25 anniversary.  
USGlass, Metal & Glazing | August 2017  

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