GREENBELT, MD – The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is proud to award the Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year to Joseph Hayden, Senior Engineer, Technical Leader-Products, for Pella Corp. Hayden has been involved with NFRC for 18 years and during that time he has been active on every committee, subcommittee, and many task groups. He also served a term as the Chair of the NFRC Board of Directors.

The field of nominees in 2014 was particularly competitive, with ten eligible and deserving candidates nominated for the honor. That Hayden won is testament to the significance of his contribution to NFRC.

"NFRC is fortunate to enjoy many dedicated volunteers and Joe still manages to stand out in the crowd. Requests for feedback not only get quick responses, but responses are always thoughtful and thorough,” said Jeff Baker, NFRC Board of Directors Chair. “It is no surprise that as soon as Joe was eligible he was recognized with this award sooner.

“I’ve said a lot of times that I don’t know of a harder working group of people than the folks at NFRC,” Hayden said. “It’s truly an honor to work with all of them and to receive this award.”

NFRC is grateful for the efforts of all of its volunteers. To better recognize all that our volunteers do on a monthly basis, NFRC members may now nominate their fellow members for the monthly Member Spotlight. For more information on the Dariush Arasteh Memorial Member of the Year Award, the Member Spotlight, or to nominate a member for recognition, please contact Jessica Finn, NFRC Membership Coordinator, at 240-821-9512 or visit the member portion of the NFRC website at

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