Pella marketing chief to lead WDMA

PELLA, Iowa — Elaine Sagers, vice president of marketing and customer support at Pella Corporation, has been elected chairwoman for the executive committee of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA).

WDMA announced its new leadership team during its spring meeting and legislative conference in Washington, DC. At the meeting, the WDMA board of directors elected Sagers as the association's new chairwoman.

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“In this challenging economic climate, WDMA stands as a strong advocate and friend for many hard-working manufacturers in the window, door and skylight industry,” Sagers said. “I am honored to serve as WDMA chairwoman and look forward to providing continued strong leadership for WDMA and the companies it serves, including my team members at Pella Corporation and our partners who market Pella® Windows and Doors.”

In addition to Sagers, other members of the 2011-2012 WDMA executive committee are:
· Vice Chairman, Door Division: Ann Duebner, Eggers Industries. Two Rivers, Wis.
· Vice Chairman, Window Division: Mike Salsieder, Kolbe and Kolbe Millwork, Wausau, Wis.
· Treasurer: Al Babiuk, Loewen Windows, Steinbach, MB
· Immediate Past Chairman: Stephen Sisson, Karona, Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.
· Supplier Representative: Tom Kaiser, Cardinal Industries, Eden Prairie, Minn.

About Pella

Pella Corporation is a leader in designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications.

As a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company, Pella is known for its 86-year history of making innovative products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction. Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity and practicing environmental stewardship to create satisfied customers.

Pella manufactures quality windows, patio doors and entry door systems sold through a Direct Sales Network operating Pella Window & Door Showrooms across the United States and Canada and select building materials retailers, including Lowe’s®.

About WDMA

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association represents leading manufacturers of residential and commercial window, door and skylight products for domestic and export markets. WDMA members are focused on Total Product Performance™ products that are designed and built to performance-based standards. The association is focused on key member needs in advocacy, product performance, education and information and facilitating business interactions and relationships in the fenestration eco-system.

SOURCE: Pella Corp.

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