Schedule for Wednesday, June 26

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Opening Session

Plastic Packaging Regulations and Extended Producer Responsibility Laws

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and plastic packaging laws have been enacted in California, Colorado, Maine and Oregon. EPR is a policy approach that places the responsibility for the entire life cycle of a product, including its disposal, on the brand manufacturer rather than the consumer or the government. WDMA members who sell products in these states will need to join a producer responsibility organization and start paying into these new systems over the next three to four years—in Colorado and Oregon in mid-2025, in Maine in late 2026, and in California in early 2027.

This session will answer questions on the basics of EPR laws, producer responsibility organizations, the status of new regulations in the United States, and the outlook on the future of plastic packaging for the window, door and skylight industry.

Andy Hackman

Andy Hackman, Principal Lobbyist
Serlin Hale

Andrew Hackman is a registered federal lobbyist who has testified before the U.S. Senate and has lobbied in more than 25 state capitols. He previously served as vice president of government affairs for the Toy Industry Association (now simply the Toy Association), where he oversaw its advocacy programs at both the state and federal levels. Andrew also has directed the national government affairs program of the Consumer Specialty Products Association (now the Household Consumer Products Association).
Andy holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.

Adam Peer

Adam Peer, Senior Director, Packaging
American Chemistry Council

Adam leads the Plastics Division’s Packaging Team, representing major U.S. resin manufacturers. He advocates for policies and initiatives that recognize plastic packaging and products as a valuable resource. He leads the Team’s efforts to achieve the ACC’s Circular Economy Commitments for 100 percent recyclability or recoverability of plastic packaging by 2030 and 100 percent reusability, recyclability, or recoverability of plastic packaging by 2040.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

2020 NBC Canada- Building code and Energy Code

Canada in the in the process of adopting new building and Energy Codes. This session will provide attendees with an overview of how the Canadian National Building and Energy Code have launched by timeline and region, breakdown what provinces and regions publish their own building codes and which adopt the NBC as written, along with a high level review of relevant changes in the 2020NBC and what regions have followed.

Terry Adamson

Terry Adamson, Technical Director
Fenestration Canada

Terry Adamson has lived 39 years in the fenestration industry. Entering the industry at 25 years old with an eye on a career and opportunity to advance. With a keen sense of detail, the technical aspects drew him to all facets of development and design with stops in logistics, production, purchasing, sales, then spending eleven years as General Manager and ten years as Technical Director for Westeck Windows just east of Vancouver BC. Committed to supporting the industry he served for eleven years with WDMA-BC/Fenestration Association of BC to June 2015, including two terms as President, then spent 7 years on the Board of Fenestration Canada, including one term as Association President. A vocal advocate for the industry; competitor, or ally, he sees all as colleagues in a challenging industry. In May of 2021, Terry joined Fenestration Canada as their on-staff Technical Director. Terry enjoys supporting manufacturers trying to work through confusing building codes and market conditions and is never reluctant to voice his opinion or listen to others in the hopes of finding solutions.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

Tricoya Panels – Technology to Extend Your Door & Window Durability

Overview of using acetylated wood, particularly in window and door manufacturing to extend durability and how this modification process can be implemented into a product line. These components are non-toxic to plants, animals as well as humans and usage has gained international attention.

Doug Gillikin

Doug Gillikin, Territory Sales Manager
Accsys Technologies

After his service to his country, he found sales/strategic collaboration in assisting clients was his niche. Doug has over 20 years in millwork manufacturing and distribution to include distribution, manufacturing, doors/windows and brokering. His start in the wood industry began came as a distribution rep, calling on lumber yards. He quickly found a desire to operate in the manufacturing division and getting promoted to National Account Director/Manufacturing Division at Woodgrain Millwork. His first intro to Accoya was 12 years ago during his days at Woodgrain. Using Accoya, acetylated wood, at the bottom of door frames, brick mould and various other millwork, gave them the extended life properties they were looking for. This application continues to be in use today.

Doug has presented Accoya/Acylated Wood to a variety of organizations and platforms to include AIA CEU seminars for 10 years.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

NFRC Update

This session will provide attendees the updates to requirements for participation within the NFRC, PCP, and FenStar program. Also, the attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how to apply the dynamic Condensation Index rating for use in the industry and for the consumer.


Scott Hanlon, Director of Residential Programs

Scott Hanlon currently serves as the Director, Residential Programs for NFRC. He began working in the fenestration industry as a certified simulator for National Certified Testing Labs in 1995 and eventually managing the thermal, structural, and glass testing services for NCTL. In 2006, he had the opportunity to begin working at NFRC as the Laboratory Accreditation Manager. His role grew through the many years to now directing the NFRC’s residential program, laboratory program, and the FenStar program for ENERGY STAR certification.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

The Five Critical Objectives of Window & Door Flashing Systems

This presentation is designed to introduce five simple window and door flashing installation objectives that focus on long-term product, building durability, and energy strategies. These objectives incorporate the most current industry installation standards and are presented as recommended procedures for advanced design and applications.


Paul Majka, Sr. Applications Engineer
Henkel Corporation

Paul Majka is the Senior Applications Engineer for the Henkel Corp., where he provides technical support to promote sound building practices using sealants and adhesives for commercial and residential construction. Paul is actively involved in consulting and training architects, engineers, contractors, and product suppliers. Throughout his 45 years in the industry, he has worked as a contractor, energy specialist and building forensics diagnostician.

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
General Session

New Glazing Technologies

This presentation will explore traditional privacy glass solutions and learn about the three main types of switchable glass: electrochromic, PDLC, and Cardinal’s cutting-edge PSCT product. Lastly, we will explore IoT and smart home automation systems and how switchable glass solutions can be integrated. Attendees will leave with a solid understanding of the different formulations and constructions for switchable privacy glass. Including the strengths and drawbacks of each.


Peter Whaley, Product Integration Project Manager
Cardinal Glass

Following more than a decade of navigating the maturating and growing smart home automation industry, Peter Whaley has been an integral member of the CLiC R&D team at Cardinal Glass Industries, pioneering new approaches in switchable glass technologies. Peter uses his decades of experience in design, development, sales, and small business management to guide the electronics development and broader integration initiatives within the CLiC Team. Together with this team, they hold numerous patents and have developed ground-breaking processes that are changing the dynamic glazing landscape. In addition to his work with Cardinal Glass Industries, Peter is a champion for advancing diversity and inclusion. He enjoys urban living, biking, and traveling and is active in the local foodie scene in Minneapolis


Greg Couillard, Senior Development Associate

Greg Couillard has a M.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics and Materials Science from Cornell University. During his nearly 30 year career in research and development with Corning he has developed new uses for thin glass in areas including information display, optical communication, and automotive glazing. He holds over 30 U.S. patents. For the last ten years he has focused on bringing thin glass to architecture for smart windows, hurricane impact windows, and thin glass triples.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

U. S. Energy Code, ENERGY STAR and Tax Incentive Update along with High Performance Glazing Solutions

This presentation will provide an update on national and state energy code status, ENERGY STAR requirements, and related tax incentives for fenestration followed by efficient glazing solutions to meet the new efficiency that will be demanded by these regulations. Choices to consider with new construction or remodeling pertaining to meeting ENERGY STAR or Energy Codes.


John Glynn, Director of Technology Marketing
Cardinal Glass

John Glynn has been with Cardinal Glass Industries for 36 years. Prior to that he worked at his father’s custom sheet plastic extrusion factory in Wisconsin. After the split of the business, John stayed in Tomah, WI and started working at Cardinal 36 years ago beginning in the Factory, then Quality Control Technician, moving up to Quality Manager, and was promoted to Sales Manager for 25 Years. When Jim Larsen retired after 42 years John was offered the opportunity to be Cardinal Glass Industries Director of Technology Marketing.


Craig Drumheller, Vice President of Technical Activities

Craig Drumheller is WDMA’s vice president of technical activities. In his role, he is responsible for management and oversight of all of WDMA’s technical, codes and standards activities. Prior to coming to WDMA, Craig was assistant vice president for codes and standards at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). In his role, he also oversaw NAHB’s codes and standards advocacy which included the I-Codes and the development of the 2020 National Green Building Standard (ICC 700). Prior to joining NAHB in 2013, he was a senior energy engineer at the NAHB Research Center for 14 years.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

A Window/Doorway Into Life Cycle Assessments

This presentation will provide an in-depth look at what a life cycle assessment (LCA) is and is not and how it plays out in WDMA industries. Attendees will gain an understanding of how an LCA can be useful, how an LCA is completed, and how to avoid common pitfalls during the completion of an LCA. Additionally, this presentation will touch on current hot topics in LCA’s that pertain to WDMA industries and potential future applications of LCA results.


Chandler Jacobson, Sustainability Manager
WAP Sustainability Consulting

Chandler is a Sustainability Manager at WAP Sustainability, a full-service sustainability consulting firm. He brings a B.S. in Organismal Biology and Ecology and an MBA with a focus in sustainable innovation along with experience in solid waste management, circular supply chain thinking, and consulting to this role. With experience in life cycle assessment (LCA), greenhouse gas accounting, and biodiversity-based assessments, he brings a wholistic perspective on sustainability to bear. At the core of his interest in sustainability is a passion for the outdoors and conserving natural spaces.

Cesar Lujan

Cesar Lujan, Director of Codes & Standards

Cesar Lujan is the Director of Codes & Standards for WDMA having spent 19 years in architectural practice designing a multitude of residential and commercial buildings before utilizing his professional experience and skills to transition into building code development over the last 5 years. Currently serving as a committee member for various task groups for ICC, NFPA, and ASTM, Cesar brings forth his experience with building design and code development to serve the members of the window and door industry.

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Session

The 2024 WDMA Market Study: Results and Analysis

Join the Farnsworth Group for this enlightening session, as Brad reviews the findings of the 2024 WDMA US Market Study. Attendees will learn how the industry has been tracking over the past three years, where we are in the current economy, and what to expect in the near future. Along with reviewing shipments and forecasting, Farnsworth will breakdown the 2023 shipped units data from the national level to the regional levels and dig into the granular information on housing stock, new projects, and the trends affecting the residential, non-residential, and remodeling markets, which continue to fuel the window, door and industry.


Brad Farnsworth, President
The Farnsworth Group

Bradley T. Farnsworth is the Senior Consultant of The Farnsworth Group, Inc., a research-based consulting firm which focuses on serving the information needs of companies in the home improvement, residential building and commercial construction industry.

Prior to launching The Farnsworth Group, Mr. Farnsworth served as Vice President of Marketing and Director of Research for the National Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). While at NRHA, he was instrumental in establishing The Home Improvement Research Institute, an organization founded by the chief officers of publicly held companies to track market trends. He subsequently was selected to serve as the Institute’s Executive Director.

Schedule for Thursday, June 27

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
General Session

PFAS and the Potential Impact on the Window, Door and Skylight Industry

WDMA members will learn about the origin, use, and effects of PFAS chemicals along with a presentation on state and federal regulatory efforts to address concerns related to the use of PFAS chemicals.


Dr. Bruce Jarnot, Regulatory & Sustainability Expert, Product Sustainability

Bruce is a board-certified toxicologist with over 30 years of industry experience managing product safety and global materials compliance programs with large organizations, including Whirlpool Corporation, ExxonMobil, the American Petroleum Institute, and the U.S. Air Force. He has broad knowledge of global product compliance (including REACH, RoHS, and Proposition 65), food and beverage regulations, FDA and USDA standards, and more. Bruce holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Wesleyan University.

Jacob Carter, Director of Government Affairs

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

Hallmark Recertification

The WDMA sponsored Hallmark Certification Program is designed to provide code officials, builders, architects, specifiers and consumers with an easily recognizable means of identifying products that have been manufactured in accordance with the appropriate WDMA and other referenced performance standards. This session will provide attendees with an overview of the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program overview as well as specifics on recent program bulletins and the implementation of the newly developed 5-year certification renewal options.

John McFee

John McFee, Vice President of Certification Programs

John McFee is the Vice President of Certification Programs for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). John is responsible for working with volunteers to develop and execute effective strategies for the efficient and accurate administration of the WDMA product certification programs. John brings over 35 years of experience related to the fenestration testing and product certification industry. The certification programs are a key element of the WDMA strategy to demonstrate Total Product Performance TM to industry standards for building code officials, specifiers and consumers.


Lucas Wenzel, Certification Programs Lead

Lucas is a part of the WDMA/NFRC, WDMA/Hallmark, IGCC, and SGCC Certification Programs at AMS. His duties include overseeing the WDMA Hallmark and NFRC programs as well as reviewing reports for these certification programs. He also is an inspector for WDMA/NFRC, WDMA/Hallmark, and IGCC/SGCC. His 14 years of experience in the window and door manufacturing industry and 2 years as a Thermal Simulator has earned him the experience and knowledge needed to fulfill the daily needs and demands of the certification programs. He has also earned a certificate in supervisory management and an A.A. degree in criminal justice.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

LEEDv5 Aligning to the Future

Join a LEED subject matter expert from USGBC to learn about LEED v5 and the role that manufactures will play in driving real-world impact and positive change worldwide. This session will provide an overview of the rating systems, an introduction to the LEED v5 system goals, and dive into how LEED v5 addresses decarbonization, quality of life, and ecosystem conservation and restoration.

Larkin Johnson

Larkin Johnson, LEED Senior Associate
US Green Building Council

Larkin is a LEED Associate in the LEED Department at USGBC. She holds a degree in Environmental and Urban Studies from the University of Michigan. At USGBC, she focuses primarily on developing the Indoor Environmental Quality credit category while also supporting all LEED volunteer committees.

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
General Session

DOE's Fenestration Research Outlook

The Buildings Technologies Office (BTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy maintains an extensive research portfolio in support of the fenestration industry. This program includes early-stage materials science and technology validation, product performance and durability evaluation, field performance evaluation and market transformation efforts. This presentation will give a flavor of the full breadth of the BTO portfolio with an overview of multiple emerging technologies currently incubating under the program up through extensive on-going market transformation efforts.

Robert Tenent

Robert Tenent, Senior Materials Scientist
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Robert Tenent joined NREL in late 2007 after spending five years with ZettaCore, Inc., a venture-backed company focused on integrating electrochemical charge storage into memory devices. Dr. Tenent was the company's initial technical hire and successfully led several efforts that moved company technologies from academic laboratories into large-scale semiconductor fabrication facilities. While Dr. Tenent maintains solid industry/business relationships, he also has a strong interest in fundamental issues regarding new materials for improved electrochemical devices, in particular electrochromic windows and lithium ion batteries. At NREL, Dr. Tenent's research has focused on development of cost-effective, manufacturing friendly methods for the production of materials for both energy generation (PV) and efficiency (smart windows).