Rich Walker

President and CEO

Rich is the President and CEO of AAMA, the leading trade association representing window, door, skylight, curtain wall and storefront manufacturers and their suppliers. He has more than 20 years of industry experience, 17 of which have been with the association. Rich also serves on the Board of Directors for both the High Performance Building Council (HPBC) and the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). You can follow him on Twitter at @richwalker6348.

Recent Posts by Rich

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AAMA Says Good Luck and Farewell to Dean Lewis, the Answers Man

Where will we go for quick references and answers, now that the great Dean Lewis has retired? He served as an incredible resource to AAMA staff during his 18 years with the association, and for that, among many other wonderful things, he will be very much missed. That said, we are thrilled Dean gets to enjoy some much-deserved time with his family, especially his grandchildren!Dean served as the AAMA Technical Manager, Training and Education, retiring at the end of 2016. We’ll miss Dean the ‘answer...

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Body Language Can Help You in the Work Place

Can something as simple as how you position yourself in a doorway change the way others perceive you at work? A body language expert at a recent AAMA event made a pretty convincing case for it. We were fortunate enough to have one of our most raved-about keynote speakers in recent years address the attendees at the AAMA 80th Annual Conference in February – Janine Driver didn’t shy away from a large group. She even managed to round up some volunteers (including staff) to the...

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Will the EPA Start Showing Signs of Moderation?

Earlier this week, the EPA’s new administrator suggested that the agency’s longtime practice of “sue and settle” may soon become a relic of the past. Senior Vice President for the Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce William Kovacs wrote to his newsletter subscribers about this new development.Kovacs writes:“In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal Scott Pruitt, newly confirmed EPA administrator, announced his plan to end the “sue and settle” process, where advocacy groups sue federal agencies seeking to...

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