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 and World Vision Partnership Continues, Delivering Another 500 Backpacks to Kids in Need

One of my favorite things about AAMA’s National Fall Conference each year is that it provides special events that highlight our ongoing partnership with World Vision. Through the organization, AAMA has been able to support the educations of, by now, thousands of children across the country. While it’s extremely fulfilling to see the children pick out their own new backpacks, what you might not know is that a lot of work goes into making that moment happen during the preceding months. And it’s all thanks...

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Exceptionally Tough Hurricane Season Takes Toll

Hurricane season is always on the industry’s radar, but 2017’s activity has propelled it to the top of everyone’s minds. With back-to-back weekends of hurricanes hitting our shores in September, combined with the occurrence of GlassBuild happening in Atlanta at the same time, there has been much discussion on how the industry should proceed. Though rebuilding will take time, those involved in those efforts would do well to consider the codes they adhere to in the process – as well as AAMA-certified impact-resistant fenestration products. Photo credit: Kakela (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kakela/9658243/)

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AAMA Congratulates World Vision on New Chicago Headquarters

AAMA and World Vision, a humanitarian organization for children, have a long partnership history. During every Fall Conference, AAMA teams up with World Vision to fill backpacks full of school supplies, which are then distributed to area children in need. It’s a way for AAMA to give back to the communities it visits, and a way to help World Vision work closer toward their mission. That mission centers around the belief it is the right of all children to be healthy, protected, empowered, loved and...

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