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Ron Wooten, CRL-U.S. Aluminum Director of Product Testing and Certification, Achieves AAMA FenestrationMaster® Certification
Professional Certification Recognizes and Validates Proficiency in the Fenestration Field
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21, 2017 - Ron Wooten, Director of Product Testing and Certification at CRL-U.S. Aluminum, has earned FenestrationMaster® certification from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). FenestrationMaster® is a national education and certification program for professionals in the fenestration industry. The program allows companies to differentiate themselves and increase credibility by retaining employees who have an expert-level understating of the fenestration field. To be admitted into the program, candidates must meet one of the following qualifications:
- Four-year degree in engineering, architecture, or applied sciences, and four years of fenestration product experience
- Six years of fenestration product experience
To achieve certification, candidates must first complete rigorous coursework that covers information from over 50 AAMA documents. Courses cover pertinent topics such as performance standards and considerations, glass selection, materials, code requirements, energy efficiency, testing, installation, and fenestration system design. After completing the coursework, they must pass a comprehensive final examination.
“AAMA’s FenestrationMaster education and certification program is ideal for professionals who are motivated to prove their understanding of the fenestration industry–there are eligibility requirements to qualify. Course candidates can expect to gain in-depth knowledge on a variety of topics related to the fenestration industry, ” said AAMA President and CEO Rich Walker.
Ron has been in the fenestration industry for over three decades. He now serves as Director of Product Testing and Certification at CRL-U.S. Aluminum. In his position, Ron plans and directs activities for a team of product engineers and technicians in the performance testing of various CRL-manufactured products. He also engages in the research and development of new products, and implements improvements to existing products. Ron currently holds seven U.S. patents.
“We are committed to advancing our employees’ careers so they can remain adept in their fields and make meaningful contributions to the industry,” said Bojan Komadina, Vice President of Engineering. “Ron’s FenestrationMaster certification is an excellent example of this. His expertise, and that of other employees, helps ensure that our products meet or exceed industry standards for quality and performance.”
CRL-U.S. Aluminum is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance curtain walls, storefronts, entrance systems, commercial windows, and glass railings. For more information, call (800) 421-6144 or visit crl-arch.com. For more information on the FenestrationMaster® Program, visit aamanet.org/fenestrationmasters.
The AAMA FenestrationMaster® Program delivers professional certification and education that covers the full breadth of the industry, including performance standards, products and materials, test methods, and code requirements. There are two options for certification within the program: FenestrationAssociate and FenestrationMaster. The online courses are offered by the leading trade association in the industry, and both certification credentials cover information from over 50 AAMA documents in order to certify a candidate’s knowledge of products and practices. Upon successful completion of the coursework, candidates must pass their respective comprehensive exam to achieve certification.
About CRL-U.S. Aluminum
CRL-U.S. Aluminum is a premier manufacturer and distributor of glazing systems with over 60 years of experience in the industry. The company is a leading supplier to the glazing, architectural, construction, and automotive industries, with service centers located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. With rapid customization capabilities, robust stock inventories, and a worldwide distribution network, CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s single-source model delivers one of the shortest lead times in the marketplace. For more information, call (800) 421-6144 or email email@example.com. Glaziers may also visit crlaurence.com. Architects and specifiers, visit crl-arch.com.
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