Click here to close now.

SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Carmen Gonzalez, Lori MacVittie, Plutora Blog, Roger Strukhoff, Leo Reiter

News Feed Item

Window Film Industry On A Roll To A Successful 2014

The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit trade group representing the many benefits of window film from leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers, kicks-off 2014 on a rapid roll with the expansion of its board by 30 percent, increasing from 10 to 13 members, and a 15 percent jump in its dealer membership.

Joining the IWFA board, as new manufacturer members, are Michael Martin of American Standard Window Film and Jun Lee of Sangbo Group LLC. To support the expansion, Jeff Thompson of Sunsational Solutions was added in the dealer category. In addition, Josh Buis of Scorpion Window Films was elected to the board as an ‘at-large’ distributor member. David Anderson of Solar Gard has been appointed to fill an unexpired term on the board. Other window film manufacturer companies represented on the IWFA board include: 3M, Eastman Chemical, Hanita Coatings, Johnson Window Films, and Madico Window Films. The new board members were eager to comment on joining:

“Our company made the decision to join the IWFA due to their strong presence in the window film industry. The IWFA has been very successful in their marketing efforts to promote window film’s use in the various automotive markets, as an energy savings measure in residential and commercial glass installations and as an overall green product,” said Michael Martin, president of American Standard Window Film. “We are also excited about the new energy analysis software that is available to the IWFA members and the positive impact it will provide to our customers and the final users of our products,” he added.

Josh Buis, Chief Operating Officer of Scorpion Window Film said, "I am honored to serve on the IWFA Board of Directors. The IWFA does an excellent job promoting growth and provides an educational avenue for the window film industry."

“I’m excited about joining the board when the IWFA’s efforts to promote the industry continue to gain momentum. They have taken bold steps in reaching out to IWFA members and thought leaders and educated the public about the energy-saving benefits of window film,” said David Anderson, Director of Operations and Technology, Solar Gard.

John P. Parker, owner of National Security and Window Filming, was re-elected President of the IWFA. Parker will lead a strong organization with the help of other IWFA members elected to board officer positions. They include Jim Black, elected as Vice President, he is the regional manager of North America for Madico Window Films and Keith Garwood, owner of Formula One of Raleigh / All-Pro Window Films as the Secretary / Treasurer.

“We are really excited about the huge momentum the IWFA is experiencing on all fronts – from expanded awareness of window film, to our significant, almost spontaneous growth in memberships, to our successful regional conferences,” said John P. Parker, president of the IWFA.

In delivering on its 2014 strategy to ‘bring the IWFA to the regional level’ in support of further growth, the association will hold a three-day conference and competitions from February 28 to March 2 at the Arlington, Texas Sheraton. The program, which is organized by the IWFA Members Action Committee, is open to IWFA members and non-members alike. Those attending will have the opportunity to take accreditation tests to demonstrate their knowledge in upholding high industry standards, improve their business acumen with hard-hitting industry seminars and face-off in industry competitions to see who can claim to be the best installer in the flat glass, automotive glass and paint protection film categories. In addition there are featured exhibits and demonstrations from window film manufacturers. For more information and to register for the event visit: http://www.iwfa.com/Events.aspx

About the International Window Film Association

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is a nonprofit organization of window film dealers, distributors, and manufacturers that facilitates the growth of the industry by providing unbiased research, influencing policy and promoting consumer awareness of the many benefits of window film. Like us on Facebook follow us on Twitter and see more information on YouTube.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
In this session we look at creating interactive communications via the web by adding messaging, file transfer, and group communication (group chat and audio/video conferencing) into the web experience. We will also discuss potential applications of this technology in areas including B2B, B2C, P2P, and gaming. Peter is Technical Director at Acision. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science. After graduation Peter worked on a PSTN switch dev...
Recent technology advances in miniaturization has positioned the wearables as the pinnacle of technology convergence with the human body. We inquire if wearables are mere standard miniaturized devices extended with the connectivity and present our views on considerations like design, applications, performance, efficiency, interoperability, usage scenarios, human device interaction and consequent trade-offs enabling wearables to impart optimal value.
The Internet of Things Maturity Model (IoTMM) is a qualitative method to gauge the growth and increasing impact of IoT capabilities in an IT environment from both a business and technology perspective. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan will first scan the IoT landscape and investigate the major challenges and barriers. The key areas of consideration are identified to get started with IoT journey. He will then pinpoint the need of a tool for effective IoT adoption and implementation, whic...
Shipping daily, injecting faults, and keeping an extremely high availability "without Ops"? Understand why NoOps does not mean no operations. Agile development methodologies require evolved operations to be successful. In his keynote at DevOps Summit, David Tesar, Microsoft Technical Evangelist on Microsoft Azure and DevOps, will discuss how Microsoft teams who have made huge progress with a DevOps transformation effectively utilize operations staff and how challenges were overcome. Regardless ...
Software is eating the world. Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find themselves competing with Google and Amazon on speed of innovation. As the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace rapid and constant change to both applications and their infrastructure, and find a way to deliver speed and agility of development without sacrificing reliability or efficiency of operations. In her Day 2 Keynote DevOps Summit, Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell, discussed...
Cloud computing started a technology revolution; now DevOps is driving that revolution forward. By enabling new approaches to service delivery, cloud and DevOps together are delivering even greater speed, agility, and efficiency. No wonder leading innovators are adopting DevOps and cloud together! In his session at DevOps Summit, Andi Mann, Vice President of Strategic Solutions at CA Technologies, explored the synergies in these two approaches, with practical tips, techniques, research data, wa...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AIC, a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AIC is a leading provider of both standard OTS, off-the-shelf, and OEM/ODM server and storage solutions. With expert in-house design capabilities, validation, manufacturing and production, AIC's broad selection of products are highly flexible and are conf...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vicom Computer Services, Inc., a provider of technology and service solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. They are located at booth #427. Vicom Computer Services, Inc. is a progressive leader in the technology industry for over 30 years. Headquartered in the NY Metropolitan area. Vicom provides products and services based on today’s requirements...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Blue Box has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Blue Box delivers Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) to a worldwide customer base. Built on a technology platform leveraging decades of operational expertise in cloud and distributed systems, Blue Box Cloud is a managed private cloud product available in both hosted and on-prem versions. Each Blue Box ...
Many of the well-known examples of DevOps success we read in blogs on the Internet paint an idyllic picture of DevOps productivity. A team was facing a stodgy, slow-moving operations department, teams weren’t delivering software on time. Those teams moved to DevOps, became proactive about infrastructure and deployment automation, and an overnight transition to productivity ensues. People are promoted, projects are successful, and developers and system administrators dance hand-in-hand in a final...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Soha will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Soha delivers enterprise-grade application security, on any device, as agile as the cloud. This turnkey, cloud-based service enables customers to solve secure application access and delivery challenges that traditional or virtualized network solutions cannot solve because they are too expensive, inflexible and operational...
The best mobile applications are augmented by dedicated servers, the Internet and Cloud services. Mobile developers should focus on one thing: writing the next socially disruptive viral app. Thanks to the cloud, they can focus on the overall solution, not the underlying plumbing. From iOS to Android and Windows, developers can leverage cloud services to create a common cross-platform backend to persist user settings, app data, broadcast notifications, run jobs, etc. This session provide...
How is unified communications transforming the way businesses operate? In his session at WebRTC Summit, Arvind Rangarajan, Director of Product Marketing at BroadSoft, will discuss how to extend unified communications experience outside the enterprise through WebRTC. He will also review use cases across different industry verticals. Arvind Rangarajan is Director, Product Marketing at BroadSoft. He has over 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in various roles such as Softw...
Docker is becoming very popular--we are seeing every major private and public cloud vendor racing to adopt it. It promises portability and interoperability, and is quickly becoming the currency of the Cloud. In his session at DevOps Summit, Bart Copeland, CEO of ActiveState, discussed why Docker is so important to the future of the cloud, but will also take a step back and show that Docker is actually only one piece of the puzzle. Copeland will outline the bigger picture of where Docker fits a...
How do you securely enable access to your applications in AWS without exposing any attack surfaces? The answer is usually very complicated because application environments morph over time in response to growing requirements from your employee base, your partners and your customers. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Haseeb Budhani, CEO and Co-founder of Soha, will share five common approaches that DevOps teams follow to secure access to applications deployed in AWS, Azure, etc., and the frict...