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February 15, 2021

NAGMA (National Architectural Glass & Metal Assoc.) Announces New Hires

The National Architectural Glass & Metal Association (NAGMA) is a new organization formed to assist local associations and architectural glass and metal contractors to preserve and grow market share.

Henry Arato Named Director of Quality Management Resources

NAGMA named Henry Arato Director of Quality Management Resources, effective January 1, 2021. In this role, he will assist NAGMA contractors in achieving North American Contractor Certification (NACC) including building Quality Management Systems and preparing for audits. Henry also will promote NACC and the Architectural Glass & Metal Technician (AGMT) certification programs to general contractors, architects, specifiers, developers, property managers, glazing contractors, and suppliers. He will work in all appropriate venues to preserve and enhance NAGMA work opportunities, and will intercede as necessary in support of NAGMA contractors in jurisdictional disputes.

Henry built a career as a quality assurance expert. Most recently, he was Program Manager of the Painting Contractor Certification Program for the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC). Prior to that, he spent 38 years with the U.S. Navy, ultimately serving as waterfront operations manager. Henry is based in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Anne McHenry Named Director of Contractor Education

NAGMA named Anne McHenry Director of Contractor Education, effective March 1, 2021. In this role, she will support local associations like AGMA with technical needs where NAGMA and its members can be resources, will develop interactive workshops to assist contractors in preparing for jurisdictional encroachment or arbitration hearings, develop web-based training to help contractors attain NACC and craftworkers attain AGMT certifications, and develop webinars and technical papers that reinforce the thought leadership of NAGMA members, the value of certifications, and methods to resolve industry challenges.

Anne is a recognized instructional design specialist. Most recently, she was with the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC). Prior to that, she spent five years as an educator and course developer. Anne is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.