SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- John Lewis Jr., former vice president for Elkhart's Phillips Products, has been named technical director for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, an international association that is the source of standards and educational programs for the fenestration industry.
Lewis will be responsible for the overall direction of AAMA's technical departments and staff, including product certification, technical standards, and codes and industry affairs.
Most recently, Lewis was vice president of engineering for TRACO in Cranberry Township, Pa., and was responsible for engineering, research and development, and related areas. From 1997 to 2004, as vice president of engineering for Phillips Products Inc., Elkhart, he oversaw product design engineering, testing, and building code compliance for the company, a window and door manufacturer for the manufactured housing industry and residential marketplace.
After graduating from the University of Illinois with a bachelor of science and education degree, Lewis taught industrial arts at Centennial High School, Champaign, Ill. He entered the fenestration industry in 1983 and held several engineering and manufacturing positions,
including senior product design engineer. He received an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 2001, graduating magna cum laude from their program for working executives.